Black Sabbath, “War pigs” (live at the Olympia Theater in Paris on December 20, 1970)


Generals gathered in their masses / Just like witches at black masses / Evil minds that plot destruction / Sorcerer 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 mercy for their sins / Satan laughing spreads his wings / Oh Lord, yeah!

[By Ozzy Osbourne – Tony Iommi – Bill Ward – Geezer Butler © Vertigo Records / Warner Bros. Records, 1970]