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 is first sung by Steven in the pilot.

The song is available to stream on Spotify and YouTube Music.

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!


"Change Your Mind" Version

For the episode "Change Your Mind", a new version of the song was created.

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 -
If you're staring with your giant eyes
You can see that there's more of us than four of us
And each one of our new friends completes us
We'll get together and go out for pizzas
Cause we believe in peace and love
We are here for fun
If you're not then let's not fight cause
We already won!


Full Song

The full lyrics are 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.

  • Music: Rebecca Sugar, Aivi & Surasshu
  • Lyrics: Rebecca Sugar

Performances

  • Vocals: Zach Callison, Deedee Magno Hall, Estelle, Michaela Dietz
    • Tom Scharpling (full song)
  • Ukulele: Rebecca Sugar
  • Strings: Jeff Ball
  • Guitar: Stemage
  • Piano and electronic: Aivi & Surasshu

Translations

Main article: Steven Universe Translations in Foreign Countries

Chords

Official version

G B7 C Cm7

pilot version

F A7 Bb Bbm7

Extended version

F A

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

Bb C

You can count on the four of us taking you down

F A

'Cause we're good and evil never beats us

Bb C

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

F A

We Are the Crystal Gems

Bb

We'll always save the day

Bbm

And if you think we can't

F

We'll always find a way

A Bb

That's why the people of this world believe in

Bbm

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl

F

And Steven!

Gm F/A Bbm Csus4

F E Am7

If you could only know

C F

What we really are

E Am7

When we arrived on Earth

C F

From out beyond your star

E Am7

We were amazed to find

C F

Your beauty and your worth

E Dm9

And we will protect your kind

G CMaj9 A

And we will protect your Earth

D7

And we will protect your Earth, and we will protect you

GMaj7 EbMaj7 Dm7 Dm9

GMaj7 EbMaj7 C7 Dsus4

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

G B7 C D7

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

G B7 C D7

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

G B7 C D7

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

G B7 C D7 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

CMaj7

We'll always save the day

Cm

And if you think we can't

G

We'll always find a way

B7 CMaj7

That's why the people of this world believe in

Cm

Garnet, Amethyst, and Pearl

G

And Steven!

Trivia

  • In the full version, each of the Gems have a reason to protect Earth:
    • Garnet wishes to protect Earth for freedom of staying fused.
    • Pearl stayed on Earth to keep Rose Quartz's beliefs alive.
    • Amethyst remained on Earth because the Earth is where she was made.
    • Steven protects Earth so he can be the person everybody wants him to be, his mother.
  • 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 quoted in several 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 of the song was created; the song contains drums, the scenes are different to be more fitting with the changes 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 the 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.
    • After the Crystal Gems say "We... Are the Crystal Gems!", Steven is shown to be doing the Diamond salute.
  • At the Adventure Time/Steven Universe panel at San Diego Comic-Con 2015, an extended version of the song's lyrics was released in a video featuring a young Steven singing (reusing audio of a younger Zach Callison performing the song in the pilot), as well as the other Crystal Gems.
    • It follows a similar pattern to the extended opening from the pilot for the first scene, with Garnet starting and afterward the rest of the Gems clapping along to Steven playing the song on his ukulele.
    • 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 before making the move from his dad's van to moving in with the Crystal Gems.
    • An earlier form of Amethyst is seen previously 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 this version, Greg sings the words "believe in" towards the end of the song.
    • 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 in any Steven Universe media.
      • 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.gif
  • The extended version that was 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 small portion of this song is played when Garnet introduces herself in the OK K.O.! Let's Be Heroes! crossover episode "Crossover Nexus".
  • 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.

Errors

  • At the beginning of the theme song when the close up of the gems is shown there is a small gap between Steven's head and Amethyst's arm showing Amethyst's body that does not have her shirt on
  • At the very start, Garnet's inner star is coloured the same as her gloves and right leg, instead of its usual hot pink colour.

