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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
You're nearly a good laugh
Almost worth a quick grin
You like the feel of steel
You're hot stuff with a hat pin
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 your 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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  • U
    UnregisteredDec 14, 2011 at 8:21 pm
    I take the pigs to be the greedy rich, the dogs to be the government oppressors and the sheep to be the rest of us.
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    MattyLawsApr 30, 2008 at 3:09 pm
    This song follows the theme of the album where they represent pigs dogs and sheep as different types of people:

    Sheep - Conformatists, people who are ruled by pigs.
    Dogs - Backstabbing high-risers, e.g. business men

    This song is about people who rule over the sheep, they define three different pigs in this song.

    The first is similar to a dog (defined in the song Dogs in Animals), searching for capital gain.

    "With your head down in the pig bin
    Saying 'keep on digging'"

    The second is Maggie Thatcher

    The third obviously Mary Whitehouse.

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