Piggy

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"Piggy"
Album: The Downward Spiral
Length: 4:24
Tempo: {{{BPM}}} BPM
Versions: Piggy
Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now)
Live: 1994 - Present


About

Piggy is the second track on the 1994 concept album The Downward Spiral. It is the first song to feature a live drum performance by Trent Reznor.

The Drum Solo

The unique drum solo featured in the last half of the song is actually Trent himself. Initially it was a drum test being used as a placeholder in the song, but he liked it too much to replace it.

Song Credits

Alternate Versions

The song was remixed as Piggy (Nothing Can Stop Me Now) by Rick Rubin for both of the 1995 Remix albums Further Down The Spiral v1 and v2. This Remix was also featured on 2004's 2nd cd of Tenth Aniversary addition of The Downward Spiral.

A live version of this song appears on 2002's Live Release And All That Could Have Been.

Performed Live

Piggy has become a popular song in Nine Inch Nails live shows, though it is not played on a regular basis. During live shows Trent will frequently venture into the crowd during this song with a microphone and invite fans to sing along to the song.

Lyrics

hey pig
yeah you
hey pig piggy pig pig pig
all of my fears came true
black and blue and broken bones you left me here I'm all alone
my little piggy needed something new

nothing can stop me now
I don't care anymore
nothing can stop me now
I just don't care

hey pig
nothing's turning out the way I planned
hey pig there's a lot of things I hoped you could help me understand
what am I supposed to do I lost my shit because of you

nothing can stop me now
I don't care anymore
nothing can stop me now
I just don't care
nothing can stop me now
you don't need me anymore