Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pigs On The Wing (Part Two)

Pigs On The Wing (Part Two) 1:24
     (written by Roger Waters)

You know that I care what happens to you
And I know that you care for me too
So I don't feel alone
Or the weight of the stone
Now that I've found somewhere safe
To bury my bone
And any fool knows a dog needs a home
A shelter from pigs on the wing

Roger Waters: "[Without Pigs on the Wing, Animals] would have just been a kind of scream of rage." [Schaffner 214]

Perhaps the closest thing to a love song Roger has written, the lyrics to Pigs on the Wing were inspired by his new wife, Carolyne Christie.

Pigs on the Wing was recorded different for the 8-track tape format popular at that time. Because 8-tracks, after ending, automatically started at the beginning again without a pause (a cyclical idea that appealed to Roger), it was decided that a guitar solo would bridge the two parts of Pigs on the Wing. Snowy White, a guitarist who was backing up the band on the 1977 tour, happened to be around, and so he ended up recording a short solo as the bridge. Unfortunately, it was recorded as Pigs on the Wing Part 1/Bridge/Pigs on the Wing Part 2, and so Part 1 ended the album and Part 2 began it. The Snowy White solo was approximately 48 seconds of additional music.

Pigs on the Wing Part One
Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Pigs on the Wing Part Two

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