"Run, Pig, Run" as written by Josh Homme, Joseph William Castillo, Troy Dean Van Leeuwen and Unknown Composer,....
When I was young, we used to play the game called hide and seek
Someone'd go hide, I'd count to ten
You probably never played, instead you talked a game of sheep
A skill you almost do perfect

Run, pig, run
Here I come

Woo, hoo, hoo, run
Woo, hoo, hoo, run
Woo, hoo, hoo, run

I am no saint and make no claims to being in the right
It's just for now, I am wrong less
You're probably wondering with what to do this has with you
I wanna play the game you missed

Run, pig, run
Here I come

There is no safe place
There is no safe place
There is no safe place to hide

Woo, hoo, hoo, run
Woo, hoo, hoo, run
Woo, hoo, hoo, run


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"Run, Pig, Run" as written by Joseph William Castillo Josh Homme

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    General CommentHe's saying he's going to get someone. (The screws/pigs)

    This is a straight forward song, but you can consider it a conclusion to the conflicts earlier in the album. Some of the other songs at the beginning talk a lot about being different and being judged for that and variations thereof.

    In this song it's telling that Hommes refers to the other as playing a sheep game, (probably Simon says) indicating that they are one of the conformists/screws that ruin the world. 'Pig' is a common insult aimed at authority and society figures.

    So now he's coming to get them in revenge. (Possibly also this song is directly related to the River in the road) Hes not claiming to be perfect, but he's better. (Less-wrong) The game references is simply Hommes being cheeky.

    He's having fun. The innocent angle implied by the children's games reminds me of the Someone's in the Wolf, where a similar sounding song, (which also referenced an animal like this one) uses a children's story for atmosphere.
    SuperMutanton June 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe best song on Era Vulgaris
    DDTon June 09, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentexcellent song! one of the best on Era i think.
    Black Sativaon June 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song, especially as a closing song.
    necrophageon June 20, 2007   Link
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    General CommentSeems to me that he is getting back at some authority figure for what he believes is a past injustice, as someone mentioned above.
    shnugen17on July 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song. Love the sound of it. :)
    Aeonson February 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGood Song, good fucking album

    I'm Liking this i really am....bulby is cool

    I love the dirty guitar sound in it, just like in turnin' on the screw

    Man i love QOTSA, they bleed sex into rock....YAY
    \m/
    ThesmallprinTon February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentForgotten way is a tool. And I mean that in the harshest way.

    I find it funny that the two songs he seems to positively review are Static-X and LIMP BIZKIT.

    Really. Are you serious? Are you FUCKING SERIOUS? YOU WHITE TRASH PIECE OF RETARD?
    scarecrow826on February 18, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthe guitar line followed by the "responce" guitar line (the main riff) in this song is simple but inspired, which only the best muscians can do.

    and i was going to defend Forgotten way because i like a few static-x songs, but by judging rage against the machine by their most popular song which you probably heard only once, didn't understand how to listen to it, so just said "fuck them" because you dont like music unless its predigested for your enjoyment.
    The last thing we need is someone making music about negativity instead of trying to get something postive out of misfortune.

    stop listening to my music, please.
    E_Scapegoaton February 25, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about someone who is totally fucked. For example playing the game of hide and seek is like relearning and making sense of why we learned certain games while growing up. And it is from the point of view of the seekers "There is no safe place
    There is no safe place to hide " gives a sense of being completely fucked
    seedless420on August 28, 2010   Link

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