“War Pigs” by Black Sabbath (1970)

2 10 2010

Anyone into hard rock will tell you how awesome Black Sabbath was. They were the godfathers of heavy metal, the pioneers of hell-raising. This song was their protest against the Vietnam war, and war in general. They knew the truth: regular folks fight and die in wars planned by rich people who risk nothing.

“Politicians hide themselves away
They only started the war
Why should they go out to fight?
They leave that role to the poor”

Powerful stuff. And as true today as it was 40 years ago. Turn it up.




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