The Hunt (5:17)

Cover of Ghost Of Cain

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“The law is there to make the right decisions by using juries and so forth. Great, I support the law. However there are times when the law doesn’t have any bloody teeth. Justice is not seen to be done. The most important thing about justice is not only that it is done but that it is seen to be done. Put it another way. Look at the Asians in the East End and Bradford. The police wouldn’t help them. They got so sick with trouble in their areas that they organised their own street patrols, and good luck to them. It’s a common theme right across America, right across Europe. Not many groups write about it because it’s unhip. People don’t believe that they’re getting justice, that the law is fulfilling it’s primary function - revenge. People put their trust in the law to carry out their revenge for them. If it fails to do that then the people carry out their own revenge. All ‘The Hunt’ does is tell a story and suggest how I feel. It’s a taboo subject in the West, especially among young people who don’t like the idea of authority, discipline or the law in any way. Sure it’s a dodgy song but then a lot of emotions are dodgy. It’s no use pretending you’re a nice person who never gets nasty. What we do is express a whole lot of emotions. A lot of love songs and so forth, all the way to areas which are not so nice and which people don’t want to talk about. I like violent emotions. Love and hate - there’s a balance between the two.

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