Song by Hungry Lights
from the album Heavy Is The Crown
November 15, 2016
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"Demetrius" is track seven on the Hungry Lights studio album "Heavy Is The Crown." Remember that this is a summary, not the entire story! It is like 1-10% of what is actually going on—just the skeleton.


In this chapter, after miraculously surviving his fall, Prill is mourning yet another failure that was caused by his blind delusion and pride. He then runs into a man he was once acquainted with named, "Demetrius." Demetrius gasses Prill with a concoction, then drags him off the path and into his quarters. When Prill wakes up, he feels vulnerable, broken, empty, and further betrayed—unable to understand why everybody and everything seems to be working against him.


O' it was fool's gold!

As I approached, distilled—swimming in dither

Had I gone astray?

Was it from longing for the crest I’d obtained?

I wouldn’t feel the chains

I was lost again

The bridge from here to you was burned,

And I was stuck in between two cliffs

-One behind and one in front

I sank down until a hold from up above

I felt a pressing weight from my new crown,

But I could never ever take it off

I was trapped under all the nonsense upon my height

How there was no fortune after all!

Just a boa constricting and pressing in

I've tried my hardest to fight against her revolt,

But she had stonewalled

O’ she’s the prospect I’d never hold!

And a reflection from the out

Distracting from the realm within me

I knew not friend nor foe,

For everything I saw was filmed in wrong

I was dreaming


I was dreaming


When I awoke, the world I knew had been retired

It dropped down

I dropped again!

And I regret pursuing the foul beast,

For I had let arrogance contort my perspective

I’m in ire!

And what a waste to think I had it perfect!

No, what did I have?

What did I have?


I am sincere when I say

That I wish that I never went back to the sea

-Deeper, the pit of my failures

In my eyes, you’re a clockwork soot-bat

Rearranged by perception

Do you feel it, or do you just want to leave me?

Well, aren’t I just the black-sheep jackal

Kicked from salvation's den!

How do I know you don’t trust me?

Because you tricked me...

Is to trust not to put all faith into someone you don’t know?

Well, I don’t know you

At least I don’t anymore

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