"War Pigs" as written by and W. Ward F. Iommi....
Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerers 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


Time will tell on their power minds
Making war just for fun
Treating people just like pawns in chess
Wait 'till their judgment day comes

Now in darkness world stops turning
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more war pigs have the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgment, God is calling
On their knees the war pig's crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing spreads his wings
Oh lord yeah!

Lyrics submitted by Boonechic_21, edited by GeorgeSP, colby10717

"War Pigs" as written by Ozzy Osbourne Michael Butler

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    General CommentThe confusion seems strange.


    1 it's an anti war song that describes the stupidity of those who fight for the rich and the corruption of the rich in sending the poor to die for them

    2 it uses biblical imagery--especially the Book of Revelation about the end of the world

    Which war seems to be the question. It must have some reference to the Vietnam way. Likely it alludes to the second world war and the first. Birmingham where they are from was bombed to pieces during the war. It also points to end of the world--perhaps they had in mind a battle of Armageddon.

    Seems obvious that Ozzy doesn't want it to apply to the current political situation. He has got too much to lose. He was young and energetic when they made this; now he is a media clown.

    He was pretty good in the 70's with Sabbath, but he is just a parady of a parody these days. No wonder Toni used to beat the shit out of him in school.
    SABRACADABRAon April 03, 2009   Link

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