Science
System of a Down Lyrics


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Making two possibilities a reality
Predicting the future of things we all know
Fighting off the diseased programming
Of centuries, centuries, centuries, centuries

Science fails to recognize the single most
Potent element of human existence
Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith

Science has failed our world
Science has failed our Mother Earth

Science fails to recognize the single most
Potent element of human existence
Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith

Science has failed our world
Science has failed our Mother Earth

Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things

Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith
Letting the reigns go to the unfolding
Is faith, faith, faith, faith

Science has failed our world
Science has failed our Mother Earth

Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things
Spirit moves through all things




Spirit moves through all things
Science has failed our Mother Earth

Overall Meaning

The opening lines of System of a Down's song Science suggest that humanity often only pursues two possible outcomes, while neglecting all the other possibilities. Science predicts the future, but fails to acknowledge the role of faith in human existence. The reference to "fighting off the diseased programming of centuries" is a nod to the idea that many of our habits and societal norms are entrenched in history and tradition, even if they no longer serve us.


The chorus makes a bold statement: "Science has failed our world/Science has failed our Mother Earth." This is a critique of how science has been used to exploit natural resources and drive unsustainable consumption. The idea expressed in the song is that we need to rely on spirituality and faith in order to truly understand our place in the world and the impact we have on it.


The repeated refrain of "Spirit moves through all things" reinforces the idea that there is a force beyond just the empirical world that drives our existence. The final lines of the song suggest that in order to truly address the problems we face as a society, we need to let go of our narrow pursuit of scientific knowledge and embrace a more holistic understanding of the world.


Line by Line Meaning

Making two possibilities a reality
Turning hypotheticals into concrete outcomes


Predicting the future of things we all know
Forecasting the inevitable


Fighting off the diseased programming Of centuries, centuries, centuries, centuries
Resisting deeply ingrained, destructive beliefs spanning generations


Science fails to recognize the single most Potent element of human existence
Science overlooks the most powerful aspect of humanity


Letting the reigns go to the unfolding Is faith, faith, faith, faith
Having faith in the natural progression of events


Science has failed our world
The scientific community has let us down as a society


Science has failed our Mother Earth
Science has not done enough to protect and preserve the natural world


Spirit moves through all things
A spiritual force permeates all of existence


Spirit moves through all things
A spiritual force permeates all of existence


Spirit moves through all things
A spiritual force permeates all of existence


Spirit moves through all things
A spiritual force permeates all of existence


Spirit moves through all things
A spiritual force permeates all of existence


Spirit moves through all things
A spiritual force permeates all of existence




Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Daron Malakian, Shavo Odadjian, John Dolmayan, Serj Tankian

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