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"The Thorn That Split My Wheel"
Heavy
Song by Hungry Lights
from the album Heavy Is The Crown
Released
November 15, 2016
Recorded
2016
Length
7:52
Label
Independent
Heavy Is The Crown track listing
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"The Thorn That Split My Wheel" is track four 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.

StoryEdit

In this chapter, Prill is reprimanding himself for his act of murder because the dead man's brother is a wicked, cut-throat pirate named, "Reflaugh" who was very upset about his brother's untimely death. He is so upset that he kidnaps Abalone as an eye for an eye. Prill blames the entire situation on his failure to catch Fothcrah, then decides that getting his daughter back from this man will be the redemption quest he has been looking for.

LyricsEdit

O' how my actions turned me to a snarling beast!

The very essence of what I had left behind

-Back in the churning ocean

The thorn that split my wheel was gnawing at my heel-side

When did I learn to wield those fangs?


I lost my mind, back in the sea

And the wondering still frustrates me

Of all the pawns my wrath could reap,

It was one that hid forbidden shackles

They twisted in and coiled up my arm

Until they reached my rib-cage

My heart displayed a quickset bolt

-A lock for one who chose to compliment my rage


An albatross is soaring high

-The one I had admired from before

Before my kettle boiled over

To envy it’s not weighed down by my guilt

Easier to forgive than it is to forget

But my fate had come from a brother who's in ire

Will my revered burn as I walk the coals?

Where had I gone wrong?

For you had paid for my misstep


I walk a path I cannot see

How the wandering does frustrate me!

Revenge was sought and full of holes

I know it so, for I had felt that emptiness

And you were gone, and so my tears…

They fell so sweet

O' even autumn was pushed aside!

Was I the snake that ate its own tail?

A hungry light that did not think before it struck the fruit


Could I find you?

For in that corner, I chose to turn away

You couldn't stand me

The man that you had loved has died

I’ve gone away

O’ even if you called for me, I wouldn't change!

I need a reason for peace in my mind


Alone, I would trace it all backwards

If a hand is tied, I’ll grow two more!

How the loss of what glimmered

Can help a lowly man back to height!

My awry ascent of delusion,

I had dismissed it as a nightmare

I am not settled in the crotales,

For I’m not tuned for that score


Cut in between the lines of who I was and am now

My hands were soaked in blood

My hands are soaked in blood

-The ink to draw the map to lead me back to your side

And there was nothing in the universe to keep me from you

Lie, lie, lie, lie, lie


So I approached it with caution

Watch my hands for the cue,

And I'll show you that I can't ever miss!

I reminisce of a time I didn't half-walk on a thread so fine

So connect the dots for me—one at a time

Until this picture's clear

‘Cause I'm unsure if I can find where I lay in the design


Cut in between the lines of who I was and am now

My hands were soaked in blood

My hands are soaked in blood

-The ink to draw the map to lead me back to your side

And there was nothing in the universe to keep me from you

 Trivia Edit

  • An earlier conceptualized name for this song was "The Thorn That Split The Wheel."
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