Hypnotize
System of a Down Lyrics


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Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square?
Was fashion the reason why they were there?
They disguise it, hypnotize it
Television made you buy it

I'm just sitting in my car and
Waiting for my
She's scared that I will take her away from there
Dreams and her country, left with no one there
Mesmerized the simple minded
Propaganda leaves us blinded

I'm just sitting in my car and
Waiting for my girl
I'm just sitting in my car and
Waiting for my girl

I'm just sitting in my car and
Waiting for my girl




I'm just sitting in my car and
Waiting for my girl

Overall Meaning

The song "Hypnotize" by System of a Down tackles the issue of brainwashing and manipulation by authority figures. The lyrics are a commentary on how the media can use people's subconscious impulses to control them. The reference to Tiananmen Square emphasizes the power of propaganda in keeping the Chinese people in a state of subservience to the government.


The line "Was fashion the reason why they were there?" suggests that the protests in Tiananmen Square may have been used by media to sensationalize the event and make it seem like a fashion statement or trend. The media often manipulates people into acting a certain way by making it appealing and fashionable.


The repetition of the line "I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl" adds to the sense of apathy and helplessness that people feel when their thoughts and emotions are being controlled. By repeating this line, the singer emphasizes that he is stuck in a situation where he cannot do anything to change his circumstances. He is waiting for a girl who is afraid of leaving her home and dreams behind.


Overall, "Hypnotize" is a powerful commentary on how propaganda and manipulation can be used to control people's thoughts, emotions, and actions. It serves as a reminder that we should remain vigilant against any attempts to control us and always strive for freedom and independence.


Line by Line Meaning

Why don't you ask the kids at Tiananmen Square?
Do you know what happened at Tiananmen Square? The government is lying to us, and the only way we can find out the truth is by asking those who were there.


Was fashion the reason why they were there?
Were the protesters in Tiananmen Square there because they were following a trend? Or were they standing up for something they believed in?


They disguise it, hypnotize it
The government uses propaganda to hide their true motives, and they use it to manipulate the people.


Television made you buy it
The media uses advertising and other tactics to convince people to buy into the government's propaganda.


I'm just sitting in my car and Waiting for my
I am not actively participating in the protests or revolution; I am simply waiting for someone else to do the work.


She's scared that I will take her away from there Dreams and her country, left with no one there
The girl is afraid of losing the few things she has left, such as her dreams and her home country, if she were to join the protests.


Mesmerized the simple minded Propaganda leaves us blinded
The government's propaganda has a strong influence on people who are not able to think critically, and it can blind them to the truth.


I'm just sitting in my car and Waiting for my girl
I am still not taking an active role in the protests, and I am waiting for someone else to do the work.


I'm just sitting in my car and Waiting for my girl
I am still not taking an active role in the protests, and I am waiting for someone else to do the work.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Serj Tankian, Daron Malakian

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@damianmancipe1191

I think this song deserve some lyrics, so here it is.

Why don't you ask the kids at Tienanmen Square
Was fashion the reason why they were there?
They disguise it, hypnotize it
Television made you buy it

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my...

She's scared that I will take her away from there
Dreams that her country left with no one there
Mezmerized the simple minded
Propaganda leaves us blinded

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl
I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl

I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my girl
I'm just sitting in my car and waiting for my...

Girl



All comments from YouTube:

@pattihowell2629

An oldster here, my son would play System of the Down while I was teaching him to drive. My son has since passed away and today is the first time I have listened to them since his passing. I just want to say thank you for the wonderful memories.❤

@jam1e790

Sorry about your son man, if he listened to soad he must’ve been a cool dude

@adiqail6481

it’s your duty to keep his spirit alive while listening to system of a down! you got this man!

@mcdayna

He had great taste in music, sorry for your loss. Rock on mom!

@Pooopers

i love when people make up fake sob stories for youtube likes. its byfar the most psychopathic shit going on in most of these comments

@Mo_Murda

⁠@@Pooopersthis person has commented only ONCE on this channel. Calm your tits.

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@crossteamgamer4625

Anyone on a System of a down marathon

@bundy241241

+CrossTeamGamer not alone

@Sue-uu1sy

Mee

@BigBadOsiris

Ayyyeee mee! all day everyday

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