SYSTEM OF A DOWN LYRICS - Toxicity (2001)



SYSTEM OF A DOWN LYRICS
Toxicity (2001)

1. Prison Song
2. Needles
3. Deer Dance
4. Jet Pilot
5. X
6. Chop Suey!
7. Bounce
8. Forest
9. ATWA
10. Science
11. Shimmy
12. Toxicity
13. Psycho
14. Aerials


1. Prison Song

They're tryin to biuld a prison,
They're tryin to build a prison,

Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids.
Following the rights movements
You clamped on with your iron fists,
Drugs became conveniently
Available for all the kids.

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch,
right here in Hollywood,
Nearly 2 million Americans are
Incarcerated in the prison system,
prison system of the U.S.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
(For you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
(For you and me)

Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All are taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich,
Minor drug offenders fill your prisons
You don't even flinch
All are taxes paying for your wars
Against the new non-rich,

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch,
right here in Hollywood,
The percentage of Americans in the prison system,
prison system has doubled since 1985.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
(For you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
(For you and me)
For you and I, For you and I, For you and I.
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me.
All research and sucessful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased,
And law inforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences,
All research and sucessful drug policy show
That treatment should be increased,
And law inforcement decreased,
While abolishing mandatory minimum sentences.

Utilizing drugs to pay for secret wars around the world.
Drugs sare now your global policy,
Now you police the globe,

I buy my crack, I smack my bitch,
right here in Hollywood,
Drug money is used to rig elections,
And train brutal corporate sponsered
dictators around the world.

They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
(For you and me to live in)
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
Another prison system,
(For you and me)
For you and I, For you and I, For you and I.
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
They're trying to build a prison,
For you and me,
Oh baby, you and me.


2. Needles

I cannot disguise
All the stomach pains
And the walking of the canes
When you, you come out
And you whisper up to me in your life of tragedy

But I cannot grow
Til you eat the less of me
Oh when will I be free

And you, a parasite
Just find another host
Just another fool to roast, cuz

Yoooooooooooh!
My paper tells me what to do
Yoooooooooooh!
My paper tells me where to go
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!

I cannot deny
All the evil traits
And the filling of the crates

When you (you) do come out (out)
And you slither up to me in your paper majesty

But I cannot grow
Til you eat the less of me
Oh when will I be free

And you, a parasite
Just find another host
Just another stool to post, cuz

Yoooooooooooh!
My paper tells me what to do
Yoooooooooooh!
My paper tells me where to go
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper man of me(Of me)

I'm sitting in my room
With a needle in my hand
Waiting for the tomb
Of some old dying man
I'm sitting in my room
With a needle in my hand
Waiting for the tomb
Of some old dying man!

Yoooooooooooh!
My paper tells me what to do
Yoooooooooooh!
My paper tells me where to go
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
Pull the paper money or us
HEY!
HEY!
HEY!
HEY!
H-HEY!


3. Deer Dance

Circumventing circuses
Lamenting in protest
To visible police
Presence sponsored fear
Battalions of riot police
With rubber bullet kisses
Baton courtesy
Service with a smile

Beyond the staple's center you can see america
With its tired poor avenging disgrace
Peaceful loving youth against the brutality
A plastic existance

Pushing little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Pushing little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around

A rush of words
Breeding to disperse
Upon your naked walls alive
A politicall call
The fall guy accord
We can't afford to be neutral on a moving train

Beyond the staple's center you can see america
With its tired poor avenging disgrace
Peaceful loving youth against the brutality
A plastic existance

Pushing little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Pushing little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around

Push the weak around
A deer dance
Invitation to peace
War staring you in the face
Dressed in black
With a helmet, fierce
Trained and appropiate for the malcontents
For the disproportioned malcontents

The little boy smiled
It'll all be well
And say a little boy smiled
It'll all be well

Pushing little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Pushing little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Pushing little children
With their fully automatics
They like to push the weak around
Push the weak around
Push the weak around
Push the weak around
They like to push the weak around


4. Jet Pilot

Wide were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay
Wide were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay

My horse
Is a shackled old man
His, his remorse
Was that he couldn't survey the skies very far
Right before they went grey
My horse and my remorse
Flying over a grey bay

Wide were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay
Wide were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay

My source
Is the source of all creation
Her discourse
Is that we all don't survey the skies very far
Right before they go grey
My source and my remorse
Flying over a grey bay

Wide were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay
Wide were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay
Where were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay?
Where were the eyes of a horse on the jet pilot
When they smiled when he flew over the bay?


