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System of a Down: Mr. Jack Meaning

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Mr. Jack Lyrics

Hey Mr. Jack,
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.

On the...

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    ashleigh915
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    Oct 6th, 2009 10:08am report


    just thought i would put it out there that i highly doubt that jack the ripper owned a car. it was 1888 for gods sake.



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    CommonInsanity
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    Apr 5th, 2009 4:47pm report


    two angles.

    1 police brutality.

    2 a police bust on a drug deal or a rape or idk. but that makes more sense. from the police perspective



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    anonymous
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    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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    anonymous
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    Feb 20th, 2009 2:54am report


    It's defiantly about Jack the ripper, I had to do a history report on that guy in year 11, got an 4H 4 high, pretty much an a+ for you Americans, don't know how British are marked or Europeans... but you get the point, excellent grade. He would w8 on the highway, not technically in a car, but yeah, he would pick up prostitutes and fuck them then kill them, the whole song explains, pretty much as that guy said, you've also got to realise that Americans are singing it so they're using American slang, it's not the exact words jack used, you don't have to be Einstein to figure that shit out, I agree with the English guy, with the fuck you pigs and all that shit, still, an awesome song and awesome band,

    From:That guy nobody knows about, just because he got top 3% out of whole state (Western Australia) in his TEE's, TEE helps you get you into UNI (Colledge)<- to all the americans

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway


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    SteebeeMontez
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    Feb 9th, 2009 2:35pm report


    Uhm, I Think Mr. Jack was a drug dealer, yeahh, some of these dumb asses on here are wayyy off.



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    RooFioRipleyWoR
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    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



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    anonymous
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    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



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    marka2000
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    Nov 2nd, 2008 11:28pm report


    The mouth wash in the eyes means that the cops are brainwashed. They can't see because of the propaganda told to them. That would be the mouth wash, Delivered to the cops by mouth to wash them and make them "good" cops.



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    Germ_13
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    Sep 14th, 2008 9:35pm report


    I always thought it was about Jack Napier...heh...funny Joker that guy was...



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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.



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    gracken
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    May 15th, 2008 5:53am report


    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.



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    SOADFAN123
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    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.



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    anonymous
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    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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