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9 Rock Songs Almost Ruined By Their Original Lyrics

#4. ‘War Pigs’ was almost ‘Walpurgis’

'War Pigs' was almost 'Walpurgis'

Given lines about “Witches at black masses” and “Sorcerers of death’s construction,” it may not surprise you that Sabbath sometimes turned to the underworld for inspiration while writing “War Pigs” . The title, in fact, nearly paid homage to the pagan holiday Walpurgis. “Walpurgis is sort of like Christmas for Satanists, and to me, war was the big Satan,” says bassist/lyricist Geezer Butler. “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.’” Source

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