War Pigs

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"War Pigs"
War Pigs cover
Song by Black Sabbath
Album Paranoid (Black Sabbath Album)
Released September 18, 1970
Length 7:57
Label Vertigo (UK)
Warner Bros (US)
Writer(s) Tony Iommi, Ozzy Osbourne, Geezer Butler, Bill Ward
Status Officially released
Paranoid (Black Sabbath Album) track listing
"War Pigs"

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


"War Pigs" Is the first track off of Black Sabbaths Paranoid. It is considered one of Black Sabbath's best songs by many.

Connection to Weezer

A portion of the song was covered by Weezer during the Bleezer Tour of 2009. Curiously, the song was presented as a duet between Brian Bell and Pat Wilson, and after about two minutes, went directly into "Hash Pipe".



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