"Piggy" as written by and Trent Reznor....
Hey pig
Yeah you
Hey pig piggy pig pig pig
All of my fears came true
Black and blue and broken bones you left me here I'm all alone
My little piggy needed something new

Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I don't care anymore
Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I don't care
Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I don't care anymore
Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I just don't care

Hey pig
Nothing's turning out the way I planned
Hey pig there's a lot of things I hoped you could help me understand
What am I supposed to do, I lost my shit because of you

Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I don't care anymore
Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I don't care
Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I don't care anymore
Nothing can stop me now
'Cause I just don't care

Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me

Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me

Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me

Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now

Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now
Nothing can stop me now


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"Piggy" as written by Trent Reznor

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  • +6
    General CommentIt's how Trent's pet pig ran away when he was kid and he got really sad!
    Gimodonon January 07, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentits about Ricard Patrick. Trent's good buddy and ex band mate (from 'pretty hate' to 'broken'). The guy went on to form the band Filter. Richard's nick name was piggy.
    booboyon November 09, 2007   Link
  • +3
    My Interpretationto me the song is about someone he once had a relationship. She probably tore him apart and left him broken, and he hates her for that.. shes is the pig

    hey pig
    yeah you
    hey pig piggy pig pig pig
    all of my fears came true
    black and blue and broken bones you left me here all alone
    my little piggy needed something new

    She left him for something new, a new relationship. Now he doesn't care anymore. He doesn't feel anymore.

    hey pig
    nothing's turning out the way I planned
    hey pig
    there's a lot of things I hoped you could help me understand
    what am I supposed to do? I lost my shit because of you

    This verse shows that he's still lost without her although he says nothing can stop me now. And I feel the repeat of the line (nothing can stop me now), he keeps saying to himself to convince himself that everything will be ok.

    theunsilenton March 17, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYou'll notice a lot of rock artists making references to pigs, or piggies. The only real reason I can see for this would be the Charles Manson massacres in the 70s, when The Family killed Sharon Tate and others, writing 'Death to Piggys' and more in their blood. During the trials, Charles Manson and The Family made reference to a song written by George Harrison of the Beatles, in which he spoke of piggies rolling in the mud, in their suits, etc.
    vapidon April 12, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this is a song directed at an ex-lover, pure and simple.
    Äll of my fears came true/ nothing turning out the way I planned- breaking up
    Black and blue and broken bones, you left me here all alone- Being abandoned by his lover
    Nothing can stop me now- He's moving on
    VelvetAcidMikeon November 23, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commentto me the song is directed towards someone who has completely obliderated an emotionally intwined person by making them feel like they could find seclution in them, after finding this seclusion and releasing all the things that he/she tried to keep within them all this time the person leaves him.(for whatever reason) then, he just spirals out of control feeling like hes completely lost everything and all hopes of going back.he then comes to the realization that he just really dosent give a shit about anything anymore
    M-Opiate-Aon February 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHi. This is my first time posting anything - ever! Anyway, this song to me is really personal and it just hurts listening to it. Years ago, my first serious boyfriend and i broke up. i was really young and quite stupid (isnt hingdsight a brilliant thing?) anyway, after we broke up i ended up going out with his best friend. my ex sent me a copy of these lyrics and i was utterly devastated. i was his piggy. i needed something new. to him "nothing can stop me now, coz i dont care anymore" was a reflection of how he felt toward me. i went from being his love, to being so utterly insignificant. i hadnt realised the implications of what i had really done until it was too late. now, almost 9 years after the fact, i wish i could go back and change things. " i lost my shit because of you". i never wanted it to be that way. Regret and pain after the fact wont go back and change the hurt that i inflicted upon him. I was a jerk and this song is a constant reminder of that...
    Kitdanon March 08, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti find how ignorant and closeminded alot of you. If you listened to NIN at all you'd realize Reznor does not come straightforward at all with what he's writing.

    i.e. black and blue and broken bones, this line is not actually about Trent getting beat up, what are you retarted?

    the song is about a girlfriend who left him, just because he calls her a pig doesn't mean he's singing about the cops who took his drugs and beat him lololol.

    i say he found himself in this girl and was really happy/in love with her, he put alot of trust into their relationship and she left him, shattering his world.

    the black and blue and broken bones are metaphors for his emotional wounds.... think outside the box a bit people.
    DoctorGloomon February 07, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAnother great example of Trent putting his anguish into words. I interpret this song as Trent speaking to a lover that left him, irrevocably hurting him.

    “hey pig
    yeah you
    hey pig piggy pig pig pig
    all of my fears came true”

    He is simply addressing the person that hurt him and saying how what he had hoped would never happen, has happened.

    “black and blue and broken bones you left me here all alone
    my little piggy needed something new”

    He is saying here I am in all this pain after you betrayed/left me. She left him for someone she met.

    “nothing can stop me now 'cause I don't care anymore
    nothing can stop me now 'cause I don't care
    nothing can stop me now 'cause I don't care anymore
    nothing can stop me now 'cause I just don't care”

    It is unknown that he is going to do (move on, kill her, lift weights, etc…), but her decision making provided the fuel he needed to fulfill his determination.

    “hey pig
    nothing's turning out the way I planned”
    His future plans involved her, but she had other plans.

    “hey pig
    there's a lot of things I hoped you could help me understand”

    He is lost without her.

    “what am I supposed to do? I lost my shit because of you”

    Not only is he lost, but he gave up all he had (friends, time, etc..) and has nothing to show for it
    JayAmarion July 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think that this song is about police brutality I am not sure but that is what i take from it. It is about a person who has lost his fear for police because he knows no matter what there is a chance he could be hurt so nothing can stop him now soooo maybe haha
    Misanthrope_Fearon March 03, 2009   Link

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