Saturday, March 13, 2010

Pigs On The Wing (Part Two)

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

Lyrics:
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.




TRACK LISTING
Pigs on the Wing Part One
Dogs
Pigs (Three Different Ones)
Sheep
Pigs on the Wing Part Two



No comments:

Post a Comment