War Pigs by Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath

Black Sabbath were a rock band formed in Birmingham, UK, in 1968 by Tony Iommi (guitarist), Bill Ward (drummer), Geezer Butler (bassist) and Ozzy Osbourne (vocalist). Cited as pioneers of the heavy metal the band helped define the genre.

War Pigs
Album: Paranoid
Date: 1970
Genre: Classic Metal

Lyrics by Anthony Frank Iommi, John Osbourne, Terence Michael Butler, and W T Ward

Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerer of death’s construction

In the fields, the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Death and hatred to mankind
Poisoning their brainwashed minds
Oh lord, yeah!

Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor, yeah

Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait till their judgement day comes, yeah!

Now in darkness, world stops turning
Ashes where their bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour

Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees, the war pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing, spreads his wings
Oh lord, yeah!

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