"Crystal Ball" as written by and Tommy Shaw....
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
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


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"Crystal Ball" as written by Tommy Shaw

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  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my fav styx songs
    PINKFLOYDFAN101on February 04, 2005   Link
  • +1
    My Opinionby far and wide the greatest styx song ever.
    taylor235on June 22, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about a guy with an ordinary life who does everything in the ordinary and boreing way but then one day he starts to wonder if his life will ever pick up or i fhe will waste his life as an ordinary joe and thus forth he wants to see what happens next so his life doesnt end up the way it seems to be heading. Love this song.
    FreddieIsMyIdolon January 17, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis song sounds like a revelation, of someone finally realizing that their wasting their life and not going anywhere, and wondering if that is all there is to their existence. It's one of the feelings that keeps you up at night, wondering about your own future, and mortality.
    clintonthegeekon August 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song was written in 1975 by Tommy Shaw before he even joined Styx. He was sitting in his mama's kitchen in Montgomery, Alabama; 21 years old, and contemplating his life; where he had been, and where he might go. The song originally had more verses, but no chorus. He performed it with his band in AL before getting the call to join Styx. Tommy rewrote it to better fit with Styx' music, and Dennis DeYoung added the synth and had Tommy add the electric guitar at the end. Together they came up with the chorus.
    cassiemay10on March 05, 2011   Link

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