Three Little Pigs - A Tale of Vengeance

by DOUG the Eagle

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about

This is my fifth album, the bulk of which was recorded in 2008. The whole first side is a radically different interpretation of the 'three little pigs' story. Basically I started out with the premise of "Why might the wolf have a good reason to break into the house?" and the result was a set of songs that turn the story on its head. The track titles were shamelessly inspired by Roger Glover's 'Elements' album.

In some ways I'm a little unnerved by it... the resulting suite is probably one of the darkest pieces of music I've put together and the flipside of the album doesn't really balance it properly. I've made a vow that the next album will be happier.

I think one of my favourites on this album is "The next, a pig on fire". This started out from a sample of Bill Clinton's infamous "I have sinned," speech, later replaced for copyright reasons. It took some time for me to find a suitable replacement voice, but I have Jairus to thank for that. Thanks also go out to Tezkat for his newsreading on the same track.

As usual we have a DMFA-inspired song, this time 'The Dark Price of Eternal Youth', which deals with the quandry any incubus or succubus is likely to face, whether to slowly age and die, or prolong your already generous lifespan by stealing the souls of others. This is a central theme in my webcomic 'Project Future', from which the illustrative picture of Jakob is taken. Thanks Ren, for all you've done to make it possible.
All songs were recorded 8-track except for 3,5 and 8 which used two synchronized 8-track machines.

A PDF version of the cover with full lyrics and liner notes can be found here:

dougtheeagle.com/tlpatov/three_little_pigs.pdf

credits

released March 31, 2009

The cover art by Keaton the Black Jackal. Logo by Luke Turner.
James Starrunner for his voice on 'The death of a thousand splices', Tezkat for the newsreader on 'The Next, A Pig On Fire', and Jairus as Bill Clinton.
Mastering was done by Alex Balzama at Swift Audio Solutions, London.
Apologies to Roger Glover

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Track Name: Overture (Three Little Pigs)
This little piggy went to market
This little piggy stayed at home
This little piggy, gonna hunt him down
Wherever he may roam
Death's too good for you
Death's too good for you
Death's too good for you
But it'll have to do
Track Name: Three Little Pigs
Three Little Pigs

Well, the first little piggy made his fortune out of spam
Selling dodgy medicines
The perfect little scam

But he didn't know the price that he would pay
The local mob persuaded him
To send a cut their way

Well, the second little piggy made his fortune out of theft
Stealing gold and platinum
He didn't leave much left

But he didn't know the price that he would pay
The local mob persuaded him
To send a cut their way

Well, the third little piggy made his fortune out of smack
Selling cheap enlightenment
For thirty quid a whack

But he didn't know what it would lead him to
The first two piggies hired him
Said "We've a job for you..."

But they didn't know their lives of crime would fail
The big bad wolf arrested them
To throw them all in jail
But he didn't know the price that he would pay
Each little piggy drew a gun
And blew my dad away
Track Name: The First Pig's Laid In Clay
The first pig's laid in clay

My prey was all alone, I trailed him home
Waiting for the time
If fortune favours me, he'll lose his key
And then he'll be mine

What if the nightmare's true?
What if the bad guy's you?
I did not know what went wrong
I played along, waiting for the time

Your ass is mine, little piggy
Your ass is mine
Your ass is mine, little piggy
I'll bring the bacon home tonight

I camped across the road, no fixed abode
Stakeout for the win
I'll take that little sod, and may God
Forgive me for my sin

What if the nightmare's true?
What if the bad guy's you?
I do not know what went wrong
I played along, waiting for the time

Your ass is mine, little piggy
Your ass is mine
Your ass is mine, little piggy
This little piggy dies tonight

You'll feel this dead too
When I am done with you
This little piggy dies tonight

I found an open door, basement floor
Crept in from the rain
I'll make him disappear, never fear
Never seen again

What if the nightmare's true?
What if the bad guy's you?
I worked out where I went wrong
All along, so now he'll be mine

Your ass is mine, little piggy
Your ass is mine
Your ass is mine, little piggy
I'll bring the bacon home tonight

Your ass is mine, little piggy
Your ass is mine
Your ass is mine, little piggy
I'll bring the bacon home tonight

You'll feel this dead too
When I am done with you
I'll bring the bacon home tonight
Track Name: The Next, A Pig On Fire
The next, a pig on fire

I have sinned, I have sinned

I guess it's true...
The only thing that's all a lie
Is my respect for you
I loathe you and I'm going to make you pay

I'm going to sacrifice you

They said to me
That two wrongs never make a right
So now I'll try with three
I loathe you and I'm going to make you burn

I'm going to sacrifice you

"In other news, suspected drug baron Ed Samson, alias the First Little Pig, has been found dead at his home in Wentsgrove. Samson had a string of previous convictions for supplying drugs and police believe his killing to be the work of a rival gang."

I have sinned, I have sinned

My deed is done...
The only thing that's left to do
Is cover up and run
The third pig better make his peace with God

I'm going to sacrifice him

I have sinned, I have sinned
Track Name: The Third Pig's Watery Grave
The third pig's watery grave

(The wolf's testimony before the board of inquiry)

The night was dark, the night was warm
Out ship had sailed into a storm
Outside the pig stood tall and thin
I ran on deck to fetch him in

And as the crew gaped in surprise
He turned with hatred in his eyes
And as I tried to save his life
That little piggy drew a knife

And as the blade sank into me
He slipped and fell into the sea
I saw him fall away from me
I guess it wasn't meant to be

One little piggy lost at sea
Track Name: The Wolf's Gone With The Wind
The Wolf's gone with the wind

I took off like lightning
To a place I'd rather be
They can only pin the drowning onto me

If I can only reach the border
Then I'll make it home scot free
They can only pin the drowning onto me
Track Name: The Death Of A Thousand Splices
The death of a thousand splices

Before Mom left, she said, "The love of a succubus can only lead thee to heartache"

Monop/guh

THERE IS NO VALID REASON THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE ALIVE
Track Name: The Dark Price Of Eternal Youth
The Dark Price of Eternal Youth
(Chronicles of Jakob Pettersohn)


Three thousand years you'll live to be
But after that won't come for free
Could you pay the price?
End another's afterlife?
I think that's not the way for me

Eternal youth is in your hands
But could do what it demands?
Could you pay the price?
Make a human sacrifice?
I think that's not the way for me

Would you pay that price?
End another's afterlife?
I think that's not the way for me

Would you pay that price?
Make your heart as cold as ice?
I think that's not the way for me

Would you pay that price?
End another's afterlife?
I think that's not the way for me

Would you pay that price?
Make a Being sacrifice?
I think that's not the way for me
Track Name: Three Little Pigs Overture (2011 remix)
Overture

This little piggy went to market,
This little piggy stayed at home,
This little piggy, gonna hunt him down...
Wherever he may roam.

Death's too good for you...
Death's too good for you...
Death's too good for you, but it will have to do.