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Preflight delight,

Defaced street lights,

A pyramid mind fuck,

Don't leave your seats now,

Popcorn everywhere, canned,

Cliche people organs rare,

Corn everywhere canned,

Cliche people organs rare,



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    Jul 18th, 2009 7:43pm report

    "Pre-flight de-light,
    De-faced street lights,
    A pyramid mind fuck,
    Don't leave your seats now"

    From the very days people are born, they have been desensitized to the world's problems. Our lights could be shining, but they aren't.

    "Popcorn everywhere, canned,
    Corn everywhere canned,"

    All we care about is entertainment and food. We sit through our lives, watching TV, and wasting time. We only care about feeding ourselves.

    "I want to be,
    A fallen ruby,
    Guest vibrations,
    Don't leave your seats now,"

    He's already fallen, but he thinks he can find some good in his life. With "Guest vibrations", he's talking about how people notice change, but with "Don't leave your seats now", he says sarcastically that everyone is too lazy to change or help.

    "Humans everywhere, canned,
    Cliché people organs rare,
    Cliché people cannot DARE!,
    DARE!, DARE!, DARE!"

    Humans everywhere are dying, but when we die, we won't even donate our organs to people in need. We are all cliché people, and we cannot DARE to do anything! I want to be a fallen ruby; I don't know about you people.


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    May 30th, 2011 5:14pm report

    I am really not that good at interpretations but I'll give it a shot. The guy who said its about how human only care about Food and Entertainment is probably right but if I never saw his/her interpretation then I probably would of said it was about how people have great ideas that could most likely change the world but is too scared or just doesnt know how to get them out there without it feeling to risky. Haha I don't know where I got this but trust me, I already know its way off but I gave it a shot right?


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    May 29th, 2011 5:33pm report

    system of a down even say that there songs like all art have only the meaning that you feel is right (for the song) so none of you know you believe.


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    Jan 18th, 2011 1:05am report

    Well. About all of this supposed cloning in Area 51. No. Area 51 doesn't even serve the same purposes it used to, there's a much more secret facility in either Oregon or Ohio. I can remember which, but that has taken up the purposes of Area 51 because it became so popular etc. And, as I was saying, NO. that is not what happens there, I have been stationed there multiple times, been through most of the facility myself, to say anymore would be telling you classified information though.


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    Jul 20th, 2010 7:31pm report

    I think this song talks about both brainwashing & an old arcade game titled Q-Bert.. Their demo version of the song isn't CUBErt but Q-Bert & in this game there's pyramids & cloning going on.. Therefore its addicting & brainwashes people & fucks people's mind up the same way television does. The chorus of the song does mention human cloning by the way. :)


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    Nov 11th, 2009 11:17pm report

    I don't know what's up with the whole area 51 interpretation, but what the song meant seemed pretty obvious to me. I thought it was all about movies and television limiting people and brainwashing us, to a certain extent.

    Consider the line "a pyramid mindf---, don't leave your seats now." Most movie theaters don't have parallel walls on the left and right sides, they usually kind of slant toward the screen, creating a triangle of seats, or a pyramid.

    As for the chorus, "popcorn everywhere, canned cliche people organs rare" the popcorn is an obvious reference to movies. As for the canned cliched people, that could refer to the cliched stereotypes of people that are often show in films and on TV. The organs rare line could be using the word organ to symbolize depth or emotion, and it's saying that very rarely are realistic emotions shown in people in movies and TV and they're just recycled cliches.

    The overall message seems to me to be that movies and TV limit people and tell them what society wants them to be. Think about it, the typical commercial or show or something usually has nothing but hot/attractive women and men. I think the lyrics imply that popular media is forcing people to conform to society, but the message of the song is that we should not.

    And if all that didn't convince you, then think about the name: CUBErt. TVs are generally cube-shaped - what else could it be referring to?


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    Jan 28th, 2009 1:03pm report

    u guys have to at least attempt to say 'i think' or 'it is my opinion that' because if u dont u sound like a douche who thinks they know the meaning of the song. the truth is, u dont know, you can only guess.


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    Jun 17th, 2008 6:56am report

    This song is once again about media. It talks of us sitting in our seats watching "defaced streetlights" and having our minds fucked while we just eat our popcorn. Canned cliche people means we are just that easy to take off the shelf and we are all the same. Humans everywhere when combined with this says we see people everywhere, but we only see the same thing again and again.


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    Jan 14th, 2007 1:09pm report

    I am the one who posted the area 51 facility info but I forgot what I think about the song. I honestly think it is about how when we need organs we are put on a waiting list with people that are just like us. "Humans everywhere, canned, Clich? people organs rare." Canned can mean what our organs are put in. We are all diagnosed with similar diseases but we as a country do nothing to lessen the chances of getting these so we are therefore a cliche. We are all the same.


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    Jan 14th, 2007 1:03pm report

    Area 51 is a almost top secret government facility in which they conceal test and build new weapons and aircrafts for american defence. No aliens are there I think along with multiple others that this is but a cover up to keep us blinded along with other countries. Projects such as Aurora are being built there look it up and you will see.


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    Dec 24th, 2006 12:03pm report

    i think it's about how cliche people are and how some people think that even though they are really all the same, that some are rather unique. However they are all the same because they don't rise above. "don't leave your seats now" he's kinda being sarcastic about it.


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    Nov 23rd, 2006 11:24pm report

    If that is honestly true about the girl who went to area 51, please post the links to the magazine article and to where she might explain it cause it would be really cool to read up on that.


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    Nov 5th, 2006 11:51am report

    Area 51 is actually real. I know of a girl who once delivered packages there. She quit when she realised she was being drugged. She could never remember the trip there, or when she was there. Only halfway back did she fully become aware. Another interference by the goverment?

    This girl also appeared in ralph magazine.


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    Oct 18th, 2006 10:21pm report

    This song is simply about what they see when they go to the movie theater "preflight delight, defaced streetlights, a pyramind mind fuck" that's talking about all the commercials before the movie that get you hyped up for the future movies.
    "dont leave your seats now. Popcorn everywhere, canned, cliche people organs rare." that's talking about all of the people who always dress nice to impress their date or someone and they always try to be just like everyone else by dressing up nice.


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    Oct 8th, 2006 10:08am report

    This song is about cloning. The government has secret facilities like area 51, and in this facility they are cloning people. Hence the chorus

    "humans everywhere, cliche people organs rare, humans everywhere canned, cliche people cannot dare."

    at least that's what I think this song is about.

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