Monday, May 17, 2010

R.I.P. Ronnie James Dio

From 1980, Ronnie James Dio sings Black Sabbath's War Pigs.

Dio, 67, lost his battle with cancer this weekend. My boys are heartbroken, and me, well, I am reminded once again that even the musicians we consider rock legends are mortal. But like the music, the legends themselves live on, as will Mr. Dio's music and legend; perhaps his family will find some comfort in that. I hope so.

War Pigs

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...

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