Tracks

01. Cornucopia
02. Figure It Out
03. Ching Chime
04. Butterfly
05. Harakiri
06. Occupied Tears
07. Deafening Silence
08. Forget Me Knot
09. Reality TV
10. Uneducated Democracy
11. Weave On



01. Cornucopia

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
I loved you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear

Tardy afternoons in utopia
Kiss an ugly turtle and make it cry
Sever the head of cornucopia
We rape the earth and don't know why it strikes

Do you believe in stormy weather, stormy weather
Hurricanes play musical chairs with homes and chattel
The whirling dervish tornadoes reek all disaster
Seaside tsunamis give and take, what's the matter?

I loved you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear
I pray that you will be all mine
You foam at the mouth and disappear

Sever the head of cornucopia
We fuck the earth and don't know why it cries

Do you believe in stormy weather, stormy weather
Hurricanes play musical chairs with homes and chattel
The whirling dervish tornadoes reep all disaster
Seaside tsunamis give and take, what's the matter?

I loved you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear
I pray that you will be all mine
You foam at the mouth and disappear

We broke our pact
And away we go to another place

Home, where we call home
Why do we disfigure all the things that are so beautiful inside?
Where we compose the calamities for all to abide
Microcosm, macrocosm are the same
What a lame game

Don't you think we're extraordinary?
Believing and seeing
Realizing the imaginary
Don't you? Don't you?
Yes, I think we're extraordinary
Being and living
Yes, I think we ought to marry

We broke our pact
And away we go to another place

I loved you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear
I pray that you will be all mine
You foam at the mouth and disappear


02. Figure It Out

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
Why pretend that we don't know?
CEOs are the disease

Freedom is raped by war like whore
like technology, technology, technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction
Freedom is raped by war like whore
like technology, technology, technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction

Why pretend that we don't know?
CEOs are the disease

Fuck, let's figure it out (no bullshit)
Fuck, let's figure it out (no bullshit)
Fuck, let's figure it out
Fuck, let's figure it out

Freedom is raped by war like whore
like technology, technology, technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction

Fuck, let's figure it out (no bullshit)
Fuck, let's figure it out (no bullshit)
Fuck, let's figure it out
Fuck, let's figure it out

Freedom is raped by war like whore
like technology, technology, technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction

Why pretend that we don't know?
CEOs are the disease
Why pretend that we don't know?
CEOs are the disease

Control ordinary behavior through political extremism
industrial society is the arch enemy of nature
Including human nature, the unthinking majority should just not be?
Condemned, condemned

CEOs are the disease
CEOs are the disease
Why pretend that we don't know?
CEOs are the disease
CEOs are the disease
CEOs are the disease

Fuck, let's figure it out


03. Ching Chime

Why make time
When no one pays a dime
To remunerate a rhyme
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime
Ch ch cha-ching chime

Creating a crime
To start with melamine
Looking at a mime
The rhymes are all mine
But no one pays no mind
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime

In the daytime
Face covered by the grime
Sucking on a lime
When no one pays no mind
Slamming on a rhyme
Over the ching chime
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch ch-ching chime

Superbowl, half time
Anytime is war time
Second season is past time
Gonorrhea, overtime
Fuck that it's bedtime
No more friend of mine
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime

I'll fuck your mind
Over the spring time
Degrading in your prime
A thought so asinine
But no one pays no mind
And no one pays a dime
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime

Open your eyes don't be this way
Though all your dreams are swept away
The stairs will rise from yesterday
Your tears and fears all melt away

Superbowl, half time
Anytime is war time
Second season is past time
Gonorrhea, overtime
Fuck that it's bedtime
No more friend of mine
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime

I'll fuck your mind
Over the spring time
Degrading in your prime
A thought so asinine
But no one pays a dime
And no one pays a dime
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime

Open your eyes don't be this way
Though all your dreams are swept away
The stairs will rise from yesterday
Your tears and fears all melt away

The waters will rush but don't dismay
Our smiles will cross the world will stay
The bridge has crossed itself today
Now close your eyes and sway the sway, sway the sway

(Leylia, Leylia, Ley, Ley)

Open your eyes don't be this way
Though all your dreams are swept away
The stairs will rise from yesterday
Your tears and fears all melt away

The waters will rush but don't dismay
Our smiles will cross the world will stay
The bridge has crossed itself today
Now close your eyes and sway the sway, sway the sway

To remunerate a rhyme
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime
Ch ch cha-ching chime

Creating a crime
To start with melamine
Looking at a mime
The rhymes are all mine
But no one pays no mind
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime
Ch-ch cha-ching chime

