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"Crystal Clear" is the fifteenth track off of Hayley Williams' first solo album "Petals for Armor" and the fifth track off the "Petals for Armor III" Extended Play.

                                                                                                                                                                                    

Background[]

"long story, long – my Grandat is a crooner. i grew up hearing him play his love songs, written for my Granny, who he’s been with since he was 12 years old. my favorite was one he never recorded called “Friends or Lovers”. it is one of the most meaningful songs in my whole life. one day, i walked into the studio where Taylor was working on a love song of my own (“Crystal Clear”), he pressed play and i heard my Grandat’s voice, singing his song over mine. i have yet to get over the sweetness of that full circle moment in my life. it is a moment that will forever stay with me and will live on through whoever listens. here is the moment i surprised Grandat with a first listen, and then also a clip i secretly took of him playing his song at my house one evening. thank you Grandat and thank you T."

- Hayley Williams, via Instagram.

In a conversation with Pitchfork, Hayley was asked:

On Crystal Clear: What feeling did you want to evoke at the very end of the album?

HW: "Falling in love. Emphasis on the falling—because despite my fear, my toughness, or any resistance to vulnerability, I couldn’t help falling in love."

Audio[]

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Hayley Williams - Crystal Clear -Official Audio-

Lyric video:[]

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Hayley Williams - Crystal Clear -Official Lyric Video-

Lyrics[]

Mmm, I don't wanna shut you out
I don't wanna rush around, or slow down
This time I wanna stay right here
I wanna make it crystal clear
That I won't give in to the fear

Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear

I remember standing on the edge
Closing my eyes
Counting to three, I
Jump in with the rush in my head
Only to find, the water was concrete
And now you're pumpin' air to my lungs
This don't feel anything like sinking
In fact no matter how deep I go
Into you it looks like the water is crystal clear

Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear

(Clear)
Here we go
Gonna risk it again
Let's hope it's the last time
We don't know
How this could end
Let's hope it won't have to (Hmm)
Won't have to (Hmm)

Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
I won't give in to the fear
Crystal clear
(Rusty Williams) Friends or lovers
(Clear) Won't give in to the fear
It's a feeling
(Rusty Williams) Friends or lovers,
Which will it be?
(Clear) I'm still right here
(Rusty Williams) Friends or lovers,
Which will it be?

Personnel[]

Hayley Williams - Lead Vocals, Keyboards

Joey Howard - Bass Guitar

Taylor York - Additional Instruments

Zac Farro - Drums

Rusty Williams - Backing Vocals, Piano

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Petals for Armor

Hayley Williams

Songs SimmerLeave It AloneCinnamonCreepinSudden DesireDead HorseMy FriendOver YetRoses/Lotus/Violet/IrisWhy We EverPure LoveTakenSugar on the RimWatch Me While I BloomCrystal Clear
Bonus Tracks Simmer (Carolina Polachek Remix)Dead Horse (Glass Animals Remix)Dead Horse (Hot Chip Remix)
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Petals for Armor III

Hayley Williams

Songs Pure LoveTakenSugar on the RimWatch Me While I BloomCrystal Clear
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Studio Albums
All We Know is FallingRiot!Brand New Eyes
ParamoreAfter Laughter
EP's
The Summer Tic EPThe Only Exception EPSingles Club
The Holiday SessionsAin't It Fun RemixesThe B-Sides
Live Albums
Live in the UK 2008The Final Riot!MTV Unplugged
2010 Summer Tour EPAlive In Europe
Solo
Hayley Williams: Petals for ArmorPetals for Armor IPetals for Armor IIPetals for Armor IIIPetals for Armor: Self-SerenadesFLOWERS for VASES / descansos
Zac Farro: HalfNoise EPVolcano CroweSudden FeelingThe Velvet Face EPFlowerss EPNatural DisguiseZafari EPMotif
Josh Farro: Walkways
Others
Song ListList of Paramore's SongsFueled By Ramen (Label)
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