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Stretching, Filing,
Against her skin,
Blessed are those,
Who are not kin,
In sin we Breathe,
In sex we tie,
Duct tape her legs,
To the red sky,
Foolsome flesh allowances,
The pansies raided the pantry of,
Gabardine dreams, promiscuous,


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    Mar 20th, 2018 3:39am report

    Honestly, if you really think about it, Serj Tankian has very many hidden meanings in his songs. However, I like to think that the quote "I can't deny the Poison Chosen For Tonight" means a woman who he is planning on sleeping with that night. This song might just be a huge compliment to this woman, as a part of saying "This is the best thing ever, and if it all comes to an end right here and now, so be it."


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    Apr 27th, 2017 4:18pm report

    It's about narrow minded focus on self indulgence, a common lack of perception or ability to see their own risky actions as factors that impact their social establishment, quality of life, intellectual growth, environmental stress, oblivious to reality, encased in invisible self righteous camouflage that only they are unable to see through due to a lack of insight, (to thine own self be true) the impulse to achieve instant "gratifuckation" come what may, then sit bewildered at the ensuing disruptions. A wanton indifference to interactive impact or a failure to grasp a sensible ideology, identifying consequences as the results of actions and not the whimsy of a wishy washy higher power, but reality, "you got wet because you went into the water" most humans, "No, No, can't you see the more logical issue, its because God put the water and myself in conflicting proximity, its gods will, it was meant to be, destiny happens, fate won't wait!"


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    Mar 29th, 2016 3:18pm report

    To be honest, I think these are the thoughts of a serial killer psychopath with a fetish...
    This supports my theory of a fetish:

    "Custard dreams
    Abusing, musing
    Marmalade flesh
    Naked spread am I, am I"

    This shows not only his fetish but also a bit of his psychosis:

    "Actors of the tragic phantoms
    Extend your legs for great Saturn
    Brown table tops scream for cover
    At the sight of your new lover"

    Seen as, well you know... There are some sick guys who like it when a girl takes a dump on a glass table while they are beneath watching...wenn you think about it, Saturn on a birds perspective looks like a brown ball going through an opening...I mean come on, she is screaming for cover at the sight of the new lover it can't be more obvious...
    Yet again, the first part could also be the memories of dead victim's, possibly prostitudes

    What makes this guy a killer is how sex is smelted together with violence:

    "Borrowed dreams, hollowed reveries
    Metal pillows, pewter yellows
    Furry roadkill, house on the hill
    Pouring gravy on her thighs still"

    It wouldn't be the first time that serj tankian would have written a song like this and definetly not the last. Just look a the song: lie lie lie
    From the album: elect the dead

    Tell me what you think

    AJ RamNev


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    Jul 3rd, 2015 7:34pm report

    This song is not by SOAD it's off serj's solo album Harakiri


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    Sep 14th, 2012 9:15pm report

    well i think this song is about all the stuff that matters a lot to you when you are alive like sex, your house, etc... but when you die you realize that you wasted your time on things you dont need *if today I die and cant deny the poison chosen for tonight* so you should just enjoy life


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    Jun 20th, 2011 6:59pm report

    I think that this song is a weird tribute to women by saying that they are a temptation (poison for tonight) and that rape ruin the honour or sex and others love demonstrations like fetishes:

    Duct tape her legs(rape) to the red sky(blood, dishonour)

    Gabardine dreams(fetish), promiscuous,
    Delight, deny not the flavour.-(fetish does not deny the falvour of love)

    This is just a completly different and personal way to interpretate this song,so please think for yourselves.


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    Apr 4th, 2011 4:25pm report

    This sounds like a really grotesque rape scene or maybe a grotesque scene of necrophilia.


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    Feb 21st, 2011 2:00am report

    This song appeared on the Japanese version of System of a Down and the Strangeland Official Soundtrack.
    One of their more violent songs, it refers to a lot of subject matter.

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