Song by Hungry Lights
from the album Heavy Is The Crown
November 15, 2016
Heavy Is The Crown track listing
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Heavy Is The Crown The Worst Of Evils

"Constancy" is track nine on the Hungry Lights studio album "Heavy Is The Crown." 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!


Not a lot goes on in "Constancy." Prill has been taken to a holding chamber that is essentially an enormous, crystal prism. Here he spends time in silence and solitude, thinking about his errors. He wishes that he never existed and wants to undo it all. He feels that all the people in his life would be better off without him in it, but his loss would affect them too... so his desire is the impossibility of going back and removing himself from their timelines completely.

Prill's anger is clogging his stream of consciousness so that he is unable to think clearly. He feels defeated and worthless. For the first time all album, he shows remorse for losing his daughter, and it makes him more infuriated with himself and his crown of pride. It is at this very moment when he accepts responsibility for his actions and finally falls apart. The track leads into a very powerful and emotional ending where Prill reveals his fears, confusion, and a bit of self-acceptance.


Fate decides this time I spend alone

And I know it’s not forever

So I keep to myself—my own little imperfection

Would I try to write my own way

Or trace the lines between the dots?

O' I wish I could forget everything!

To dig up all the seeds I had sown,

All the dreams I had chased...

How I wanted to make this right!

But their buzzing dampened the way

The swarm was too loud

And was drowning the sound of my soul's shrieks

How I just want to go back

And remove myself from others’ lives!

Blow up the bridge—a bomb between you and me

Another could take my place!

I want to be a nobody

I want to disappear

Your word's only good when it's not make-believe

It's harder to reclaim a trust once it leaves

And harder to do so from behind the walls of a prison cell

But your arrow met its mark down the center

Splintered, fractured,

And dust was all that matched what you shot

From the quiver of your scorn

-Such bolts don't belong here

How I just want to go back

And remove myself from others’ lives!

Blow up the bridge—a bomb between you and me

Another could take my place!

I want to be a nobody

I want to disappear

O' they took my lamb away!

And the wolf I was, how I howled resurgence!

And this chastened snare of pride and steel was a part of me

How I'd bite my own head off!

I was burning

I was weakened

What I felt’s below dismay

To inherit such stigma and peel back that shell

I don’t belong here

No one cried, "timber" when I fell

My roots were worn and dried

So I just fell...

I just fell apart

Were you ever even with me?

Did you ever even care?

-Another victim for the coward’s rage

If I went to the beginning,

And I traced it back to here,

Would I understand my flaws?

And what am I to do with this limiting, fail-safe rationale?

And who was I to prove?

Being the conqueror,

I had vanquished all the petty, little thorns on the sidewalk

-Kept the concrete clear

And so time increased its pacing

Now too fast—I’ve grown afraid!

And what am I to do with my fear?

And how do I prevent these burning tears from falling out?

If I run from the truth, I’m only hiding from myself

But that reflection in the mirror,

That’s not the person I should see