Blue Oyster Cult - When The War Comes Lyrics



"When the bones of our oppressors have turned to dust;
And the cause that we serve rules the world.
In a vision, visitation, all hail the revolution!"

A vision of evo-, revolution.
Armies of the past retreat in the wake of revolution.
A journey to the country of the fourth admission,
A spectacle of awakening light.
The soldiers are baffled but still they fight.

Creator; destroyer; victory; defeat;
I did not come to bring a sleep.
Black flag; red flag; space and time;
The future is my mind.

Judgement day descends upon us after the revolution.
The purge has come to set you free;
On the lips, the light called Truth.
A modest time for victory.
Energy imprisoned will make itself free.

[Instrumental]

Creator; destroyer; victory; defeat;
I did not come to bring a sleep.
Black flag; red flag; space and time;
The future is my mind.

When the war comes... When the war comes...
When the war comes... When the war comes...
War comes... When the war comes...

[Instrumental]




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Blue Oyster Cult When The War Comes Comments
  1. Dr. Starbuck Capt. Galactic Federation

    Gives me strength 🥰🥰🥰💋

  2. hoghogwild

    Who's here due to Howard Stern's cousin Eric Bloom of the band "Blue Oyster Cult" being mentioned on the September 12 2019 episode of "The Howard Stern Show?" Former Howard Stern Show "SuperFan" Bo-Bo lost his "SuperFan" status because he didn't recall Eric Bloom being Howard Stern's cousin.

  3. Doge the shpee

    The song doesn't sound too bad on 1.25 speed compared to speeding up other songs

  4. Desdinova69

    "when the bones of our oppressors have turned to dust;
    And the cause that we serve rules the world.
    In a vision, visitation, all hail the revolution! "

    A vision of evo-, revolution.
    Armies of the past retreat in the wake of revolution.
    A journey to the country of the fourth admission,
    A spectacle of awakening light.
    The soldiers are baffled but still they fight.

    Creator; destroyer; victory; defeat;
    I did not come to bring a sleep.
    Black flag; red flag; space and time;
    The future is my mind.

    Judgement day descends upon us after the revolution.
    The purge has come to set you free;
    On the lips, the light called truth.
    A modest time for victory.
    Energy imprisoned will make itself free.

    [instrumental]

    Creator; destroyer; victory; defeat;
    I did not come to bring a sleep.
    Black flag; red flag; space and time;
    The future is my mind.

    When the war comes... When the war comes...
    When the war comes... When the war comes...
    War comes... When the war comes...

    [instrumental]

  5. snarknado

    Stay till the very end! You get it? BOC!

  6. 1w72st

    Spoken word intro by Howard Stern

  7. Tyler Huber

    Hey Now!

  8. ARgmail

    Heyy Noowww.

  9. Jon Hein

    HEY NOW !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. elf man

    Howard Stern on the intro.

    elf man

    +McBride Sandra  Haha....Wasn't familiar with stern back then.He's supposed to be related to Eric Bloom.

    Vincent Lincoln

    I've never seen proof of this claim

    MGB

    Think his first wife was EB's cousin or something like that

    Steven Wilkinson

    I just read a great interview with Joe (about his whole involvement with BOC) & he said that Stern had just lost a radio show gig so they thought they would ask him to do the intro .. to their surprise he said yes .. & he said he was honoured to be on a BOC album. He is distantly related to Eric apparently ...

    Zenyatta Mondatta

    Steven Wilkinson Well it makes sense, they are both Jewish.😂

  11. Terry Lia

    OOOGA CHAKKA OOOGA CHAKKA

  12. Games On Flames

    This is a good album I guess but I can see why critics call it an "Error" I personal love this song but it really doesn't justify this album, well maybe its cause I heard when I was only first getting into BOC and really the rest of hard rock

    Scott Sprecher

    I love the entire album, no error at all.
    Black flag red flag space and time...
    The futre is in my mind.

    Leaf Shinobi

    Heaven forbid was way worse imo

  13. david mccoy

    Crank it all.

  14. david mccoy

    Good call bassmanjo.
     

  15. SECRET CRUSH **

    the thinking man's band plays with the time warp.EXCELLENT   CONCEPT...HAVE THE COMIC BOOK.. and it rocks also.

  16. BearclawsX

    CRAZY.. i NEVER KNEW STERN WAS THE ONE TALKING AT THE BEGINNING..

    KEEEEEWWLLL..

  17. Killers455

    this song is epic

  18. johnjerry1234

    In my opinion it sounds a little bit like "The wall" by pink floyd.

  19. michael riccard

    what the fuck ooga chucka ooga chucka dont know about that otherwise good tune

  20. GrekuSigh8

    Great song, its reminds me a little of Pink Floyd, the newer stuff; the guitar sounds cool

  21. TGMegami

    Oh God, you could get all of those together and have the greatest fleet in the whole freaking universe!
    "Star Fleet Command, this is Picard. It would appear that the Enterprise has been surrounded by...er...rock and roll bands."

  22. Christian Appelt

    so great and unforgettable

  23. bassmanjoe

    Wow, this does NOT suck.

  24. gretzinabluehat

    I get hypnotised when I listen to this track. Great ambiguous Pearlman lyrics too, I so wanna get into a bit of minus time.

  25. Jamie7

    ooga chakka...ripped from "hooked on a feeling". ;-)

  26. FuzzzWuzzz

    I've noticed a lot of bands have their own spaceships (Boston, ELO, Jefferson Starship, Journey, Parliament Funkadelic, The Darkness), but I didn't realize BOC had one too. It makes sense.

    John Meloy

    That's a space station. Better than a space ship.

    Penigan

    theres a spaceship in the bottom left corner... but yes space stations are better :)

    Jessie Wynnyk

    John Meloy agreed, it can hold LIFE, Terribly rough seas out there in the star's I'd imagine.
    (You know with muscle deterioration due to lack of gravity and the rays from our sun un-protected from any form of atmospheres". It is a feat alone to make it out of our system, gunna need some of that "artificially made environment" if we want to travel out to be true.

    This album is amazing tho.

    WhatnotSoforth

    @John Meloy It's the hippest place this side of the Crab Nebula

  27. labluvver

    oooga chakka oooogan chakkka LMAO....the only interesting song on this otherwise album of crap. A shame...but all bands eventually suck if they stay too long at the party...

    solarbuduk

    labluvver Perfect Water is amazing.

    TheFixer710

    Get fucked club ninja is a great album. Know your place trash.

    Jonny ogy

    perfect water is pretty good....?

  28. bassmanjoe

    @Jorsalfar Was? Still is a Joe Bouchard/ Sandy Pearlman song.

  29. John Karren

    @faithycoins

    How does this song suck? Its about triumph, and persevering through the most difficult conditions. I guess you cant identify with it....

    snarknado

    John Karren It don't suck, dude. You rock.

  30. Basil II Macedonia

    Not heard this in twenty bloody years!!

  31. faithycoins

    Wow, this song SUCKS!! No wonder it's not on any of their MANY greatest hits albums. Stern Rules however and the Revolution will never die 1-9-06

  32. 1whokncallthethunder

    one cool cult.

  33. Chuck Saden

    Grand Funk International Spaceship?
    =)

  34. Boz Ajanovic

    This was a Joe Bouchard/Sandy Pearlman song.:)

  35. mark shaw

    Howard did this as a favor, his ex wife is the cousin of Eric Bloom.

  36. Chloe Street

    This is awesome. Not only for howard, but for BOC as well.

    Viva La Revolution 1-9-06

  37. SOLIDSNAKES35

    Howard Stern on the intro,,, gotta love it!!