Dreaming
System of a Down Lyrics


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For today, we will take their body parts
And put them on the wall

For treated indigenously, digenously
Human right is private blue chip, pry
For treated indigenously (we're the prophetic generation)
Digenously (of bottled water, bottled water)
Human right is private blue chip, pry (causing poor populations to die)

You, you went beyond and you lost it all
Why did you go there?
From beyond, you saw it all
Why did you?

For treated indigenously, digenously (we lost consumer confidence)
Human right is private blue chip, pry (We lost consumer confidence in casual karma)
(Confetti, camouflage, camouflage, the flage, the flage)

For treated indigenously, digenously (We're the prophetic generation)
Human right is private blue chip, pry (of bottled water, bottled water)
(Causing poor populations to die, to die, to die)

You, you went beyond and you lost it all
Why did you go there?
From beyond, you saw it all
Why did you go there?

She lost her mind
Someone kicked her into the back of the line
She lost her head
When they called and said that they thought he was dead
Dreaming of screaming
Someone kick me out of my mind, I hate these thoughts I can't deny
Dreaming of screaming
Someone kick me out of my mind, I hate these thoughts I can't deny

For treated indigenously, digenously we lost consumer confidence
Human right is private blue chip, pry (in casual karma, casual karma))
For treated indigenously, digenously (Confetti, camouflage)
(We're the prophetic generation of bottled water, bottled water)
Human right is private blue chip, pry (camouflage, the flage, the flage))
(Causing poor populations to die, to die, to die)

You, you went beyond and you lost it all
Why did you go there
From beyond, you saw it all
Why did you?

Na-na-na, na-na-na
Na-na, na-na, na-na-na
Ah, ah, ah-ah

Dreamin' of screamin'
Someone kick me out of my mind
I hate these thoughts I can't deny
Dreamin' of screamin'
Someone kick me out of my mind
I hate these thoughts I can't deny





You will take the body parts and put them on the wall
And bring the dark disaster

Overall Meaning

The song "Dreaming" by System of a Down appears to criticize the treatment of indigenous peoples around the world, specifically with regard to their loss of human rights and consumer confidence regarding bottled water. The opening line of the song ("For today, we will take their body parts / And put them on the wall") is likely a metaphor for the exploitation of indigenous people for their resources and labor, with their bodies being used like commodities. The following lines of the song suggest that this exploitation has resulted in a loss of human rights for these populations, with their rights being treated like private assets of wealth ("Human right is private blue chip, pry").


The chorus of the song is directed at someone who "went beyond and lost it all," asking why they would travel beyond their society and see things that they can't unsee. The third verse highlights the mistreatment of women and how they are often relegated to the back of the line. The bridge of the song emphasizes the desire to escape these thoughts and overwhelming emotions, culminating in the repetition of the phrase "Dreaming of screaming / Someone kick me out of my mind."


Line by Line Meaning

For today, we will take their body parts And put them on the wall
We will harm others and showcase the results for all to see.


For treated indigenously, digenously Human right is private blue chip, pry
People are mistreated due to their background, and their human rights are ignored in favor of profit.


(we're the prophetic generation) Digenously (of bottled water, bottled water)
We are foreseeing the issues with privatizing natural resources like water.


Human right is private blue chip, pry (causing poor populations to die)
Poor populations suffer and die due to the prioritization of profit over basic human rights.


You, you went beyond and you lost it all Why did you go there? From beyond, you saw it all Why did you?
A questioning of motives for those who go too far and end up with nothing.


We lost consumer confidence in casual karma
People no longer trust the idea that good actions will be rewarded.


Someone kicked her into the back of the line
A person was physically or metaphorically mistreated and pushed to the back of the line.


Dreaming of screaming Someone kick me out of my mind, I hate these thoughts I can't deny
The feeling of being trapped by unwanted thoughts or emotions, and the desire to escape them.


Na-na, na-na, na-na-na Ah, ah, ah-ah Dreamin' of screamin' Someone kick me out of my mind I hate these thoughts I can't deny
Repeatedly feeling overwhelmed by negative thoughts and emotions, and seeking relief.


You will take the body parts and put them on the wall And bring the dark disaster
Continuing the idea of harmful actions resulting in disastrous consequences.




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

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