Stealing Society
System of a Down Lyrics


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Yeah
Alright
Yeah
Alright

Two skies
Watching it all fading
Two skies
Living it all fading
Two skies
Watching it all fading
Two skies fading, one's abating
Two suns
Living it all, dying
Two suns fighting, one's abiding

Two suns
Watching them both fighting
Two suns
Seeing them both dying
Two suns
Watching them both fighting
Two suns fighting, one's abiding
Two skies
Seeing them both dying
Two skies fading, one's abating

Ah-ah-ah

Crack pipes, needles, PCP and fast cars
Kind of mix really well in a dead movie star
When I feel like talking, I'll never be wrong
If I feel like walking, you best come along

I close my windows, crack the heat up high
'Til my palms are wet and my tongue is dry
I'm looking for a mother that'll get me high
Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die, I'm a

Midnight
Fist fight
Looking for a mother that will get me high
Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die, I'm a

Midnight
Fist fight
Looking for a mother that will get me high
Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die, alright

I'm looking for a mother that will get me high (two suns fighting)
Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die, alright (one's abiding)
Looking for a mother that will get me high (two skies fading)
Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die (one's abating)

'Cause I'm looking for a mother that will get me high (two suns fighting)
Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die (one's abiding)
Yeah, I am looking for a mother that will get me high (two skies, two suns)
And I'm a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die, alright (watching them all go)

Yeah
Alright




Yeah
Alright

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of System of a Down's song "Stealing Society" are open to interpretation, but one analysis suggests that they speak to the theme of desperation and the search for an escape. The song opens with the repetition of the phrase "two skies," which could represent conflicting realities or states of mind. As the song progresses, the two skies and two suns may represent conflicting forces or choices, both of which are leading to destruction. The line, "Crack pipes, needles, PCP, and fast cars / Kind of mix really well in a dead movie star," may suggest the allure of destructive behavior and substance abuse.


The singer seems to be looking for a way out of their state of mind and circumstances. They express a desire for a mother figure who can provide them with a sense of refuge or escape. However, the repeated line, "Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die," conveys a sense of hopelessness and fatalism. The violent imagery of "midnight fist fight" adds to the sense of desperation and aggression present throughout the song.


Overall, "Stealing Society" presents a bleak picture of a world in conflict, both internally and externally. The singer is looking for a way to escape or find relief, but seems resigned to their fate.


Line by Line Meaning

Two skies watching it all fading
The singer is observing two different worlds, watching as they both disappear


Two skies living it all fading
The singer is living through the fading of two different worlds


Two skies watching it all fading
The singer is observing two different worlds, watching as they both disappear


Two skies fading, one's abating
One of the two worlds is fading faster than the other


Two suns living it all, dying
Two different sources of light (e.g. ideologies) are fighting, but they are gradually disappearing


Two suns fighting, one's abiding
Two different sources of light (e.g. ideologies) are fighting, but one is enduring while the other deteriorates


Two suns watching them both fighting
The singer is observing this fight between two different sources of light (e.g. ideologies)


Two suns seeing them both dying
The artist is watching as both sources of light disappear


Two suns watching them both fighting
The artist is observing this fight between two different sources of light (e.g. ideologies)


Two suns fighting, one's abiding
Two different sources of light (e.g. ideologies) are fighting, but one is enduring while the other deteriorates


Two skies seeing them both dying
The singer is watching as both worlds disappear


Two skies fading, one's abating
One of the two worlds is fading faster than the other


Crack pipes, needles, PCP and fast cars
A list of addictive substances or activities


Kind of mix really well in a dead movie star
The destructive lifestyles of some celebrities lend themselves to indulging in these activities


When I feel like talking, I'll never be wrong
The singer is confident in their opinions


If I feel like walking, you best come along
The artist expects others to follow them, regardless of their intentions


I close my windows, crack the heat up high
The artist describes preparing for a drug binge by making the environment uncomfortable


'Til my palms are wet and my tongue is dry
The singer is physically affected by their drug use


I'm looking for a mother that'll get me high
The singer is seeking a new addiction or cause to feel passionate about


Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die, I'm a
The artist is willing to risk their life for this new addiction or cause


Midnight Fist fight
Metaphors that evoke the urgency and danger of the artist's search


Looking for a mother that will get me high
The artist is seeking a new addiction or cause to feel passionate about


Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die, I'm a
The singer is willing to risk their life for this new addiction or cause


Midnight Fist fight
Metaphors that evoke the urgency and danger of the artist's search


Looking for a mother that will get me high
The singer is seeking a new addiction or cause to feel passionate about


Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die
The singer is willing to risk their life for this new addiction or cause


I'm looking for a mother that will get me high
The singer is seeking a new addiction or cause to feel passionate about


Two suns fighting
Two different sources of light (e.g. ideologies) are fighting for dominance


One's abiding
One of the sources of light (e.g. ideologies) is persisting


Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die
The singer is willing to risk their life for this new addiction or cause


I'm looking for a mother that will get me high
The singer is seeking a new addiction or cause to feel passionate about


Two skies fading
Both worlds that the artist is observing are disappearing


One's abating
One of the worlds is disappearing faster than the other


I'm looking for a mother that will get me high
The artist is seeking a new addiction or cause to feel passionate about


Just a stupid motherfucker, if I die, I die
The singer is willing to risk their life for this new addiction or cause


Yeah
Exclamation of approval or agreement


Alright
Exclamation of encouragement, agreement, or resignation


Yeah
Exclamation of approval or agreement


Alright
Exclamation of encouragement, agreement, or resignation




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

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