10 November 2005

War Pigs

"I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war." Psalm 120:7

As the Militant Pacifist contemplated (during a recent daily commute) the massive destruction and bloodshed of the imperialist wars launched by United States government in the 20th and 21st centuries, the strains of an old rock-n-roll song entered his ears. The lyrics to Black Sabbath's War Pigs are reproduced below.

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 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 judgment day comes, yeah.

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 Judgment, God is calling,
On their knees the war pigs crawling.
Begging mercies for their sins,
Satan, laughing, spreads his wings.
Oh Lord, yeah!

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