In the daytime
Face covered by the grime
Sucking on a lime
When no one pays no mind
Slamming on a rhyme
Over the ching chime
Over the ching chime
Ch-ch ch-ching chime

Superbowl, half time
Anytime is war time


04. Butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love
Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

Love

Children out cry, grandfather sky
Rivers surviving through our eyes
We certify, how you falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions

Oceans calcified, eagles gratified
I won't be crucified nor terrified, I'm not terrified
Before we say goodbye, no need to falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicion
We are being sodomized by repetition

Dark gray matter of fact sky
Nannies are nights with our half sister moon
Why can't we switch automatically to Eco-centric persuasions?
Why can't we ditch autocracy for Eco-centric persuasions now?

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition


05. Harakiri

We're the day birds
Deciding to fly against the sky
Within our dreams, we all wake up
To kiss the ones who are born to die

We're the greying herds
Hurting each the other with our lives
Within our dreams, we all wake up
To kiss the ones who are born
Born to die, born to die

The drum fish
They beached themselves in Harakiri
The blackbirds
They fell in thousands form the sky
Their red wings
Streaming down from the higher seas
Deflected by the ground

They crowned the sun
They crowned the sun
But I believe that they are free
When their time was done
They were drownes by the only One
But I believe that they are free
Washed by the sun

Our statues
The soaring edifice of our times
Detracted form the ways of the wise
The future will view all history as crime
So father, tell us when is the time to rise

They crowned the sun
They crowned the sun
But I believe that they are free
When their time was done
Their were drowned by the only one

But I believe that they are free
They crowned the sun
They crowned the sun
But I believe that they are free
And we believe that they are free
Cus' I believe that they are me
Washed by the sun


06. Occupied Tears

I forgot to bring you roses
When you hit the floor
Your new wall poses
Asking for war
Have you forgot the wall?
I've foreseen it all
We've foreseen it all

Holocaust, you've tasted great fear
How could you just occupy another child's tear?

Don't you all know?
Don't you all care?
Don't you all see how this isn't fair?
Are we all blind? Do we not see?
Do we not bleed?

Faith cries of lost limbs.
Minds surrounded by mines.
Without warning signs of the great sacrifice

Holocaust, you taste the great fear
How could you just occupy another child's tear?

Don't you all know?
Don't you all care?
Don't you all see how this isn't fair?
Are we all blind? Do we not see?
Do we not bend to misery?
Of course we all know
Of course we all care
Of course we all see how this isn't fair
We are not blind. Yes, we do see
It's time to end this misery

It's time to go up to bed
No more sipping on our regret
Tuck the kids in without worry
No more running out in a hurry

No more bombs falling over head
No more sirens predicting death
Yes, it's the two-state solution
No more glaring through oblivion

Asking for war
Have you forgot the wall?
I've foreseen it all
We've foreseen it all

Holocaust, you've tasted great fear
How could you just occupy another child's tear?

Don't you all know?
Don't you all care?
Don't you all see how this isn't fair?
Are we all blind?
Do we not see?
Do we not bend to misery?

Of course we all know
Of course we all care
Of course we all see how this isn't fair
We are not blind. Yes, we do see
It's time to end this misery

It's no mystery...
It's no mystery...


07. Deafening Silence

I know who you are
I know who you are not
I know who you are
I know who you are or not
The silence is deafening to my ears
How could the obvious be ignored?
The silence is threatening that she appears
The ceremony is performed
I'm here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can't walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she disappears
Ends of my mind, my thoughts trembling
The ends of time, time always mattering
The silence is deafening to my ears
How could the obvious be ignored?
The silence is threatening that she appears
The ceremony is performed
I'm here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can't walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she disappears

Night lights are for children
Morning's for adults, know the … aquanox
The ends of my mind, my thoughts trembling
The hands of time, time always meddling
The silence is deafening to my ears
How could the obvious be ignored?
The silence is threatening as she appears
The ceremony will always be performed

The silence is deafening to my ears
Seized by the impressions of pastors in the night

I'm here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can't walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she disappears
I'm here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can't walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she reappears
I know who you are.


