"Witch Hunt" is a song by progressive rock trio Rush from their album Moving Pictures.
It is a part of the "Fear Series," or as it's more commonly known among Rush's fanbase, "The Fear Trilogy," which is a set of four songs dealing with fear in different incarnations. Though this was the first song of the trilogy to be released, it is actually the third song in the trilogy, as lyricist Neil Peart found its concept…
The night is black without a moon
The air is thick and still
The vigilantes gather on
The lonely, torchlit hill