| Song by Hungry Lights|
from the album Three Gods & Me
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"Finally Fearless" is track eight 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!
In "Finally Fearless," Prill expresses that he feels pretty awful about killing the first two gods. Based on the way he reacted to killing Zhin in "Wickerman," his morality on the topic of murder still has not changed much. After this, he gets cocky and boasts about his abilities, then announces, "The fights were fought with something up my sleeve." This is huge. This, the comments he makes about not needing his "blessing," and there being nothing left to "save" him reveals that something has literally been preventing Prill from dying. What it is, Justin has not openly spoken about. He has only said that we will find out in the book, so he clearly does not want to spoil whatever it is.
As the lyrics progress, we eventually get to the part where he says, "I had a chip on my shoulder. Threw the punch—enough’s enough. He called my bluff, and now I’m fucked." From what Justin has revealed, before the match starts, Prill decides to punch The Third God (a fourteen foot, four thousand pound, stone sentinel named "Umfrant" who wields a lightning hammer) in the face... After Prill's pitiful flex, Umfrant punches him completely through the wall of The Pit, into the sky, and Prill is knocked the heck out. At the end of the song, the announcer has the guards restrain Umfrant, and he gives Prill until the fifth bell to get back to his feet before he lets Umfrant finish him off.
Before Umfrant's retaliation, there is a brief stream of consciousness where Prill feels untouchable. That is obviously put to rest as soon as Umfrant hits him, and as Prill is soaring through the air, even on the brink of death, he realizes that the world outside of him is still not worth living in, and he understands that he really has not progressed at all in the entire "From Windfall To Hell" series. He is still letting everybody walk all over him. He is still "speared."
Two dropped, and that’s my fault
It’s got me feeling awful
I’m all for gold, but take a picture
‘Cause it won’t be long for you too
I thought something was odd
Did I look god-proof?
I’d be for that installment,
But there’s something wrong when it’s true
So calling out the best you got!
Don’t even need my blessing!
Stand right in the piss
See if I end up like the rest of ‘em
Got the world up on my shoulder
Another disloyal soldier
Make the cut—enough’s enough!
The fights were fought with something up my sleeve
Blaring through the flames,
It was the secret kept from me
I’d color myself insane,
But we already know that’s how it be
My balance started fading
‘Cause nothing was left to save me
Now it is known
My wretched soul ruined the natural flow of the show
Here I am, so ungrateful!
Could not stand on my own!
No efficacy sheltered within my hands
I was less than a swine!
It won’t stop—that’s not my fault
It’s part of the impossible!
T’was all for good
Yo, at this point,
It seems the laws were broken
I thought something was odd...
I should have met my end
I was all for that installment,
Now I’m taking my redemption
Wear that courage ‘round my neck for fun
Don’t even need protection
Standing face to face—the final god,
My mind was off
Mama’ didn’t raise no soldier
I had a chip on my shoulder
Threw the punch—enough’s enough
He called my bluff, and now I’m fucked
Piled, smoldering ashes—what that crowd would demand
So I let them all spark up my ignorance
So I let them inside!
Mi sure nuh fear fah yuh,
Fah noting was de siem
Mi stood de edge tideh
De string was gaan
Mi jump into de fray
I’m the salt in the eye of an almighty thief
In the trough like a pig—down on my knees
Galling the ground to remember my name
Battered and framed, iron and chains
Somehow I’d walk to that end of that beam!
I’d make weaklings bow to me
Was my life on his conscience?
May vengeance be served—finally fearless!
Ascended in fragments of the old me
Albatross judgment would be sewn
But I could not care
‘Cause when I tried to look outside myself,
I still found nothing that I valued
Then he knocked me high into the sky
And he showed me why I was speared