Forest
System of a Down Lyrics


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Walk with me my little child
To the forest of denial
Speak with me my only mind
Walk with me until the time
And make the forest turn to wine
You take the legend for a fall
You saw the product
Why can't you see that you are my child
Why don't you know that you are my mind
Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you
Take this promise to the end of you

Walk with me my little friend
Take this promise to the end
Speak with me my only mind
Walk with me until the end
And make the forest turn to sand
You take the legend for a fall
You saw the product

Why can't you see that you are my child
Why don't you know that you are my mind
Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you
Take this promise to the end of you

Take this promise for a ride
You saw the forest, now come inside
You took the legend for its fall
You saw the product of it all
No televisions in the air
No circumcisions on the chair
You made the weapons for us all
Just look at us now

Why can't you see that you are my child
Why don't you know that you are my mind




Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you
Take this promise to the end of you

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of "Forest" by System of a Down seem to be written from the perspective of God, speaking to his creation (humans) who have become lost and disconnected from their true selves. The forest serves as a metaphor for the state of denial and confusion that humans find themselves in, refusing to face the truth of their spiritual nature. The lines "You take the legend for a fall, you saw the product" suggest that humans have been fooled by their own creations and material possessions, losing sight of what is truly important. The repetition of the lines "Why can't you see that you are my child, why don't you know that you are my mind" emphasizes the idea that all humans are connected to a higher power, and have the potential to awaken to their true spiritual nature.


The phrase "make the forest turn to wine" is likely a reference to the Christian idea of the transubstantiation, in which wine is turned into the blood of Christ during communion. This furthers the religious imagery of the song and reinforces the idea that humans have the power to transform their material reality.


As a whole, "Forest" is a poignant commentary on the current state of humanity and the disconnect between humans and their true spiritual potential. It encourages listeners to take a step back from their material desires and seek a deeper understanding of their true selves.


Line by Line Meaning

Walk with me my little child
Join me on this journey, my innocent and inexperienced companion


To the forest of denial
We will venture into a place of delusion and self-deception


Speak with me my only mind
Communicate with me, the only voice that resonates with you


Walk with me until the time
Accompany me until the moment when our quest is completed


And make the forest turn to wine
We will accomplish the impossible, turning falsehood into beauty


You take the legend for a fall
You reject the established beliefs, and are on the brink of falling into the abyss


You saw the product
You witnessed the outcome of this fall, the manifestation of chaos


Why can't you see that you are my child
Can't you perceive that we share a bond, that you come from me?


Why don't you know that you are my mind
Why aren't you aware that your thoughts are just a projection of myself?


Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you
Spread the word that we are one and the same, connected beyond individuality


Take this promise to the end of you
Commit to our unity, until the very end of your existence


Walk with me my little friend
Continue on this journey, now as a companion and loyal ally


Take this promise to the end
Hold onto our bond, regardless of what life throws at us


And make the forest turn to sand
We will surpass our limitations, making the deluded reality evaporate


No televisions in the air
We should not be confined to the limiting influence of mass media


No circumcisions on the chair
We should not allow ourselves to be subjugated by societal norms and expectations


You made the weapons for us all
You contributed to the creation of mechanisms of destruction that put us all at risk


Just look at us now
The consequences of our actions are manifest, and we must take responsibility


Take this promise for a ride
Embrace our commitment with passion and excitement


You saw the forest, now come inside
You witnessed the deception of the forest, now enter it with an open mind


You took the legend for its fall
You questioned the mythical beliefs, leading to their collapse


You saw the product of it all
You are aware of the outcome of these societal norms and beliefs


Why can't you see that you are my child
Embrace our connection, and realize that we are one


Why don't you know that you are my mind
Acknowledge that your thoughts and actions are a manifestation of my influence


Tell everyone in the world, that I'm you
Spread the message of unity and respect for all individuals


Take this promise to the end of you
Remain loyal to our bond until the very end of your existence




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Capitol CMG Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Serj Tankian, Daron V. Malakian, Shavo Odajian, John Dolmayan

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