5. X

Tell the people
Tell the people that arrive
Tell the people
Tell the people that arrive

We don't need to multiply
We don't need to multiply
We don't need to multiply
We don't need to multiply
Die

Show your people
Show your people how we die
Show your people
Show your people how we die

We don't need to nullify
We don't need to nullify
We don't need to nullify
We don't need to nullify
No need to nullify
No need to nullify
No need to nullify
We don't need to nullify
DIE!!!!!!!!!!

We don't need to
We don't need to
We don't need to
We don't need to

Ask your people
Ask your people what is right
Ask your people
Ask your people what is right

We don't need to mulitply
We don't need to multiply
We don't need to multiply
We don't need to multiply
No need to multiply
No need to multiply
No need to multiply
We don't need to multiply


6. Chop Suey!

Wake up (wake up)
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
Hide the scars to fade away the shake up
(Hide the scars to fade away the shake )
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
Here you go create another fable

(You wanted to)
Grab a brush and put on a little makeup
(You wanted to)
Hide the scars to fade away the shake up
(You wanted to)
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
(You wanted to)

I don't think you trust, in, my,
Self-righteous suicide,
I, cry, when angels deserve to die

Wake up (wake up)
Grab a brush and put a little makeup
Hide the scars to fade away the shake
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
Here you come...need another fable

(You wanted to)
Grab a brush and put on a little makeup
(You wanted to)
Hide the scars to fade away the shake
(You wanted to)
Why'd you leave the keys up on the table?
(You wanted to)

I don't think you trust in my
Self-righteous suicide,
I cry, when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide,
I cry, when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide,
I cry, when angels deserve to die

Father (mother)
Father (brother)
Father (fucker)
Father (aaahh)
Father into your hands, I commend my spirit
Father into your hands, why have you forsaken me?
In your eyes, forsaken me
In your thoughts, forsaken me
In your heart, forsaken me

Oh, trust in my, self-righteous suicide
I cry when angels deserve to die
In my self-righteous suicide
Why cry when angels deserve to die


7. Bounce

Jump!
Bounce!
Down!
Up!

I went out on a date
With a girl
A bit late
She had so many friends

I brought my pogo stick
Just to show her a trick
She had so many friends

JUMP! (pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo)
BOUNCE! (pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo)
DOWN! (pogo pogo pogo)
UP! (pogo pogo pogo)
JUMP! (pogo)
BOUNCE! (pogo)
UP! (pogo)
DOWN! (pogo)

Unannounced was there games
All players with no names
They lined up double quick
But just one pogo stick

Everyone gets to play
Run away
ExposeIt was so exotic
But just one pogo stick

JUMP! (pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo)
BOUNCE! (pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo pogo)
DOWN! (pogo pogo pogo)
UP! (pogo pogo pogo)
JUMP! (pogo)
BOUNCE! (pogo)
UP! (pogo)
DOWN! (pogo)


8. Forest

Walk with me my little child (DAE!!!)
To the forest of denial (AH!!!)
Speak with me my ONLY MIND!!!
Walk with me until the time
And make the forest turn to wine
Take the legend for a fall
You saw the product

Why can't you see that you are my child
Why don't you know that you are my mind
Tell everyone in the world
That I'm you
Take this promise to the end of you

Walk with me my little FRIEND!!!!
Take this promise to the end (GO!!)
Speak with me my only mind
Walk with me until the end
And make the forest turn to sand
And take the legend for a fall
You saw the product

Why can't you see that you are my child
Why don't you know that you are my mind
Tell everyone in the world
That I'm you
Take this promise to the end of you

Take this promise for a ride
You saw the forest now come inside
You took the legend for its fall
You saw the product of it all
No televisions in the air
No circumcisions on the chair
You make the weapons for us all
JUST LOOK-AT-US NOW!!!!

