| Song by Hungry Lights|
from the album The Awry Ascent
|The Awry Ascent track listing|
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|In The Eyes Of A Sword||Fothcrah|
In the final seconds of the song, the growl of a monster can be heard, to represent Fothcrah, an enormous sea creature, emerging from the depths.
A storm has started, and Prill's ship almost capsized as he prepares for the catch. The seed of doubt that was planted many chapters ago has grown into a deathly, rampant weed that has ravaged the garden of his mind, and reflects nothing but fear, shame, and desperation. He believes that he cannot turn back anymore. He has no choice but to continue forward on his quest.
Imagination was crawling across the water
Across my head-cove—afraid of what sight
It mitigated valor, removed all courage, canceled my progress, and left me abashed
My walls were rising
And I'd not see them until my shadow was three times my size
O' how would I get back unscathed and unbroken?
And now, in this moment of paralled focus, we'd hold this trade
Deep in the crux of the ocean, she had awoken
Behold all her wonder!
I cast—did my lie
O' would she ever bite to taste the lure?
A shaky hand in place for the reel and turn
What my reflection turned into denies all of truth and burns
My soul, trapped by mirrors of fire
The flames emanate the lie
And the way was shut
O' I am festering in misery!
Inner-strength's begun to wither
The path I walk's been overgrown with vines and thorns
-Crushing all that grew
And strangling my truth
Til' I am barely breathing
-I've been doomed
Then, lightning struck my brow
Raining daggers cut me down
But I did not let go...
I never would let go!
It cracked the sky
I could not—would not—should not be a hero
At sudden, breaching from the clouds, another burst of brilliance
And in the crashing down, it split my vessel—overturned
And holding onto what was left had kept my faith secured
My god had shown his hand
And the knives of rain came down
And the waves would lurch and swell
And any who crossed my way would think me all but sane
I cast again, and watched it glissade through my fingers
Like caterpillars, tremoring outside the comfort of their chrysalis
Such metamorphosis took place here tonight
- An earlier conceptualized name for this song was "Capsized."