The Hunger is a passionate song about the dragon's breath, and the need of their kind to feel on the life force of others.
Izzy said, "I wrote this song with a particular person in mind. Our embrace was so pure, I didn't want to let them go, but I realized I was hurting them. I couldn't have that, but part of me, some secret cruel streak wanted to hold on until there was nothing left of them."
The song mixes the imagery of Dragon fire with the passion of a lover's embrace. The sexual, ominous, and heart breaking words come straight from Izzy's heart. "When I was offered my Pearl, the thought of immortality consumed me." He said in an interview with Spellbound, "I never considered the price I would have to pay in insatiable hunger. The fire is always there wanting to consume and destroy. If I deny it, I will wither away. If I indulge it, people get hurt."