Discuss: What Is Sebalter Chirping About in Hunter Of Stars?

Just like buses, you wait ages for an official Eurovision video and then they all seem to come at once. The Swiss entry can now be added to the collection. The “Hunter of Stars” clip contains some dodgy armography and random spaghetti flinging, however, the real question is what the heck is Sebalter singing about?

If I’m being honest I was kinda distracted by all the whistling, when the song was first released. But now that Ukraine’s Maria has gone and made him look like an amateur tweet-tweeter, the sheen has worn off and I’ve been forced to examine the lyrics in further details. And I’m confused!

He’s wet and he’s dirty. He roars like a lion. Evil satellites. Candidates. Aye, aye, aye, how did I not notice this gibberish sooner? The best theory I can come up with, is that Sebalter is singing about the concept of male bravado – he portrays himself as a courageous “lion” wooing his “prey”, whereas in reality he is wracked with self doubt  and confidence issues – “I’m so wet, I’m dirty”. Except he sounds and looks far too chirpy to be a man struggling with inner turmoil. His terrible diction doesn’t help matters either.

What do y’all think?

“Hunter of Stars” by Sebalter Lyrics

Whistles

Looking for a candidate you have an option only one choice
Sipping my drinks looking around, there is so much beauty, yes we can
But yet, self-confidence is a fragile concept, that often fades away in the night
And there it comes, that unwanted guest, there is no place for you tonight

Want me to go, want me to go
Cause ya think I’m lying cause ya think I’m lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Whistles

Like an evil satellite, twisting the truth then leaving us alone
In this mad and moody world, society without love
And I state my heart has been well trained, I’m gonna be your candidate
I am the hunter you are the prey, tonight I’m gonna eat you up

Want me to go, want me to go
Cause ya think I’m lying cause ya think I’m lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars

I press my nose to the glass, it’s raining outside, it’s raining outside
I would like to storm in, roar like a lion, roar like a lion
I fear your judgement, I fear your judgement, I’m so wet, I’m dirty
I fear your judgement, I fear your judgement,
That it’s me and my imperfection

Violin solo

Want me to go, want me to go
Cause ya think I’m lying cause ya think I’m lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Want me to go
Cause ya think I’m lying cause ya think I’m lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Want me to go
Cause ya think I’m lying cause ya think I’m lying
No, open the door
Cause tonight I cannot go hunting for stars, no no

Whistles

Padraig Jude contributed this report from Ireland. Follow him on Twitter at @PadraigJude. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.