War Pigs

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"War Pigs"
Cover by Weezer
Writer(s) Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Status Officially released (live bootlegs)

"War Pigs" is a 1970 heavy metal song by Black Sabbath

Appearances

Overview

The song has been performed live by Weezer on many occasions. It was first covered on March 1, 2001 during the encore of a concert in Charlotte, North Carolina. The cover appeared as the opening song for many shows during the 2009 Bleezer Tour. The song's lead vocals are often performed by Brian Bell and Pat Wilson.

Audio

September 16, 2009 performance at a concert in San Diego, California. The cover lasts for about two minutes before transitioning into "Hash Pipe".

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
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 judgement day comes, yeah

Now in darkness, world stops turning
Ashes where their 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 pigs crawling
Begging mercy for their sins
Satan laughing, spreads his wings
Oh lord, yeah

See also