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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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    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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    anonymous
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    Jul 17th, 2007 7:40pm report


    This is in response to johny mans jack the ripper theory, are you mentally incompetent jack the ripper was not only not a rapist but he did not wait in fuckin cars and being from london I doubt he would have used american slang from the 1980s



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    anonymous
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    Jun 6th, 2007 6:21pm report


    OAKAY.........THEY DO NO SAY "Hey mr.jack is that mouthwash in your eye" FOR GODS SAKES, TRUST ME THEY SAY "Hey Mr. Jack, Is that the mouth for shone your eyes"
    it makes a lot more sense. okay? so, beat it

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    anonymous
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    Apr 16th, 2007 4:04pm report


    Mr Jack is System's pot dealer. Perhaps they all bought pot off him at the side of some freeway, maybe system got in a bit of trouble with him and some guys threatened them with guns and Mr Jack eventually got arrested or something.



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    burningpeaches
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    Feb 20th, 2007 2:00pm report


    I'm pretty sure it's about the use of police powers and about police brutality. The references to police, cruisers, and being pulled over on the freeway are repeated throughout. And if you look at the last stanza, the meaning becomes very clear:

    Your prospect of living gone,
    You ran the light at dawn,
    Protectors on your back,
    Lights are on their track,
    You must now face authority...
    Put your hands up, get out of the car,

    You ran the light at dawn, i.e. drove through a red light when no one was around, something that is only technically a crime. Yet 'your prospect of living gone', you're going to jail. Put your hands up, get out of the car, you must now face authority only because you didn't absolutely respect that authority's power.



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    anonymous
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    Dec 18th, 2006 12:22am report


    "Is that the cause of your demise" and "big guns pointed at our heads".
    Surely about a guy who died because of police brutality.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 8th, 2006 11:29pm report


    One question that I have is why does everyone think that all of soads songs talk about armenian genocide, that's just plain stupid. As for the meaning of the song, I think it first talks alittle about jack the ripper and then portrays what criminals think of police.

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    Darkangel_X
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    Nov 5th, 2006 11:04am report


    I don't know how many of you are american, so I'll use melbourne, australia as an example. This is not our nations capital, but even there we have people being pistol whipped by police (eg. My sisters ex), police stealing from drug addicts (police found 3lbs of weed on a guy, took 2.5lbs from it, walked away)...This is anti-police, but why shouldn't it be?



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    anonymous
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    Oct 16th, 2006 10:33pm report


    I think the song is about the armenian genocide.
    Mr. Jack are the armenian people, and the turks are barging in and mindlessly murdering the people.
    "little men, big guns, pointed at our heads"
    this is saying how the people were so powerless against the powerful turks.
    "fuck you pig
    fuck you pig
    fuck you pig
    put your hands up, get out of the car"
    fuck you pig is showing an attempted retaliation against the turks, and the concluding "put your hands up" shows the unaltered cruelty of the soldiers.

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    anonymous
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    Aug 28th, 2006 8:56pm report


    Your prospect of living gone,
    you ran the light at dawn,
    protectors on your back,
    lights are on their track.
    You must now face authority,
    you're nothing like me,
    you must now face authority,
    you're nothing like me.
    Put you hands up, get out of the car,
    put you hands up, get out of the car,
    put you hands up, get out of the car.


    Someone running a red light, protectors on your back- police on your back.

    I don't think its insulting police. You must face authority, you're nothing like me. I think fuck you pig refers to the criminal not the police. This song isn't insulting police. Not this one.



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    anonymous
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    Aug 18th, 2006 8:55pm report


    This songs about drugs.

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    anonymous
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    Jun 26th, 2006 6:52pm report


    This song is about the guy who abducted and raped girls and they are blamimg the police for not finding him and trying to incriminate other innocent people which reflects to what is happening a lot in our current time.



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    anonymous
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    May 6th, 2006 5:22pm report


    Tying in to what Maestro Danno said (two interpretations up) I thought it was about someone stoned, getting pulled over and arrested. it happened to daron. did you guys know he was arrested for possession of pot? yeah but I think it could be specifically using 'mr jack' (their drug dealer) for it.

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    anonymous
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    Feb 1st, 2006 2:51pm report


    This song is about police brutality, end of story.



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    Dman12
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    Dec 14th, 2005 12:35pm report


    Ok guys, to add to my interpretation, this song was originally named Bacon. So if they are talking about police (pigs), then bacon is a good name, even though it was changed to Mr. Jack.

    SOAD RULES






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