Pigs (3 different ones ) Lyrics - Pink Floyd

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Big man, pig man, ha ha charade you are.
You well heeled big wheel, ha ha charade you are.
And when your hand is on your heart,
You're nearly a good laugh,
Almost a joker,
With your head down in the pig bin,
Saying "Keep on digging."
Pig stain on your fat chin.
What do you hope to find.
When you're down in the pig mine.
You're nearly a laugh,
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry.

Bus stop rat bag, ha ha charade you are.
You fucked up old hag, ha ha charade you are.
You radiate cold shafts of broken glass.
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You're nearly a good laugh,
Almost worth a quick grin.
You like the feel of steel,
You're hot stuff with a hatpin,
And good fun with a hand gun.
You're nearly a laugh,
You're nearly a laugh
But you're really a cry.

Hey you Whitehouse,
Ha ha charade you are.
You house proud town mouse,
Ha ha charade you are
You're trying to keep our feelings off the street.
You're nearly a real treat,
All tight lips and cold feet
And do you feel abused?
You gotta stem the evil tide,
And keep it all on the inside.
Mary you're nearly a treat,
Mary you're nearly a treat
But you're really a cry.






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to Crazy Dave | Reviewer: meh | 9/4/12

I have never ever read any review as delightfully as yours. Kudos to you. You should do more of these.

To avoid offtopic - yes, I'd have to agree with greater part of this review. To add my two cents - song could be about three pigs, three stereotypes, each described in three parts of the song - some high level manager, street cowboy (a pimp?), politician.

I Like this Song | Reviewer: Charles Gus | 9/3/12

Great Melody, change-ups. 1977. Way ahead of it time. I"ve spent most all my life flying, 41 years now. +10k hours, would really like to learn more bout 'pigs on the wing' as a saying,,Thank you all for this forum. Gus

Pillow of Calming Wind | Reviewer: Crazy Dave | 11/18/11

Well.. There are some awesome views here, and some complete idiocies that (as one happy chappy succinctly nails) eat their own reptilian tails. Personally, I agree with all the opinions that allow for other opinions to exist.. This is not euclidian fecking geometry that we're dissecting here.. It's high Art, and as such, is open Open OPEN to different interpretations, even in the event that ol' Roger Dodger pops up with a 30,000 word dissertation on it's ACTUAL meaning.. And I'm quite sure he (a living superPoet of the modern age) would be the first to agree here.. To wit...
Of course this song is referencing more than just UK politics.. What other White House is in every person (above the age of 5) 's forebrain? Hello!! Anonymous Dumbass can try and shut down thoughtful opinion, but this is a bullshit move.. Although it has had a positive effect for all its inherent stupidity, as it caused me to write in more than any other comment.. Anyway, um.. Even if Mr.Rodge flat out states that "White House" refers to a house he used to walk past every day in Camden or wherever, and not (now) Obama and smiling family's pad, IT DOESN'T BLOODY MATTER!! Even when being obscure, or misdirectional, Roger is intelligent enough and been around the block in a psychology sense to know that The Common Man, who doesn't understand multi-layered meanings are an inherent part of human beauty, is going to picture The US White House,giant green lawn & pillars and all.. Thusly creating a reality where this meaning becomes The Meaning. And any refuse-eating poop covered Indian guru can tell you we create our own subjective realities within our psyche and (even when no-one else agrees) we are forceful enough and magical enough creatures to bend reality to our perception, and right or wrong ceases to become a factor.

So, whatever Roger And Gravy Gilmore say, we are free to glean whatever we wish from their poetry. An argument could be easily made that this is patently untrue.. That Pigs (and surrounding songs) are surely not about.. say.. the relationship between Goofy and Pluto (one dog talking, another only barking? WTF Walt??), or about summer lawn tennis club rivalries, or whatever... But, again, If I as a sentient blob think it so, and believe the premise with enough force and commitment, it becomes MY reality, and that's that.. A universe of One now exists where this opinion IS true.. It's elementary laws of inferential existence..

Personally, I love the absolute shit out of this song (and album), and don't give a hoot what exacting, limiting personal views anyone else holds, to the exclusion of my view.. But I incorporate all thoughts (even the ridiculous) and pick and choose as is my Thinking Animal's constitutional right. Of course this album is about Animal Farm.. Of course it's about politics, commerce, greed, stupidity, religion, psychology, art, censorship, power, peace, freedom, love, hate, Douchebags... It is a poetic statement rivaling anything by Danté, Ginsberg, Zimmerman, Ovid... And like all cool shit, is just as true on a specific level as a macro view. Yay for the Floyd.