Gallery

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Videos


ve Music
Songs "Be Wherever You Are" • "Big Fat Zucchini" • "Both of You" • "Change Your Mind" • "Comet" • "Cookie Cat" • "Dear Old Dad" • "Destiny" • "Do It for Her" • "Do or Do Nut" • "Don't Cost Nothing" • "Empire City" • "Escapism" • "Familiar" • "Fishing for Compliments" • "Full Disclosure" • "G-G-G-Ghost" • "Giant Woman" • "Haven't You Noticed (I'm a Star)" • "Here Comes a Thought" • "Hey, Mr. Postman" • "I Could Never Be (Ready)" • "I Think I Need a Little (Change)" • "It's Over Isn't It" • "The Jam Song" • "Lapis Lazuli" • "Let's Only Think About Love" • "Let Me Drive My Van (into Your Heart)" • "Li'l Butler Theme" • "Love Like You" • "Love Like You (Reprise)" • "Mr. Greg" • "On the Run" • "Peace and Love on the Planet Earth" • Potluck" • "Ruby Rider" • "Sadie Killer and the Suspects" • "Something Entirely New" • "Ste-Ste-Ste Steven" • "Steven and the Crystal Gems" • "Steven and the Stevens" • "Still Not Giving Up" • "Strong in the Real Way" • "Stronger Than You" • "That Distant Shore" • "Tower of Mistakes" • "True Kinda Love" • "Wailing Stone" • "We Are the Crystal Gems" • "What Can I Do (For You)" • What's the Use of Feeling (Blue)?" • "The Working Dead"
Soundtracks Season 1A:
"Amalgam" • Atop the Sea Spire" • "Battle at the Underwater Temple" • "The Cave" • "Connie's Theme" • "Dad Museum" • "Dance of Swords" • "Desert Glass" • "Drop the Strawberry" • "Fight, Flight, or Love" • "Funland Arcade" • "Gimme Gimme" • "Glitch City" • "Golf Quest Mini OST" • "Heart of the Pyramid" • "The Heaven Beetle" • "The Heaven Beetle (reprise)" • "The Hill" • "Holo Pearl" • "I Am Lapis Lazuli" • "Lapis' Tower" • "Let Me Out" • "Lion's Ocean" • "Lion's Theme" • "Love Like You (The Ocean Returns)" • "luv u (Greg's Theme)" • "Meat Beat Mania: FLAMBÉE!" • "Meat Beat Mania: Over Easy" • "Mirror Gem" • "Mirror Match" • "Monster Buddy" • "Monster Spelunkin'" • "The Mother" • "Night Drive" • "Opal" • "Overgrown Brambles" • "Pearl's Theme" • "Peedee's Blues" • "Purple Puma and Tiger Millionaire" • "Q U A D R I N O M E T R Y - THE SECRET OF THE WAVE LIES IN C R E A T I O N" • "Road Killer" • "Rose's Fountain" • "Rose's Room" • "Spaced Out Beats" • "Steven's Shield" • "Strawberry Battlefield/The Sleeping Pyramid" • "Sugilite Returns" • "Synchronize/Sugilite" • "Take My Hand" • "Teens of Rage" • "That's Unusual!" • "Time Thing" • "Underwater Temple" • "Water Damage" • "The Waterfall"

Season 1B:

"After These Messages" • "Alexandrite" • "Almost There" • "Alone Together" • "Be Cool at the Club" • "Blast Off!" • "Collusion" • "Death Rag" • "Decisive Path" • "Defective" • "Fusion Disco" • "Future Vision" • "Greg on the Beach" • "Half A Story / Connie to the Rescue" • "I'm Still Here" • "Let's Build A Spaceship: Part 2" • "Lion's Mane" • "Malachite" • "Moonlit Battlefield" • "Night Drive 2" • "No Home Boys" • "Paradise" • "Paronaldo Activity" • "Peridot" • "The Pitch Got Delayed" • "Return to the Beach/Jasper" • "Reunion" • "Rose's Theme" • "Sadie & the Beast" • "Secret Team" • "Snerson Interrogation" • "Steven's Confession" • "Twilight Run" • "UUU Fanfare / Let's Build a Spaceship: Part 1" • "Waterfall Training Montage" • "Watermelon Battle" • "Watermelon Steven" • "We Were the Best" • "Weatherbomb" • "Young Gems"

