I-E-A-I-A-I-O
System of a Down Lyrics


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Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper,
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper, Why.

Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger,
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger, Why.

A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered,
A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered, Why.

Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter,
Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter, (siren).

I-E-A-I-A-I-O
I-E-A-I-A-I-O
As we light up the sky.

Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper,
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper, Why.

Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger,
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger, Why.

A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered,
A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered, Why.

Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter,
Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter, (siren).

AA EE EH AA EH AA OH
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.

Mine delusions acquainted,
Bubbles erotica,
Plutonium wedding rings,
Icicles stretching,
Bicycles, shoestrings,
One flag, flaggy but one,
Painting the paintings of the alive.

AA EE EH AA EH AA OH
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH




AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to System of a Down's "I-E-A-I-A-I-O" are a collection of seemingly random phrases and nonsensical words. The song seems to be a stream of consciousness of the singer's thoughts and experiences. The first verse repeats the same phrase twice, "Peter's pecker picked another pickle bearing pussy pepper," which is a tongue-twister and has very little meaning. The second verse talks about meeting someone at a fast-food restaurant and winking at them. The third verse talks about a former cop who was undercover and recently recovered from being shot. The final verse consists of a series of unrelated images and ideas, culminating in the refrain "As we light up the sky."


The song can be interpreted as a commentary on the randomness and chaos of life. The repeated phrase "Why" at the end of each verse seems to express confusion and a search for purpose. The disjointed nature of the lyrics could also be seen as a criticism of modern society's obsession with instant gratification and a lack of attention to detail.


Line by Line Meaning

Peter's pecker picked another Pickle bearing pussy pepper,
Peter is sexually promiscuous and has chosen another spicy and delicious partner to satisfy his desires.


Meeting John at Dale's Jr. Winked an eye and point a finger,
System of a Down met with someone named John at a fast-food chain and exchanged playful gestures.


A former cop, undercover, Just got shot, now recovered,
A former police officer who was working as a spy was recently injured in a shooting but has since healed.


Fighting crime, with a partner, Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter,
System of a Down is fighting injustice with the help of their trusted partners, fictional journalist Lois Lane and former President Jimmy Carter.


I-E-A-I-A-I-O I-E-A-I-A-I-O As we light up the sky.
The phrase 'I-E-A-I-A-I-O' is used as a chant while lighting up the sky, possibly implying a celebratory or rebellious atmosphere.


AA EE EH AA EH AA OH AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why As we light up the sky.
Similar to the previous line, the repeated string of vowel sounds and 'why' are used in a chant during sky-lighting, with the reason for this act remaining unknown.


Mine delusions acquainted, Bubbles erotica, Plutonium wedding rings, Icicles stretching, Bicycles, shoestrings, One flag, flaggy but one, Painting the paintings of the alive.
These nonsensical and disconnected phrases may suggest a stream-of-consciousness writing style or a reference to the surrealism art movement, with the last line possibly hinting at the creation of vivid and lively works of art.




Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: DARON MALAKIAN, SHAVO ODADJIAN, JOHN DOLMAYAN, STU PHILLIPS, SERJ TANKIAN, GLEN LARSON, CAMILLE PFISTER

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@deadiscos

Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper, why
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger, why
A former cop, undercover
Just got shot, now recovered
A former cop, undercover
Just got shot, now recovered, why
Fighting crime, with a partner
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter
Fighting crime, with a partner
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter
I-E-A-I-A-I-O
I-E-A-I-A-I-O, why
As we light up the sky
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper, why
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger, why
A former cop, undercover
Just got shot, now recovered
A former cop, undercover
Just got shot, now recovered, why
Fighting crime, with a partner
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter
Fighting crime, with a partner
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter
I-E-A-I-A-I-O
I-E-A-I-A-I-O, why
As we light up the sky
I-E-A-I-A-I-O
I-E-A-I-A-I-O, why
As we light up the sky
Mine delusions acquainted
Bubbles erotica
Plutonium wedding rings
Icicles stretching
Bicycles, shoestrings
One flag, flaggy but one
Painting the paintings of the alive
I-E-A-I-A-I-O
I-E-A-I-A-I-O, why
As we light up the sky
I-E-A-I-A-I-O
I-E-A-I-A-I-O, why
As we light up the sky



@youngvulcan7423

As with many System of a Down songs, there are supposed double meanings. For this song, some of the possible meanings are a journalist digging up dirt on a politician, and the western world's obsession with gadgets and trinkets (plutonium wedding rings). I-E-A-I-A-I-O are the vowels inside the word I-D-E-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, as well as I-L-L-E-G-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, L-I-B-E-R-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, I-N-T-E-R-N-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, and I-L-L-E-G-A-L M-I-G-R-A-T-I-O-N.