We all hope they get back to happy families before anyone super important dies, but if they don't, long live their past contributions which have made our lives so much more bearable and interesting.

I always thought the words were "Ha ha.. (I) should write you up.." Not realising Charade was being sung with an UK accent (as opposed to glass..), and it was this confusion that brought me to this site. Funnily though, my interpretation of Roger yelling at the fatcats and comptrollers, telling them he's gonna expose their bullshit in song, for all the world to see, is ultimately true in every sense (apart from the fact I am clearly mistaken about the actual words :)) This is the wondrous beauty of Waters, even when you can't quite understand him (like the rant in Waiting For The Worms) his message still gets across, as his (and Pappy Gilmore's) emotion is always plaintive and in evidence. Bung!

One final thought.. Favourite Floyd album? Isn't that a bit like comparing sex with super willing twin sisters? (I live in a male-centric world view.. Go figure!) Both girls are awesome, energetic, rythmic, highly flexible, skilled and adventurous as my needs develop, so choosing between them becomes highly academic, and bound to mercurial mood changes. When asked to be pinned down on my favourite Floyd album,(or Beatles, Grateful Dead, Zappa etc) i have to imagine I'll be on Mars for the rest of my life, and weight constraints mean that only one wax disc could make the journey... and that for some reason iPod's don't work in the Martian electric field or some shit.. And its a totally frustrating bloody game.. Pitting Floyd against itself I come up with two answers.. Meddle and Animals. And in this constrained universe of one album forever, I have to choose Meddle, simply because there is more moods to enjoy. Or I could be a smartass and say my favourite album is MeddleAnimalsWishYouWereHere, as I believe if Pinkus hadn't been tied down to a 24min a side physical constraint and didn't have to produce timely product for The Company, these albums could have been released as one Magnus opus. Or to bend the wily Tarantino idea to my own blurt, first you must compare every other album that has ever been, ever will be, or can never be, to a Pink Floyd album, before you start comparing Floyd's sparkling Hatori Hanzō of a discography.. Yes.

I am Australian. Animals is glorious. That is all. :D



Pillow of Calming Wind | Reviewer: Crazy Dave | 11/18/11

Well.. There are some awesome views here, and some complete idiocies that (as one happy chappy succinctly nails) eat their own reptilian tails. Personally, I agree with all the opinions that allow for other opinions to exist.. This is not euclidian fecking geometry that we're dissecting here.. It's high Art, and as such, is open Open OPEN to different interpretations, even in the event that ol' Roger Dodger pops up with a 30,000 word dissertation on it's ACTUAL meaning.. And I'm quite sure he (a living superPoet of the modern age) would be the first to agree here.. To wit...
Of course this song is referencing more than just UK politics.. What other White House is in every person (above the age of 5) 's forebrain? Hello!! Anonymous Dumbass can try and shut down thoughtful opinion, but this is a bullshit move.. Although it has had a positive effect for all its

Animal Farm | Reviewer: Paul | 8/6/10

Floyd has the most appropriate view. According to the band members themselves, this is a take of UK society in the late 1970's, through the lens of Animal Farm (the book). The references to Mary Whitehouse (a kind of UK version of Tipper Gore censorship crusader) are a clear reference to the time period, when the UK was undergoing high unemployment, inflation and labor unrest (I was a college student in London at the time). "Dogs" are the "dog eat dog" capitalist corporate culture, especially in the recording industry. Sheep are everyone else who go along with it. And "pigs" refer to those who gorge and enjoy themselves. It wasn't long after this that the band members were in legal litigation with their record labels, and breaking up after The Wall.

Re:Kiefer's animals | Reviewer: Floyd | 1/14/10

I agree with Kiefer's look on this album more than any other post that I've read. I think you're a bit wrong to put this to politicians in general as the lyrics in my opinion have a much more general and expansive feel to them. I think that these songs are supposed to encompass our culture in it's entirety and that the songs are about the different types of people in our society. The Pigs are the top of the crop much like in animal farm, they are the exploiters who end up walking on two legs at the end and betraying their fellow farm animals. The Dogs are in the book their military backing that forces those who don't comply into submission, but I think that Waters differentiates from this and that the dogs are more the men in the rat race of capitalism who eventually retire alone to somewhere sunny down south after working in a big city and stabbing people in the back. The sheep are very similar to the ones in animal farm and are just the people in life who are content to live in conformity without thinking. Waters references religion as well in this song, making it seem that religion subdues the masses. Also at the end of the song saying the dogs are dead and that they are free seems to imply that these capitalist cutthroats shepherd these sheep throughout life which is pretty similar to some critics arguments on our consumerism culture. Animals is my favorite Pink Floyd album and this is my personal take on it's meaning, but I would be a fool to believe that this could be the only meaning you could derive from the lyrics.

