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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...


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    Aug 2nd, 2016 8:58pm report

    One of the 3 represent all of us. Pigs=the ones with power,ones who take more than they need, the rich, the pigs of society.sheep=people who follow blindly (the Lord's prayer is actually said during the album a sort of dry humor toward those who follow religion blindly) people unaware of the horror around them or to wrapped up in mass confusion to care, innocent but ignorant ones who just eat shit sleep fuck repeat. Dogs= soilders, loyal ones, one who run in packs to not be alone,men who need just a simple home someone who love them and a feels safe with that one


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    Jun 9th, 2014 6:54pm report

    I don't know whether the first two verses were created with a specific person in mind, but the third verse was a direct reference to Mary Whitehouse, probably the best known "morality" campaingner in the seventies. Against sex before marriage, homosexuality, nudity on TV etc she was such an archetype that there was even a satirical BBC redio/TV series, called The Mary Whitehouse Experience - needless to say most of it's content would have offended her.


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    Oct 7th, 2013 10:53pm report

    this song, listening to it in the late 70's believed was a symbolic form of expression about people in power who are digging their own graves in mud on their chins with the appetite of glutteny in hiding their evil sins in the inside of a whitehouse while they are trying to keep control of our feelings against it on the outside of them with bright lips and cold feet. personnaly did not feel comfortable, you can get the feeling that you are under the ''wrath of god'', and heading over the cliff if we don't change our ways from sin. your faith is being tested here if you are on the defensive, if you are on the offence you can feel that you are'' playing god'' in persecuting us for our sinful nature.


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    Apr 17th, 2012 4:15pm report

    Jesus called peoples pigs and dogs,those who think that by having wealth and power are free are the most miserable of all seeing they are serving their master louis cyfer.PIGS.


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    Apr 24th, 2011 4:05pm report

    this song is about people who are considered to be at the top of the social ladder. These people have money, power and manipulate the rest of society and encourage them to be very competitive so that the "pigs" can remain powerful through it all. The "pigs" manipulate the businessmen or the "dogs".


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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:47am report

    Pigs are the people in control of government and sheep are the everyday people and dogs are the war mongers.


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    Apr 17th, 2011 4:43am report

    Pigs are the political rulers, the sheep are the people who just want to live their lives and the dogs are the war mongers.

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