Song by Hungry Lights
from the album Three Gods & Me
December 31, 2017
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"Blueprint" is track ten on the Hungry Lights studio album "Three Gods & Me." Remember that this is a summary, not the entire story! It is like 10% of what is actually going on—just the skeleton. It is a rough translation of what is literally going on in the lyrics. There is also a figurative story that is taking place at the same time which goes much deeper and does not involve the fictional character Prill, but that is up to you to find :) It is much easier to discover the hidden meaning when you grasp a decent understanding of the literal meaning first. These are your puzzle pieces, and I highly suggest you study them before pursuing the next albums in the sequence, otherwise emotion and information will be lost, therefore connections will be missed!

Story Edit

"Blueprint" is an interesting song. In the beginning, we hear tons of people congratulating and fan-girling over Prill, so it is safe to assume that he is practically famous now for defeating The Three Gods. He is a celebrity in Ik'theves, and since Krayle had said nobody in the history of the city had even defeated The FIRST God, word is probably going to spread throughout R'oa.

The first two verses seem to be very lighthearted and preachy on Prill's behalf, but the chorus is different. It is about starting over and letting go, so it would appear that Prill's perspective on life has at least temporarily changed as he says, "Bring the inside out." In relation to the recurring theme of the album where he says, "When I tried to look outside myself, I still found nothing that I valued," it sounds like Prill could be starting to see some sort of external worth from his internal worth that has obviously been rebuilt from defeating The Three Gods. The chorus makes it seem like Prill is setting free all of his past regrets.

The third verse sounds a lot more vengeful, and it is unclear exactly who Prill is talking to, but it totally changes the feel of the chorus when it hits the second time. Suddenly, it seems a lot less sincere—almost like a sarcasm, and the bridge mirrors this feeling. Why? We are then left with extremely emotional ending where he screams his worth at the top of his lungs, and says that he is going to repent. Even though he had defeated The Three Gods, got his fire back, and set Reflaugh free, he still feels stuck...

Justin has said that a "full circle with a hole in the edge" represents a three dimensional spiral from a bird's eye view, or like looking at the blueprint of a building. From that one specific angle, it looks like a full circle, but it is actually more like a spring that is ascending and growing in an unseen dimension. The circle loops around itself, then moves up one level once it reaches the start again. That is the "hole." In relation to song, we can assume this means that Prill is looking at his whole life, and he is realizing that he has been caught in a loop of feeling down and miserable, then gaining confidence that turns to arrogance, then just getting shut down and screwing up again. He can finally see it. This is an extremely crucial moment for Prill. This is where he is deciding to finally break the cycle and change once and for all.

Lyrics Edit

Lean right in with new eyes

But watch your step! 

For the ground takes hold

Wishing brings in a fog,

So shake my hand like a humbled fool

Life’s a pattern of lines

And all’s been stitched

-It’s long-closed wound

There’s no reason nor rhyme,

So all we need’s to let go!

You always say it like you mean it,

But we both know ‘twas only for show

Here’s to starting over!

Bring the inside out

Go full circle with a hole in the edge 

From the things we design

-The ideas we can never take back

O’ how we love to count the priceless pieces!

And I’ve been here before!

It’s where I lost your support

There was enough to leave you so speechless—speechless!

But not enough to keep control

So just remind me, why did I try?

Here’s to starting over!

Bring the inside out

Go full circle with a hole in the edge 

From the things we design

-The ideas we can never take back

There’s so much that I had

-So much I couldn’t see

Easier said than done,

But don’t seat me at the table of gods

To watch ‘em drop

Shot—not a bullet, 

But got to blast through it, y’all!

I wrote the path—every single print

I made the lines with my blood

I can draw anything

And I’ll make this real!

‘Cause that’s who I am!

I laugh in the face of disgrace

With a pen raised high

When everyone else here denies who they are,

I stand in the light

And I scream, "You’re a star!”

No, I’ve come way too far!

I’ll not be shut down by these spears

I’ll repent after all! 

Go full circle with a hole in the edge

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