System of a Down: Question! Meaning
Song Released: 2005
Ghosts are now waiting for you,
Sweet berries ready for two ghosts are no different than you,
Ghosts are now waiting for you,
Are you dreaming?
Dreaming the night,...
anonymous Aug 28th 2006, 14:59 report
Nope- in the making of question (which I saw) it's about reincarnation. The color red meaning the reincarnation. The red bird is shot in the beginning, turning into the little girl in the red dress. She meets the boy in the forrest who gives her berries which turn out to be poisonous she dies. Then the woman in the red dress and the man she's with is the boy/girl reincarnated. Then the woman dies during labor, and the reincarnated baby is recieved in a red blanket. Actual words of the band members.
sniperchick Jul 4th 2006, 15:05 report
I may be wrong, as we may all be, but I always saw this song as a question of death, the uncertainty of it all. the whole thing with the "ghosts are no different than u" is connected with the "do we die" part. its like do we die and go away forever or do we become reincarnated as somemthing different (ghosts). and the whole thing with "do we kno when we die" and "do we know when we fly" (go to heaven) is just another part of the uncertainty. "sweet berries ready for two" is like you can die now, u'll have someone with you if you let them, take these sweet berries and feel the relief.
anonymous Dec 4th 2011, 20:55 report
or maybe because it makes your question about who you are with and who they were in a past life o.O
anonymous Dec 2nd 2011, 17:02 report
I have wondered if it's an allusion to Socrates. I'll grant you I've never seen an interview with the band on the subject but I have my students read from Crito by Plato. In that Socrates boasts (before drinking the hemlock that was his fate) that he can't wait to talk with the gods and past Greek heroes when he dies. His last line is great: "Now I go to die, you go to live. Which of us goes to the better lot is known to no one but the gods." Deep!
I think this song is about that of the soul of the living. I think this song is much deeper than death. Its talking about the death of a mans soul. Its talking about what happens when we fly. I guess you could say that is death. I think of it as falling in love. We lose ourself and fall victim to the woman. When 'We fly' a part of us dies. There is do doubt about this. We fall pray to woman who can do what she wants of us. Also flying could mean having delusions of grandeur of sort. I guess a certain love falls into this category. question people!!!!!!
anonymous Oct 19th 2011, 04:52 report
Its System asking a question themselves.....thats how i take it
anonymous Apr 15th 2011, 12:38 report
Sweet berries make bitter things taste sweet without adding sugar. They are consumed before eating the meal.
Metaphorically; while preparing for death believing in reincarcation might be the sweet berry of death.
anonymous Aug 31st 2010, 20:22 report
Could be... that Question!, since it has an exclamation point, is pointing out how it's so uncertain what happens "when we fly" yet Christians, Athiests, Muslims etc, can state so certan what happens "when we go"?! How the contrast from what your senses and mind can tell you of what sweet berries would taste like, to how really only ghosts would really know what happens after death, are spoken of as like there were no difference. Wars, countries, boundaries have been formed from these ideals. "Life is but a dream."
anonymous Apr 3rd 2010, 14:40 report
Well, it could be questioning the concept of reincarnation itself, or more loosely, religion. Maybe I'm just looking a tad bit too far, but it could be the case.
anonymous Aug 27th 2008, 08:15 report
Well this song is all about the question of DEATH! They are asking us whether we are aware that DEATH is waiting for us somewhere. Do we know when we'll die? Are we prepared for death when it comes to us?
jollyroger May 11th 2008, 01:19 report
Silly interpetations close some of you.
but this is how it rolls.
imagine you are walking through the woods and you see a tree with some juicy looking berries, we of course will take the juciest plumpiest ones. Its our instinct.
as ghosts wander through our dimensions of mind,
we are as sweet berries to them.
then they ask you the listener the Question!
do you know where you go when you die?
system has a pretty good idea..
ghosts are waiting for you..
further back and deeper in. This song is meant right at those who genicide and murder. (check out the armenian genicide) because those ghosts are waiting for you.
anonymous Jan 26th 2008, 18:33 report
I believe this song, question, is asking weather or not there is life after death. Weather there is a heaven or a hell. Weather we have a spirit, or we just die, and see nothing but darkness.
anonymous Feb 5th 2007, 22:34 report
i don't no but I think this song has to deal with birth life death and new birth sort of circle of life sort of thing... I don't no I have no idea whats going on.... wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo.... Seriously though kick ass song... rightcheous
anonymous Nov 8th 2006, 21:32 report
Well my interpretation of the song is this:
sweet berries ready for two ghosts are no different than you. I think what they are trying to say is that when someone dies...Does there spirit move on? So they might be possibly stating the fact that there could be two ghosts on earth which could be like two normal people.
ghosts are now waiting for you..Are you dreaming. Dreaming the night. Dreaming all right. Do we, do we know, when we fly?? When we, when we go, do we die? They are just asking the question of do we know when we die if our spirits move on or do we still live here on earth just not physically
thats just my interpretation though
anonymous Oct 23rd 2006, 00:00 report
I think that the sweet berries ready for two part is about adam and eve and how when they eat the berries they die so basically death is ready for 2.....In the video when the women eats the berries she suddenly ages and dies but the boy doesn't eat them and he lives.....
Also gohsts are no different than you, this is saying that you are dead or dying
and then when it says are you dreaming it is saying are you dreaming about what heaven is like or if there actually is a heaven. That is the question of the song that the girl is dreaming about
in the chorus it says "do we do we know, when we fly, do we do we go or do we die" this is saying do we die and just go into nothingness or do we go to heaven.
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