"Hunger" as written by Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir and Ragnar Thorhallsson....
You are right, I'll move on
But my lungs feel so small
I couldn't breathe if I tried
I lay my head on the floor
My beating heart wanted more
But I'll keep it in and keep you out

I'm drowning, I'm drowning
I'm drowning, I'm drowning

But for the longest time I knew
There was nothing left for us to do
But I tried, oh, I try
And in this quiet company
There is nothing staring back at me
I'm in need of the sound

Hungry for the kill, but this hunger, it isn't you
Voices disappear when you are speaking, in sombre tunes
I will be the wolf and when you're starving, you'll need it too
Hungry for the kill, but this hunger, it isn't you
It isn't you, it isn't

I grew tall to fill the void
Let me go 'cause you are just a shade
Of what I am, not what I'll be
But in this quiet company
I forget sometimes just how to breathe
Fill my lungs with the sound

Hungry for the kill, but this hunger, it isn't you
Voices disappear when you are speaking, in sombre tunes
I will be the wolf and when you're starving, you'll need it too
Hungry for the kill, but this hunger, it isn't you
It isn't you, it isn't

I'm drowning, I'm drowning
I'm drowning, I'm drowning
I'm drowning, I'm drowning
I'm drowning, I'm drowning
I'm drowning, I'm drowning


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"Hunger" as written by Ragnar Thorhallsson Nanna Bryndis Hilmarsdottir

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    My Interpretationjanatxy.tumblr.com/post/120032676016/…

    Have you ever felt this feeling that you need to let someone close to you go? If yes, this beautiful composition, brought to you from Of Monsters And Men’s upcoming album “Beneath the Skin”, would be perfect choice for your evening playlist by the window (or if lucky, on top of the roof). New single “Hunger” almost feels like an address or confession of the one who goes through this ambivalent state where despair, attachment and hope dance a tango in trio.

    My beating heart wanted more
    But I’ll keep it in and keep you out
    I’m drowning, I’m drowning

    Sometimes, there comes a moment when you fear feel that you are so distant and yet so physically close at this moment. Only as the silence progresses and emerges in its space and time, you understand that saying nothing at all is even more scary than most of the words you’ve never said out loud. Nevertheless, it does not shatter your will to be complete and fight for what you have been cherishing all these years. But the more you try, the more it takes its toll on you.

    But for the longest time I knew
    There was nothing left for us to do
    But I tried, oh, I try
    And in this quiet company
    There is nothing staring back at me
    I’m in need of the sound

    And now, when you put up your mind, made decisions, you realize that you cannot let this overflowing anger and sorrow flood the one you love. You can be hungry for revenge, for cry, for kill. But you never let your inner worries trouble your lover. Because you know, it is you who troubles you in the end. You drown.
    You drown.

    Hungry for the kill, but this hunger, it isn’t you
    Voices disappear when you are speaking, in somber tunes
    I will be the wolf and when you’re starving, you’ll need it too
    Hungry for the kill, but this hunger, it isn’t you
    It isn’t you, it isn’t

    Close to the finale of the song, each individual instrumental part unite and build up for the last outburst of sounds and feelings, in style we loved from their previous album. As tension rises to its peak, Nana and Ragnar sing loudly last words of this beautiful piece of music.

    I’m drowning, I’m drowning
    I’m drowning, I’m drowning
    I’m drowning, I’m drowning
    I’m drowning, I’m drowning
    zhanat1151on June 10, 2015   Link
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    General Comment"you are right, I'll move on, but my lungs feel so small"
    Man- that is hauntingly beautiful
    blue novemberon August 25, 2015   Link

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