Pigs in the barn

by | Dec 29, 2019

Pigs in the barn

the farmer’s gone out for a spell

Pigs in the barn

the farmer’s gone out for a spell

his Niece is covering for him

she’s had to lay down, she’s not well

 

Pigs in the barn

are covering over their tracks

pigs in the barn

are covering over their tracks

they’re eating too many carrots

and laying on too many sacks

 

Pigs in the barn

want to let the other animals know how they feel

Pigs in the barn

want to let the other animals know how they feel

they said if they don’t stop to listen

they’ll be forced to murder and steal

 

Pigs in the barn

are refusing to be herded for sale

pigs in the barn

are refusing to be herded for sale

when the owner comes home

he’ll be grabbing them all by the tail

 

Pigs in the barn

they’re voting on who gets to lead

pigs in the barn

they’re voting on who gets to lead

there’s no end of shouting

handing out gifts and promising to double the feed

 

Pigs in the barn

it’s not always as it seems

the dogs are barking

and the bats are hanging off beams

 

Pigs in the barn

the older ones are digging the ground

pigs in the barn

the older ones are digging the ground

the big pigs are nervous

and the small pigs are making no sound

 

Pigs in the barn

are being told they have nothing to fear

Pigs in the barn

are being told they have nothing to fear

they’re told the same old stories

year after year

 

Pigs in the barn

are arguing over who gets the blame

Pigs in the barn

are arguing over who gets the blame

the farmer’s Niece is waking

and covering up her shame

 

Pigs in the barn

are covering up their eyes

Pigs in the barn

are covering up their eyes

they say if you can’t see the truth

you can’t see any of the lies

 

Pigs in the barn

the temperature is forty degrees

the grass is wilting

and birds are falling from trees

 

Pigs in the barn

they know they’re going to have to choose

Pigs in the barn

they know they’re going to have to choose

if they work out how to win

they won’t mind so much what they lose

 

Pigs in the barn

are taking turns in getting some  sleep 

Pigs in the barn

are taking turns in getting some  sleep

till one stood up and said

“it’s time for us to stop acting like sheep.”

 

Pigs in the barn

are waiting for Spring to arrive

Pigs in the barn

are waiting for Spring to arrive

if they all stay together

it’ll help them all to survive

 

Pigs in the barn

the farmer needs meat for the Fair

Pigs in the barn

the farmer needs meat for the Fair

reprisals mean talk

of revolution in the air

© copyright – Stephen Newman 2019

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