"War Pigs" as written by and W. Ward F. Iommi....
Witches gather at black masses
Bodies burning in red ashes
On the hill the chruch in ruin
Is the scene of evin doin'

Is the place for all bad sinners
Watch them eating dead rat cinder
I guess it's the same
Where ever you may go

Oh, Lord yeah

Carrying banners which denounce the Lord
See me rocking in my grave
See devil anoint my head with their black blood
See them stick the stake through me

Don't hold me back 'cause I just gotta go
Satan's got a hold on my soul now
Look in my brain and there was blood and seed
Look in my eyes and there I go

On the scene a priest appears
Sinners falling at his knees
Satan sends out funeral pyres
Casts the priest into the fire

It's the place for all bad sinners
Watch them eating dead rat cinder
I guess it's the same
Where ever you may go

Oh, Lord yeah

Lyrics submitted by Rebbal Ace

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

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    General Commentthis song isn't by ozzy, its by black sabbath
    kirstin000on February 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOzzy was apart of Black Sabbath, after Sabbath Ozzy sang it, so its both of their songs, although they are almost the same thing.
    Heff228on February 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentmore or less ya they are the same, i just like sabbath's version alittle better
    Dustpanon April 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe songs are different, as seen by the completely different lyrics between the Ozzy version and the Black Sabbath one. Sabboth's version was about how politicians and generals who start wars "just for fun" will all go to hell for their deeds. I guess this one might have a similar meaning, but the change in lyrics might mean that it has a somewhat different meaning as well.
    Sarrothon July 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song rules. I thank guitar hero for putting it on their game cause I never would of liked it if it haddent been.
    Charkie4Toolon February 12, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI cannot believe more people havnt commented on this stuff....anyway

    I have liked this song for a long time.

    I think it was orriginaly ment to be scary, but they eventually had to change it arround because people, back when it was made didnt like the lyrics for it and they ended up having to change them by making them more.... respectable if you will.

    It ended up becomming a war protest song.
    Lugh1991on February 12, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome, but i can't get a clear meaning out of it.
    slash_fan8on June 08, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThis is actually the original version of the song, this recording is not just Ozzy it is Black Sabbath. It was recorded in 1970 while working on the second album (Paranoid) originally going to be titled War Pigs but because of the war in Vietnam the producers felt that they should chnge the albubs' name and the lyrics to War Pigs.

    This was first released along with the version of Black Sabbath (song) that contained all 4 verses on The Ozzman Cometh.
    plymouthpoweron April 03, 2011   Link

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