"Black Rain" as written by Zakk Wylde, Kevin Churko and Ozzy Osbourne....
The black rain is falling
Contaminating the ground
The human race is dying
The dead are scattered around

What is the price of a bullet
Another hole in the head
A flag draped over a coffin
Another soldier is dead

How many victims have fallen
How many more have to die
People dying in masses
Ain't gonna get any by

We've got our marching orders
Defenders of the homeland
Our pride
We've crossed through many borders
In between suicides

War, killing sons and daughters
Another failed attack, there is no turning back
Blood, running down like water
'Cause people gotta wait
Until the judgment comes

Politicians confuse me
I watch the body count rise
Why are the children all marching, Into the desert to die

The human psyche is twisted
The madness rising again
Another aim by a bully
I watch them dying in vain

We've got our marching orders
Defenders of the homeland; our pride
We've crossed through many borders
In between suicides

War, sends our sons to slaughter
Another failed attack, there is no turning back
Blood, running down like water
'Cause people gotta wait
Until the judgment comes

Are you ready?

Black rain, black rain
Black rain, black rain

War, killing sons and daughters
Another failed attack, there is no turning back
Blood, running down like water
'Cause people gotta wait
Until the judgment
You think you got away
Until the judgment comes


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"Black Rain" as written by Kevin Churko John Osbourne

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  • +2
    General CommentI love this album. It really doesn't have a bad song on the album.
    Ummagumma69on March 23, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is specifically about the current war in Iraq and is critical about it being a war for oil.

    Why are the children all marching,
    Into the desert to die?

    This refers to all the Coalition (and i guess Iraqi) soldiers who are being killed in the deserts of Iraq.

    'Black Rain' refers to the oil that is contained in Iraq that the 'children' are dieing for their countries for.

    The album cover shows Ozzy standing in front of the burning oil smoke stacks which have then polluted the atmosphere. The oil then rains down and contaminates the earth. There is a scene in the film Jarhead which shows this; you know the one where they're walking in the desert and the oil is raining on them.

    So to sum up, this is Ozzy's critique of the war in Iraq killing young men and women for oil.
    DarkNogon July 24, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is about war, and the horrors of it
    Rockacdc68on June 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI completely agree. Black Rain is amazing. Album as well as song. As posted several times before, it is about war and the destruction it brings.
    Aadriaon April 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentA flag draped over a coffin...

    Mistake in lyrics.
    DuFromageon May 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis songs about the war, but I still like it. It has a very old school sabbath feel to it. This man can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned.
    Cactus Fn Chrison June 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's an Anti-War message regarding the actions of the US and UK in the Middle East.
    Three23on July 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah all the comments about sum up what this song is about, especially to my family. can't wait for the b.s. to be over
    Pyro_man09on November 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow many victims have fallen?
    How many more have to die?
    People dying in masses.
    Angel of Death standing by



    Do you read the lyrics from other sites before hand? yo u should get a conglomerate comparative from several sites before posting here.
    obsidiandarknesson December 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe Black rain is falling
    Contaminating the ground
    the human race is dying
    The dead are scattered around.

    What is the price of a bullet?
    Another hole in the head.
    A flag draped over a coffin.
    Another soldier is dead.

    How many victims have fallen?
    How many more have to die?
    People dying in masses.
    Angel of death standing by

    We've got our marching orders,
    Defenders of the homeland,
    Our pride.
    We've crossed through many borders.
    Military suicides.

    War, killing sons and daughters,
    Another failed attack, there is no turning back.
    Blood, running down LIKE water.
    'You think you've got away,
    Until the judgment day comes

    Politicians confuse me.
    I watch the body count rise.
    Why are the children all marching,

    Into the desert to die?

    The human psyche is twisted,
    The madness rising again.
    Another aim by a bully.
    I watch them dying in vain.

    We've got our marching orders,
    Defenders of the homeland; our pride.
    We've crossed through many borders.
    Military suicides.

    War, sends our sons to slaughter.
    Another failed attack, there is no turning back
    Blood, running down like water
    You think youv'e got away
    Until the judgment day comes

    Are you ready??

    Black rain, black rain.
    Black rain, black rain.

    War, killing sons and daughters.
    Another failed attack, there is no turning back.
    Blood, running down like water.
    'You think you''e got away
    Until the judgment day
    You think you got away,
    Until the judgment day comes.
    ByteTheBulleton March 02, 2008   Link

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