"Crystal Ball" as written by Alecia B Moore and Billy Mann....
Drinking wine and thinking bliss, is on the other side of this
I just need a compass and a willing accomplice
All my doubts that fill my head, are skidding up and down again
Up and down and 'round again, down and up and 'round again.

Oh, I've had my chances and I've taken 'em all.
Just to end up right back here on the floor.
To end up right back here in on the floor.

Pennies in a well, a million dollars in the fountain of a hotel.
Fortune teller that says maybe you will go to hell.
But I'm not scared at all

The cracks in the crystal, the cracks in the crystal ball.

Sometimes you think everything is wrapped inside a diamond ring
Love just needs a witness and a little forgiveness
And a halo of patience and a less sporadic pace and
I'm learning to be brave in my beautiful mistakes.

Oh I've felt that fire and I, I've been burned
But I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned
I wouldn't trade the pain for what I've learned.

Pennies in a well, a million dollars in the fountain of a hotel.
Fortune teller that says maybe you will go to hell.
But I'm not scared at all

Of the cracks in the crystal, the cracks in the crystal ball.

Irony, irony, this hate and love, hate and love
What it does to me, what it's done to me.
What is done, done

Pennies in a well, a million dollars in the fountain of a hotel.
Broken mirrors and a black cat's cold stare,
Walk under ladders on my way to hell, I'll meet you there.

But I'm not scared at all, hmm,
No I'm not scared at all.
'Bout the cracks in the crystal, the cracks in the crystal ball.


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"Crystal Ball" as written by Billy Mann Alecia Moore

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    General CommentThis is the type of music I like to hear from P!nk. her deeper stuff outdoes her fun stuff.

    I think this song is about living and not having regrets.

    "Drinkin wine and thinkin bliss is on the other side of this
    I just need a compass and a willing accomplice
    All my doubts that fill my head cascading up and down again
    Up and down around again, down and up and down again"

    She's not sure where she's going but it doesn't matter because everything will work out in the end.

    "The cracks in the crystal, the cracks in the crystal ball"

    represents how the future isn't 'set in stone' or a sure thing but not fearing the unknown but learning to accept it as we may not be here tomorrow.

    "Sometimes you think everything is wrapped inside a diamond ring"

    represents a spouse or engagement partner who is everything to you.

    "Love just needs a witness, and a little forgiveness
    And a halo of patience, and a less sporadic pace, "

    conveys the effort that love takes but how worth it it is when you are willing to work at a relationship.

    In the lines

    "Irony, irony is hating love, hating love
    For what it does to me, what it’s done to me
    What it’s done, done"

    P!nk explains how she can't hate love for what it's done to her because that would be ironic as the love that hurt her has made her who it is today.

    Anyway that's just my take on the song, this is by far my favorite on the whole Funhouse album.
    Danom8on October 26, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commentis it "maybe you won't go to hell" or "maybe you will go to hell" ?
    b r i t n ion November 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about a shattered fairy tale of marriage. The future did not hold up to her expectation. wishful thinking isn't usually true to life. and sitting thinking and being hurt by it all playing over and over in her heard...hoping that a drink will ease the pain is ludacris. ...but still we try....I hate love too. really I do. Love stinks...but hey thats another song!

    This song is heartfelt and brilliant by the way. I love it!
    JensBigIdeaon October 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationHere is the my break down of MY interpretation of this song and how it speaks to MY soul. Sometimes I think too deep.

    The compass and willing accomplice is about a new relationship and the euphoria of falling for that person and then the unbearable fear of being hurt yet once again.

    The fountain filled with pennies, to me, is about looking for that one person in life who is genuine, accepting, has unconditional love and a healthy view of understanding and compassion as well as good communication.

    The fortune teller is about the past experiences saying its always going to be the same and love (relationships) will continue to bring pain and suffering.

    The crack in the crystal ball is the future and the inability to predict what will happen. So no fear. Just move forward and risk vulnerability.

    The everything in diamond ring verse is about waiting to be married to give all of yourself because that's what moral and right. But eventually there is a struggle within that relationship and it is not what you thought it would be. But that mistake is something you couldn't have known going in and you gave it your all anyway. But in the end the marriage dissolves, the pain is overwhelming. However, that pain has helped you grow to be a better person. More loving, more understanding, more giving. So in the end it was worth it because you grew as a person.

    The irony is, you loved that person from your past and when the relationship ended it lead to a loss of what you thought life was going to be. This created doubt about true love after being so vulnerable and being hurt.

    BUT, you still believe in fate and continue to look for that special someone who is as passionate about life as you are and you continue to toss pennies in the fountain of hope. Someone who embodies goodness. Someone who embraces you for all that you are. And that, after all, is not superstitious. You are again willing to be vulnerable and risk your heart being broken. (hell).

    So fear has to be tossed and vulnerability has to be present. As there is no way to predict the future. (Crack in crystal ball)

    The crack is in the crystal ball.
    Kindleon October 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas i listen to this album more and more, the more i love this song
    Nataliexoon October 26, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song reminds me of the song she first did with her father.
    Famous xxon November 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment& when i first heard this i could have sworn she said "panties in the well."
    Famous xxon November 01, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"Up and down around again, down and up and down again"

    felt like a champion when i mastered this ;)
    fire_eyeson December 01, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. it's amazing.
    Kate[tcf]luv[tbs]on December 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think the message is that you make your own luck, and to just appreciate the simple things in life
    cryostrichon January 05, 2009   Link

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