I was listening to 95X yesterday while riding around in the car. Some heavy metal came on and after listening to the lyrics, I thought the song was a new anti-Iraq War anthem. Then I realized that I was listening to “War Pigs” by Black Sabbath circa 1970.
Unfortunately, the sentiments expressed in the song remain as potent today as they did back in Viet Nam’s heyday:
Black Sabbath – War Pigs
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 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 have 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
All right now!