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System of the Down

Quotes:

My c*ck is much bigger than yours!
- Daron Malakian (2005)
Submitted by: Mellor, P
Why dont Presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?

BYOB - performed by System of a Down (2005)
Submitted by: Mellor, P
There are additional music quotes available.

Band Name Origins:

  • "the system fell down" is a colloquial euphemism for electoral fraud. Submitted by: Bird Sancho
  • I read Malakian (Vocals, guitar) were originally in a band called Soil. They joined up with their friend Shavo Odadjian (bass), and drummer Andy (sorry I forget his last name). Daron wrote a poem called "Victims of a Down", but Serj felt System was a more powerful word, and the others agreed. John Dolmayan replaced Andy as the drummer, I believe in 1997, two years after the band was started. Submitted by: SOADfan

Stupid Band Names:

  • Sounds as if they're saying the system has failed...In that case, why not call the band System Failure? Submitted by: GlamRockNinjaLord
  • What the hell is "a Down"? Must be something really complicated if it needs a whole system! Plus, I can't help thinking of the name as "Syndrome of a Down", like Down Syndrome, and if I were in a band, I would make sure our name didn't so easily call to mind mental retardation! Submitted by: Kath

New Career:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Solo Album "Elect the Dead""System of a down is on a short break due to them wanting to do their own little project. SOAD will be back together in a few years is what they said. But Serj's solo album kicks ass. - Nardulli

Better Off Solo?:

Name
New Career
Comments & Submitter Name
"Serj Tankian""This might sound lame, but I actually think that Serj is neither better nor worse after leaving SOAD. I think SOAD, Scars On Broadway ("System" guitarist Daron Malakian and drummer John Dolmayan) and solo Serj are equally good!" - Jonathan S.

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"CUBErt"Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people, organs rare
Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people cannot DARE!
[Note: According to their self-titled album's back cover, the song's title is SUPPOSED to be "Cube" followed by the sign for pi (π). However, since Greek letters can't be typed on a computer, other places usually have it listed as "CUBErt"] - Jonathan S.
"Chic'N'Stu""What a splendid pie!/Pizza pizza pie!/Every minute, every second, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy, buy!"...."Need, therapy, therapy/Advertising causes need!"

Explanation of title taken from Wikipedia:
The song is named for Chick Hearn and Stu Lantz, the Los Angeles Lakers broadcasters. The first lyric "[This] ballgame's in the refrigerator" refers to what Hearn said when the Los Angeles Lakers were in control during the game. - Jonathan S.
"X"We don't need to multiply. - Jonathan S.
"This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song"There's so many repeated lines....Probably something like "Don't eat the fish," "Killers never hurt feelings" or "Gonnorhea gorgonzola." - Jonathan S.
"Question!"Do we, do we know, when we fly/When we, when we go, do we die? - Jonathan S.

New Band Names:

New Name
Why It's Better
Submitter Name
Syndrome of a DownAs in Down syndromeWinter Pepper
System FailureWhat the name seems to imply.Alex
System Of An UpGoes the other way!ricky

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Flounce""Bounce"Regina Haniger
"Bounds""Bounce"Regina Haniger
"Trounce""Bounce"Regina Haniger
"Salinity Of Obscene Tea""Vicinity Of Obscenity"Sara Nicholas
"Mad Statue""Sad Statue"Caitlin

There are additional new song names available.

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Song/Performer
Comment
Submitter Name
"Deer Dance,"Can deer really dance!? I'd like to see one try!Chowder
"Kill Rock And Roll,"Rock And Roll was never alive.GlamRockNinjaLord
"Sad Statue,"Must be the statue of Abraham LincolnIsac
"Sad Statue,"Statues cannot be sad for they are emotionless Guest
"She's Like Heroin,"She can be injected into a vein?agent nerve

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Ounce" originally "Bounce"
Mitch
"Prison Son" originally "Prison Song"
Well, those jailbird dudes do get up to a lot...
Sara Nicholas
"Chop Sue" originally "Chop Suey"
Jane Farnsworth
"Violet Pornography" originally "Violent Pornography"
Pam Tabor
"Hop Suey" originally "Chop Suey"
Pam Tabor

There are additional song titles with a letter removed available.

