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War Pigs

By Black Sabbath
Rebeka Gibbs, Period 2, 8/25/16

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQUXuQ6Zd9w


-----------------------------------------------The song War Pigs was originally
called Walpurgis, Dealing with the
witches sabbath. Aka the christmas
for satanists. Saying quote
It wasn't about politics or
government or anything. It was [about]
evil. So I was saying 'generals gathered
in the masses / just like witches at
black masses' to make an analogy.
But when we brought it to the record
company, they thought 'Walpurgis'
sounded too Satanic. And that's when
we turned it into 'War Pigs'. But we
didn't change the lyrics, because they
were already finished."
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------------------------------------------------While Butler has said that "War Pigs" is
"totally against the Vietnam War,
about how these rich politicians and
rich people start all the wars for their
benefit and get all the poor people to
die for them", vocalist Osbourne has
stated that the group "knew nothing
about Vietnam. It's just an anti-war
song."
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-------------------------------------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!

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Here it seems like they are talking


about the people in power. Causing
death and destruction with the war.
Saying how The War Machine keeps
going. With the fuel of hate causing
us to start thinking a surtin way.
Poisoning our minds.


----------------------------------------Politicians hide themselves

This
This is
is clearly
clearly aa commentary
commentary on
on how
how the
the
leaders
leaders start
start this
this war
war but
but never
never go
go and
and
fight.
fight. Hiding
Hiding themselves
themselves away
away letting
letting
poorer
poorer people
people do
do all
all the
the fighting.
fighting. Putting
Putting
their
their lives
lives on
on the
the line
line and
and not
not theirs.
theirs.

away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to
fight?
They leave that role to the
poor
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----------------------------------------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!

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Here it seems they are talking about the


power these War Pigs have. Using other
like pawns in chess. Causing war for fun,
how some people view some wars were
unnecessary or that we didn't need to
fight it.

The Heavy Metal Rock song War Pigs by Black Sabbath


envisions the war leaders and their corrupted ways. Saying how
they
Cause
war
for
fun
oror
Leave
that
toto
the
poor.
Caring
for
they
Cause
war
for
fun
Leave
that
the
poor.
Caring
nobody
but themselves.
Also being
criticism
on theon
Vietnam
for nobody
but themselves.
Also a
being
a criticism
the
War.
Looking
down
upondown
the actions
that
were taken.
Comparing
Vietnam
War.
Looking
upon the
actions
that were
taken.
our leaders
to theto
War
Pigs Pigs
Comparing
our leaders
the War