System of a Down: She's Like Heroin Meaning
She's Like Heroin Lyrics
Sipping through a little glass
I'm looking for some help
I need someone to save her ass
Chinese tricks in rooms
With ghost's of hooker girly dudes
Me and heroin, maybe we can make some cash selling
anonymous Dec 22nd 2006, 00:34 report
The last interpritation makes sense if you think about it. It is talking about how guys go out with girls, and spend all this money on them. When he says 'selling ass for heroin' he is saying that all this money that you work hard for 8 hours a day, is thrown away on her, just like a heroin addict would be throwing his money away to buy heroin. God I hope I just made sense.
anonymous Nov 29th 2006, 18:59 report
People people... It's not about her addiction to heroin. It's about him being addicted to her.
anonymous Apr 12th, 23:48 report
its almost as if shes saying he is using money to buy heroin which could also be linked to buying girls. the lyrics clearly indicate a behavior having to do with prostitution. its a lifestyle that's addicting "like heroin" in which he "needs someone to save my ass"
Obviously this song is related to the previous one [Vicinity of Obscenity]. SOAD are talking about the same prostitute who is figured out to sell her self to give her boyfriend some money to buy heroin. In fact she wants nothing more but to be a little whore while her boyfriend would like to save her ass selling his own body, wearing a little dress (a women dress) for chinese tricks, because his girl has became like heroin. In the end he saves her but he needs some help to stop his real addiction.
anonymous Nov 10th 2010, 12:45 report
Basic this person is addicted to heroine so they spent a whole load of cash on it, then eventually they run out of money and then she has to take on a prostitute job to get it back.
anonymous Jan 11th 2010, 17:09 report
well, i thought its about him making money for herion from prostution... i think "shes like herion" means other people are addicted to her... but he also says "I need someone to help make cash selling ass for heroin" so that sort of implies he's selling the prostitute for the drugs
jollyroger May 11th 2008, 01:45 report
System of a down were raised in hollywood.
in which they had deep and seeing eyes.
but hollywood is a plastic city
in which this song explains is like..
heroin is a feeling of belonging and happiness..
sad in hollywood you have to sell yourself.
sellout and sell your soul for happiness that is the thinking of hollywood. and well that mindrot has spread further then just there.
hollywood and babylon are one in the same.
anonymous Jan 22nd 2007, 13:17 report
I think that the "chinese tricks in rooms with ghosts of hooker girly dudes" part brings an image of an old rent-by-the-hour hotel.
I am no expert on this but I think that the victorian era's sexual hang-ups were brought down in part by literature which 'imported' oriental erotiscm from the east. So I would associate "chinese tricks" i.e. chinese bedroom tricks with both the sexual revolution and sexual repression.
I would say "ghosts of hooker girly dudes" is referring literally to dead transvestite prostitutes in other words people consumed by drugs and prostitution; victims of modern culture.
So I think that the "chinese tricks in rooms with ghosts of hooker girly dudes" part is about how people can be consumed by modern culture.
SOAD4lyfe234 Apr 4th 2006, 20:23 report
This song makes reference to prostitution caused by the drug selling, in which, according to the songs, people go to prostitution to afford money to buy drugs, like heroin; as is said in the lyrics, "Me and heroin maybe we can make some cash / Selling ass / Selling ass for heroin".
anonymous Dec 24th 2005, 00:34 report
the part about "he wants nothing less, but to wear a little dress" , and "chinese tricks in rooms with ghosts of hooker girly dudes" are about transvestites...at least that's the meaning that I took from it. oh and I like how at first he's trying to save her ass but then at then end he needs to save his own ass.
stuartwilson Dec 1st 2005, 06:12 report
She's like heroin's meaning is pretty self explanitary once you look at the lyrics.
The whole song is about a prostitute who sells her body so that she can feed her drug addiction.
The other meaning of the song is that the prostitute is like heroin because once you have had sex with her you always want to come back.
System Of A Down are urging you to save prostitutes like her when they say "I need someone to save her ass."
If anyone can think of anything I have missed then add your own suggestions.
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