Sound of the police. Oi oi, big up to the underground,
Another chance to dance in the sun, move out to the renegade sound.
Sound system 20k, no one for miles away
But they won't fucking let us stay, and they say go away.
Here come the dibble playing piggy in the middle of nowhere
But still they come out there. (Move out of my way.)
They're causing problems when I recognise one of them
From my school and then he starts to say...

Oi oi, I didn't want to be like this but sorry mate
You know that this is just the way it is.

Back in school you were the first to be the front of the fight, man we got stoned every night,
You know we used to be tight but I don't recognise
Babylon in front of me, talking about this, oh no no no,
I haven't changed in a bit...
You know those hippies want to take the piss,
I kiss the scruffy fuckers on the head with this.
It's a dirty job that someone's got to do and it comes down to me.
Whoop whoop, and that's the sound of the police.

Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
I'm drawing a line
And you're no friend of mine.
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle.
No you aren't no friend of mine.

When we were little playing piggy in the middle
In the park until the sun went down. (Back in the day.)
Now you’re on horses as your regiment enforces
All the laws at which we used to frown.
You say well this is just the way it is, they're pissed
I push them to the ground and bend their wrists.
It's the dirty job that someone's got to do and it comes down to me.
Whoop whoop, and that's the sound of the police.

Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
I'm drawing a line
And you're no friend of mine.
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle.
No you aren't no friend of mine.

So you see, Mr. Officer
How I've tried to see, from your point of view.
But your eyes I don't recognise,
It's not what you do, it's what it's done to you.
You see a world, etched in black and white.
You see a world, ready for a fight.
No we can't, be the same tonight
So I'll speak my piece.

So Mr. Officer no show me producer,
You only talking like my friend because I knew you.
For every copper to serve and protect me
There's always one like you to fucking contest me. No.
And you should know if the push becomes a shove
I know exactly where I stand now that you're a part of
Everything you said you'd never be.
And that's the sound of the police.

Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
I'm drawing a line
And you're no friend of mine.
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
So show me a sign,
Where do you draw the line?
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle.
No you aren't no friend...
No you aren't no friend of mine.


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    General CommentIts about being in place out of the way breaking the law but doin no harm when the police turn up and one of them is someone who used to ur mate back in school and hated and broke the same rule, and the songs just about how people change...i reckon...awsome tune anyways and awsome live!
    dn6326on April 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah...I think you've pretty much got that. It's about where people change but when they change into and become the very thing they've always hated their whole lives. I guess you could see it as people just growing up and being more realistic...or at least that'd be an excuse that they would tell you.
    Purespoonageon September 04, 2007   Link
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    My InterpretationPretty sure it's about someone they used to know, who joined the police, and changed so much so that they can't see past the rigid rules.

    Someone told me. I forget who. D:
    Asdayon July 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentComically - my boyfriend works for the Police. This is his favourite SB6 song.
    FairySweetnesson June 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm imagining a practically cinematic encounter at an illegal rave in a forest, wherein a complying and non-intimidating SB6 are confronted by a mounted unit of police officers, one of which a school-friend of the band members, and the resulting confrontation is climactic.

    It's all made up though, I think BB said he just met someone he kind of knew from school in the pub once and the fella confirmed his new occupation. ACAB anyway, victims.
    kevlaa420on June 11, 2010   Link

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