Also, I-E-A-I-A-I-O is a portion of a mantra or "word of power" described by the English occultist and satanist Aleister Crowley, presumably in parody of numerologically significant syllables uttered in magical ritual that have no meaning without understanding the specific numerology tradition used in the ritual (in this case, Hebraic Gemetria, numerology of Hebrew letters). The I-E-A-I-A-I-O is parodical because it somewhat emulates the sounded choral portion of the traditional children's song, "Old MacDonald Had a Farm". It is said that Aleister Crowley would teach his students the incantation as a sacred and mystical mantra, then after they'd chanted it for a few minutes, begin singing "Old MacDonald Had a Farm" to see if they could keep their meditative concentration instead of laughing.

There are other explanations theorizing that the "One flag", "plutonium wedding-rings" and other strange descriptive shapes, and the sharp, loud tribal drumbeat all add to the conclusion that this song is about the fourth of July - "and we light up the sky" is another strong reference, which could mean the traditional fireworks displays. The lyrics "Why, On the fourth of July" appear in the originally recorded version of the song from the Toxicity recording sessions, but not in the Steal This Album version. The "One flag" and "plutonium wedding-rings" could also be describing the effect after a nuclear bombing, with one flag ruling over all others, radiation affecting all things, and of course this could explain the "As we light up the sky" part of the song.

Although this is a fan speculation, another Interpretation is that the phrases from the bridge form abbreviated and acronym-like words, that being:

Mind Delusions Acquainted (MDA)

Bubbles Erotica (BE)

Plutonium Wedding Rings (PWR)

Icicle Stretchings (IS)

Bicycle Shoestrings (BS)

One Flag (OF)

Flaggy But One (FBO)

Painting the Paintings of the Alive (PPA)

When translated into English words, it spells out a phrase saying "Media back-end power is Bullshit, opposing force for the power of propaganda."


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@SarahR5338

I just learned something.
System of A Down's song I-E-A-I-A-I-O is the word IDEALIZATION without the consonants.

Mind delusions acquainted: MDA =Media
Bubbles Erotica: BE = back end
Plutonium Wedding Rings: PWR = Power
Icicles Stretching: IS = is
Bicycle Shoestrings: BS = Bullshit
One flag, flaggy but one: OF FBO = Opposing force, For benefit of Painting the Paintings of the Alive: PPA Propaganda.

String it together to get the message: "Media back-end power is a bullshit opposing force for the power of propaganda."



@vedadtr3509

I-E-A-I-A-I-O are the vowels inside the word I-D-E-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, as well as I-L-L-E-G-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, L-I-B-E-R-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, I-N-T-E-R-N-A-L-I-Z-A-T-I-O-N, and I-L-L-E-G-A-L M-I-G-R-A-T-I-O-N.


another Interpretation is that the phrases from the bridge form abbreviated and acronym-like words, that being:

Mind Delusions Acquainted (MDA)

Bubbles Erotica (BE)

Plutonium Wedding Rings (PWR)

Icicle Stretchings (IS)

Bicycle Shoestrings (BS)

One Flag (OF)

Flaggy But One (FBO)

Painting the Paintings of the Alive (PPA)

When translated into English words, it spells out a phrase saying "Media back-end power is Bullshit, opposing force for the benefit of propaganda."



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@impulse4079

Damn System really out here releasing 19 year old songs at 3:30 AM

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For me its 12:55 lmao

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For me it's 8:30 am😐

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out of jail

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For me its 11:00

@jeremystig98

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@xpyroxdxofficial6081

@@schneizelelbritannia1968 it's night for us

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