System of a Down: Bounce Meaning
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I went out on a date
With a girl, a bit late
She had so many friends
Gliding through many hands
I brought my pogo stick
Just to show her a trick
She had so many friends
Gliding through many hands
anonymous Dec 10th, 2005 12:08pm report
Hmmm I think that this song is a cross between an actual storyline and sillyness. Now I think that it was about having sex with many women (pogo stick heheh) and the "bounce" part probably describes wild sex. However I think the song is put in a very comical way, so I wouldn't bother pondering over it. *wink*
anonymous Jul 16th, 2007 7:27pm report
silenceddevil Apr 24th, 2008 4:57am report
I think this song is about an orgy but as has only one man represented by the pogo stick (his penis) the rest are women. "Only one pogo stick". with other comments like lay you out touching behind etc it shows relevance to sex. Also passing one pogo stick through all the hands shows the man in control. Although it could be regarded as drug related, referring to a needle.
anonymous Nov 29th, 11:21pm report
For me it looks like a description of an "russian roullete"...
anonymous Nov 11th, 2019 11:11am report
its about love and betrayal, guy loves his pogo more than anything, then he meets a girl and tries to impress her with his skills, she doesnt trust him and brings all her friends for backup, then they realize he meant whathe said when he invited her to pogo, so they all want a turn on the pogo but there are so many them he keeps getting skipped, finally he has had enough and tells them to bounce, meening get your friends and leave, all he cares about is having fun on his pogo
anonymous Oct 17th, 2019 10:26pm report
Sex. SOME OF THESE KILLED ME THO
anonymous Nov 13th, 2018 11:57pm report
Wow, a lot of frightening projection here...
Kookiekratos Sep 17th, 2016 9:02am report
This as to me 2 meanings
1: an orgy
Or 2: A mass murder
Im going to go into the murder one since the orgy is self explenatory
The Pogo stick is the gun and eveey time serj says pogo that is a shot. When he says jump bounce up down hes describing the victim way of trying to escape.
The first verse is the setup he goes on a date and the girl invites her friends who also become victims.
The second verse it what he does with the bodies, he puts them in a pile which resemples a game of twister and he notices how pretty the are which explains the runway and extoic lines.
Last verse is just more of what he does to bodies.
That my more unseen theory what do you think?
anonymous Jul 18th, 2016 7:28pm report
I think its about rape. A deranged man goes on a "date" with a girl (possibly stalking her) and follows her out at night. He follows her to her friends and reveals himself. His pogo stick is his dick (obviously) and he wants to show her and her oh "so many friends" a "trick". Gliding through many hands is him forcing them all or even drugging them (a diffrent pogo stick) to have sex with him. The jump bounce up down and repeated pogo is the actual action of him raping them. Now the second part where he was saying unanounced was the games signafies him sneaking up upon them and doing his way with them. "All players with no names They lined up double quick" He didnt know them They didnt know him It was seemingly random and he didnt care who they were or what they felt. They just wanted to get out of there and not be hurt so they "lined up" or was possibly bound. He sees it as a sick game, "everyone gets to play" and lets them run. It turns him on to watch them scared and try to get away, and he sees it as "exotic". Again the action of the rape. "Oh id like to spread you out, touching who evers behind" The game again for him. Jump pogo pogo pogo pogo Bounce pogo pogo pogo pogo
anonymous Jun 24th, 2016 6:13pm report
The pogo stick..........is his dick.
anonymous May 14th, 2016 5:41pm report
I feel this songs is about a person who goes on a date with a girl and brings a gun aka the pogostick and when the Serj says pogo it is actually a shot from the gun and when he says Jump bounce down up it is describing the actions of the girl and her friends running away
anonymous May 28th, 2014 5:02pm report
Did anyone else notice on the album cover there is a little graphic that says "Pogo stick = Gun"
anonymous Mar 24th, 2014 3:13am report
My interpretation is meth use. It starts out I went out late. Tweekers are up all night sometimes for several days without sleep. They went to get high with her friends...He had the only syringe out of all her friends. Which if taking into consideration sharing a needle with someone including their friends, then in your mind even one person could feel like "so many". The hesitancy only lasts a moment because getting that dope in your vein is top priority its urgent. Now high you pass on your syringe ( pogo stick) to next person and keeps passing. Gliding because its going fast and remaining reliable for each use. Everyone is high. They're all so spun they're bouncing off the walls jumping up and around unable to be still. He is feeling like the hero of the group because it was HIS syringe that fed everyone the drug. The high euphoria makes him feel turned on by all these friends relying on his pogo stick. He thought exotic rather than negligent or fear for sharing his needle with everyone. Everyone gets to play. His good sense has been replaced by the meth euphoria. His pogo stick sharing Jump bounce up down high is far more disturbing to him days later while sobering up. Now the memory is haunting him. The regret the fear the what was I thinking? Pops in his head over and over.
anonymous Oct 29th, 2012 10:55am report
It's about STDs, pain and simple
anonymous Jul 27th, 2012 7:12pm report
A lot of you see it as a song about heroin, and you may be right. I think it's about a guy and a girl and a lot of her friends having sex. It does say he went out late with a girl and she had so many friends. the chorus clearly is talking about sexual intercourse. And yes a pogo stick resembles a needle, but i think they are referring to a dick here. and is passed around, but the lyrics say "gliding through many hands" not passing. I think gliding through many hands referrs to a guy getting a hand job from many of the girls.
anonymous Feb 26th, 2012 2:12pm report
It's about casual sex. People going out and just fucking everyone... "un-announced twister games, all players with no names"
Meaningless empty sex. It's a bit of a political statement about how the media portrays that if you aren't in a comitted relationship and you aren't out having heaps of sex your life is meaningless. Serj said so himself.
anonymous Jan 7th, 2012 1:22am report
Yeah actually i think this song is about an adventure of one of the group members. He went on a date with girlfriend but there was a surprise waiting for him. "Twister games" You know that twister is a game which many ppl are very close and in different positions (yeah it's about sex) "Gliding through many hands" ppl touching her. "All players with no names" That guy doesn't even know thease ppl but he have sex with them. "Just one pogo stick" Says he was the only man in there. The "pogo stick" is (sorry mum) penis. I think that after reading this i don't have to explain "Bounce, Jump, Up, Down" and "It was so exotic" :D
It has two meanings:
1. (Child) It's about something that happened on Serj's childhood. He got a real pogo stick and he show to his girlfriend and she had so many friends, and he could make a trick with the pogo stick and he showed it to her and her friends. Then hi was jumping with it and the friends of his girl friends spread out, leaving space to him to jump and bounce, then he lent the toy to them.
2. (Adult) I know that the song has a sex meaning by the part that says "gliding through many hands" meaning that they masturbated Serj's "pogo stick". In this meaning is about an orgy, he fuck all them.
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