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Black Sabbath - "Children of the Grave" from The End (Live Video)

"Children of the Grave" is a song by British heavy metal band Black Sabbath, from their 1971 album Master of Reality. The song lyrically continues with the same anti-war themes brought on by "War Pigs" and "Electric Funeral" from Paranoid, adding in Geezer Butler's pacifist ideals of non-violent civil disobedience.

Two previously unreleased versions of this song are released on the deluxe edition of Master of Reality. The first is a version with alternate lyrics, the second an instrumental version.


Revolution in their minds the children start to march

Against the world in which they have to live

And all the hate that's in their hearts

They're tired of being pushed around

And told just what to do

They'll fight the world until they've won

And love comes flowing through, yeah

Children of tomorrow live in the tears that fall today

Will the sun rise up tomorrow bringing peace in any way?

Must the world live in the shadow of atomic fear?

Can they win the fight for peace or will they disappear, yeah

So you children of the world

Listen to what I say

If you want a better place to live in

Spread the words today

Show the world that love is still alive you must be brave

Or you children of today are children of the grave, yeah

Songwriters: Frank Iommi / John Osbourne / Terence Butler / W.T. Ward


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