Serj Tankian & Shirley Manson – “The Hunger”

Posted on January 1, 2012

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In honor of Amnesty International’s 50th anniversary, we’ll be shining the spotlight on musicians who have contributed to the fight for political freedom throughout the world. We are haunted by this song ‘The Hunger’, which was composed by System of a Down founder Serj Tankian with words by Steve Sater (“Spring Awakening”) for the rock opera “Prometheus Bound.” “An outcry against tyranny, Prometheus Bound illustrates one man’s struggle against the brute force of a ruthless dictator…this new musical is inspired by Aeschylus’s Ancient Greek tragedy about the heroic struggle of Western civilization’s first prisoner of conscience.”

Serj recorded ‘The Hunger’ with Garbage lead singer Shirley Manson and is donating all proceeds to Amnesty International. Treat yourself to this incredible song and strike a blow for prisoners of conscience.

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Check out this tribute video

The Hunger

And so you went, could not be found
Another wind in some other town
When no one knows your lover’s name
How you rocked your body on the way

That’s the way we lose our f-king minds
Or what it means we leave behind
No one knows the longing and the shame
All those sorry, oh so sorry babes
And so it’s over

The wind blows on ……
But something whispers from the storm
As we wander through the dark
The hunger of the heart
Something whispers from the storm
As we wander through the dark
The hunger of the heart

And that’s the way we lose our minds
Oh all the names we leave behind
Though no one knows how much remains
For all we lost for the blame

Oooooooh …
Oooooohh the world goes on..

Something whispers through the storm
Yeah something whispers from the storm

As we wander through the cold and dark
With the hunger of the lonely heart

And so it’s over, the wind blows on
But there are whispers from the storm
As we wander through the lonely dark
With the hunger of our hearts

Oooooooh …
Oooooohh the world goes on..
(Something whispers through the storm
Something whispers from the storm)

As we wander through the cold and dark
With the hunger of our hearts

Ahhhh aaaaah

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