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System Of A Down - Chop Suey!


System Of A Down - Chop Suey - Meaning of the song

Chop Suey is a Chinese stew that includes meat or fish, as well as bamboo sprouts, onions, rice, and water chestnuts. They chose it as the song's title because it describes their musical style, which is a mash-up of various elements. The title is not mentioned in the lyrics.

This song has a lot going on, both musically and lyrically. It mentions drug addiction, but it lacks the somber tone that many songs about addiction do. The song can also be interpreted as a commentary on how society views death or Christ.


Daron Malakian, who co-wrote the song with lead singer Serj Tankian, explained: "The song is about how people will be remembered differently depending on how they die. For example, if I died from a drug overdose, everyone would say I deserved it because I abused drugs, thus the phrase "Angels deserve to die.""

Marcos Siega, who has also worked with blink-182 and Papa Roach, directed the video. It was filmed in the parking lot of a low-cost hotel near the band's childhood home in Los Angeles. They invited fans to come down and participate in advance of the shoot by posting a note on their website. They expected 500 people because they were not well-known, but 1500 people showed up. The fans (mostly children) were told to swarm the stage in order to help capture the energy of their live shows.


Chop Suey - Lyrics


We're rolling suicide


Wake up (wake up)

Grab a brush and put a little make-up

Hide the scars to fade away the shake-up (hide the scars to fade away the...)

Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?

Here you go create another fable


You wanted to

Grab a brush and put a little makeup

You wanted to

Hide the scars to fade away the shake-up

You wanted to

Why'd you leave the keys upon 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 make-up

Hide the scars to fade away the shake-up (hide the scars to fade away the...)

Why'd you leave the keys upon the table?

Here you go create another fable


You wanted to

Grab a brush and put a little make-up

You wanted to

Hide the scars to fade away the shake-up

You wanted to

Why'd you leave the keys upon 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


Father, father, father, father

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

I cry when angels deserve to die


System Of A Down - Chop Suey - Live




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