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, and one of the many to include the phrase "Nothing Can Stop Me Now"

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