"Children Of The Grave" as written by and W. Ward F. Iommi....
Yeah, revolution in their minds, the children start to march
Oh, against the world in which they have to live and all the hate that's in their hearts
Yeah, they're tired of being pushed around and told just what to do
Yeah, they'll fight the world until they've won and hell comes flowing through, yeah
In Los Angeles, 1969, they shot, stabbed and bludgeoned nine people to death
Committing one of the most heinous crimes in history.
Yeah, children of tomorrow live in the tears that fall today
Oh, will the sun rise up tomorrow bringing peace in any way
Yeah, must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear
Yeah, can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear
In Los Angeles, 1969, they shot, stabbed, and bludgeoned nine people to death
Committing one of the most heinous crimes in history.
Yeah, so you children of the world, yeah, listen to what I say
Oh, if you want a better place to live in, spread the words today
Yeah, show the world that love is still alive, you must be brave
Yeah, or you children of today are children of the grave, yeah

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"Children of the Grave" as written by John Osbourne Frank Iommi

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Children of the Grave (Black Sabbath cover) song meanings
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    General Commentworst. cover. EVER!!!!!!
    Mr. Badguy0077on November 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentA Black Sabbath cover, with what seems to be references to Charles Manson. Now that's an oddity...
    Dreamer Deceiveron December 10, 2004   Link
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    General CommentBlack Sabbath did it WAY better
    prax22aon September 15, 2005   Link
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    General Commentblack sabbath did do it better agreed.but white zombie's version kicks so much ass.go fuck yourself if you don't agree.
    crimson ghoston August 01, 2006   Link
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    General Commenthaven't heard the song, but I like the lyrics.No idea about meaning.
    ScaryGirl666on August 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think White Zombie took a song that was about peace, revolution, and bringing change, and turned it into a song about Charles Manson and Helter Skelter. I still like both the original and this cover though.
    freddykruegeron December 23, 2009   Link

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