Song by Hungry Lights
from the album Three Gods & Me
December 31, 2017
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The First God Second Best

"Speared" is track six 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

Right off the bat, let us talk about the spear. The spear, as Justin made publicly clear, is representative of Prill's passive nature. Up until this point, Prill has let the world walk all over him. While he has had moments of fight and moments of victory, he is always shut down at the end of the day, and he just sort of takes it... which is why he ended up in this situation to begin with.

As the song begins, we can see that Prill's attitude has drastically changed compared to the first four songs of the album, and this continues throughout the verses and choruses. He has dropped the whole, "poor me" image, and he is back at bullheadedly attempting to move forward, which he swiftly realizes he cannot do as long as he is "speared." As long as that metaphorical spear is there, Prill cannot find a reason to truly push onward. He cannot find a reason to be. Moving through the verses and choruses, the rest of the song is basically just him being delusional as always and crying out to be heard and seen. He is externally searching for self worth as he gets ready to fight The Second God.

Lyrics Edit

Assuming that I’m on a path that brings me somewhere,

Assimilate my mind into your great beyond

Still, something was bothering… 

I’d lost a part of me

All of my thoughts are exploding outward

I’m so confident!

And I’m valiant

And I’ve found my stride

So no ocean, nor buzzing could stop me now

But what is this spear?

When I try to look outside myself,

I can find nothing that I value

Do I lift my head up to the sky

To ask why I’ve been speared?

But no—this was not about me

Hold on, more thoughts exploding outward

And I used to honestly believe

That no one could bother me

You don’t tell me what I’m after!

I just want a drop, not a cushioned fall… 

I’m so arrogant!

So I was seething when you left my side

I couldn’t blame you, for I was preachy

I’m rather full of it now

But hey, that has not stopped me...

When I try to look outside myself,

I can find nothing that I value

Do I lift my head up to the sky

To ask why I’ve been speared?

But no—this was not about me

I thought myself deranged

The things that I had named forsaken in the past

Had surely been remastered

And now that I could dream,

A precipice between the idealistic me

And all you without a mirror

Thrive much deeper, then you’ll see

You’ll believe

I’ve been blessed… 

So that’s why they can’t kill me

Yo, why it feel the life in the earth got cut up

And shut up

-Still didn’t die

‘Cause when I start to sink,

All reflections crack at the sight of what’s been done

Yo, I’ve tried to flee,

But you can’t outrun your fate if it’s written in stone

No, you gotta break that rock!


Then we dance!

‘Cause no one could ever, ever tell me

That I got no chance to leave

Your words muffled out by all my inner screams

-That’s victory

I could show you all my dream!

I could hold myself above ya’ll and shine out 

‘Til there is nothing else to see!

I could shine with a glint of madness

So dark I would not be denied

So I was sanguine

And I was daring

And I shined so bright

I got caught up in glowing, so I missed the height

And the bottom was empty—as was said dream

Still, I went on uncaring ‘cause I was free of shame

When I try to look outside myself,

I can find nothing that I value

Do I lift my head up to the sky

To ask why I’ve been speared!?


Didn’t see the tangle latched to me

Leash pulled back

I was restrained!

But watch me walk that beam with confidence

I need not balance, nor a choice

Just watch me trespass into that ring!

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