"The Pig War" as written by and Snider Knudson....
it's been so long that it seems
like i've never been to the san juans
can we go soon?
girl slow down
girl slow down with me

if we leave now we can catch the last boat out
and that's the best one on this clear night
under pin-prick light

the wind on the boat's deck is a cold hand on the neck
or slipping into our cold bed

it's been so long that it seems
that i've never danced with anyone
she moves so
she moves so well

if we go outside we can take in a haze of Roche Harbor light
drink a bottle of red wine
forgetting to tell time
just sit still
we've moved enough

the wind on the boat's deck is a cold hand on the neck
or slipping into our cold bed


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"The Pig War" as written by Johnson Bayles

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    General Commentevery minus the bear song is soooo descriptive of the northwest u.s. where there from, seattle.

    i makes you fell like your there with them

    fuckin amazing
    HELMUT8833on November 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn my opinion this is the best song on the whole album. Those who have been to the San Juans will undoubtedly understand the title, referring to the pig war of 1859 between the British and America, which occured in the San Juans. Anyway, beautiful song and lyrics that anyone can relate to. My favorite line is "it's been so long that it seems like I've never danced with anyone"
    minus_the_bear942on August 04, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis makes me want to not worry about anything that may or may not happen in the future, and just enjoy life for what it is today
    thewhitepony33on January 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. this really is one of the best songs on the cd
    ilustrisimo08on January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy favorite line is also
    "its been so long that it seems like i've never danced with anyone"
    i love the backup vocals
    its just so beautiful.
    TheShorelineon September 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI have to comment on this song again
    This song has been my inspiration for so many things
    It has also been one of my favorite songs for awhile
    As if Minus The Bear didn't make me cry enough they put out this song, beautiful lyrics and a beautiful melody.
    Wow, just wow.
    TheShorelineon January 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGirl slow dooooown.
    Feel the emotion.
    Nyxzenon January 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is the most played song on my Itunes Library - amazing lyrics - Minus the bear hit it on the head with this song.
    Meyertimeon February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpin-pricked lights,
    stars
    malinda_fisheron August 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt is just so damn beautiful.
    myfirstbreathon September 23, 2007   Link

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