Sunday, July 5, 2020

Kye's Music & Lyrics: "A Thousand Years" by Sting (Brand New Day, 1999)




Sting



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A thousand years, a thousand more
A thousand times a million doors to eternity 

I may have lived a thousand lives, a thousand times
An endless turning stairway climbs
To a tower of souls 

If it takes another thousand years, a thousand wars,
The towers rise to numberless floors in space 

I could shed another million tears, a million breaths,
A million names, but only one truth to face

A million roads, a million fears
A million suns, ten million years of uncertainty

I could speak a million lies, a million songs,
A million rights, a million wrongs in this balance of time 

But if there was a single truth, a single light
A single thought, a singular touch of grace
Then following this single point, this single flame,
This single haunted memory of your face 

I still love you
I still want you
A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head

I may be numberless, I may be innocent
I may know many things, I may be ignorant
Or I could ride with kings and conquer many lands
Or win this world at cards and let it slip my hands 

I could be cannon food, destroyed a thousand times
Reborn as fortune's child to judge another's crimes
Or wear this pilgrim's cloak, or be a common thief
I've kept this single faith, I have but one belief

I still love you
I still want you
A thousand times the mysteries unfold themselves
Like galaxies in my head
On and on the mysteries unwind themselves
Eternities still unsaid
Till you love me


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In all things, I seek what is constant, what persists:
the true and eternal core of identity through the shifting tides of the multiverse.
Who we are is the love we never give up on.
I had the grace to know such a love through one of those numberless doors—
and if it takes a million lives and a million more, I will open it again.