Bounce
System of a Down Lyrics


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Jump, bounce, down, up
Jump, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Bounce, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Down, pogo, pogo, pogo
Up, pogo, pogo, pogo
Jump, pogo, bounce, pogo, up, pogo, down, pogo

I went out on a date
With a girl, a bit late
She had so many friends
(Gliding through many hands)
I brought my Pogo Stick
Just to show her a trick
She had so many friends
(Gliding through many hands)

Jump, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Bounce, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Down, pogo, pogo, pogo
Up, pogo, pogo, pogo
Jump, pogo, bounce, pogo, up, pogo, down, pogo

Unannounced Twister games
All players with no names
They lined up double quick
But just one Pogo Stick
Everyone gets to play
Runaway, expose
It was so exotic
But just one Pogo Stick

Jump, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Bounce, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Down, pogo, pogo, pogo
Up, pogo, pogo, pogo
Jump, pogo, bounce, pogo, up, pogo, down, pogo

Oh, I like to spread you out
Touching whoever's behind

Jump, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Bounce, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Down, pogo, pogo, pogo




Up, pogo, pogo, pogo
Jump, pogo, bounce, pogo, up, pogo, down, pogo

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Bounce" by System of a Down seem to describe a social scenario in which the singer meets a girl who is surrounded by many friends. He brings his Pogo Stick to show a trick, and suddenly an unannounced game of Twister starts, in which all participants only have one Pogo Stick available. The singer describes the situation as exotic and states that he likes to spread out, touching whoever is behind.


The repetitive sound of "Jump, bounce, down, up" and "pogo, pogo, pogo" that makes up most of the lyrics suggests that the song is more about the physical experience of jumping and bouncing around with a Pogo Stick rather than conveying a specific meaning through the lyrics. The lyrics seem more like a tool to create a catchy and energetic rhythm that complements the song's fast and aggressive sound.


Overall, "Bounce" can be interpreted as a song that celebrates the joy of physical playfulness, emphasizing the freedom and unpredictability of being in an unstructured social scenario where everyone can join, have fun, and let loose.


Line by Line Meaning

Jump, bounce, down, up
The song is talking about the actions of jumping and bouncing, going up and down.


Jump, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Using a pogo stick to jump up and down multiple times in a row.


Bounce, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo, pogo
Continuing to jump and bounce on the pogo stick.


Down, pogo, pogo, pogo
Coming down from the jump and landing back on the ground.


Up, pogo, pogo, pogo
Jumping back up again on the pogo stick.


Jump, pogo, bounce, pogo, up, pogo, down, pogo
Continuing to jump and bounce in different patterns using the pogo stick.


Unannounced Twister games
The song changes to talk about playing Twister without much notice.


All players with no names
The players are unknown and anonymous.


They lined up double quick
Everyone got ready to play quickly.


But just one Pogo Stick
They only had one pogo stick to play with.


Everyone gets to play
All of the players still got to participate, despite having only one pogo stick.


Runaway, expose
The game was a thrilling and exciting experience.


It was so exotic
The experience was rare and thrilling.


Oh, I like to spread you out
The song goes back to talking about spreading out and jumping.


Touching whoever's behind
The jumping and bouncing allows for physical interaction with others nearby.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian, John Dolmayan, Serj Tankian

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@petrescutiberiu5593

Jump, bounce, down, up
I went out on a date,
With a girl, a bit late,
She had so many friends,
Gliding through many hands.
I brought my pogo stick,
Just to show her a trick,
She had so many friends,
Gliding through many hands.
Jump pogo,
Bounce pogo,
Down, up
Jump, bounce, up, down
Unannounced twister games,
All players with no names,
They lined up double quick,
But just one pogo stick,
Everyone gets to play,
Runaway, expose',
It was so exotic,
But just one pogo stick.
Jump pogo,
Bounce pogo,
Down, up
Jump, bounce, up, down
Oh, I'd like to spread you out,
Touching whoever's behind
Jump pogo,
Bounce pogo,
Down, up
Jump, bounce, up, down
Bounce pogo,
Down pogo, up pogo



All comments from YouTube:

@solenya4983

Me: Trying to sleep
Brain: POGOPOGOPOGOPOGOPOGOPOGOPOGO

@mr6johnclark

Just happened to me.

@ddd-rw6ov

now i can't sleep

@philippmuller-litz7588

me at 2am

@scottewing2031

@@philippmuller-litz7588 I know, right? :)

@jdogseyebrows

And that's how I sleep peacefully







But just one pogostick!

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@kamikaze4172

I don't know what you're all getting at, he's just impressing his date and her friends with his pogo stick skills

@Nova-bv5qb

THAT'S WHAT I THOUGHT IT WAS AND I TOLD MY MOM ABOUT IT HELP

@Ok-eq1em

@@Nova-bv5qb how did you not catch on especially with the "I like to spread you out" part

@Theogwhitemask

@@Ok-eq1em he wants her and her friends to form a circle

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