Season 2:

"Amethyst's Theme" • "Blue Diamond" • "Enticement" • "Escaping the Colony / Feelings of Love" • "Gem Shards" • "Good Morning (SU Remix)" • "Happy Birthday Steven / 5750 Years Ago" • "Little Peridot" • "luv u dad (And Garnet)" • "Mother and Daughter" • "Pearlbot vs. Peribot" • "Peridot and Steven" • "Peridot in the Rain" • "Peridot's Escape" • "Reconciliation" • "Robolympics" • "Sardonyx" • "Sky Arena / Let Me Do This For You" • "The Rebels / Garnet's First Fusion" • "The Answer" • "Strength and Forgiveness" • "Theme from An Endless Romance" • "We are Malachite" • "Yellow Diamond" • "Young Gems"

Season 3:

"Bismuth's Forge" • "Bismuth's Return to the Battlefield" • "The Breaking Point" • "The Cluster / Gem Drill" • "Collaboration / Malachite VS Alexandrite: Part 1" • "The Confrontation" • "Consolation (Steven & Amethyst's Fusion Dance)" • "Dire, Dire Drift" • "Duel of the Quartz Soldiers" • "The Final Drift" • "Futurisms" • "Get Loose" • "Hello, House!" • "Hit the Diamond" • "I'll Protect You" • "Inside The Cluster" • "Lapis' Flight" • "Lars for the Day" • "Macho Trance" • "Malachite VS Alexandrite: Part 2" • "Meep Morps" • "Objective Invention" • "Show Me What You Got" • "Smoky Quartz" • "Somewhere Alone At Sea" • "Steven VS Amethyst" • "Steven's Restaurant" • "Steven's Rituals"

Season 4:

"Andy's Flight" • "Aquamarine & Topaz" • "Baby's First Glow" • "Battle in Aquamarine's Ship / Steven's Sacrifice" • "Famethyst" • "Good Influences" • "Hit That Bird!" • "Holly Blue Agate" • "Jorge's Band/Breath Of Fire" • "Lion's Desert" • "No Gem Wars At The Table" • "One Big Super Right" • "Onion Gang" • "Sardonyx Tonight! Medley" • "Stevonnie's Anxiety" • "Smoky Quartz Meets Sardonyx" • "Stevonnie's Anxiety" • "STOP" • "Storm in the Room" • "Tension in the House" • "That Will Be All" • "Ube!" • "You Like That, Little Man?" • "The Zoomans"

Season 5:

"The Ancient Kindergarten" • "Aquamarine Subdues Topaz" • "The Ball / Alone Together (Reprise)" • "Best Friends Forever" • "Blue Diamond's Onsen" • "Blue Diamond's Remorse" • "Confronting Yellow Diamond" • "The Crystal Gems VS Blue Diamond" • "Diamond Reunion" • "Encouragement (Steven & Pearl's Fusion Dance)" • "Everything's Pink" • "Falling! / Smoky Quartz" • "Family" • "Find My Phone" • "Garnet & Steven Get Painted & Chase a Cat" • "Going Deeper" • "Goodbye Lars / Home At Last" • "Healing Nephrite" • "Homeworld Waltz" • "I Don't Wanna Be Alone" • "I Miss You (She Took The Barn)" • "I Now Pronounce You Garnet" • "I'm Not Sorry" • "Inner Mind / I Am Pink Diamond" • "Integrity (Steven & Garnet's Fusion Dance)" • "Jungle Moon" • "Kevin Party" • "Lapis Leaves" • "Lars of the Stars" • "Lars... ?" • "Launching the Legs" • "The Legend of Rose Quartz" • "Lion's Secret" • "No One Can Know (Pearl & Pink Diamond's Secret)" • "Obsidian" • "Orbservatory" • "The Off Colors" • "Pearl... ?" • "The Pebbles" • "Pink Lars" • "The Question" • "Rainbow Quartz 2.0 / We Fused!" • "The Return Home" • "Rose & Pearl On Earth" • "Ruby Alone" • "Ruby's Decision" • "Sapphire's Anger" • "Shorty Squad in the Kindergarten" • "Steven Meets Pink Steven" • "Steven and the Wolf" • "Steven the Wedding Planner" • "Sunstone" • "The Train Home" • "The Trial: Pt. 1 (Green Zircon)" • "The Trial: Pt. 2 (Blue Zircon)" • "Unity (The Crystal Gems' Fusion Dance)" • "VROOM" • "Watermelon Steven's Adventure" • "When I Go Back" • "White Diamond" • "Yellow Diamond's Sauna" • "Yellow Diamond's Sorrow"

