Styx - Crystal Ball Lyrics




I used to like to walk the straight and narrow line
I used to think that everything was fine
Sometimes I'd like to sit and gaze for days through sleepless dreams
All alone and trapped in time
All alone and trapped in time

I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me
Or am I even in it's mind at all
Perhaps I'll get a chance to look ahead and see
Soon as I find myself a crystal ball
Soon as I find myself a crystal ball

Tell me, tell me where I'm going
I don't know where I've been
Tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
And then tell me again
My heart is breaking, my body's aching
And I don't know where to go
Tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
I've just got to know

Crystal ball
There's so many things I need to know
Crystal ball
There's so many things I've got to know
Crystal ball

["extra verse" used occasionally live]
If you should see me walking
Through your dreams at night
Would you please direct me
Where I ought to be
I've been looking for a crystal ball
To shed the light
To find a future in me...
To find a future in me...

Crystal ball
There's so many things I need to know
Crystal ball
There's so many things I've got to know
Crystal ball





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  1. Grizzly Echols

    I'm only two months old and I love this song. My great great grandparents listened to this stuff. I forgot to mention that I'm listening in 2019 and it reminds me of my best bud who tragically died while jerking off.

  2. Grizzly Echols

    Fan comments are always so mind numbing. Go to ANY Youtube music vid and you will hear the SAME comments about the music in the vid. Only the names of the performers change. This is why performers have such dislike of their idiot adoring fans, even though they like their money.

  3. Russell Mclatchey

    Tremendous harmonies, great song writing, great execution...in other words, everything.

  4. Greg Akinson

    Oh the real deal here! I have been jammin to theses guys since the late 70's! Thats right, grass roots listener here!

  5. Jody Anderson

    Benoit baaaalls... there's so many things I can do with themmm ... Benoit baaaalls.
    .

  6. David Wagner

    The only Styx song I ever liked, but I think it's gold. Reminds me of Genesis in a way.

  7. massimo marchesin

    Crystal ball è una bella ballata soft prog veramente notevole

  8. Bam Bam

    Seen these guys play. One of the best shows i ever seen!! T

  9. Emily Scheib

    FAVORITE Styx song ❤️🤘

  10. Gisselle S

    Absolutely beautiful ❤️❤️

  11. Dave Shults

    Badass playlist

  12. Stefan Riemann

    Wunderbar

  13. Zenjedi99v2

    Meth song?

  14. K Busby

    Saw them in 1979. Where does the time go? Better consult my crystal ball.

  15. Dave L

    I think they fade out the beautiful end solo too soon. Fortunately there are live versions with extended solos. Probably Tommy’s best solo and song. And his first in Styx!

  16. Donald Koller

    Tommy Shaw is brilliant and one of the most talented people in music. If you think about it this was a super group with a lot of talent and as much as I love Dennis DeYoung as one of the best singers ever that does not takeaway from the brilliance and talent of Tommy Shaw, great guitarist, fantastic singer what an awesome song writer. Glad I got to see him so many times. Styx has so many great songs and should easily be in the hall of fame, How could I not include Styx in my top 10 of all time?

  17. Darrell May

    Please don't drop your crystal balls,,,

  18. Jeffrey Schmoldt

    Such a beautiful song, that brings back the memories of my time. I need to find me one of those crystal balls as well..

  19. Bork Bork Bork

    My brother loved this song RIP Michael, I hope your still singing bro.

  20. Kurtis Eifert

    classic!

  21. Pamela diez

    A beautiful song,!!😀💡👍☕️Styx see you November 7th in New York.😀💡👍☕️🎻🥁🎹💜🎸🎙️🎸🔦🎉☀️

  22. P R

    So many memories :´)

  23. Ray Mccue

    GREAT DEEP CUT!

  24. Brian DONNELLY

    If you don't appreciate the beauty of this song, I'm speechless. A masterpiece.

    G L pink Floyd

    I agree 💯% my friend! If someone downvotes this song or doesn't like or appreciate it for whatever piddling ass reason,Screw Them cause they have their heads up their Asses!

  25. Sciurus Alpha

    Styx is my favorite band of all time. No question now.

  26. Andrew Heredia

    A Utopian time in my Life!!✌️🧞‍♂️🎸⚡️🍀

  27. wabbit knight

    thank You M.P you have a special place in my heart ever forever.

