"'Truth is strange," you know, "stranger than fiction' - besides being more to the point" - Edgar Allan Poe

October 18, 2006

SOAD

As the century nears its formidable end, our global experience of universe proportions, predicted by many greats will arrive at our solar system, to our system of a down. Authoritarian oppression, family abuse, depression caused by conformity, and economic devastation will be neutralized by technological terrorism in times of complete chaos. Control will never again be gained for. tolerance will become extinct. A husband quarrelling with his wife will not think twice or regret his spent bullet. Hungry children will not spare the grocer remorse in all forms will be removed from human thoughts and actions. Freedom will only be available through revolution or death. This system of a down is unavoidable as life on this planet becomes unnecessary.* The hand has five fingers, capable and powerful, with the ability to destroy as well as create. We have the power to stop and reverse the tides of time by making our awareness of abuse known to the powers of industry and their uncouth political arms. Only by raising this awareness and promoting personal peace within todays self-defeatist society, can we allow the planet a chance to avoid self-destruction!

OPEN YOUR EYES. OPEN YOUR MOUTHS. CLOSE YOUR HANDS AND MAKE A FIST.

12 Comments:

rakesh said...

System of a down is truely awesome. I thought you were going to write something abt SOAD. Hey nice words. By anychance are these words from any lyric ?? ;)

Pi said...

These are the words from the back cover of their self-titled album. It was though to be the words from a poem Malakian had written (called "victims of a down", hence the name of the band) it's now been adopted by hajar junta across the net as taglines, profile descriptions, etc. Go see.

Just ripped this album and Toxicity, have been tripping on all sorts of metal for the past few days. Good company for loneliness, paradoxically.

rakesh said...

that explains it, I dont have the actual CD of any of the SOAD albums. But one thing is for sure, they have some really good lyrics in many of their songs. Me just recently stopped hearing metal, now I'm more into rock especially the old rock bands like beatles, led zeppelin, Pink floyd etc.

system of a frown said...

ooohhhh... ive been looking for toxicity everywhere... gimme it!

Pi said...

Available on Grammy.ru. Here's a link, looks like the full discography.

system of a frown said...

thanks sulkesh!!!

yay!

Venu said...

Typical leftie bullshit. The music seems good though.

Ganja said...

I'm just the meaning of Pi - Fuck The System, SOAD.
And Venu, I really don't think you should diss SOAD's message as leftie bullshit.

Pi said...

Very unfair, Venu.

Venu said...

I mean, which world are they describing? Why is ours a self-defeatist society? What economic devastation? Nothing makes the least sense to me.

It's alright with me if they want to talk about concrete issues - such as the Iraq war or Armenian genocide - or something. It's vague bs like the above that gets my goat.

Pi said...

A- It's a cd backing. It's not really meant to be 'concrete'.
B- The axis of justice, if you want something more concrete. (wikipedia, homepage)
C- They don't want to talk.

Could we please not have an argument on this? I want to get back to talking about snot and my loserly single desperate life :S

Venu said...

Whatever.