"Crystal" as written by and Nicks....
Do you always trust your first initial feeling
Special knowledge holds true, bear believing

I turned around and the water was closing all around like a glove
Like the love that finally found me.
Then I knew in the crystaline knowledge of you
Drove me through the mountains
Through the crystal like and clear water fountain
Drove me like a magnet
To the sea
To the sea

How the faces of love have changed turning the pages
And I have changed, oh, but you, you remain ageless

I turned around and the water was closing all around like a glove
Like the love that finally found me.
Then I knew in the crystaline knowledge of you
Drove me though the mountains
Through the crystal like and clear water fountain
Drove me like a magnet
To the sea
To the sea


Lyrics submitted by oofus

"Crystal" as written by Gustaf Noren Bjoern Dixgard

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Crystal song meanings
Add your thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +2
    General CommentI just get this awesome picture from Stevie's lyrics.."I turned around and the water was closing all around me like a glove, like the love that had finally found me." Gah, just imagine that.
    euphoria00on June 04, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI agree, it is quite an underrated song. Don't you just love Christine's snythesizer piece at the end?
    ckm4everon April 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAn underrated song, to be sure.
    TenYears_Goneon November 21, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfits so well in practical magic...it gives you the feelings of being content. beautiful song
    beautiful.disasteron April 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's a beautiful love song. He knew from the start that love was present. She never waivered in her love for him. Eventually he made it back to her (he's turned many a page) and he is now a content believer. Gosh that sounds corny but, HEY, it's beautiful.
    MaryMaryQuiteContraryon August 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentUnderrated indeed. This is without a doubt my favourite song on the album.
    Ladyblue82on August 08, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhen I hear this it seems to be about the end of a love relationship from long ago that still meant a lot the narrator.

    I have to add my own vote of awesomeness for the imagery in the lines:

    "I turned around and the water was closing all around
    Like a glove
    Like the love that had finally found me"

    To me the image of water closing all around is one of impending disaster - that you're about to be engulfed by waves or floods...and then saying like a glove - meaning that the heartbreak fits him like a glove, as did *seemingly* this love that had finally found him...only to end, sadly.

    The lines:

    "How the faces of love have changed turning the pages
    And I have changed, oh, but you, you remain ageless"

    ..also speak to this interpretation quite strongly - the faces of love changing meaning moving on and becoming involved with different lovers as time passes. I have changed and you remain ageless is talking about how a memory of somebody doesn't age, even though we do.

    Being driven through a "crystal-like and clear-water fountain" and the whole "then I knew" speaks to a kind of clarity and realization about the relationship...and "through the mountains" can be interpreted as through difficult and rocky terrain emotionally, finally "to the sea" which as rivers all flow to the sea is generally a sense of finality and resolution.

    It's a pretty sad song in that light...espcially when you can relate to it, as I'm sure most people of a certain age probably can...?
    trippycheeon January 26, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain