Who Sang Piggy in the Middle? Sonic Boom Six

Sonic Boom Six The Ruff Guide to Genre-Terrorism cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2006-7-10
length: 4:03
producer: Tim G
membranophone: Neil "Madfish" McMinn
vocal: Ben Childs, Barney Boom and Laila Khan
trumpet: Nick "The Blade" Horne
mixer: Christophe Bride
guitar: Ben Childs
keyboard: Ben Childs
programming: Tim G
co-producer: Sonic Boom Six
melodica: Laila Khan
saxophone: Ben Childs
trombone: Nick "The Blade" Horne
bass guitar: Barney Boom
recording engineer: Christophe Bride and Tim G
Lyrics
Sound of the police. Oi oi, big up to the underground,
Another chance to dance in the sun, move out to the renegade sound.
Sound system 20k, no one for miles away
But they won't f****** let us stay, and they say go away.
Here come the dibble playing piggy in the middle of nowhere
But still they come out there. (Move out of my way.)
They're causing problems when I recognise one of them
From my school and then he starts to say...
Oi oi, I didn't want to be like this but sorry mate
You know that this is just the way it is.

Back in school you were the first to be the front of the fight,
man we got stoned every night,
You know we used to be tight but I don't recognise
Babylon in front of me, talking about this, oh no no no,
I haven't changed in a bit...
You know those hippies want to take the p***,
I kiss the scruffy f****** on the head with this.
It's a dirty job that someone's got to do and it comes down to me.
Whoop whoop, and that's the sound of the police.

Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
I'm drawing a line
And you're no friend of mine.
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle.
No you aren't no friend of mine.

When we were little playing piggy in the middle
In the park until the sun went down. (Back in the day.)
Now you're on horses as your regiment enforces
All the laws at which we used to frown.
You say well this is just the way it is, they're p*****
I push them to the ground and bend their wrists.
It's the dirty job that someone's got to do and it comes down to me.
Whoop whoop, and that's the sound of the police.
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
I'm drawing a line
And you're no friend of mine.
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle.
No you aren't no friend of mine.

So you see, Mr. Officer
How I've tried to see, from your point of view.
But your eyes I don't recognise,
It's not what you do, it's what it's done to you.
You see a world, etched in black and white.
You see a world, ready for a fight.
No we can't, be the same tonight
So I'll speak my piece.
So Mr. Officer no show me producer,
You only talking like my friend because I knew you.
For every copper to serve and protect me
There's always one like you to f****** contest me. No.
And you should know if the push becomes a shove
I know exactly where I stand now that you're a part of
Everything you said you'd never be.
And that's the sound of the police.

Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
I'm drawing a line
And you're no friend of mine.
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle, said a whoop whoop.
So show me a sign,
Where do you draw the line?
Piggy in the middle.
Watch the piggy in the middle.
No you aren't no friend...
No you aren't no friend of mine.

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Do It Today
  • 2 Apathy Begins at Home
  • 3 All In
  • 4 Piggy in the Middle
  • 5 For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge
  • 6 Northern Skies
  • 7 Bigger Than Punk Rock
  • 8 Danger! Danger!
  • 9 Don't Say I Never Warned Ya
  • 10 Shareena
  • 11 A People's History of the Future
  • 12 Until the Sunlight Comes

  • Release information
    label: Deck Cheese Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin