Pigs on the Wing (Part Two) Lyrics – Animals – Pink Floyd
Pigs on the Wing (Part Two)
You know that I care what happens to you,
And I know that you care for me.
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.
About the Song
“Pigs on the Wing (Part Two)” is the closing track on Pink Floyd’s “Animals” album, a succinct bookend that complements the opening piece, “Pigs on the Wing (Part One).” In a way that is both literal and metaphorical, this song wraps up the album with a personal and direct message, much like the first part, but with a revelation of hope that was not as explicit in the opening.
As with “Part One,” “Pigs on the Wing (Part Two)” is a stripped-down composition, just Roger Waters and his acoustic guitar, creating a stark contrast to the complex and heavy sounds that characterize the rest of the album. It is an intimate performance, almost like an introspective monologue that has been allowed to breathe and resonate in the space created by the preceding tracks.
The lyrics in “Part Two” reflect back on the themes explored in “Animals.” After the critique of societal roles and the corruption of humanity as depicted through the dogs, pigs, and sheep, this closing part brings back the focus to the individual level. Waters sings about the potential for a protective and loving relationship to shield one from the harms of the world, as suggested in lines like “You know that I care what happens to you, and I know that you care for me too.”
The song suggests that, despite the harshness and alienation of the world depicted in the album, personal connections can provide refuge and meaning. It’s a sentiment that speaks to the power of solidarity and mutual support, offering a glimmer of hope that even in the most cynical of times, the individual is not completely alone.
“Pigs on the Wing (Part Two)” serves not only as a conclusion to the album but also as a resolution to the narrative arc, suggesting that the harsh critique of society throughout the album is not without a solution. The solution lies not in the systems and structures, but within the personal and emotional bonds between individuals. This humanistic message echoes after the song ends, leaving the listener with a sense of closure and perhaps a touch of optimism.
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