Other:

"Ending Theme" • "Pearl Remix" • "RARELY" • "Steven Universe Remix"
Attack the Light soundtracks "Title" • "Battle Theme" • "Indigo Caves" • "Strawberry Battlefield" • "The Desert" • "Sunken Sea Spire" • "Red Temple" • "Boss Battle" • "Level Up!"
Save the Light soundtracks Songs:
"Saved the Light"

Soundtrack:

"Bismuth's Forge" • "Boss Battle!" • "Hessonite and the Prism"
Steven Universe: The Movie soundtracks "The Tale of Steven" • "Once Upon a Time" • "Message to the Universe" • "Let Us Adore You" • "Home Sweet Home" • "Happily Ever After" • "The Arrival" • "Other Friends" • "One on One" • "system/BOOT.pearl_final(3).Info" • "With Friends Like These" • "Crystal Gem Huddle" • "Who We Are" • "Hijinks Will Ensue" • "Isn't It Love?" • "Search Party" • "Echoes of Friendship" • "No Matter What" • "Our Handshake" • "No Ordinary Injector" • "Disobedient" • "Let's Duet" • "Independent Together" • "Running Out of Time" • "Feelings Flooding Back" • "A Special World" • "Drift Away" • "Found" • "Downward Spiral" • "True Kinda Love" • "The Missing Piece" • "Change" • "Not Good at All" • "There’s No Such Thing as Happily Ever After" • "Are We Interrupting Something?" • "Let Us Adore You (Reprise)" • "Finale"
Steven Universe Future soundtracks "Being Human" • "Bismuth Consultation" • "Bluebird" • "Cactus Steven" • "Cake For One" • "Cam's Camshafts" • "Come On Down to Little Homeschool" • "Cracking Under Pressure" • "Dad Museum 2.0" • "A Different Life" • "Dogcopter 6: Till Death Do We Bark" • "Dr. Maheswaran" • "Empathy (Pearl & Volleyball's Fusion)" • "Everything Is So Bright" • "Family Together" • "Farewell, Crystal Gems / Being Human" • "Farewell, Dad" • "Farewell, Friends" • "Garden of Friends" • "Happy Welcome Back Day" • "He Needs Us This Time" • "I Am My Monster" • "I Am Shell" • "I'd Rather Be Me (With You)" • "I'm A Fraud..." • "Ice Cream à la Pie" • "Lars, Stop!" • "Little Graduation" • "Little Homeschool" • "Looking Forward" • "More Like Siblings" • "Mr. Universe" • "My Little Reason Why" • "Onion's House of Horror" • "Out Of Patience" • "Peridot & Steven Productions" • "Pink Steven" • "Please, Don't Follow Me" • "Prince Pearl" • "The Proposal" • "Scout Ruby / Scholar Sapphire" • "Shining Through" • "Smoky to the Rescue" • "So Many Rose Quartzes" • "Spinel Is So Much Better Now" • "Steven & Connie" • "Steven Tag" • "Steven VS Jasper Rematch" • "Steven's Gonna Propose!" • "Steven's Here To Help" • "Sunstone's Safety Zone" • "Three Day Montage" • "The Tidying Song" • "Time to Show Steven Some Love" • "Ultimate Steven Tag" • "Wy-Six and Friends" • "Yellow's Reconstructive Work" • "Your Best Friend, Rainbow"
Soundtrack albums Soundtrack: Volume 1Soundtrack: Volume 2Steven Universe: The MovieSteven Universe: Season 1Steven Universe: Season 2Steven Universe: Season 3Steven Universe: Season 4Steven Universe: Season 5Steven Universe Future

References

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