Day 22. ’90’s geek rockers Cake (famous for their amazing single The Distance) recorded this lo-fi, Indie Rock version of Black Sabbath’s anti-war anthem War Pigs in 2007. They ran a competition for fans to make a video for the song & there were many to chose from but I thought this one was pretty good.
This song has been in my thoughts recently actually. Black Sabbath recently released some official Black Lives Matter t-shirts (in the classic Black Sabbath logo font) & a lot of ignorant “fans” called them out, saying things like “you were cool before you tried to be political.” I guess those fans have never listened to the lyrics. As working class artists, Black Sabbath have always displayed left-leaning political opinions in their lyrics & long may it continue.
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!
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