when I was a baby i was so happy
i played with my friends in the mud
wilbur and jack and notice and beaty
we were a gang and you gotta believe me
momma would scold us if we got too rough
she didnt care she was proud of us
i ran around and talked to the animals
tellin them stories of savage cannibals
then i got older and noticed a girl
first i was sure i didnt exist to her
i sulked around but i didnt know why
then she put her cheek on my shoulder and i
was lookin at her and she was lookin at me
we started to smile it was our destiny
tina was her name she was my cutie pie
forgot about the things that i used to like
i spent all my time followin her around
my friends all made the whiplash sound
they understood they was happy for me and
everyone clapped when i asked her to marry me

and she said yes and we felt so fine
we lost track of the passin of time
before i knew it we had our own babies
gina and shade and kiwi and ged

but now, i've got to die
i've lived a good life i've got no complaints
i'd like to thank farmer keep
for bringin me scraps so for that i could eat
he always had a smile on his face
he didn't want to think of this day
it's finally here...
it's finally here...
oh oh oh

they called me pig
they called me pig

when i was a baby i was so happy
i played with my friends in the mud

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    My Interpretation
    My interpretation of this song (If someone's already stated this, forgive me) Is that it's a representation of the life of a man - told through the life and death of a pig. There's a saying "MEN ARE PIGS" Well, this puts a twist on that thought, rather than making pigs filthy, the pigs play innocently as children, live a good life, fall in love, marry, and die. The epic part with the "But now I've got to die..." Is also symbolic, because the one thing man fears more than anything else is death. But after living a pure and innocent life, why fear it? What have you got to fear? 'I've lived a good life, I've got not complaints' Farmer Pete, to me, also represents a god-like character, for "Farmer Pete for bring me scraps of food that I could eat" God doesn't give you everything you ask for, he gives you scraps, he gives you what you need, not what you want. He let the man/pig live a good life. Even in the death, he doesn't resent pete, for he knows that he's provided the foundation for his life. THIS IS AN AMAZING SONG! No matter the interpretation, I think we can all agree that this song is chillbump-inducing.
    dmb13on May 11, 2010   Link
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    General Comment
    ...well, it's fairly obvious what this this song is about. a pig from the time it's a piglet, until it grows up and gets slaughtered. simple, yet goosebump inducing, i swear.
    autopsyyyon May 28, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    i believe the name of the piglet is "otis", not "notice"...lolz.
    astroboton October 12, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    On the version that's on the Red Album, they added a really cool touch by putting a lone snare drum hit to symbolize the gunshot that kills the pig after the last "i played with my friends in the mud" line, right as it goes quiet for a moment
    pixiesfan92on June 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    Amazing song. Yes it's about the life of a pig. Sums up life (for any creature) very simply. The song is very sweet yet sad. Very Pinkerton-esque. Love it!
    Redlighton June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    Great song, beat Rivers has written in a while. Hopefully it will be on Album 6
    ullberryon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    ullberryon June 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment
    Yeah it's definitly Gina and Shannon and Keebie and Gabe as well as Farmer Pete
    rancadoron June 07, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    A very Vegan song- The song is just the life of a pig and how the farmer hated killing, but thats how he made a living- A sad song in the life of a pig. I love what they did to it on the album, but otherwise a great song!
    tubapunkon June 08, 2008   Link
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    General Comment
    I like this song. Anyone think that maybe the song could be about Rivers? Him finally getting married and having "lived a good life"? Also after the 2 minute mark on the song his singing kinda reminds me of Freddie Mercury. Anyone else think that?
    swederlandon June 19, 2008   Link

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