Pigs, Sheep and Wolves

Paul Simon
Language: English

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Nell'album "You're the One", recentemente ripresa in "In the Blue Light" (2018), featuring Winton Marsalis

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Una fattoria degli animali di orwelliana memoria, dove i grassi porcelli dominano sugli altri animali, primi fra tutti le miti pecore... In lontananza, sulla collina, i lupi, i reietti della società... Una pecora, allontanatasi dal gregge, viene trovata barbaramente uccisa, scuoiata... Al lupo! Al lupo!... Ma siamo proprio certi che siano loro i predatori? O forse anch'essi sono solo dei capri espiatori?

I maiali, per restare al potere, per restare grossi e grassi, hanno bisogno che le pecore abbiano paura dei lupi, ma soni i porci stessi a macellarle senza che loro nemmeno se ne avvedano...
Big and fat
Pig's supposed to look like that
Barnyard thug
He makes his bed in a puddle of mudd
Look at him walking down the street
That's a half a ton of pig meat

Up in the hills
Above the farm
Lives a pack of wolves
Never did no harm
They sleep all day
Hunt 'til four
Maybe catch a couple of rodents
You know, carnivore

Sheep in the meadow
Nibbling on some clover
One of those sheep wanders over
Sits by a rock
Separated from the flock
He's just
He's just sitting by a rock

Where'd he go?
I don't know
Well he was here a minute ago
Yeah, but I don't know
Sheep is dead
Got a gash as big as a wolf's head

Big and fat
Pig's supposed to look like that
He's a-wallowin' in lanolin
He's rubbin' it into his pigskin
The police are going crazy
Let's get him
Let's get that wolf
Let's get him
Let's get that wolf
Let's get him
Let's kill him, let's get him
Let's kill him

Court-appointed lawyer wasn't very bright
Or maybe he was bright
Maybe it was just a late night
Yeah, it was just a late night
He filed some feeble appeal
And the governor says, "Forget it
It's a done deal"
He says, "Objections? Elections? I don't care
I'm gonna give that wolf a lethal injection"
Let's get him, let's get that wolf
Let's get him, let's kill him
Let's get him and kill him, let's kill him, let's kill him

Whoa, slow
Here come the media
IPhones and cameras
Asking everyone's opinion
About pigs, sheep and wolves

Big and fat
Yeah, a pig's supposed to laugh like that
Yeah, this is hilarious
What a great time
I'm the pig who committed
The perfect crime
Ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! Whoo hoo!

All around the world
Japan, Scandinavia
Candlelight vigils
Protesting the behavior
It's animal behavior
It's animal behavior

It's pig, sheep and wolves
Pig, sheep and wolves
Pig, sheep and wolves
It's animal behavior
Ha ha ha ha! Ha ha ha! Whoo hoo!
Pig, sheep and wolves

Contributed by Bernart Bartleby - 2018/11/10 - 21:00

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