7 years lyrics

Most beautiful prologue

Speak now or forever hold your peace, the words said by the preachers at the end of wedding ceremonies all over the world, right before the vows. It’s a last chance for protest, a moment that makes everyone’s heart race, and a moment I’ve always been strangely fascinated by. So many fantasize about bursting into a church, saying what they’d kept inside for years like in the movies. In real life, it rarely happens.

Real life is a funny thing, you know. in real life, saying the right thing at the right moment is beyond crucial. So crucial, in fact, that most of us start to hesitate, for fear of saying the wrong thing at the wrong time. But lately what I’ve begun to fear more than that is letting that moment pass without saying anything.

I think most of us fear reaching the end of our life, and looking back regretting the moments we didn’t speak up. When we didn’t say "I love you”. When we should’ve said “I’m sorry”. When we didn’t stand up for ourselves or someone who needed help.

These songs are made up of words I didn’t say when the moment was right in front of me. These songs are open letters. Each is written with a specific person in mind, telling them what I meant to tell them in person. To the beautiful boy whose heart I broke in December. To my first love who I never thought would be my first heartbreak. To my band. To a mean man I used to be afraid of. To someone who made my world dark for a while. To a girl who stole something of mine. To someone I forgive for what he said in front of the whole world.

Words can break someone into a million pieces, but they can also put them back together. I hope you use yours for good, because the only words you’ll regret more than the ones left unsaid are the ones that you use to intentionally hurt someone.

What you say might be too much for some people. Maybe it will come out all wrong and you’ll stutter and you’ll walk away embarrassed, wincing as you play it all back in your head. But I think the words you stop yourself from saying are the ones that will haunt you the longest.

So say it to them. Or say it to yourself in the mirror. Say it in a letter you’ll never send or in a book millions might read someday. I think you deserve to look back on your life without a chorus of resounding voices saying “I could’ve, but it’s too late now”.

There is a time for silence. There is a time waiting your turn. But if you know how you feel, and you clearly know what you need to say, you’ll know it.

I don’t think you should wait, I think you should speak now.

Love, Taylor.

PS: To all the boys who inspired this album, you should’ve known.”

7 Years
  • Once I was 7 years old my mama told me / "Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely": 2P!France, 2P!Russia, 2P!Prussia, 2P!Austria
  • By 11 smoking herb and drinking burning liquor / Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure: 2P!America, 2P!Canada, 2P!Germany, 2P!China
  • Once I was 20 years old; I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure / Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major: 2P!Italy, 2P!Japan, 2P!England, 2P!Romano
7 Years
  • Aries: Once I was 20 years old, my story got told, Before the morning sun, when life was lonely
  • Taurus: I got my boys with me at least those in favor, And if we don't meet before I leave, I hope I'll see you later
  • Gemini: By eleven smoking herb and drinking burning liquor, Never rich so we were out to make that steady figure
  • Cancer: I hope my children come and visit, once or twice a month
  • Leo: I only see my goals, I don't believe in failure Cause I know the smallest voices, they can make it major
  • Virgo: Something about that glory, just always seemed to bore me. Cause only those I really love will ever really know me
  • Libra: I always had that dream like my daddy before me, So I started writing songs, I started writing stories
  • Scorpio: Once I was seven years old my mama told me "Go make yourself some friends or you'll be lonely."
  • Capricorn: Soon I'll be 60 years old, will I think the world is cold, Or will I have a lot of children who can warm me
  • Sagittarius: Soon we'll be 30 years old, our songs have been sold We've traveled around the world and we're still roaming
  • Aquarius: It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger, Pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker.
  • Pisces: Once I was eleven years old my daddy told me, "Go get yourself a wife or you'll be lonely."
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Lukas Graham: 7 Years (7 év)

Amikor 7 éves voltam anya azt mondta:
“Keress magadnak barátokat, különben magányos leszel!”
Amikor 7 éves voltam

A világ hatalmas volt, de mi azt gondoltuk nagyobbak vagyunk
Egymást lökdöstük a határokhoz, gyorsabban tanultunk
11 évesen már füveztünk és égetett szeszt ittunk
Sosem voltunk gazdagok, így mindig próbáltunk egyensúlyban maradni

Amikor 11 éves voltam apa azt mondta:
“Keress magadnak feleséget, különben magányos leszel!”
Amikor 11 éves voltam

Mindig az volt az álmom, hogy olyan legyek, mint az apám
Így elkezdtem dalokat írni, történeteket írni
De valami ebben a ragyogásban kicsit untatott
Mert csak azok ismernek igazán, akiket szeretek

Amikor 20 éves voltam a történetem kiderült
A reggeli napfény előtt, amikor az élet magányosan hagyott
Amikor 20 éves voltam

Csak a céljaimat látom, nem hiszek a bukásban
Mert tudom, hogy a legkisebb hangok a fontosabbak
Itt vannak a haverjaim, legalább azok, akik támogatnak
És ha nem találkoznánk mielőtt elmegyek, remélem később látlak titeket

Amikor 20 éves voltam a történetem kiderült
Mindent leírtam, amit láttam
Amikor 20 éves voltam

Lassan 30 évesek leszünk, a dalaink el lesznek adva
Már bejártuk a világot, de még mindig csavargunk
Lassan 30 évesek leszünk

Még mindig az életet tanulom
A feleségem gyermekeket adott nekem
Így elénekelhetem nekik az összes dalomat
És mesélhetek nekik történeteket
Sok fiam még velem lesz
Néhány közülük a hírnevet kutatja majd
És néhányukat el kell hagynom
Bátyám, még mindig sajnálom

Hamarosan 60 éves leszek, az apám most lett 61
Emlékezz az életedre, és jobb lesz minden
Egyszer nagyon boldoggá tettem egy embert egy levéllel
Remélem a gyerekeim legalább havonta egyszer kétszer meglátogatnak

Hamarosan 60 éves leszek, azt fogom gondolni, hogy a világ barátságtalan?
Vagy lesz sok gyermekem, akik boldoggá tesznek?
Hamarosan 60 éves leszek

Soon I’ll be sixty years old, will I think the world is cold, or will I have a lot of children who can warm me?
—  Lukas Graham