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Black Sabbath: War Pigs Meaning

Song Released: 1970

War Pigs Lyrics

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


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    Aug 1st, 2010 8:37pm report

    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.


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    Apr 10th, 4:52am report

    when watching the video and listening to the lyrics it sounds like the song is about war and destruction of humanity started by politicians and oppression of society, power and greed. The quintessential battle against good and evil and there will be a day of judgement by God


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    Dec 6th, 2018 12:17am report

    Ozzy specifically said "we knew nothing about Vietnam, it's just an anti-war song." They have anti-war ideals, and was shedding light on how this war was fought by the poor man for the benefit of the rich man.


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    Jun 2nd, 2018 6:39am report

    War for power and/or greed is wrong!


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    May 12th, 2016 5:42am report

    ozzy osbourne is trying to show what he went through with his wife Sharon. Sharon was satan commanding his every move. Pray for ozzy


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    Mar 11th, 2015 3:15pm report

    Many of Black Sabbath's songs from the past clashed with the future that we are expieriencing in the present, like this song that is even more rellevent today by living in the world at the mercy of the reality of to many insane, but clever and smart schizophrenic groups of people trying to twist god's invisible hand by programming fear propaganda in using unhealthy religion through some churches, t.v,movies,music,etc. A world that wants us to know the hollywood gossip and their sins in lust,envy and greed with distortians that can diviate you from the truth of yourself in this world to bring on paranoia with entertaintment to become depended to the continious changes to alter our state of mind by trying to make us feel and think that something wicked is coming our way by some natural and unnatural forces to keep us fearful and to prepare us that we always need to be in some kind of war with ourselfs or with people in faraway countries to fight with and preparing us for the second coming of Jesus Christ by their unatural evil ways to try and twist the invisible hand of god for their own agenda towards war.


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    Sep 13th, 2014 9:51am report

    dont know what to say. song too explicit. he says anything i could say about what he says...and it's by no means any kind of satanic worship.


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    Jun 8th, 2014 6:34am report

    The Original Title Of "War Pigs" Was "Walpurgis", Dealing With The Witches' Sabbath. Bassist And Lyricist Geezer Butler Said Walpurgis Is Sort Of Like Christmas For Satanists. And To Me, War Was The Big Satan. It Wasn't About Politics Nor Government Nor Anything. It Was (About) Evil. When Black Sabbath Brought The Song To The Record Company, They Thought "Walpurgis" Sounded Too Satanic. And That's When The Band Turned It Into "War Pigs". But The Band Didn't Change The Lyrics, Because The Song Were Already Finished. Prior To Its Official Release, The Band Often Altered The Lyrics Significantly When Performing It Live.


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    Sep 7th, 2013 9:56pm report

    It's obviously about war. Whoever doesn't know the meaning of this song is retarded. :3

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