War Pigs

Guitar Hero II, Cake’s recent cover and current events have conspired to keep Black Sabbath’s War Pigs on my mind today:

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, yeah.

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, yeah.

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 pigs crawling.
Begging mercies for their sins,
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings.
Oh lord, yeah!

Also, from Cake’s official site:

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6 thoughts on “War Pigs

  1. Jeremy says:

    They only posted it for a few days! I signed up for the newsletter but never got an email until after it was already taken down. Anyone have a copy they could post?

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