Witches gather at black masses
Bodies burning in red ashes
On the hill the church in ruin
Is the scene of evil doings
It's a place for all bad sinners
Watch them eating dead rats' innards
I guess it's the same whereever you may go
Oh Lord yeah

Carry banners which denounce the lord
See me rocking in my grave
See them anoint my head with dead rat's blood
See them stick the stake through me
Oh

Don't hold me back cause I've just gotta go
They've got a hold of my soul now
Lords got my brain instinct with blood obscene
Look in my eyes I'm there enough
Yeah

On the scene a priest appears
Sinners falling at his knees
Satan sends out funeral pyre
Casts the priest into the fire
It's the place for all bad sinners
Watch them eating dead rats' innards
I guess it's the same whereever you may go
Oh lord yeah


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Walpurgis song meanings
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    General CommentGreat song. Almost as good as War Pigs :-P Obviously this song is about satanists, but the question is, what about satanists? I think the guy telling the story was captured by the satanists and they are sacrificing him. A priest comes and tries to save him, but the priest, and the man, die.
    erasmus11290on June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThis was actually the original version of War Pigs, I think. They changed the lyrics eventually to protest against the war.
    Denzilon July 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentYeah, it is. That's why I made the comment about it almost being as good as War Pigs. It's the same music but with different, much darker words. And they probably also changed the lyrics so people wouldn't think they were completely psychotic.

    People can be dumb at times. As soon as you mention Satan or 666 in a song, they automatically say it is supporting satanism, even if it says something like "Satan sucks and he'll ruin your life," sort of like this song is.
    erasmus11290on July 14, 2005   Link
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    General Commentwhy is this song under sabbath? i mean i know it was meant for them but it was never released as sabbath. it was only on a ozzy album
    TheNewDiabolicon January 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWalpurgis was recorded by Black Sabbath, so it's their song. "Walpurgis" was more or less a demo that the band later adapted into "War Pigs". Ozzy dug out one of his old Sabbath tapes and released it in his best-of compilation The Ozzman Cometh making clear it was an old Black Sabbath track.
    evildead167on January 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti like the video where he mixes both walpurgis and war pigs lyrics
    madhat57on February 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is the original version of War Pigs. The record company forced them to change it to War Pigs and change the lyrics because there were rumours around at the time that Black Sabbath were Satanists (not true). This was partly the record company's fault for putting an inverted cross on the cover sleeve of their first album without asking them and making everyone think that they were Satanists.
    Megiddoon March 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhere can you find this song?
    Pink_Floyd_fanon April 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthere is an ok version on youtube. its just audio, though.
    agoodbassiston December 08, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIf you understand Christianity or more like Churchianity the way Ozzy does which is basically from a gnostic Christian point of view who were the original Christians, this is about the Church itself who are the fallacy, the lie, and killed off the gnostic sun worshipping magic mushroom eating pagans that wrote those ancient tales of astronomy, astrology, and shamanism in the bible.

    To me it's about the church and how evil they really are beneath their illusion of goodness.
    mushroom_jesuson June 15, 2008   Link

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