What does Lonely Day mean?

System of a Down: Lonely Day Meaning

Album cover for Lonely Day album cover

Song Released: 2006


Lonely Day Lyrics

Such a lonely day
And its mine
The most loneliest day of my life

Such a lonely day
Should be banned
It's a day that I can't stand

The most loneliest day of my life
The most loneliest day of my life

Such a lonely day
Shouldn't...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Jan 26th 2008 !⃝

    Well I'm not going to go against what The TrueAriel said, if daron says its what happened, then its what happened. but i's still like to share my opinion..

    if you've ever seen the video it shows not only daron, serj, John and shavo, but regular people doing things with their daily lives. but in almost every shot, something in the background is on fire, but no one is taking any notice to it. I think the point of this song is that there is so much drama, chaos, and issues in the world, but no one really is taking any notice to it- weather it be the govornment hushing it up, or peoples' fear of getting mixed up in any of the issues and getting themselves hurt, so they choose to ignore things and go on with their normal lives.

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2006 !⃝

    I belive the song may be about a lose of someone close to one of the band members. And how eveyday following that is lonely be cause of the person not being there. And the person is happy to of survied the lose of the person but unavoidably will always fell the lonlyness ever more. Almost as if when he says it's a day he was glad he survived he trying to reassure himself all will be well with the days yet to come.
    -Amanda

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    soadlover2010
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    Oct 18th 2006 !⃝

    Ok, this song has nothing to do with what any of yall hav said. I saw on an interview with daron that they wrote in advance of their hiatus because they knew they were going to break up and decided to write a song about it. That's why they were in seperate tour buses on the video. They've been riding in separate buses for a few years now.

  4. anonymous
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    Apr 3rd 2023 !⃝

    It's about my butt. My big rump. My huge dump. My unbelievably sized toosh. That is what it is about. If you've seen my rump you would understand.

  5. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2022 !⃝

    Everyone that posted "His brother died in a fire" is a false statement, due to Daron being an only child.
    Information about this factoid, is on this site

    https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/the_story_behind_lonely_day_by_system_of_a_down-75235

    More accurate representation would be a submission on this site
    https://www.songfacts.com/facts/system-of-a-down/lonely-day

  6. anonymous
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    Apr 2nd 2019 !⃝

    Hi everyone, the artist think of a meaning when he write a song, a poem, a book whatever... but i think the most important is how it makes me feel, for i have my own history and memories linked to this song. maybe that these lyrics perfectly fits a situation that i lived but has nothing to do with the artist's first intent.

  7. anonymous
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    Jan 3rd 2016 !⃝

    No one really is picking up on this song and its correlations with addictions? Listen to lyrics and stop reading the lyrics. It's plain as day

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  8. anonymous
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    Oct 25th 2015 !⃝

    SOAD is and always will be a very political band. Why only 1 song out of many would they change? Its talking about the Armenian Genecide that started in 1915 during and after WWI. He isnt saying "I" personally. he is speaking for the survivors of that horrible time. Think about it. every one of his songs mentions government, scandals, propaganda, wars, and military. plus this song ends on. eginning of "Soldier Side". Its not a personal message as most of you think. Its about another war, politics, and the severity of the disaster, the Armenian Genecide.(800,000-1.2million people murdered in camps and death walks into the Syrian Dessert)

  9. anonymous
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    May 28th 2014 !⃝

    I know it's about his brother but for me personally it's about the day Jesus died and how the disciples would have felt after watching Jesus die.

  10. anonymous
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    Sep 14th 2012 !⃝

    daron said on an interview that his brother almost died in a fire and then he had to spend 2 weeks in a hospital and daron couldnt talk to him those two weeks he felt very lonely thats what the song is about and thats also why in the video you see a lot of things on fire

  11. MezmerizeHypnotize
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    May 18th 2012 !⃝

    All of u who have said that this has got to do with the lose of a close person: you're right. Daron wrote this song for his dead cousin...
    And that fire thing in the video is because the cousin died in a fire...
    It all makes sense, doesn't it?

  12. anonymous
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    Mar 25th 2012 !⃝

    This may not be right but I thought it was abour Daron's brother dying in a house fire when they were young. Hence the fire in the video and "It's the day i'm glad I survived"

  13. anonymous
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    Feb 1st 2012 !⃝

    I've read that this song was written by daron because his brother died in a fire... that;s the reason why almost everywhere in the video there is fire... and the last phrase it's a day that I'm glad i survived might refers to he didn't died too... I am not sure...

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  14. anonymous
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    Jan 7th 2012 !⃝

    I know it's not actually the meaning, but i think it's something with hypnotize. Daron is probably talking 'bout a day that something really bad happend. He also wrote hypnotize when he was waiting for his girlfriend in the car. Something happend on a date, daron?

  15. anonymous
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    Dec 11th 2011 !⃝

    Not sure about the meaning, im guessing a day that was very hard and he was glad he got though it. But in the video there is a scene with 2 men and one on fire a possible tribute to pink floyd? Just thought I'd add that.

  16. anonymous
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    Nov 14th 2011 !⃝

    It is about his brother that dies in a fire... That's why there is so much fire in there music video for lonely day

  17. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2011 !⃝

    The song is about Daron's Brother who died in a fire when they were kids. Hence all the fire in the video..

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 22nd 2011 !⃝

    I feel that no one pesons interpretation is the absolute correct one . As with all artist they try to inspire , relate and hopely touch everyone on a personal level . So that being said the true meaning is in the eye of the beholder.

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