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"An Outset In The Sea"
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Song by Hungry Lights
from the album The Awry Ascent
Released
October 11, 2015
Recorded
2015
Length
7:06
Label
Independent
The Awry Ascent track listing
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"An Outset In The Sea" is track two on the Hungry Lights studio album "The Awry Ascent."

StoryEdit

"An Outset In The Sea" is the first chapter in the story. It shows the main character, Prill, waking up in the middle of the ocean and floating in the wreckage of what was once his ship. He inquires to himself as to why he did not drown, and expresses much self-loathing and a hunger that he cannot satisfy. The story reveals that Prill is accompanied by an albatross. Toward the end, he is filled with a courageous verve and begins his swim to the shore.

LyricsEdit

Fate began to pull at the bow of my hollow existence 

So, I prayed


No vessel, drifting in the ocean

Your hushing waves knew me

And of the dust that sat beneath my feet?

The Sandman must have shaky hands


You hailed me back!

My beloved waits at the wall beyond the sea

Please, don't forget me

Or the man that I had truly meant to be

And above my head, an albatross with wings of iron

We're all that's left

My spirit woven thin; I should have drowned...


Jubilee and hilarity

-What life would be if you and I had exchanged our arms

I am promised to a century of torment and scorn

And every day, I wake up someone new

-Reborn

True suffering—the cottage of the world



I could catch a thousand sheepshead

I could bask in the glory of the spoil

But what it meant to me could never satisfy the taste for more

O' what catastrophe!

I'd mastered all my craft, but not reward

So soon, my ardent day would cast a spiraled shell—my fated lure


Jubilee and hilarity

-What life would be if you and I had exchanged our arms

I am promised to a century of torment and scorn

And every day, I wake up someone new

-Reborn

True suffering—the cottage of the world



O' how I longed to walk your shore!

To bathe in your affection forever

This tattered, twisted, broken mast would sail no more

But we sail endless...

Thus, upon my brow—an omen

The heavy, secret eye evolves

Two iron wings take flight

But to never stray my side


I could spot it!

Your shoreline, just on horizon's beak

Vehemence, and I was kicking

But my fleeting strength was low

I reached out and clawed the swell back

Drenched and wide-eyed, I propelled forward

Forward I'd go!

The sea would not defeat me! 

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