System of a Down: Mr. Jack Meaning
Mr. Jack Lyrics
Is that the mouthwash in your eyes,
Hey Mr. jack,
Is that the cause of your surprise,
Hey where you at,
On the side of the freeway in the car,
Hey where you at,
On the side of the freeway in the car.
In the car.
anonymous Sep 21st, 2009 9:00pm report
Mr. jack was a drug dealer. He was driving on the highway high red eyes = mouthwash. The cops pulled him over he got made a started yelling and cursing the cops. And they killed him.
anonymous Mar 4th, 2009 3:02pm report
Except there's no proof Jack the Ripper raped anyone, he certainly killed a few women, but he did so in the middle of london, not by the side of a "freeway" our road outside a city, and he certainly didn't hide in cars, particularly given that there were no cars, maybe carriages but a carriage is a pretty obvious hiding place to look in, I don't think you get to be the big name killer nobody could find by hiding somewhere obvious. The whole jack the ripper thing is nonsense. And if you got to the top of your class by saying jack the ripper waited by highways then raped and killed these women, your history classes are idiotic.
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RooFioRipleyWoR Nov 23rd, 2008 11:03pm report
Okay......its time for the correct interpretation of this song. mr. jack is the nickname of their dealer, but he has nothing to do with this song, he was just getting props from the band by using his name in a song. This song is about the fact that after a late show, system was driving on the highway, got a flat and couldnt find the jack, police came and they had drugs or something on them, the mouthwash in your eye is tear gas.......yeah........the police tried to arrest them and as retaliation, system came up with this song
anonymous Nov 14th, 2008 11:52pm report
I think the songs purpose is to talk about how the police waste their time chasing drug dealers, because mr jack is a drug dealer, and how they should go and do something about genocide, like when he says "little men, big guns", and when he says "Fuck you pig!" he's saying that to the government
anonymous Jul 4th, 2008 7:03am report
Many people say that with the "running past a red light" and "now you go jail" saying that it supports the police, I think it shows on how much athority can do even on something so small, going past a red light when no one was around... It shows that the police have too much power over us.
anonymous May 25th, 2008 5:18pm report
Mr. Jack is a high ranked officer with many privileges. He(Mr. Jack) does things that make the citizens angry. The citizens, or "little men", pull Mr. Jack over at 7:00 A.M. and kill him. The people who say "put your hands up, get out of the car" are the "little men". Mr. Jack says "**** you pig" out of anger, and refuses. The "little men" kill him.
When I first heard this song I just asumed it was about Jack Kennedy, how some people think he was not as good a president as most think.
Like the part are "where you at, on the side of the free or in the car" reminded me of the zapruder film where you see the president on one side-in the car- and the free on the other-on the side walk-.
The line of "protectors on your back" reminded me of how, after he gets shot, secret service rushes toward the car.
The line "little men, big guns pointed at our head" is what clenched it for me. Obviously, if I'm right, would be a reference to the cuban missile crisis where these two men, kenedy and krushchev, sent us to the brink of nuclear war and there where literally these big guns (nuclear missiles) pointed at ours, everybody's, heads.
And the end: "fuck you pig" is the general sentiment of people towards someone of authority like a president.
The other lines like the mouth wash, 7 am, and lights on the track I don't know how they fit, so I could be wrong about all of it.
SOADFAN123 Jan 8th, 2008 1:46pm report
This song is about jack the ripper and how he abducted, raped, and killed women but the police could never find him and he would mock the police because they could not stop him from killing innocent women and jack the ripper says "fuck you pigs" because the police cannot find him.
anonymous Oct 22nd, 2007 10:00am report
Still saying about SOAD wanting us to put our own meaning in but I believe that the song is about a drug dealer/druggie who gets high and starts driving around and finally he's gets caught by the cops but doesn't wanna go to jail so he fights with them and causes a lot of problems and in the end is shot
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