"Crystal Blue Persuasion" as written by Eddie Morley Gray, Tommy James and Mike Vale....
Look over yonder
What do you see?
The sun is a'rising
Most definitely

A new day is coming, ooh, ooh
People are changing
Ain't it beautiful, ooh, ooh
Crystal blue persuasion

Better get ready to see the light
Love, love is the answer, ooh, ooh
And that's all right

So don't you give up now, ooh, ooh
So easy to find
Just look to your soul
And open your mind

Crystal blue persuasion, mmm, mmm
It's a new vibration
Crystal blue persuasion
Crystal, blue persuasion

Maybe tomorrow
When he looks down
On every green field, ooh, ooh
And every town
All of his children
And every nation
They'll be peace and good brotherhood

Crystal blue persuasion, yeah
Crystal blue persuasion, aha
Crystal blue persuasion, aha
Crystal blue persuasion, aha

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"Crystal Blue Persuasion" as written by Mike Vale Eddie Morley Gray

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  • +2
    General Commentit's about the truth book...and i'm sure none of you know what i'm talking about so i'm not going to even elaborate...if you do, that is wonderful...:)
    pac43764on July 10, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe song is about Tommy's conversion to Christianity. You can go to the last book of the Bible and in the first couple verses see part of his inspiration. But Shekhinah light or glory is where he got the purse blue light idea. This song has a wiki page that explains it--and there's an interview on YouTube with CSN that Tommy did that gives good insight as well.

    When you think about it, the spirituality of the song is pretty overt:
    "Maybe tomorrow
    When HE looks down
    On every green field
    And every town
    All of His children
    And every nation
    They'll be peace and good brotherhood"
    cubfever7on December 11, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General Commentjw in the house!
    ArcticAutumnon January 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentVery mellow. It's about the Flower Power movement of the '60's. Love,peace and chicken grease. :)
    redshiftdazzleron August 11, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Crystal Blue Persuasion" was used in BREAKING BAD, Season Five, Episode 8, "Gliding Over All." The song didn't contain drug references then but it was used for (black) humor value on this show since Walter and friends made their fortunes "cooking" a special blue-colored crystal meth.
    AlInChgoon April 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonderful song... My favorite by Tommy James. Better than Crimson and Clover in my opinion.
    Johnny0225on February 04, 2008   Link

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