Pigs | Reviewer: gill barnes | 8/14/09

In the Uk, there was a lady called Mary Whitehouse who tried to censure everything from Tv Sitcoms to Punk music. Swearing was out as were the fashions of the day, and anything involving sex. This song is a small dig at her as well as having ties with George Orwell's novel "Animal Farm" where the pigs were more equal than the other animals. Hence the title of the album "Animals". Nothing to do with Americam Politics at all. A UK band writing from a UK point of view.Please get your facts right in future. It makes me very angry when the facts are mis-interpretated.

Kicks ass!! | Reviewer: Howard | 8/13/09

This song Kcks ass and sounds like it could be a modern present day song. To the Guy with the Headline "Spot on - 2/8/08" My Local Station here in Seattle 99.9 FM has played this song many times along with many other Floyd songs they dont give a F$#% I called them last month or so a nd requested Goodbye Blue Sky and they played 5 minutes after I called.

pork ur an idiot | Reviewer: Anonymous | 6/1/09

This song was written way before Obama and Pelosi...true it was written about politicans (hey you white house)and people in power (the power elite), but to put it on an ideology (in ur case democratic---liberal) is quite naive. Nice try...

pork | Reviewer: Ecartman | 4/16/09

This song is the epitome of the pork politics that nObama and his other 2 pigs (Pelosi and Reid) are shoveling. Their chins covered in the slop of idiotic spending, the "fucked up old hag" from San Francisco, and trying to keep our feelings off the street. Change "Mary" to "Barry" and a charade they truly are...

You don't listen to Pink Floyd, you experience it. | Reviewer: Floydosopher | 3/29/08

Kiefer's 2/23/08 review is straight and to the point, correct. Everyone interpits music differently that fits their own mind set, it's about psychology. Pigs is my absolute favorite single from Floyd, every album is a different journey. The band members write, perform and produce their music(art), but that doesn't mean they experience their own music as the listeners. Yes, you don't listen to Pink Floyd, you experience it. If you don't experience Floyd, then you true don't understand Floyd. I've been experiencing Floyd for twenty-eight years and I still hear bits and pieces I haven't heard before, a new experience. Headphones in a pitchblack room, no external stimulation to interfer with the experience, a little buzz helps. Rodger Waters brought Pink Floyd to the top, nobody can replace that position, at least for me.

Pfft | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/17/08

Um, yeah you do all realize that this album is about politics? And the song Dogs is quite accurate in the description of politicians, is it not? ^_^ Roger Waters is a very talented song writer, though he is rather arrogant, lol. Pink Floyd really is the best band known to man kind, but that's just my perfect opinion.

RE: yeah | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/5/08

Can't save 'em all , eh Kiefer?

You were spot on.

What keifer got from the song is the Meaning. He got that from the Images. One of the jobs of an artist is to Show us what they feel, not Tell us.

Pink Floyd is one of the best at this.

The post below this one is a snake eating its own tail.

yeah | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/29/08

keifer, did you figure that out on your own? or did you really think it was about pigs, dogs and sheep? come on, opinions are good, observations are good. but don't state the obvious.

I think people place too much into lyrics anyway. even though this album is a well written peice of art, it doesn't mean we should be taking advice on life and politics from musicians; and for that matter, TV and movie writers as well.

animals | Reviewer: kiefer | 2/23/08

hey i really think that this entire album has a completely different view then what everyone thinks, i believe that it is based upon three different types of people, all the cooperate assholes and all the people that screw others over are the pigs, the dogs are the guys that work there ass of to try and go somewhere in life but end up dying of cancer all alone, and the sheep are the followers, they are the people that most of us are, they are all the people that spend most of there lives trying to find a leader or following one leader. I also believe that one reason why we all try so hard but most of us have trouble understanding pink floyds lyrics is because we already were "tainted" so to speak by everything in the world, waters and gilmore tried to avoid this and ended up with completely profound lyrics and confused people, there is a moral behind all of floyd music, the challenge really is finding it.


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