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Sad Stature" originally "Sad Statue"
Yes, I'm short!
Crusty Alley
"Needless" originally "Needles"
That goes for SOAD's language!!
Jonaphantom
"Gwar?" originally "War?"
We don't speak anymore of Gwar? Why not?
Josh
"Sad Statute" originally "Sad Statue"
Yvonne Sindri
"Sand Statue" originally "Sad Statue"
Yvonne Sindri

Change a Letter:

"Lost In Bollywood" originally "Lost In Hollywood"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"Lost In Dollywood" originally "Lost In Hollywood"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"Lost On Hollywood" originally "Lost In Hollywood"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"Most In Hollywood" originally "Lost In Hollywood"
Carolyn Morgenstern
"List In Hollywood" originally "Lost In Hollywood"
Carolyn Morgenstern

There are additional song titles with a letter changed available.

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Chop Suey!""School Project"Luis Matias
"Aerials""Ariel"Blaydeman
"B.Y.O.B.""(Fourth of) J.U.L.Y."Abbott Skelding
"Innervision""Indecision"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Chop Suey!""You Owe Me!"the_conqueror_of_parodies
"Chop Suey!""New Glasses"Matthias
"B.Y.O.B.""S.O.T.M."SamuraiMaster
"Inner Vision""Intermission"Michael Daly
"Vincinity Of Obscenity""Virginity Of Obscence Tea"Glenn Rousseau
"Shimmy""Killing"Glenn Rousseau

There are additional song parodies available.

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Product
Submittor
MindChild AbuseSpiderSkull98
Lost In HollywoodCalifornia MapsNightshadowliver
BounceEndurex CondomsCoNsUeLa
B.Y.O.BDance Clubbondage...james bondage
Chop SueyJapanese RestaurantAndrew Darwitan
There are additional commercials that haven't been done yet available.

Bad Choices for On Hold Music:

Song Name
Company/Organization
Submittor
Suite-PeeToilets of The WorldGlenn Roussaeu
SugarDrug Rehabilitation CentreChris
ToxicityNuclear Power Plantboo
B.Y.O.B.Airport Servicebrainstem
B.Y.O.B.The White HouseCyra Niccals
There are additional on hold music ideas available.

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Submittor
Sing For Liberty
   All That Remains
Sad Statue
   System of a Down
Sing For the Sad Statue of Liberty
Garrison
Hope Is...
   Killswitch Engage
Lost In Hollywood
   System Of A Down
Hope Is Lost In Hollywood
Works equally well for 'Answers to songs.'
Jonathan S.
Lost In The Supermarket
   The Clash
Lost In Hollywood
   System Of A Down
Lost In The Hollywood Supermarket
Josh
The Guns Of Love Disastrous
   The Smashing Pumpkins
Nuguns
   System Of A Down
The Nuguns Of Love Disastrous
Josh
There are additional duets that haven't been done yet available.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Theory Of A System Of A Deadman Down
Theory Of A Deadman combined with System Of A Down
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Little System Of A Big Downtown
Little Big Town combined with System Of A Down
Submitted By: Gretchen Wieners
Innerpartysystem Of A Down
Innerpartysystem combined with System Of A Down
Maybe the "American Trash" is watching "Violent Pornography"?
Submitted By: Jonathan S.
Tony Orlando and System of a Dawn
Tony Orlando and Dawn combined with System of a Down
Submitted By: Disco Verite

There are additional System Of A Down Combined Groups that haven't been done yet available.

Misheard Lyrics:

"Old School Hollywood"
Misheard Lyrics:
Jack Gilardi eats 10 fee tolls
Original Lyrics:
Jack Gilardi's ten feet tall
"B.Y.O.B."
Misheard Lyrics:
Still your fetus lies on the tablecloth
Original Lyrics:
Still they feed us lies from the tablecloth.
"War?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ou est mon sac Adidas ?
Original Lyrics:
We will fight the heathens.
"Chop Suey!"
Misheard Lyrics:
Father deer hands
Original Lyrics:
Father into your hands
I commend my spirit.
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Misheard Lyrics Stories:

"War?"
Misheard Lyrics:
Ou est mon sac Adidas ?
Original Lyrics:
We will fight the heathens.

Story about this misheard lyric by: Adrich

(translation in French of "where is my Adidas bag?"

There are additional misheard stories available.

Song Parody Fragments:

"B.Y.O.B."
Better Lyrics:
Where is Doctor Who?
Where is Doctor Who?
Why do the Daleks start a war?
What do they want to kill you for?
Why do the daleks go to war?
Pilot your TARDIS, shut the door!
Original Lyrics:
Where the f--- are you?
Where the f--- are you?
Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Why don't presidents fight the war?
Why do they always send the poor?
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Shimmy"
Better Lyrics:
Killing, Killing
Killing till the break of dawn, yeah!
Original Lyrics:
Shimmy, Shimmy
Shimmy till the break of dawn, yeah!
Submitted by: Lo And Beheld
"BYOB"
Better Lyrics:
Everybody better give me money or they're going to die
If they have a reason they better let me know why
Original Lyrics:
Everybody going to the party have a real good time
Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine
Submitted by: Zaditton
There are additional parody fragments available.

