I explode with force, and from every tendon, But once again today, like yesterday, Theyíve surrounded me, surrounded, Gaily they chase me by the numbers. From behind the fir blast the double-barrels There are hunters hidden in the shadow. The wolves somersault over the snow, After turning into live targets. Itís a wolf-hunt, Itís a hunt For the gray predators For the veterans and for the whelps. The beaters shout, And the dogs bark with all their strength. Blood on the snow and the spots Are red flags. They donít play fair with the wolves These huntsmen, but their hands donít tremble. After fencing off our freedom with flags, The beat the bushes confidently, for sure! A wolf cannot go against traditions. It was clear in childhood, while blind puppies, We wolf cubs, as we sucked the she-wolf We absorbed this: never go beyond flags! (Refrain) Itís a wolf-hunt, Itís a hunt For the gray predators For the veterans and for the whelps. The beaters shout, And the dogs bark with all their strength. Blood on the snow and the spots Are red flags. Our feet and jaws are rapid. Why, pack-leader, answer us, Why do we tear towards that shot And why donít we try to go past the ban? A wolf should not, cannot do otherwise! And here my time is over: The one who I was meant for, Smiled and raised his gun. (Refrain) Itís a wolf-hunt, Itís a hunt For the gray predators For the veterans and for the whelps. The beaters shout, And the dogs bark with all their strength. Blood on the snow and the spots Are red flags. But I have left behind my obedience To flags: the thirst for life is much stronger, And from behind me with I hear with glee The astonished cries of the humans. I explode with force, from every tendon, But today is not like yesterday. They surrounded me, surrounded, But the huntsmen were left with nothing! Itís a wolf-hunt, Itís a hunt For the gray predators For the veterans and for the whelps. The beaters shout, And the dogs bark with all their strength. Blood on the snow and the spots Are red flags.
© Peter Struwwel. Translation, ?