| Song by Hungry Lights|
from the album Heavy Is The Crown
|Heavy Is The Crown track listing|
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|Aphotic Currents 2||Wickerman|
The story begins six years after the ending of The Awry Ascent. The child borne by Prite turned out to be a daughter which they named, "Abalone." Her birth did not bring Prill happiness, as he had failed his original quest to capture Fothcrah and provide a better life for his family. While he loves them dearly, he has detached from his family and spends most of his time in his own head, repeating time after time the memories of the hunt for Fothcrah.
I was damned to repeat it
Temerity leaking and left behind, miles out in the burning sea
-Where my virtue stayed afloat
My summer came, I let it slip
And now regret tugged at my coat
In spite of the seed I chose to grow
When you smiled, I'd reconcile with all disdain my body showed
And with pretentious, tired eyes, I would look into the sea
And long a crown that never fit
I would not admit defeat
Had it gone differently, I could have been a king!
Now contrition curled my skin
Does it amuse you to watch a fool like me
Walk down a fishing line stretched 'cross a crater of sulfur and failure?
Alive, but never I'd felt so dead
That beast, she groaned inside my head to be set free
Ripping flesh from bone,
Her watchful eyes had been exposed!
Salvation was unknown to me while I was trapped in that wolf skin
This mind, O' it was already forsaken!
And I breathed out flames and lies and lies
Let me demonstrate the lack of faith I'd obtained
True self, like a diamond, was hiding and covered in soot
Underneath mirrored mountains, you squirmed and you shook
Such life should never be contained!
So you claw and you bite and you scream
I was made to show the world how much a failure
Could learn and grow from his mistakes
Instead of rotting in their wake
All the glory—all the fame could never bring me consolation
Forever feed this fire that calmly vampires and erodes itself
-To only bring contempt