She's Like Heroin
System of a Down Lyrics


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She's like heroin
Sipping through a little glass
I'm looking for some help
I need someone to save her ass
Chinese tricks in rooms
With ghosts of hooker girly dudes

Me and heroin, maybe we can make some cash selling
Ass
Selling ass for heroin
Ass
Selling ass for heroin
Ass
Selling ass for heroin
Ass
Selling ass for heroin

She wants nothing more
But to be a little whore
He wants nothing less
But to wear a little dress
She's like heroin
Sipping through a little glass
I'm looking for some help

I need someone to make some cash selling
Ass
Selling ass for heroin
Ass
Selling ass for heroin
Ass
Selling ass for heroin
Ass
Selling ass for heroin

La-la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la
La-la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la
Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah

She's like heroin
Sipping through a little glass
I'm looking for some help
I need someone to save her ass

She wants nothing more
But to be a little whore
He wants nothing less
But to wear a little dress

She's like heroin
Sipping through a little glass
I'm looking for some help
I need someone to save her ass

Chinese tricks in rooms
With ghosts of hooker girly dudes
Me and heroin
Maybe we can make some cash

She's like heroin
Sipping through a little glass




I'm looking for some help
I need someone to save my ass

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of System of a Down's song "She's Like Heroin" describe the singer's relationship with a woman who is addicted to heroin. The song begins with the line "She's like heroin, sipping through a little glass", which sets the tone for the rest of the song. The singer is drawn to this woman, but he recognizes that she is in trouble and needs help. He is looking for someone to save her, but he also sees an opportunity to make money by selling her body for drugs.


The second verse continues with the theme of selling sex for drugs, with the lines "Me and heroin, maybe we can make some cash selling ass". This verse also includes a reference to "Chinese tricks in rooms", which could be interpreted as a reference to prostitution in Asian massage parlors. The next verse describes the woman's desire to be a "little whore" and the man's desire to wear a "little dress", suggesting that their relationship is unconventional and perhaps even exploitative.


The chorus repeats the phrase "selling ass for heroin" several times, each time followed by the word "ass". This repetition emphasizes the transactional nature of the relationship described in the song, as well as the desperation of the characters involved.


Some possible interpretations of the lyrics include a commentary on the destructive nature of drug addiction, the objectification of women in the sex industry, and the power dynamics at play in relationships involving addiction.


Line by Line Meaning

She's like heroin
She has addictive qualities and can engulf a person.


Sipping through a little glass
Being ingested or a symbol of the isolation and secrecy surrounding drug use.


I'm looking for some help
A cry for assistance from someone to escape the addictive cycle.


I need someone to save her ass
Seeking help to rescue the person from the grips of addiction.


Chinese tricks in rooms
Deceitful and obscure practices for satisfying addiction.


With ghosts of hooker girly dudes
The broken and destructive companionship that addiction often breeds.


Me and heroin, maybe we can make some cash selling
The idea of using the drug to facilitate prostitution for profit.


Ass
Referring to prostitution or the means to an end of drug use.


Selling ass for heroin
Depicting the destructive cycle of using drugs to fuel prostitution.


She wants nothing more
The individual is consumed by drug addiction and reduced to prostitution.


But to be a little whore
The extent of her desires is limited to prostitution for drug use.


He wants nothing less
The male character is subjected to a subculture and forced to conform.


But to wear a little dress
Representing a forced transformation to conform to the prostitution subculture.


La-la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la
The repetition of this phrase may represent the cycle of addiction and prostitution.


Ah-ah-ah-ah, ah-ah-ah-ah
Repetition may represent a cry for help or the cycle of addiction.


I need someone to save my ass
The dire situation of the individual being consumed by addiction and needing rescuing.




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

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