"War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)" as written by and W. Ward F. Iommi....
Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcers 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 them they have power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating like people just like pawns in chess
Wait until that judgment day comes
Yeah!
(Hey!)
(Hey!)
(Hey!)
(Hey!)

Now in darkness world stops turning
As you hear the bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
And as god has struck the hour
They have judgment
God is calling
On their knees the war pigs crawling
Making mercies for their sins
Satan laughing spreads his wings
Oh lord, yeah!



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"War Pigs" as written by J. Osbourne F. Iommi

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  • +2
    General Commenthe's calling politicians "war pigs" and showing how cruel they treat the people the rule over.
    but the last verse shows that they will all get what they deserve in the end.
    taylorsongson May 28, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentA popular cover song, originally done by Black Sabbath in 1970
    "It's about the sad shape that our world is in." (Ronnie James Dio, 1992).
    rgm500on June 18, 2007   Link
  • +1
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    Gotta love the bass.
    irongnomeon January 18, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCake version>Black Sabbath version in terms of vocals..sorry I really don't think ozzy does a good job on it at all.

    I like the guitar in BS's version better...yet Cake has the kickass Trumpet work at the end.

    Yea this song is about politicians who can start wars but never want to fight them
    CakeFTWon January 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know why but i think this song is about war
    thefmon June 19, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is more defined by the last stanza.
    No matter what evil is incurred upon humanity...God's judgement day will put it all to rest...assuming there really is a "GOD".
    lifeisfroggieon September 22, 2013   Link
  • -2
    General Commentwhy does cake cover such boring songs. meh.
    missproteinon August 03, 2008   Link

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