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Liar!
Liar!
Banana banana banana terracotta banana terracotta terracotta pie!
Banana banana banana terracotta banana terracotta terracotta pie!

Is there a perfect way of holding you baby! (Liar)
Vinicity of Obscenity in your...

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    Micheleone
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    Feb 19th, 2006 2:42am report


    O.K. maybe this song means nothing but being the pondering person I am, I am happier believeing it has meaning.
    So this is what I came up with, nothing carved in stone but here's what I pondered....
    In my opinion the song must be of sexual meaning...

    Is there a perfect way of holding your baby?
    (Could be refering to another or his male counter part. Mabey implying no matter which way he holds her it's still obscene)(either way)

    Vicinity of Obscenity in Your Eyes
    (Within her eyes there is somethng obscene, when he is with her he knows it's obscene)

    Do we all learn Defeat, from the whores with bad feet
    (A possible Subjecting of yourself to deafeat, when you sleep with whores),
    the bad feet thing (where they lead you is bad) (the defeat again)

    Beat the Meat (Getting off)
    Treat the Feet (follow, give into where your being lead)
    To the sweet milky seat (the seat of temptation, the end result gratification, yet something remains obscene in this gratification he is implying)

    Banana (the penis)

    Terrecotta Pie (think of the feeling and the structure of terrecotta, cold, hard, breakable,(a whore no feelings connected to the sex) pie (the vagina)So the terrecotta pie is the vagina of a whore.

    The obsenity is even though he knows she is a whore and the sex will have no meaning, it still gratifies him to the sweet milky seat getting off, beating the meat and the milky seat climax. So he let her lead him there, yet in a sence feels defeated because he gave into his temptation.

    Thats just my take.. doesn't mean it's carved in stone. Had fun pondering on that one.



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    The_TrueAerial
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    Jan 13th, 2006 1:30pm report


    Actually no, its not about sex. This is one of the songs that Serj wrote just for fun. It has absolutely NO MEANING. Serj wrote it and the rest of the band liked, so they put it on Hypnotize. Daron himself states this in an interview on www.soadfans.com



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    anonymous
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    Feb 25th, 2007 2:48pm report


    Personally, I think this song has nothing to do with sex or drugs...I think it has a deeper meaning.
    BANANA is an acronym for "Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anything (Anyone)"

    Terra Cotta is a direct Italian translation for baked earth or hypnotized earth.

    Pi is an irrational number.

    The yells at the beginning is the earth claiming liar, liar, telling SOAD to get off stage due to their obscene and vulgar materials.

    SOAD is saying build absolutely nothing anywhere near anything and we still won't leave. We're hypnotizing the earth. Hypnotizing unlimited numbers.

    Then they're saying "vicinity of obscenity in your eye," meaning that we're keeping our obscenity in your face.

    "This may require you to hold still, baby" is SOAD telling someone to keep still for the hypnotizing, while the moans and yells are that person protesting their disinterest. Then it repeats "vicinity of obscenity in your eye," followed by hypnotizing earth, hey and then "does that require loving you, baby," which means do you love me now.

    Now moving to "Do we all learn defeat from the whores with bad feet." This means does all of mankind fall to the euphoria caused by SOAD. "Beat the meat" means defeat all people. "Treat the feet" is saying give SOAD your unrequited love and then "to the sweet milky seat" means crown them king and offer them the throne....and then it repeats.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 4th, 1:04pm report


    I think this is making fun of the sexual relation controversy of bill clinton.
    The beginning of him saying liar is him lying about it, and the rest of the song is the experience of it



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    anonymous
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    Dec 27th, 2012 12:33am report


    well to the guy marked as #3 you might wanna take a look at the lyric sheet because no where in there does it say "this may require for you to hold still, baby" just saying. i love this song just for the fact listening to it in a average way sounds so fucking weird which is just what serj is hes crazy and thats why i love this guy, but i would like to know if there ever is a meaning to it.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 2012 2:27am report


    I'm not sure if this has been pointed out before, or if it is just a massive coincidence but in the film "Candyman" there's a scene where it says "To The Sweet" on a cubicle door, and then an arrow pointing to a white toilet, the "milky seat"?

    To me it seems like a coincidence as there are not really any other references to this film in the song but it's still worth pointing out.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vG6bW7_-CRQ 2:35, you can see what I mean.



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    missyk48
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    Jan 13th, 2012 1:48pm report


    i really think their talking about how messed up the government is/ plus society in general.. and if theres a right way to govern people since our society we have all grown up to know makes us the way we are like the line "is there e a right way to hold you baby". or "the whores with bad feet).. any one agree



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    anonymous
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    Oct 21st, 2011 10:09pm report


    No it literally does not have a hidden meaning... They just did it for fun, Daron says in one of the interviews. Also, 'beat the meat' simply means, 'beat the meat'. Look at Serj playing it live, he 'air wanks' when singing that part xD



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    anonymous
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    Sep 8th, 2011 9:26pm report


    This song is obviously talking about anal. Banana symbolizes a phallus. Terracotta is a type of mud. Pie normally refers to vagina, but a "terracotta" pie (like saying mud pie) definitely refers to an ass. The "milky seat" part of the chorus verifies that , because it is referring to their "milky" (cum-filled) ass. Therefore, it is quite obviously referring to anal sex. As for the chorus, it is talking about prostitutes. "Beat the meat, treat the feet to the milky seat" is referring to fucking them, then kicking their "milky" ass out. I'm sure it has other meaning along with it, but the fact that everyone thinks "terracotta pie" refers to vagina is just stupid.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 28th, 2011 7:42pm report


    This song is definitely about some hardcore sex.
    Lets start from the beginning; The Title

    Vicinity of Obscenity: literally means in the area of being obscene [in her eyes].

