What does Spiders mean?

System of a Down: Spiders Meaning

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Album cover for Spiders album cover

Song Released: 1999


Spiders Lyrics

The piercing radiant moon,
The storming of poor June,
All the life running through her hair,

Approaching guiding light,
Our shallow years in fright,
Dreams are made winding through my head,

Through my head,
Before you know,I'll...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    DisposableCartman
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    Aug 5th 2008 !⃝

    A lot of you are accurate, for the most part. It IS a song about the government monitoring your daily commerce and general thoughts, for sure. If you look in the SYSTEM OF A DOWN lyric booklet, right above the lyrics for "Spiders", there is a caption reading:

    "Your thoughts and dreams are no longer sacred as they are exposed to a weapon known as remote viewing and monitoring."

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Sep 5th 2008 !⃝

    "The piercing radiant moon," - X-Rays to prep the operation.
    "The storming of poor June," - resistence to the operation.
    "All the life running through her hair," Wires hooked up to her head represented metaphorically as life since her life now exists through the Matrix like reality.


    "Approaching guiding light," - Light used to illuminate the surgical area for the implant.
    "Our shallow years in fright," - Her mind is afraid of losing her past, which at her young age are a few years or "shallow years"
    "Dreams are made winding through my head," He too has undergone the government implants which compose a dreamlike reality.

    "Through my head,
    Before you know, Awake," - Before you know it the implants are in and you are "awake" which really means you are still asleep with no memory of what has happened to you.

    "Your lives are open wide," - They scanned your memory during the operation and continue to read your mind using the implant.
    "The V-chip gives them sight," - see above...
    "All the life running through her hair," - see above...

    "The spiders all in tune," - The nano implants are all synchronized and working properly and together for their purpose...also they weave the dreams or reality you know experience.
    "The evening of the moon," - it rhymes...
    "Dreams are made winding through my head," see above...

    "Through my head,
    Before you know, Awake

    (SOLO)

    Through my head,
    Before you know,
    Before you know I will be waiting all awake," - All awake meaning you will know the truth...

    "Dreams are made winding through her hair,
    Dreams are made winding through her hair." - this is all explained...to sum it up a woman is basically placed inside a Matrix like reality while the scientist or government agents (all this is seen in the video) study her. The dreams are made by the implants in her head. You can clearly see the wires hooked up to her in the video. Her levitation symbolized that human potential we all have to rise above this and over come what the government is trying to do to control us. This make sense for everyone?

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    crackSmOkinAssDouche
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    Jan 10th 2007 !⃝

    This is a great song by SOAD and I think that the spiders they talk about are referring to bugs....like sound devices the government could hear you through which explains why they say the spiders all in tune........also they make reference to the V-Chip which is a device used in your tvs to control what you watch and they say the government can pretty much see your whole life....."your lives are open wide, the v-chip gives them sight"

  4. anonymous
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    Oct 14th 2020 !⃝

    The evening of the moon is the night where no man can work that comes quickly. The moon being the highest fullness able of the lesser lights or the stars, the moon being in reference to the evil one. Light which is Christ as he is the light and the life of the world, is attained and mediated by the Lord of Hosts who does host us and which is reflected by all being as the luminaries of the universe reflect the light of the sun which is powered by Christ whom the Father created the universe through as Christ created the universe according to the will of the Father. Faith in Jesus Christ is the only way to the Father all others lead stray away from the path which is Christ, in the house of the evil one. As there is nothing ever for sure, faith is the word we use for pretty much everything hence forth faith in Jesus Christ who is the only way, Christ, Savior, Redeemer from the eternal falling away which is endless. You can learn more about what we hear in music by searching the scriptures at church of Jesus Christ of latter-day Saints website.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2013 !⃝

    Serj is obviously shiva the destroyer hence the dreads and the ash and shivas realm is exactly like what the video shows a dead like spirit world covered in ash then vishnu comes the god of creation to recreate the illusion the girl levitates because we...threw buddhist practice Or any other means of enlightenment are trying to break the cycle research hinduism and buddhism and this song and most of system of a downs songs will make sense to you. I think its awesome how they force you to think without actually telling you what its about the ashy dead world, Serj costume and lyrics are a dead give away. I never knew until I read more into eastern religion what this song or the video where about the government has nothing to do with it theres a battle far greater than petty wars for control all this war and greed is just our way of dealing with the prison of our reality think about it in prison prisoners form gangs that govern the main population to try and maintain humanity in an other words animalistic situation no rights no control. But They mean nothing to the police who really control the prison The gods in hinduism are our jailors and serj's character shiva feels bad for doing what hes doing but its not his fault your "we" are so easy to fool.

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 7th 2012 !⃝

    Everyone that has posted is somewhat accurate. I simply like to use associative thinking freely with songs like this, because that's usually the way they are designed to work.

    The piercing radiant moon, ::: Always demanding attention, stimulating to the senses, and a heavy reference to fertility by invoking the moon.
    The storming of poor June, ::: Certainly a reference to fertility. Ovulation most likely? June can signify Juno, a mother goddess as well as female head-of-state archetype, or more generally a symbol of the entire state. Thus June can be mother earth, the USA, and finally the song's female protagonist.
    All the life running through her hair, ::: All life exists as an extension of mother earth; all of the activities of America can be discovered through various forms of data mining.

    This is all I really want to go into, but it all flows out of these ideas in my opinion.

