"Lapis Lazuli" (Steven Universe)

I finally got into Steven Universe (all caught up as of yesterday). There are a lot of great songs in this show, and this is one of the few that’s easy enough for me to play on guitar. (Well, I cheated a little.)

Note: there are spoilers here for season 1.

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I think the reason I like Lapis Lazuli is because she’s the first uncorrupted gem we see. That’s the point where we first start seeing some of the backstory. And then she’s a sympathetic character as well.

The song in the show feels really short, even though it gets a reprise. The extended lyrics I sang here are based on a cover by Cyril the Wolf. Check it out!

She was trapped in a mirror
And it couldn’t be clearer
She wanted to leave this place
And get herself back in space

And though you might think she’s a criminal
Her friendship comes through subliminal
Lapis Lazuli, you fled into the bottom of the sea
Lapis Lazuli, you were so mad, but then came around to me

There was a deafening noise
Warning earth to be poised
She didn’t recognize her home
She wasn’t returning alone

But when there was nothing to do but run
She wouldn’t take help or orders from anyone
Lapis Lazuli, you don’t know all that you can be
Lapis Lazuli, why won’t you come out this time and see

You can have a little have a little have a little faith in me
You don’t have to do it on your own
We have to fight it have to fight it to be free
Let yourself believe…

Lapis Lazuli, now you’re at the bottom of the sea
Lapis Lazuli, one day you’ll come home and you’ll be free…