Funniest Song Lyrics:

"Bounce"
The Funny Lyrics:
I brought my pogo stick
Just to show her a trick
She had so many friends!
Why They're Funny:
It is even funnier when you're listening. This music is hilarious! Self-explanatory; just listen!
Submitted by: Vanita
"This Cocaine Makes Me Feel Like I'm On This Song"
The Funny Lyrics:
There's nothing wrong with me
there's something wrong with you
there's something wrong with me
i hope your stepson doesn't eat the fish
when we're crying our next fix.
Why They're Funny:
Notice the first and third lines... ...Serj contradicts himself
Submitted by: Jeremy
There are additional Funny lyrics available.

Repetitive Song Lyrics:

"Darts"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
Art thou not human man
Why They're Repetitive:
8 times in a row
Submitted by: Spiderskull98
"F*** the System"
The Repetitive Lyrics:
War! F*** the system!
War! F*** the system! F*** the system!
War! F*** the system!
War! I need to f*** the system! I need to f*** the sys!
I need to f*** the system! We all need to f*** the system!
Why They're Repetitive:
At least, he manages to tell that he needs to f*** the system. And what is "sys" anyway?
Submitted by: sanguis
There are additional repetitive lyrics available.

Nonsensical Song Lyrics:

"Toxicity"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
When I became the sun,
I shone life into the man's hearts.
Why They're Nonsensical:
Serj, NO ONE can EVER become the sun - nor can one shine life (literally, that is) into anyone's heart.
Submitted by: Chowder
"Science"
The Nonsensical Lyrics:
Science has failed our world!
Science has failed our Mother Earth!
Why They're Nonsensical:
Science has been apparently successful in many things in our world - including changes to Mother Earth (some for better and some for worse).
Submitted by: Chowder
There are additional nonsensical lyrics available.

Insincere Song Lyrics:

"Toxicity"
The Insincere Lyrics:
When i became the sun, i shane life into the man's hearts
Why They're Insincere:
???
Submitted by: Sdikblack
"Toxicity"
The Insincere Lyrics:
When i became the sun, i shane life into the man's hearts
Why They're Insincere:
???
Submitted by: Sdikblack

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"B.Y.O.B"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth
Why They're Inappropriate:
he's saying the government is only feeding the poor scraps of information, most of which is not true, and then sending them off to fight for them.
Submitted by: simone
"B.Y.O.B."
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Still you feed us lies from the table cloth
Why They're Inappropriate:
Sonikal thought that the use of the word 'tablecloth' was inappropriate in B.Y.O.B. Since the song is talking about war, I would guess that the line means that the government, in lieu of feeding and helping the poor, lies to them and sends them to war. And, by the way, B.Y.O.B. stands for Bring Your Own Bomb.
Submitted by: Petey
There are additional inappropriate lyrics available.

Dirty Song Lyrics:

"Suite-Pee"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Lie naked on the floor
Why They're Dirty:
Serj is telling the woman to have sex on the floor
Submitted by: SpiderSkull98
"Vincinity Of Obscenity"
The Dirty Lyrics:
Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Banana Terracota pie
Why They're Dirty:
"Banana" is refering to "penis" and "Terracota pie" is refering to "vagina".
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Song Lyrics That Name Check Celebrities:

"Old School Hollywood"
The Lyrics:
Jack Geraldi's ten feet tall
Who They Mention:
Jack Geraldi
Submitted by: SO(A)D (H)EAD
"Old School Hollywood"
The Lyrics:
Tony Danza cuts in line
Who They Mention:
Tony Danza
Submitted by: Ken

Song Lyrics That Mention Brand Name Products:

"Violent Pornography"
The Lyrics:
It's a non-stop disco
Bet you it's Nabisco
Product Brand Name:
Nabisco
Submitted by: newrock
 

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Mr. Jack"
Opening Lines:
Hey, Mr. Jack, is that the mouthwash in your eyes?
Comments:
Good music. I reccomend listening to it.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
 

Boasting in Song Lyrics:

"Prison Song"
The Boasting Lyrics:
I buy my crack,
I smack my b****
Right here in Hollywood
Comments:
Daron (guitarist) is just trying to sound cool
Submitted by: Spiderskull98
 

Song Title Space Change:

"At Tack" originally "Attack"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Toxic City" originally "Toxicity"
Submitted by: Lizzie

Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics:

"Aerials"
The Lyrics:
'Cause we are the ones that wanna play...
We are the ones that wanna choose...
Why:
Both the "that"s should be "who"s, as things and animals, not people, are referred to as "that", Serj. It's not likely that this is sung from the point of view of birds or dogs. Then, the "that" would be correct.
Submitted by: MO
"Toxicity"
The Lyrics:
When I became the sun,
I shone life into the man's hearts.
Why:
The word "man" is in singular form; everyone knows that every man (or woman, or child) only has ONE heart. (Which also makes this line in the song nonsensical - and literally impossible.)
Submitted by: Chowder
There are additional Bad Grammar in Song Lyrics available.

Band Name Anagrams:

Fast Newsy Doom Submitted by: Hannah Bullecter
Yet S.M.S. Of A Down Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
Soft Women Days Submitted by: Frez
Really describes the band (potential flamebait!)
Dynamo of Stews Submitted by: Josh
Fast New Sodomy Submitted by: Sharon Britt

Song Title Anagrams:

"Real Men Sit" originally "Streamline"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Insert Me, Al!" originally "Streamline"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Stir Enamel" originally "Streamline"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Term In Sale" originally "Streamline"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle
"Term In Sale" originally "Streamline"
Submitted by: Yvette Bristle

There are additional Song Title Anagrams available.

Real Places Mentioned in Songs:

"Deer Dance"
The Lyrics:
Beyond the Staples Center,
you can see America
Why:
Staples Center, the arena used by three professional sports teams, the NBA's Los Angeles Lakers and Clippers, and the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, and America (which does not need explanation)
Submitted by: JeReMy
 

Songs That Are Banned:

"Chop Suey!"
Banned after 9/11.
Submitted by: Beth
"Boom!"
Banned by MTV because it consisted of demonstration against the Iraq War.
Submitted by: dxman

Super Long Pop Songs:

"Mind" Length: 6:16
Their longest
Submitted by: SpiderSkull98

Super Short Pop Songs:

"Bubbles" Length: 1:57
Track 3 off 'Steal This Album!'
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Cubeπ" Length: 1:49
Track 11 from their 1998 self-titled debut.
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"Bubbles" Length: 1:57
High-energy third track from 2002's 'Steal This Album!'
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
"36" Length: :46 seconds
Submitted by: Badgerman
"36" Length: 0:46
Will you live at your own pace? - Track 9 off 'Steal This Album!'
Submitted by: Jonathan S.

There are additional Super Short Pop Songs available.

Song Title Spoonerisms:

"Jr. Mack" originally "Mr. Jack"
Yep, McDonald has a kid
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau
"Sop Chewy!" originally "Chop Suey!"
Submitted by: Lizzie

Names as a Word Bank:

So, Toad Met Don On Test Stem Yow Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

Song Lawsuits:

"Chop Seuy!"
At the beggining of the song,a echo-y Serj will say "We're rolling"Suicide",which was actully the working title of the song at the time(But you will only here it on the vinal LP version)
Submitted by: Glenn rousseau

Lyrics Spoonerisms:

"Thetawaves"
The Lyrics:
Leaving the senses to fend for themselves
Why:
Leaving the fences to send for themselves
Submitted by: Jonathan S.
 

Lyrics Alliteration:

"Mind"
The Lyrics:
Mutally, Mentally, Molested children of a Mother
Why:
4xM
Submitted by: SpiderSkull98
 

Band Name Spoonerisms:

Doused 'Em Of A Sin originally "System Of A Down"
Submitted by: Flora Rolf
Distance of a Sound originally "System of a Down"
Submitted by: Dongquan

Hidden Tracks:

"ARTO"
Directly after Aerials ends
Submitted by: Jim

Hidden Messages:

"Mr. Jack"
At the start of the 2nd verse, you can hear a faint "Hey" after Serj says "Hey, Mr. Jack".
Submitted by: Glenn Rousseau

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Their ethnicity and their activism"
They're all Armenian, and many of their songs have references to certain important events in Armenian history, especially the genocide. They are also known for trying to raise awareness of such issues.
Submitted by: Ra'akone

Music With a Warning Label:

"Steal This Album!"
There should be a warning that reads, "If you steal this album, good luck getting away with it!"
Submitted by: Travis

Products Bands Should Endorse Based on Their Name:

Windows PC
Think about it.
Submitted by: Buddy

Bad Ringtone Choices:

"Mr. Jack"
The Lyrics:
F*** you, pig.
Why:
Not good if you are pulled over.
Submitted by: JeReMy
 

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