    Liar! – Don’t BS you know you like it! LIAR!

    Banana: is reference to the penis.

    Terracotta Pie: according to the Urban dictionary; is having anal sex with your partner and cumming into the anus - the cum mixes with poop and spills or bubbles out of the butt; Ladies & Gentlemen -The Terracotta Pie.

    That’s pretty f’ing obscene to me.

    Ok so does saying banana multiple times imply multiple bananas? Anal gangbang with a terracotta pie finish; too obscene for you? ... LIAR!

    Is there a perfect way of holding you baby? (Liar): he’s showing concern for the poor girl he wants her to be comfortable, but she’s resisting, so she says “No” – I think by calling her a “LIAR!”- “NO” is implied here. Which plays straight into chorus.

    Vicinity of obscenity in your eyes – Why did she say ‘no’?...oh because a terracotta pie is too much for her. But he’s being persistent - like a kid - he keeps repeating it to her; TERRACOTTA PIE! BANANA BANANA BANANA!

    Do we all learn defeat from the whores with bad feet?: Rhetorical question, maybe. Or maybe he means, learning to defeat the urge to finally get to TERRACOTTA PIE. 'The only way I can ever terracotta pie someone is to get a whore'
    With bad feet implies the girl has to be veteran ‘street walker’ to be down for this. But ‘hey’ TERRACOTTA PIE!

    Beat the meat (beat the meat); he’s trying to talk himself out of it. Aloud and subconsciously.

    Treat the feet: the whore gets treated to…
    To the sweet, milky seat: Milky seat or cummy ass? Same thing right?... ‘SWEET’

    I could be way off but it all made sense once i got the terracotta pie definition...



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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th, 2011 6:16pm report


    It's about Chuck Norris, because he's like obscene and terra-cotta pie means somethin but idk



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    anonymous
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    Jun 12th, 2011 6:30pm report


    Liar! Liar! Meat pie of banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Meat pie of banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Y has it a perfect manner of the possession you baby! (Liar) Vinicity d' obscenity in your eyes! MEAT PIE of terra cotta terra cotta TERRA COTTA! Does Y have it a perfect manner of the possession you baby? ! Vinicity d' obscenity in your eyes! Meat pie of terra cotta (He!) Meat pie of terra cotta (He!) Meat pie of terra cotta (He!) Meat pie of terra cotta! Meat pie of terra cotta of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terrecott! Meat pie of terra cotta of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terrecott! Let us do all learn yourself the defeat from the whores with bad feet Battez the meat (beat the meat) Traitez the feet With the soft seat and milky Meat pie of banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Meat pie of terra cotta of banana banana banana terra cotta banana terrecott! Y has it a perfect manner of the possession you baby! [moaning] Vinicity d' obscenity in your eyes! Meat pie of terra cotta (He!) Meat pie of terra cotta (He!) Meat pie of terra cotta (He!) Meat pie of terra cotta! Meat pie of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Meat pie of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Let us do all learn yourself the defeat from the whores with bad feet Battez the meat (beat the meat) treat the feet With the soft seat and milky Menteur [moaning] Lying [moaning] Lying [moaning of demon] Meat pie of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Meat pie of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Meat pie of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta! Meat pie of banana banana banana banana terra cotta banana terra cotta terra cotta!

    I translated it into french then back to english and it makes even less sense although it would sound so fucking funny if they sang it in french or spanish



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    anonymous
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    Apr 25th, 2011 4:14pm report


    Perhaps what soad are trying to do is play off of the insanity in the world, and making a totally off the wall song simply because the masses will try to find hidden meanings when there are none present.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 13th, 2011 4:14pm report


    The title says it all
    and the song part that goes (from the whores with bad feet) cause when you have a horse you ride it and see if it has bad feet the way he rides a whore and beat the meat as in beat the meat.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 20th, 2011 2:02pm report


    This song doesn't have a meaning...



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    anonymous
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    Feb 12th, 2011 2:51am report


    omfg i reackon its about sex positions.... Cream pie... Terracota pie... similar... as a person of experience but i think your comments and suggests are better of in the System song "X"



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    anonymous
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    Aug 19th, 2010 8:05pm report


    I think this song is about how we see the world. All we notice is sex. SOAD sings something random, and you all think it's about sex (vicinity of obscenity IN YOUR EYE). That's my opinion.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 21st, 2010 7:01pm report


    dude seriously you guys are nuts. just listen to the song and love it. good song, good band. just take it as it is. seriously don't give yourself a hernia. yes, they said he song are open for interpretation, but don't think to hard about it.



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