Sheep Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Roger Waters
album: Track 4 in album Animals
release date: 1977-1-23
popularity : 16 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Psychedelic Rock/Prog Rock
length: 10:21
producer: Roger Waters, Richard Wright, David Gilmour and Nick Mason
lead vocals: Roger Waters
vocal: Richard Wright and David Gilmour
percussion & drums: Nick Mason
guitars & bass guitar: David Gilmour
bass guitar & guitar: Roger Waters
synthesizer & keyboard: Richard Wright
composer: Roger Waters
lyricist: Roger Waters

Cover Art

Pink Floyd Animals cover art
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Hopelessly passing your time in the grassland away
Only dimly aware of a certain unease in the air
You better watch out
There may be dogs about
I've looked over Jordan, and I have seen
Things are not what they seem

What do you get for pretending the danger's not real
Meek and obedient you follow the leader
Down well trodden corridors into the valley of steel
What a surprise

The look of terminal shock in your eyes
Now things are really what they seem
No, this is no bad dream

The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want
He makes me down to lie
Through pastures green He leadeth me the silent waters by
With bright knives he releaseth my soul

He maketh me to hang on hooks in high places
He converteth me to lamb cutlets
For lo, He hath great power, and great hunger
When cometh the day we lowly ones

Through quiet reflection, and great dedication
Master the art of karate
Lo, we shall rise up
And then we'll make the bugger's eyes water

Bleating and babbling we fell on his neck with a scream
Wave upon wave of demented avengers
March cheerfully out of obscurity into the dream

Have you heard the news?
The dogs are dead
You better stay home
And do as you're told
Get out of the road if you want to grow old


Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Pigs on the Wing, Part 1
  • 2 Dogs
  • 3 Pigs (Three Different Ones)
  • 4 Sheep
  • 5 Pigs on the Wing, Part 2