  28. freethrice

    I haven't heard this for so long. Funny how when you get older, you forget what you just did two minutes ago, but you hear a song that you haven't heard for years, and remember all the words. Music is one of God's finest creations. Sense of smell. My Grandma gave me a bookmark with a tiny thin wooden cross. I still remember the smell. A beautiful turkey candle for my birthday because it falls on Thanksgiving. The scent i fell asleep to when i was very young and chose to sleep in my closet because it was dark and peaceful. Every day at work i can smell her house. Olfactory cells kick ass! Thanks God. And thank you Grandma for fanning me till i went to sleep when i stayed the night with you in the summer. I Love You.

  29. Charles Tomasso

    They dont know how to make music like this anymore, pure talent.

  30. Jessica Bader

    I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me, or am I even in its mind at all?

  31. Jiffypistol

    625 people would rather listen to Justin Bieber

  32. Human 101

    So melodic, the melodic nature and depth of 70s music was just a beautiful journey

  33. Toni Hansen

    Styx was one of my favorite bands back in the day. Suite madame blue was one of my favorite songs. Greatest hits album is awesome ♥️

  34. CHRIS SHORT

    This song makes me yearn for my youth...

  35. Bob Schneider

    One of Styx's greatest songs ever...one of _the_ greatest songs ever, actually.

  36. World Coming Down 5779

    Sept 1st 1978 - CNE Grandstand in Toronto. 30,000 people having a great time to this one.

  37. Scarlet Letter

    My grandmother told me this song reminded her of me either way I like it.

  38. Greg Akinson

    What do you say? Damn good music from yesteryear! Thank you SO MUCH for posting!

  39. WS HODGE

    Hey Mr President, if your ever going to make America great again, you better do something about the music.

  40. C R

    I had a chance to see Styx last year, Tommy did a great job. I will always remember this song from when my son was kidnapped by his mother, not knowing where he was for almost a year.

  41. bud d

    Another incredible band from our past, love Stix

  42. Todd Pronovost

    Thank You.

  43. Yo mes tabarnak

    Qui parle français et le regarde

  44. John Grue

    Fantastic song ! Never get tired of it.

  45. Leah Bland

    Classic rock never gets old
    Keep rocking Styx

  46. Thaiza Castro

    Thank you Eric Forman

  47. Dave Meeks

    youtube sucks with ads

  48. RadfordII

    View # 2,666,666

  49. Evan Andreas

    i didnt want to play this...sorry.....⚘

  50. Bradley Serafin

    My favorite by this band

  51. Julie Hall

    Remembering when my mother passed 10 yrs ago. I listened to this for weeks. After 6 days went to a medium. Lol

  52. David Kerns

    All alone and trapped in time

  53. TechBaron, Cameras and more!

    Saw em last night T thunder valley. Hehe awsome show they played this song also

  54. chuck foster

    The best among so many great songs

  55. Sarah Jackson

    I saw this song performed live a few months ago. Tommy was amazing and all glammed up.

  56. Mouko#1 The Real One

    7/16/19 heart brought me here next the eagles enjoy...

  57. Rex D. Burgess

    One Penny, Two Penny, damn hard edged. Love it and this great dreamy song Crystal Ball...

  58. dianesloan6

    Me me pick me!!!! I grew up in Chicago where Styx is from no better music!!

  59. Indraneel Mukherjee

    The classic in classic rock. Enough said.

  60. Youmadbro

    I saw Styx tonight live where I live perform this song. Tommy Shaw is incredible. The whole band is incredible.

  61. David Kerns

    I used to like to walk the straight and narrow line

  62. Rebecca Lang

    Life was sooooo great in the late 70's and 80's.

  63. MisterNinetySeven

    Tommy Shaw was the missing piece in the puzzle. When he joined, the perfect Styx team was established. The band was never just about Dennis DeYoung.

  64. Melissais Dav

    Takes me back to the sweet 70s !!! Styx was definately the band of the 70s !!!

  65. rbrtgrdn

    Maybe it's me, but Star Rider by Foreigner and Crystal Ball by Styx have the same 'feel' to me. I'm not saying they have the same riffs or structure, but something about those two songs remind me of the other.

  66. Susan Moseley

    My first concert. 1983. Tommy Shaw came out into the crowd on the floor with a guitar and we were mesmerized.

  67. Stephen Fiore

    *....I don’t even Believe in “Crystal Ball’s” but I Love the Melody, Dynamics, Vocals, Outstanding Keyboards and Guitar....drums and bass are very complimentary.....”God that made the world and all things therein, seeing that he is Lord of heaven and earth, dwelleth not in temples made with hands”*
    Acts 17:24 - https://www.biblegateway.com/passage?search=Acts%2017:24&version=KJV

  68. claimguy

    Every time I hear this, I am 16 again, terrified of what the future holds. Time has passed, many of the fears have faded, many I have had to face, and some I still face. And then there are new ones. The ones where I wonder whether I have left my children with my own fears instead of finding how to inspire them. Such is the power of music and the frailty of man.

