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This article is about the theme song. You may be looking for the extended version.

"We are the Crystal Gems" is the opening theme song of Steven Universe. It was first sung by Steven in the Pilot.

The full song is also available on Aivi & Surasshu's SoundCloud stream.

Opening Theme

We... are the Crystal Gems!
We'll always save the day!
And if you think we can't,
We'll always find a way!
That's why the people of this world believe in
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and Steven!

Other Versions

Pilot

A full version of the song was heard in the Pilot. It adds the following before the lyrics reproduced above:

If you're evil and you're on the rise
You can count on the four of us taking you down
'Cause we're good and evil never beats us
We'll win the fight and then go out for pizzas

Semi-Extended Version

At the "Gallery Nucleus Steven Universe/Adventure Time" art show in August 2014, Rebecca Sugar played and sang an extended version of the song.

"Lala-lala-lala-lala-la
Lala-la-lala-Lala-lala-lala
Lala-la-lala-la-Lala-La-la
Lala-lala-Lala-la-La-lala-la!"
If you could only know
What we really are
"when we arrived on earth, from out beyond your star"
We were amazed to find
Your beauty and your worth
We will protect your kind
We will protect your Earth
We will protect your Earth

And we will protect you!

We are the Crystal Gems
We'll always save the day
And if you think we can't
We'll always find a way
That's why the people of this world believe in
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and Steven!

Full Song

The full lyrics were revealed in a short, titled "We are the Crystal Gems" at San Diego Comic Con 2015 at the joint Adventure Time/Steven Universe panel.

[Steven] If you're evil and you're on the rise
You can count on the four of us taking you down
'Cause we're good and evil never beats us
We'll win the fight and then go out for pizzas
We are the Crystal Gems
We'll always save the day
And if you think we can't
We'll always find a way
That's why the people of this world believe in
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl, and Steven!
[Pearl] If you could only know, what we really are
When we arrived on Earth, from out beyond your star
We were amazed to find, your beauty and your worth
And we will protect your kind,
And we will protect your Earth
And we will protect your Earth,
And we will protect you!
[Garnet] I will fight for the place where I'm free!
To live together and exist as me!
[Pearl] I will fight in the name of Rose Quartz!
And everything that she believed in!
[Amethyst] I will fight for the world I was made in!
The Earth is everything I've ever known!
[Steven] I will fight to be everything that everybody wants me to be when I'm grown!
[Crystal Gems] The odds are against us, this won't be easy but we're not going to do it alone!
We are the Crystal Gems!
We'll always save the day
And if you think we can't
We'll always find a way
That's why the people of this world
[Greg] Believe in
Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl and Steven!

Track Info[1]

From the "We are the Crystal Gems" short.

Performances

Translations

See the article Steven Universe Translations in Foreign Countries.

Chords

Official version

G B7 C Cm7

Pilot version

F A7 Bb Bbm7

Extended version

F A7

If you're evil and you're on the rise

Bb Bbm7

You can count on the four of us taking you down

F A7

Cause we're good and evil never beats us

Bb Bbm7

We'll win the fight and then go out for pizzas


F A7

We are the Crystal Gems

Bb

We'll always save the day

Bbm7

And if you think we can't

F

We'll always find a way

A7 Bb 

That's why the people of this world believe in

Bbm7 

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl

F

And Steven!

F A7 Bb Bbm7

F E7 Am 

If you could only know

C7 F

What we really are

E7 Am

When we arrived on Earth

C7 F

From out beyond your star

E7 Am

We were amazed to find

C7 F

Your beauty and your worth

E7 Am

And we will protect your kind

C7 A

And we will protect your Earth

D7

And we will protect your Earth and we will protect you

G C7 Am7 C

G B7 C Cm7

I will fight for the place where I'm free, to live together and exist as me!

G B7 C Cm7

I will fight in the name of Rose Quartz and everything that she believed in!

G B7 C Cm7

I will fight for the world I was made in, the Earth is everything I've ever known!

G B7 C Cm7

I will fight to be everything that everybody wants me to be when I'm grown!

G B7 C Cm7 G

The odds are against us, this won't be easy, but we're not gonna do it alone

B7

We are the Crystal Gems

C

We'll always save the day

Cm7

And if you think we can't

G

We'll always find a way

B7 C 

That's why the people of this world believe in

Cm7 

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl

G

And Steven!

Trivia

  • At the start of the intro version of the song for the first season, the Crystal Gems' gems glow.
  • In the main series, the song is sung by all of the Crystal Gems, while Steven sings the song alone during the Pilot.
  • The melody of this song has been sampled in several of other tracks, such as "Steven's Shield", "Dad Museum", "Fight, Flight, or Love", and "Decisive Path".
  • Starting with "Sworn to the Sword", a re-orchestrated version was created; the song contains drums, the scenes are different, and the Gems are in their post-regeneration forms.
    • In the new intro, Connie can be seen with Rose's Sword, Jamie can be seen sitting on a beach, Onion can be seen on the roof of the Big Donut, and Beach City seems more lively in general.
    • Greg is seen lying on Lion playing an electric guitar, which is the same guitar he plays in "We Need to Talk" and "Story for Steven".
    • Steven and the Crystal Gems can be seen on a Warp Pad in space, with Earth and the Moon in the background.
    • Steven sings the word "Gems" interrupting both Pearl and Amethyst.
  • At the Adventure Time/Steven Universe panel at San Diego Comic Con 2015, an extended version of the song's lyrics were released in a video featuring a young Steven singing, as well as other Crystal Gems.
    • It follows a similar pattern the extended opening from the pilot for the first scene, such as Garnet starting and afterwards the rest of the gems clapping along to Steven playing the song on his ukulele.
    • In this version, Greg sings the words "believe in" towards the end of the song.
    • It also revealed that the song was written, as far as in-universe canon goes, by a young Steven just having learned to play the ukulele prior to making the move from his dad's van to moving in with the Crystal Gems.
    • An earlier form of Amethyst is seen earlier in the video when Steven was young. She wears a purple sweater similar to the one seen in the Pilot. After the house was completed, Amethyst is seen in her debut form in a purple tank.
    • In the video presented, a silhouette of Yellow Diamond can be seen alongside Homeworld gems Peridot, Jasper, and Lapis Lazuli.
      • This is the first appearance of Yellow Diamond.
      • A montage of various clips from previous episodes were shown as Steven and the Crystal Gems run along the beach, reminiscent of the first opening sequence. These clips include (in order of appearance):
        CG running along the beach
  • The extended version shown at the Adventure Time/Steven Universe panel is the first time any Homeworld Gems are shown in the theme or intro.
  • In the Gems' individual verses, including Steven, they all summon their weapons.
  • On October 8, 2015 Ben Levin released a Ska remix of the song.
  • Steven eating a hot dog at the end of the original theme song may be a reference to his dad's phrase "If every pork chop were perfect, we wouldn't have hot dogs!".
  • In the second and third stanza of the semi-extended version of "We Are The Crystal Gems", the song sounds similar when compared to one part of a song that Ice King sings in the 25th episode of Adventure Time's 4th Season, entitled "I Remember You." This may be due to Rebecca Sugar's contribution to writing both of the songs.
  • A line sung by Pearl from the full version ("If you could only know, what we really are") can be heard in the background of the teaser for "In Too Deep", an event starting Season 3.

Gallery

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