The Hunt – Song and Lyrics by AHAB

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Written by: CHRISTIAN HECTOR, CHRISTIAN HOFFARTH

Duration: 16:55

Discover the poetic beauty in ‘The Hunt’ by AHAB. This lyric breakdown takes you on a journey through the artist’s thoughts, emotions, and the story they aim to tell. From clever metaphors to evocative imagery, we delve into the nuances that make this song a lyrical masterpiece. Whether you’re a fan of AHAB or a lover of well-crafted words, our detailed analysis will give you a deeper understanding and appreciation of this song.

Flat and silent the ocean lies
Pequod’s captured in a lull
No gentle breeze blows in the sails
Heated by a salty carpet from above
The crew’s emaciated, survival tough

Giant billows bear a mighty whiteness
Screams from the lookout: Whale ahead!
I want this whale, I want it dead!

Hysteria on upper deck
Rabid flames in Ahab’s eyes
Hustle and bustle, drag and pull
Panic affects the whaler’s moves

Fire!

The harpoon slashes the water’s surface
Diving into darkness – the prey escapes

Swallowed by the sea
Starboard lies calm
Portside full of wrath
Possessed by unhuman anger

The heart brawly pumps the blood
Through the marionette of rage

Ahab’s visage runs red
I want this whale, I want it dead

A fin erupts from the abyss
Proudly undulates the flesh
Reaches bright horizons Inviolable, manorial
An arrow loosens
… and spirit’s away.””