Black Sabbath: War Pigs Meaning
Song Released: 1970
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War Pigs Lyrics
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
anonymous Dec 6th, 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.
anonymous Jun 2nd, 2018 6:39am report
War for power and/or greed is wrong!
This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous Sep 7th, 2013 9:56pm report
It's obviously about war. Whoever doesn't know the meaning of this song is retarded. :3
dallasmusiclover 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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