"A Drunken Stalemate"
Song by Hungry Lights
from the album The Awry Ascent
October 11, 2015
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"A Drunken Stalemate" is track five on the Hungry Lights studio album "The Awry Ascent." Remember that this is a summary, not the entire story! It is 1-10% of what is actually going on—just the skeleton.


In this chapter, Prill goes to a rowdy tavern in order to find out the whereabouts of Fothcrah. He ends up getting very intoxicated, dancing with a prostitute, and ultimately finding out where he needs to go next.


As I sat alone,

My low, rose eyes scoured the tavern

In that mass of riffraff,

Maybe I'd find an outcast that had whipped the chance I pined

A darkness flowed beside me

It smelled of rain and low tide

Curious, I queried for a dance

Them' types of mirrors?

They show things they don't mean to

How she would cough the cue

The music blared

We swirled and dipped

I draped a mask and swaggered like I'd been a mess

My breath was foul with ale and smoke and fumes

This drunken stalemate had locked me where I stood

And as she blathered horns of nonsense,

Not soon enough, she burnished my covet prize

And like a fool, I set out into the storm

And like a fool, pursued

 Trivia Edit

  • An earlier conceptualized name for this song was "A Dance With A Harlot."
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