That was a big moment for me. The chorus is the anthem of the celebrities, who infer themselves as the "stars" of the universe that is Hollywood literally My personal interpretation being: Why would you hate somebody by grounds that have no relevance to anything.
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Government, you are corrupt with your secret organizations that puppet our citizens and create this ridiculous idea of racism.
System of a Down’s John Dolmayan Reveals Lyrical Inspiration for ‘I-E-A-I-A-I-O’
The song was also reportedly titled 'KITT' originally. General Comment I heard this song on the day the CD was released and right then, nobody understood, after a while, you see what Serj Tankians talking about, with his list of stories of cops who could have died, blaming another at a restaurant pointing a finger then when he lists icicles, bicycles, shoestrings, and a flag, hes saying a list of random distractions and then tossing in a patriotic flag to stand by, basically what he thinks the government does to you, shows you ludacris things to distract you from there actions, but makes you stand by those actions as if they were your own, just because you should obey your country and have some liberty but not know a single thing there doing.
If you watch the remake of true grit,in the beginning of the movie when a man gets hanged, he chants ieaiaio. The first make of the song was played during their Las Vegas show in and was named K. And we light up the sky' refers to the common celebration of setting off fire works during the fourth of July. Login with Facebook Error: He looked at me and he goes, "Hey kid," and he kind of pointed the finger [at me] cowboy style.
This is also the only System song that John has a ieaiwio credit. Don't you think it might be kinda like For more info on These Grey Men, check out our exclusive chat with Dolmayan about the project. All lyrics provided for educational purposes only. The most notable difference between the demo and the final is that the song contains the other band members' vocals.
There are multiple meanings to this song. System of a Down are well known for being the masters of weirdness, but one song stands unchallenged as the most odd track SOAD have ever released: Seeing America thrives on violence and the arms race the plutonium wedding rings is sarcastically saying what sacred unions will come too in the near future.
We have idealization, racism, and secret organizations that are named off in the other lyrics. John Dolmayan is currently working on his These Grey Men project, which is currently being funded by fans via Kickstarter. He was getting a drink, not an alcoholic beverage, a soda or something. Still some of the other interpretations are plausible as well though, and i wouldnt wonder if soad intended it that way Flag Baktillus on June 18, Ritzcrakerz I like your take on the lyrics, but Plutonium isotopes have, in the least, a half life of 87 years, 6 thousand and 24 thousand years respectively, which isn't exactly that short: System of a Ieaixio Fans Also Like: System is talking about how messed us things work.
System of a Down - I-E-A-I-A-I-O Lyrics | SongMeanings
In addition, the song contains a brief excursion into a stylized version of the theme from the television show Knight Rider.
That was a big moment for me. John Dolmayan's story of the song Edit According to Dolmayan, the song was inspired by an accidental meeting with David Ieaaiio, the star of Knight Rider when he was a kid.
And maybe, becuase self-segregation is an ideology that is pushed upon americans, soad is trying to say that the idealization of our national government reinforces racism. Something that I don't think it has been mentioned is that the letters i-e-a-i-a-i-o are the starting letters of words like "illegal emigration" apart from being a KKK chant and the "why?
ExclusiveMetalNewsRock. System of a Down Song Meanings. General Comment I only wanna add something.
This is the ideal version of America Sarcasm. I love Knight Rider! Otheranother SOAD are definitely agents of iewiaio. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more.