|"A Drunken Stalemate"|
| Song by Hungry Lights|
from the album The Awry Ascent
|The Awry Ascent track listing|
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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
- An earlier conceptualized name for this song was "A Dance With A Harlot."