08. Forget Me Knot

Don't forget me now, laughing through the tears
For somewhere, somehow, life becomes the years
You speak to millions, but you're talking to no one
Home is the place that you can't walk away from
You seek our opinions but listen to no one
You throw up your hands and tell me that it's all done

We intend to rise through motion, speak through silence
And fight 'til the ocean
No more glimmering hopes or commotions
Our dedication's to each other in devotion

No pretending now, your heart is open and you reappear
For somewhere, somehow, you dropped the ball and you ran with fear
You speak to millions, but talk to no one
Home is the place you can't walk away from
You seek opinions but listen to no one
You throw up your hands and tell me that it's all done

We intend to rise through motion, speak through silence
And fight 'til the ocean
No more glimmering hopes or commotions
Our dedication's to each other in devotion

We intend to speak through peace
Cross the ocean and wake up in the east
Make Jerusalem home for all creeds
Unsheathe your swords and take the eagle's peace

I want you, I need you
I pray that God absolves you
Can't live this life without you
I've cleared the coffin for two

I want you, I need you
I pray that God absolves you
Can't live this life without you
I've cleared the coffin for two

Come, today is another day
Come, your hairs are no longer grey
Come, we're clearing the runway
There's no turning back from the path for the chosen ones

We intend to rise through motion, speak through silence
And fight 'til the ocean
No more glimmering hopes or commotions
Our dedication's to each other in devotion

We intend to scream through peace
Cross the ocean and wake up in the east
Make Jerusalem home for all the creeds
Unsheathe your swords and take the eagle's peace


09. Reality TV

Buzzing from watching others dramatic lies
As the TV slyly stares at me
Body piercings, like those of
Ancient Egyptians kinky slave prisoners fly at me
Placing a thorn upon her head
Slashing her wrist, rowing around on her cavity
Being chased by little kids
Playing miniature toy accordions, her destiny

I abhor the whore who calls herself reality, reality TV
I abhor the whore who calls herself reality, reality TV

Fundamentally mental, deprived of meaning,
Hedonistic theatrical entropy
The gaining of lost confidence,
From the failures of others cheering
"No, that can't be me"

I abhor the whore who calls herself reality, reality TV
I abhor the whore who calls herself reality, reality TV

A genetically mysterious horde of specimens,
Sharing their empty lives with me
Grammatically inept common denominators,
Destroying all of life's mystery

Body piercings, those of
Ancient kinky Egyptians slave prisoners fly at me

Nipples, tongues, testicles, cheeks
Nipples, tongues, testicles, cheeks

The century of liquid residual wishes call me

Body piercings, those of
Ancient kinky Egyptians slave prisoners fly at me

Nipples, tongues, testicles, cheeks
Nipples, tongues, testicles, cheeks

The century of liquid residual wishes call me

Buzzing from watching others dramatic lies
As the TV slyly stares at me

I abhor the whore who calls herself reality, reality TV
I abhor the whore who calls herself reality, reality TV
I abhor the whore who calls herself reality
I abhor the whore who calls herself reality


10. Uneducated Democracy

When doors of hope open
To illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go of your resistance

As sex scandals dictate
The winding road of realpolitik
The bully runs from his corner
Images rule through the media
Hungry hunger further
The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you
Behind closed doors
Closed minds
Attractive feudalism
Commercial Orwellianism

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you
Behind closed doors
Closed minds
Attractive feudalism
Commercial Orwellianism

The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go, let go

In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only hypocrisy

Just you
Sitting alone
Open your eyes
Open your mouths
Close your hands
And make a fist
Down with the system
As we lay helpless against the machine
Open your eyes
Open your mouths
Close your hands
And make a fist
Down with the system
As we lay helpless against the machine

Open your eyes
Open your mouths
Close your hands
And make a fist
Down with the system
As we lay helpless against the machine

As sex scandals dictate
The winding road of realpolitik
The bully runs from his corner
Images rule through the media
Hungry hunger further
The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you
Behind closed doors
Closed minds
Attractive feudalism
Commercial Orwellianism

The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go of your resistance
The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go, let go

In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only hypocrisy
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only hypocrisy


11. Weave On

Weave on sisters of the night
On your loom of pain,
Try to stitch the darkness through the light
Weave on property and crime, the wars and waste
Gives our souls a break from the hunger,
For the profits and the saints

Stitch it on, the weapons drawn and children's playing
And the fathers found
In unmarked graves with your fingers pale and numb
Just weave

Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Just you still weave on

Sewn on sorry sons of state
Preaching salvation, while we fall with such amazing grace
Sewn on love of money, love of race
Disrespect of country,
And of neighbor's neighbored in our hate

Stitch it on, the bothers gone,
And lives they gave to the foreign graves
With your fingers pale and numb
Just braid, just braid
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Just you sisters weave on,
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh you sisters just weave on, on, on!

These are the plans, the words we live for, minds arranged
You there we cherish pain,
With growth from this place ends speedily
Lest the harsh, smite your mind, I'll sow in madness
How dare you just reduce to cowardice
I'm ready to endure with him whatever must be
I am ready to endure with him whatever must be

Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Just you sisters weave on,
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh you sisters just weave on,
on, on, on!