Who is the man I see
Where I'm supposed to be?
I lost my heart, I buried it too deep
Under the iron sea

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful
Mirror, mirror on the wall

Lines ever more unclear
I'm not sure I'm even here
The more I look the more I think that I'm
Starting to disappear

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Oh, crystal ball, hear my song
I'm fading out, everything I know is wrong
So put me where I belong

I don't where I am
And I don't really care
I look myself in the eye
There's no one there
I fall upon the earth
I call upon the air
But all I get is the same old vacant stare

Oh, crystal ball, crystal ball
Save us all, tell me life is beautiful
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Oh, crystal ball, hear my song
I'm fading out, everything I know is wrong
So put me where I belong


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Crystal Ball Lyrics as written by RICHARD DAVID HUGHES, TIMOTHY JAMES RICE-OXLEY, TOM CHAPLIN

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    General Comment

    This Album has all the shades of quality music . Another good song . I like the opening paragraph the most .

    'I lost my heart, I buried it too deep Under the iron sea'

    Take over the world guys .

    musicaholicon June 18, 2006   Link
  • +1
    My Opinion

    I think this is the best song on Under The Iron Sea, and my favourite part is definitely the chorus. Very different. Very fun to sing on SingStar as well xD

    vaudevilleBELLEon June 15, 2010   Link
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    General Comment

    About a man who's lost and looking for any means of a way to get him back on the right track so he can be the person he used to be? I like this song, it has a nice beat to it

    bloc_party15on June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    About a man who's lost and looking for any means of a way to get him back on the right track so he can be the person he used to be? I like this song, it has a nice beat to it

    bloc_party15on June 13, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    hes looking into the future wanting to know if things will be alright, at the moment he seems to be lost. seems as if he just needs someone or something to reassure him that everything will be alright. he wants to feel like he did before when he was sure of things, right now hes just lost.

    lealalecosteon July 18, 2006   Link
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    hab204

    agreed, im having trouble getting into this album, i think its one of those one's you've got to listen to a few times to really start to get it, you start to enjoy it more with farmiliarity. But i think its very different from hopes and fears. This is my favorite song off the album thus far. But i think this song is anything but juvenile, it's obviously about confusion and ambiguity in life. Dont we all wish we could look to some sort of crystal ball to lead us through - it's relatable

    britpopforeveron July 21, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    hes lost himself. as time went on, hes completely transformed and conformed into the status quo, now hes wanting to be who he used to be...thats just how i understand it

    heartdeathcabon August 24, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    The first time I heard Crystal Ball I didn't really like it, but after a few listens I LOVE IT. I definitely like the verses better than the chorus in this one... both the 1st and 2nd verses of this song are wonderful... especially the climax,

    "I don't where I am, And I don't really care, I look myself in the eye, There's no one there. I fall upon the earth, I call upon the air, but all I get is the same old vacant stare."

    Purifiedxon September 11, 2006   Link
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    General Comment

    Keane are surely one of the biggest if not the biggest sceptical band around at the moment underlined with lines like "i'm fading out" "everything i know is wrong" "not sure i;m even here" Yes Keane you are here!

    bigadrobboon October 19, 2006   Link
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    I beliave its about a man who has lost faith in himself and needs reassurance that what hes doing really matters. He longing for something to bring the meaning back to his life. Great song in every way!

    SaveMeFridayon October 21, 2006   Link

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