    Ken Spurlock

    It's not always about inspiring your children "to be the best the best they can be". One can also inspire them to not be as fucked up as we are ! Setting a good example is one path, showing them how easy it is to screw up is another. Give yourself a break.

    claimguy

    @Ken Spurlock Thank you. Sometimes it is hard......

  69. Alan Browning

    one of my favorite written/sung songs of all time

  70. TWANNK

    This song was actually written for harvest. Shaw claimes he wrote it with styx but his band harvest released it one year earlier. Mind blowing.

  71. Howard Darlington

    My heart is broke, my body's aching, I don't know what to do😪

  72. Zen JDM

    THEY BETTER PLAY THIS AT SWEDEN ROCK THIS WEEKEND Peace World

  73. kilogram064

    Another one of my favorite styx songs.

  74. J Barr

    Styx was completely underrated IMHO
    Crystal Ball is a classic, Suite Madam Blue incredible, and then add in Lady, Lorelei and would guess not a lot of people know them without hearing them first.

  75. Michael McGuire

    Best Styx song ever. Tommy Shaw brought this song to his audition. I think it helped him get the job for sure!

  76. Eddie Duggan

    533 dislikes haven`t got a clue on life

  77. rooster 13

    Crystal Ball take me back to 1983!

  78. stevie nicks

    Big fucking time!!!!!!!!!!

  79. stevie nicks

    I hate this one guy to

  80. stevie nicks

    Love me myself and I screw people

  81. stevie nicks

    Fb phony fucking friends LMFAO no FREINDS

  82. stevie nicks

    People r screwed

  83. Joe Mel

    Doctor Strange from the "Avengers: Infinity War" brought me here.

  84. alchemistking dickinson

    33/66/99 jst gota kno manchild^^^ is amongst you and you know him not 93/93

  85. NOMCCBAMA

    great song

  86. NML Wright

    A certain mystical property...

  87. Eileen James-Wright

    Great song 💝

  88. Jose Gutierrez

    One of the greats.. this is ROCK.

  89. Melanie C

    I used to like to walk the straight and narrow line
    I used to think that everything was fine
    Sometimes I sit and gaze for days through sleepless dreams
    All alone and trapped in time
    All alone and trapped in time

    I wonder what tomorrow has in mind for me
    Or am I even in it's mind at all
    Perhaps I'll get a chance to look ahead and see
    Soon as I find myself a crystal ball
    Soon as I find myself a crystal ball

    Tell me, tell me where I'm going
    I don't know where I've been
    Tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
    And then tell me again
    My heart is breaking, my body's aching
    And I don't know where to go
    So tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
    I've just got to know

    Crystal ball
    There's so many things I need to know
    Crystal ball
    There's so many things I've got to know
    Crystal ball
    Won't you tell me please before I go
    Crystal ball

    Tell me, tell me where I'm going
    I don't know where I've been
    Tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
    And then tell me again
    My heart is breaking, my body's aching
    And I don't know where to go
    So tell me, tell me, won't you tell me
    I've just got to know

    Crystal ball
    There's so many things I need to know
    Crystal ball
    There's so many things I've got to know
    Crystal ball
    Won't you tell me please before I go
    Crystal ball

    Songwriter: Tommy Shaw

  90. ScorpioBornIn69

    I had a coworker long ago who is married to a woman named Crystal and his last name is Ball. I can also see why he married her knowing her name would be 'Crystal Ball.'

  91. The1WhoKnowsTheTruth

    That brilliant fading outro.   Gets me everytime.

  92. Allison Hylock

    My favorite song by Styx. This one and Too Much Time On My Hands. 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  93. Robin Benshimol

    Lil Drummer Boy💜💜💜💜😇🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  94. Robin Benshimol

    No Chrystal Ball.Evolution💜💜💜💜😘😶🙌🙌🙌😇😇😇😇

  95. two arrows

    524 people need to find themselves a crystal ball....

  96. Marge Hayes

    Lets just recreate the 70s!!

  97. Jeffrey Richardson

    jody has a pair
    her movie choice kinda queer
    buyer now beware

    Jeffrey Richardson

    caveat emptor

  98. Rick Williamson

    I still think DeYoung is the better singer.. but, MAN, this is such a powerful song. I'm almost 59, and there are still so many things I need to know. (And as Bob Seeger sang, there are things "I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then.")