We should really revisit some of the original rock songs by some of the biggest bands like Black Sabbath from the 1970s. I’ve discovered that a lot of their songs were not what most thought, originally. I was told they were Satanists and devil worshippers. I don’t know if that was true or not, but this one song, War Pigs, in particular was a worthy endeavor. The lyrics especially have significant meaning in our war torn world today.
War Pigs are the people who start wars such as politicians, the CIA, and Bankers. In the song Generals gathered in there masses, just like witches at Black Masses is talking about how evil the people are who start wars. This is a song about Vietnam and how it was purely for profit and was fought by the poor man. The last verse pretty explicitly indicates that the initiators of war will one day have to answer to a higher calling.
The same could be said for the vile injustices the U.S. and its allies have done to Iraq.
Tidbit – Ozzy Osbourne is not a Jew. He may be married to one now and have Jewish children but that still does not make him one of the chosen.
Lyrics: seems that Ozzy put in a few more lyrics in this particular concert than I’m able to locate. My Black Sabbath album does not contain these additional lyrics. Maybe you guys can figure out what else he’s saying in the song.
Generals gathered in their masses
Just like witches at black masses
In the fields the bodies burning
As the war machine keeps turning
Evil minds that plot destruction
Sorcerer of death’s construction
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 ’til their judgement day comes
Now in darkness world stops turning
Ashes where the bodies burning
No more war pigs at the power
Hand of God has struck the hour
Day of judgement, God is calling
On their knees the war pig’s crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing spreads his wings
oh lord yeah!
F. IOMMI, W. WARD, T. BUTLER, J. OSBOURNE