"Pig Latin" as written by and Mike Patton Benjamin Allen Weinman....
Do you remember where you were on that day?
A day of life sentences and x-rays
My name was on that birthday cake

Your mother, your father, your brother, and the thing under the covers
Your lover, the others, the leeches, and the serpents and the suckers
Your mother, your father, the babies and the nurses and the doctors

Your lover, the others, the waiting room, the gurney and the druggers
Your mother, your father, your brother, and the thing under the covers
Your lover, the others, the leeches, and the serpents and the suckers
Your mother, your father, the comas and the way the spirits hover
Your lover, the others, I thought I wasn't smart enough to suffer
Speaking pig latin
Kiss me goodnight(x3)
Dreaming white satin
Kiss me goodnight(x3)

Freedom--tying your legs down
Freedom--fucking your brains out
Freedom--blowing the candles out
Freedom--waving to the crowd

And I hate long goodbyes anyway

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"Pig Latin" as written by Benjamin Allen Weinman Adam Doll

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    mrwardon August 30, 2002   Link
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    General Comment"your father....covers"-that whole line is blatantly about sexual abuse. in fact the whole thing is.
    Zycloned_Leviathanon November 04, 2005   Link
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    General Commentmike patton is not their regular singer. he's just doing the EP. they have another guy theyre saving for the full length CD
    MrTinpeachon September 09, 2002   Link
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    General CommentSome of that is wrong....up till "gurneys and the druggers" is ok but then he changes the second half of each bit...FUCK knows what he's saying though...Thats the thing with Patton...sometimes he really does manage to hide what he's saying completely....
    Mr Chuffon September 27, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of my favourites. It tells the story of a man in a coma, and how he can see everything and notices everyone and everything around him, but he eventually just fades off into the distance. The "long goodbye" is the coma.
    Conemanon May 02, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI don't even understand where you came up with the sexual abuse thing. I honestly don't see it.
    Conemanon December 13, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI thought Dillinger was bloody amazing With Greg as the vocalist in Miss Machine but i bought 'Irony is a dead scene' and fuck me, It's even better. The EP is insaaaane.
    Wish they coulda wrote more.

    Well anyways, i'm gonna try to come up with some 'meaning' for these lyrics cause i'm fucking bored.

    Sounds like it's about some dude who's In a hospital, with family around him, but names himself as 'the thing' under the covers as a sign of not having any self respect. But this bloke is a bit fucked up and insane, The blurting out of all these images, to do with family and the hospital environment shows this aided by the mad vocals. Anyways, 'your lover' frequently repeated so maybe that's whats fucked him up.
    The pig latin bit i reckon is about nobody being able to speak his language or understand him and him just talking a load of bollocks.
    This guy blabs on about freedom, and that's where i reckon he might of got into hospital cause of too much drug taking, basically fucking up his life. Because of his freedom to go down to the street corner and get some shit.
    Then he has to kiss his sorry ass goodbye.

    So yeah probably talking utter crap but it kind of fits.
    Good song though.
    Someone reply, i'm bored
    daveysaon August 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentVery
    daveysaon November 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about getting diagnosed with a terminal illness. One of those people who never did anything with their lives, just bided their time until something came along, and BAM! it was cancer. "I thought I wasn't smart enough to suffer". That's the reaction; You hear the term all the time but think "It will never hurt me". And just like that, it flips you on your ass. I know that, because this happened to me. Excetp when I went under they realized it was just a severe infection. But still, you can imagine how I felt when I read the opening lyrics, as they hit me in the chest like a crossbow. They explain in full detail what I went through. SO yeah, no sexual abuse. Just the realization that your life has been meaningless, until you get a disease.
    SaviorSalvation213on April 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThat high-pitched word I hear in the chorus that Patton sings before 'your mother' etc. sounds like 'chinga' to me. 'Chinga' is Spanish for 'screw', and in that particular conjugation, Patton would be urging the listener to screw their mother, father and all the rest.

    However, it's quite possible that I'm thinking that because Spanish developed from Latin, and those who see Latin as a superior language might consider Spanish to be 'pig Latin'.
    CGon December 24, 2008   Link

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