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  7. anonymous
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    Jul 11th 2012 !⃝

    This is Shnake Meat
    from the year 2121.

    When I awaken
    from a "Crazy Dream"
    (Los Lonely Boys)

    My dreams are real intense when I'm laying facing up; looking at the roof of my room. As I awake I "see" matronic spyders and my eyes follow them to the corner of my rooms roof.

    Shnake Meat: find me in The
    Myspace-Matrix system.

    SYSTEM OF A DOWN
    is my favorite band

  8. anonymous
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    Aug 28th 2011 !⃝

    I think it is about one of the most amazing songs i've ever heard haha (really) :')

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 26th 2011 !⃝

    It's about government monitoring your daily life. All the dreams and everything is seen by the government. "The V-Chip gives them sight/Of all the life running through her hair" the v-chip implanted by the government has track of all the details, including all her hair. I don't think the part where it says "The spiders all in tune" means a micro camera or something. For me it means that again, they know every little detail. Or the song could be about the government implanting dreams into making that person think it's reality and that the spiders are the little details the government puts in the dream so it seems real. And that before they know, they're "dead" but they're really awakening from a dream.

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 20th 2010 !⃝

    About nano chips in peoples brain. And the title spiders comes from because they look like spiders.

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  11. anonymous
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    Sep 16th 2009 !⃝

    This song is purely spiritual. I didn't understand until the dreams came winding through my head as well.

    The piercing radiant moon, the storming of poor june, All the life running through her hair: The dreams come at night. The storming of poor June represents the great spiritual battle, which the dreamer does not yet know is to come. As the life, the holy spirit enters her, the storm, the great spiritual battle, will follow.

    Approaching guiding light: Holy spirit is coming to lead you to your spiritual awakening.
    Our shallow years in fright: We are fearful, living in our frailty, and searching for answers. When we ask with sincerity, the following occurs:
    Dreams are made winding through my head: Dreams and visions, yielding clarity of the holy spirit, which guides you.

    Before you know, awake. Not literally. Your experience from the dreams and visions creates an awakening of the holy spirit within you. You can feel it, and once you can feel it "surge"ing through you, you are fully awake and in the presence of the spirit.

    Your lives are open wide,
    The V-chip gives them sight: This could mean several things. However, I feel that it means that once you have been awakened, both sides will grasp for you in your dreams. I feel that the V-chip in this case represents the seed of the spirit that has been planted. Satan can see that this has happened, and has now been given sight, or awareness of your spiritual awakening--> he is now entering the competition for your soul, for before you were awakened, you were already his. The spiders are the demons who are in tune with what is going on in your life, and they will attack you, at night, also during your dreams.

    Before you know I will be waiting all awake. Once you have overcome the demons, you will be waiting for Him, fully awake in the spirit, understanding and knowing God, and knowing he will be there for you in the end.

  12. anonymous
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    Aug 9th 2008 !⃝

    I believe this song is about the government monitoring your life and controlling you.
    "Dreams are made winding through my head"= everything you think, see, etc. being monitored through the v-chip.
    "Before you know awake/I'll be waiting awake."=you will be thrown out like garbage once the gov is done is with you and you won't remember a thing.

  13. anonymous
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    Oct 21st 2007 !⃝

    I believe this song may be more of a meaningless poem sorta thing like doesn't have a full meaning because serj had written many poems before and maybe he just felt like making a song like a poem and just didn't put a meaning to it who knows.

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  14. SoADfan
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    Oct 20th 2007 !⃝

    Why don't you guys reflect on "Dreams are made winding through her hair" and "All the life running through her hair" which are mostly repeated?

  15. anonymous
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    Aug 12th 2007 !⃝

    I think you ALL are wrong! You people arent even CLOSE! ... Ok, ... This song is about a boy and a girl. A girl that Serj see's as amazing and beautiful. "The storming of poor June, All the life running through her hair." And "Approaching guiding light" means there is someone (Serj) to 'rescue her.' This song could actualy be related to many things. Mainly in a happy/content state. "Your lives are open wide, The V-chip gives them sight" means, to me is "You have your whole life ahead of you" and the V-Chip, -THEY DONT FUCKING MEAN THE ONE'S YOUR TV! BE A LITTLE MORE OPEN MINDED HERE!-it is the "sight" and "innervision" that will lead and guide you in life to where fate decides where your life takes you. "All the life running through her hair" ... means to me as if "All the things on her mind and all the things in her life...so much stuff, so little time." Now, this would be the kind of song that YOU would decide on also...I could be wrong. The other people of this lyric interpretation thing could be wrong too. ... Think about it.

  16. anonymous
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    May 19th 2007 !⃝

    I think this song is called spiders because we have nowhere to hide from cameras and remote viewing and when Serj says "your lives are open wide, the v-chip gives them sight." it means you have nowhere to run and hide from anything because you are being watched by someone. And when he says "Before you know all awake" it means before you know it someone knows what you're doing.
    This is one of my favorite songs by System of a Down

  17. chantze
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    Feb 3rd 2007 !⃝

    No they do not mean the v-chip in your tv, they are talking about a chip they plan on implanting in humans which works as a hynotist and controls your reality, all this is headed by the catholic church which are known as spiders in new age, Meaning they spin(or create/control) reality. The catholic church is incharge of the whole crime network, you can also consider that one of their webs. It sounds crazy but its true, do some research for a better understanding. Do some research on neuro nets also to get a better understanding of what a web is.


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