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"Second Best"
Threegods
Song by Hungry Lights
from the album Three Gods & Me
Released
December 31, 2017
Recorded
2017
Length
5:33
Label
Independent
Three Gods & Me track listing
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Speared Finally Fearless

"Second Best" is track seven on the Hungry Lights studio album "Three Gods & Me." Remember that this is a summary, not the entire story! It is like 1-10% of what is actually going on—just the skeleton.

Story Edit

In this chapter, Prill fights "Arilayah," The Second God (not an actual god, just a champion). Arilayah is a fast, nimble, deadly, akulite woman who is a spitting image of Atah'xia. Prill learns that an old acquaintance is watching him this fight, and he uses the match to prove how much he has changed since they last met. It makes him angry that she does not believe in him, and he uses that for fuel as he swiftly defeats The Second God.

Lyrics Edit

Ladies and gentlemen, I’ve had enough secrets

I been open-handed, and I got nothing to lose

But what’s left to gain?

-Is it worth all that shame?

My dreams became intangible

-Not tethered to reality

Brushing the mirror that had taken my place before now

It was glinting so clear, every star I saw was full

How churlish of me not to ask permission

Been preoccupied with wishing

Someone would take existence from me


You’d couldn’t let me walk away

You watched from a distance

For you didn’t trust that I could change

Shall I show you again?


More times than I realized, 

I was left unfinished—diminished

I still didn’t get it yet

And I gave my everything, 

But it seems even you didn’t have my back

I was left in the corner, pushing harder—a martyr!

-The promised fracture

No, I couldn’t step forward

I done lost all of my nerve

Before my innocence splintered

And then blew away,

I was dreaming better days

But no, that’s something I cannot relate to

No pain—couldn’t feel anyway

My turn to escape was a rat in a small, dark maze

With an exit braced,

This time... there was nowhere for me to go


You’d couldn’t let me walk away

You watched from a distance

For you didn’t trust that I could change

Shall I show you again?

Well, here I go...

The catastrophe’s set on the front of the stage

Where will you sit?


Now, I planned the way this would shoot 

Flirt with a lie, man—that’s what I do 

If I don’t see it, then I won’t fear it 

And if I owned it, I could just tear it down 

Instead of staring me down, 

Why don’t you help me by clearing this out? 

If I can’t see, then I won’t fear it 


I never thought she would be here with me

It was nice to finally hear a friendly voice just like my own

I shouldn’t be ashamed… 

Her loss is just the price of power

And if my gods fall one by one,

Maybe I won’t remember the truth

I want to forget

I want to forget

I want to forget

I want to forget


It’s ending—pretending that we are not the same

Don’t try to justify—there is no better lie

And we're all frightened of fighting—of dying


You’d couldn’t let me walk away

You watched from a distance

For you didn’t trust that I could change

Shall I show you again?

Well, here I go...

The catastrophe’s set on the front of the stage

Where will you sit?

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