Sad Statue
System of a Down Lyrics


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Conquest to the lover and your love to the fire
Permanence unfolding in the absolute
Forgiveness is the the ultimate sacrifice
Eloquence belongs to the conqueror
The pictures of time and space are rearranged
In this little piece of typical tragedy
Justified Candy, brandy for the nerves
Eloquence belongs to the conqueror

You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree
You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a Generation that didn't agree

I forgot to, I forgot to let you know that
Justified Candy, brandy for the nerves
Eloquence belongs to the conqueror
Conquest to the lover and your love to the fire
Permanence unfolding in the absolute
Forgiveness is the ultimate sacrifice
Eloquence belongs to the conqueror

You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree
You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree
Generation, ah

What is in us that turns a deaf ear to the cries of human suffering?
Suffering now

Suffering now

You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree
You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree





Generation (belonging, belonging to)

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of System of a Down's "Sad Statue" are a commentary on the current state of society regarding the struggle for power, the unwillingness to compromise, and the inevitable consequences of such conflicts. The opening lines, "Conquest to the lover and your love to the fire, Permanence unfolding in the absolute, Forgiveness is the ultimate sacrifice, Eloquence belongs to the conqueror," suggest the idea of battles between lovers and the resulting destruction, as well as the power dynamics and the importance of eloquence in gaining control. The song highlights the futile nature of these conflicts, as the singer sings, "The pictures of time and space are rearranged, In this little piece of typical tragedy."


The chorus is an indictment of the current generation and their inability to agree and unite, resulting in a sad Statue of Liberty and a generation that didn't agree. The repetition of this line emphasizes the importance of this idea and the need for change. The reference to the Statue of Liberty is significant because it is a symbol of American freedom and democracy, suggesting that even these ideals are in jeopardy if society continues down this destructive path.


The final lines, "What is in us that turns a deaf ear to the cries of human suffering? Suffering now," call attention to the ongoing suffering and injustices in society, and the need for individuals to take responsibility and work towards a better future.


Line by Line Meaning

Conquest to the lover and your love to the fire
Love can be a powerful force, but it can also lead people to destruction and conquest.


Permanence unfolding in the absolute
Some things in life are unchangeable and absolute, and will always be a part of the human experience.


Forgiveness is the ultimate sacrifice
Forgiving someone who has wronged you can be difficult and requires sacrifice, but it is ultimately the only way to move on from the hurt.


Eloquence belongs to the conqueror
In the aftermath of conquest and power, eloquence and rhetoric belong to those who have come out on top.


The pictures of time and space are rearranged
As we move through life, our experiences shape our perceptions of the world and the way we see time and space.


In this little piece of typical tragedy
This moment, though seemingly insignificant, is a representation of the sadness and tragedy that is present throughout life.


Justified Candy, brandy for the nerves
Sometimes we use temporary pleasures, like candy and alcohol, to numb the pain or fear we feel in the moment.


You and me, we'll all go down in history
All of us will leave some kind of mark on the world and be remembered in some way after we are gone.


With a sad Statue of Liberty
The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom and hope, now stands as a somber reminder of the loss and tragedy that surrounds us.


And a generation that didn't agree
This generation will be remembered for its disagreements and its struggle to find common ground and understanding.


I forgot to, I forgot to let you know that
There are things left unsaid or undone that can have lasting consequences.


What is in us that turns a deaf ear to the cries of human suffering?
Why is it that we often choose to ignore or downplay the suffering of others, even when it is right in front of us?


Suffering now
No matter how hard we try to ignore it, suffering is a present reality in the world we live in.


Generation
This generation, with all its struggles and disagreements, will be remembered in history as a part of the ongoing human experience.




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

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@tob4093

Sad Statue
System Of a Down

Ouça Sad Statue


Conquest to the lover and your love to the fire
Permanence unfolding in the absolute

Forgiveness is the
Ultimate sacrifice
Eloquence belongs
To the conqueror

The pictures of time and space are rearranged
In this little piece of typical tragedy

Justified candy
Brandy for the nerves
Eloquence belongs
To the conqueror

You and me
We'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree



You and me
We'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree

I forgot to
I forgot to let you know that

Justified candy
Brandy for the nerves
Eloquence belongs
To the conqueror

Conquest to the lover and your love to the fire
Permanence unfolding in the absolute

Forgiveness is the
Ultimate sacrifice
Eloquence belongs
To the conqueror

You and me
We'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree

You and me
We'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree
Generation

What is in us that turns a deaf ear
To the cries of human suffering?
Suffering now
Suffering now

You and me
We'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree

You and me
We'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty
And a generation that didn't agree
Generation

Belonging
Belonging to



@arcusmillwall4346

Conquest to the lover, and your love, to the fire
Performance unfolding in the absolute
Forgiveness is the ultimate sacrifice
Eloquence belongs to the conqueror

The pictures of time and space are rearranged,
In this little piece of typical tragedy
Justified candy, brandy for the nerves
Eloquence belongs to the conqueror

You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty and a generation that didn't agree
You and me, we'll all go down in history
With a sad Statue of Liberty and a generation that didn't agree.



All comments from YouTube:

@jangosuave9665

It's 2022 now. The statue is a lot sadder and the generation disagrees a lot more.

@unstreamerllamadopako6880

Its 2024 and yes, its even sadder and the generation disagrees even more

@tracelawrencex

@@unstreamerllamadopako6880 idk what you’re on about, generation z is the strongest generation to ever live just look at the average college campus in the US

@muhammadnursyahmi9440

​@@tracelawrencex they weren't talking about gen z. They were talking about boomers

@eliisawkward8227

Man the soft harmonizing in this album in general between Serj and Daron moves me everytime

@dr.loomis4221

Oh yea you like the soft harmonizing? Tell us more about the soft harmonizing

@KINGKongKaliKongs

Hahaha ​@@dr.loomis4221

@clintonpiercy6651

@@dr.loomis4221 The contrast between chaotic noise and soft harmonies is Systems 'formula' and a signature every one of them kept with them on their solo ventures.

@shafaghghose1456

Oooooh boy! Exactly! 🖤❤️🖤

@Blackbeard0531

“Sad statue of Libery. And a generation that didn’t agree”. Holy shit. Does that still ring true here in 2023. SOAD is truly timeless.

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