Why can't you see that you are my child
Why don't you know that you are my mind
Tell everyone in the world
That I'm you
Take this promise to the end of you


9. ATWA

Hey you
See me?
Pictures crazy
All the world I've seen before me passing by
I've got nothing to gain, to lose
All the world I've seen before me passing by

You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it any more
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it any more
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it any more
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it any more

Anymore
Nananana nananana nanana

Hey you or me
Not so pretty
All the world I've seen before me passing by
Silent my voice
I've got no choice
All the world I've seen before me passing by

You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore

I don't see
Anymore
I don't hear
Anymore
I don't speak
Anymore
I don't feel

Nananana nananana nanana
Nananana nananana nanana

Hey you
See me?
Pictures crazy
All the world I've seen before me passing by
I've got nothing to gain to lose
All the world I've seen before me passing by

You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore
You don't care about how I feel
I don't feel it anymore

I don't sleep
Anymore
I don't eat
Anymore
I don't live
Anymore
I don't feel


10. Science

Making two possibilities a reality
prediting the future of things we all know
fighting off the diseased programming
of centuries, centuries, centuries, centuries
Science fails to recognise the single most
potent element of human existence
letting the reigns go to the unfolding
is faith, faith, faith, faith
Science has failed our world
science has failed our mother earth
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
is faith, faith, faith, faith
letting the reigns go to the unfolding
is faith, faith, faith, faith
Science has failed our world
Science has failed our mother earth
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Spirit-moves-through-all-things
Science has failed our mother earth


11. Shimmy

Education, fornication, in you are go
Education subjugation, now you're out go
Education fornication, in you are go
Don't be late for school again boy
I think me, I want life
I think me, I want a house and a wife
I want to shimmy-shimmy-shimmy
through the break of dawn yeah
Education, fornication, in you are go
Education subjugation, now you're out go
Education fornication, in you are go
Don't be late for school again girl
I think me, I want life
I think me, I want a house and a wife
I want to shimmy-shimmy-shimmy
through the break of dawn yeah
I think me, I want life
I think me, I want a house and a wife
I want to shimmy-shimmy-shimmy
through the break of dawn yeah
Indoctrination of a nation
Indoctrination of a nation
Subjugation of damnation
Subjugation of damna....
Don't be late for school again boy
Don't be late for school again girl
Don't be late for school again boy
Don't be late for school again girl


12. Toxicity

Conversion, software version 7.0
looking at life through the eyes of a tired hub
eating seeds as a pastime activity
the toxicity of our city, of our city
Now, what do you own the world?
how do you own disorder, disorder
Now somewhere between the sacred silence
Sacred silence and sleep
somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep
disorder, disorder, disorder
More wood for the fires, loud neighbours
flishlight riveries caught in the headlights of a truck
eating seeds as a pastime activity
the toxicity of our city, of our city
Now, what do you own the world?
how do you own disorder, disorder
Now somewhere between the sacred silence
Sacred silence and sleep
somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep
disorder, disorder, disorder
Now, what do you own the world?
how do you own disorder, disorder
Now somewhere between the sacred silence
Sacred silence and sleep
somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep
disorder, disorder, disorder
When I became the sun
I shone life into the man's hearts
When I became the sun
I shone life into the man's hearts


13. Psycho

Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy

Psycho groupie, cocaine, crazy
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Makes you really want to go - stop.

Psycho groupie, cocaine, crazy
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Do you really want to think and stop,
Stop your eyes from flowing,
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy

Psycho groupie, cocaine, crazy
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Makes you really want to go - stop.

Psycho groupie, cocaine, crazy
Psycho groupie, coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Do you really want to think and stop,
Stop your eyes from flowing out

So you want the world to stop,
Stop in and watch your body fully drop,
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy

So you want to watch the show,
You don't really have to be a ho
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy.

Psycho groupie, cocaine, crazy
Psycho groupie coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Makes you really want to go - stop.

Psycho groupie, cocaine, crazy
Psycho groupie, coke,
Makes you high, makes you hide,
Do you really want to think and stop,
Stop your eyes from flowing out

So you want the world to stop,
Rushing to watch your spirit fully drop,
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy

So you want to watch the show,
You don't really have to be a ho
From the time you were a
Psycho, groupie, cocaine, crazy.


14. Aerials

Life is a waterfall
With one in the river and one again after the fall
Swimming throught the void we hear the word
We lose ourselves but we find it all

Cuz we are the ones that wanna play
Always want to go but you never want to stay
And we are the ones that wanna choose
Always want to play but you never want to lose

Aerials In the sky
When you lose small mind you free your life

Life is a waterfall
We drink from the river then we turn around and put up our walls
Swimming throught the void we hear the word
We lose ourselves but we find it all

Cuz we are the ones that wanna play
Always want to go but you never want to stay
And we are the ones that wanna choose
Always want to play but you never want to lose
Oh!

Aerials
In the sky
When you lose small mind you free your life
Aerials
So alive
When you free your lives (the) eternal prize
Aerials
In the sky
When you lose small mind you free your life
Aerials
So up high
When you free your lives (the) eternal prize