Vicinity Of Obscenity
System of a Down Lyrics


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Liar
Liar

Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
Is there a perfect way of holding you, baby? (Liar)
Vicinity of obscenity in your eyes
Terracotta, terracotta, terracotta pie
Is there a perfect way of holding you, baby? (Liar)
Vicinity of obscenity in your eyes

Terracotta pie, hey
Terracotta pie, hey
Terracotta pie, hey
Terracotta pie

Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie

Do we all learn defeat
From the whores with bad feet?
Beat the meat (beat the meat), treat the feet
To the sweet, milky seat

Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie

Is there a perfect way of holding you, baby? (Liar)
Vicinity of obscenity in your eyes

Terracotta pie, hey
Terracotta pie, hey
Terracotta pie, hey
Terracotta pie

Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie

Do we all learn defeat
From the whores with bad feet?
Beat the meat, treat the feet
To the sweet, milky seat

Liar
Liar
Liar
Liar

Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie




Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
Banana terracotta, terracotta pie

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of System of a Down's song "Vicinity of Obscenity" can be interpreted in several different ways, as with many of the band's songs. At face value, the lyrics appear to be nonsensical and surreal, with repeated phrases like "banana, banana, banana, terracotta" and "terracotta pie." However, when looking deeper, the song appears to be a commentary on sexual relations and the objectification of women.


The repeated use of the word "liar" suggests that the song's protagonist is being dishonest about something, possibly their intentions with their partner. The refrain "Is there a perfect way of holding you, baby?" seems to be a desperate plea for validation, while the mention of a "vicinity of obscenity" in their partner's eyes implies that they are uncomfortable with the sexual nature of their relationship.


The verses contain more explicit references to sex, with lines like "beat the meat, treat the feet, to the sweet, milky seat" suggesting a misogynistic attitude towards women. The repeated use of the phrase "whores with bad feet" reinforces this interpretation.


Overall, "Vicinity of Obscenity" can be seen as a critique of societal attitudes towards sex, particularly the way women are treated as objects for male pleasure. The surreal, nonsensical lyrics add to the song's unsettling tone, highlighting the irrationality of these attitudes.


Line by Line Meaning

Liar
The singer is addressing someone as a liar


Liar
The singer is still addressing the same person as a liar


Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics continue to be nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics continue to be nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Is there a perfect way of holding you, baby? (Liar)
The singer is addressing the same person as a liar and questioning the perfect way of holding them


Vicinity of obscenity in your eyes
The singer sees obscenity and vulgarity in the eyes of the person they are addressing


Terracotta, terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Is there a perfect way of holding you, baby? (Liar)
The singer is still addressing the same person as a liar and questioning the perfect way of holding them


Vicinity of obscenity in your eyes
The singer still sees obscenity and vulgarity in the eyes of the person they are addressing


Terracotta pie, hey
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Terracotta pie, hey
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Terracotta pie, hey
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Do we all learn defeat
The singer poses a rhetorical question about whether everyone learns from defeat


From the whores with bad feet?
The singer suggests that some people may learn from prostitutes with poor hygiene


Beat the meat (beat the meat), treat the feet
The singer is making a crude sexual reference


To the sweet, milky seat
The singer continues to make a vulgar sexual reference


Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Is there a perfect way of holding you, baby? (Liar)
The singer is still addressing the same person as a liar and questioning the perfect way of holding them


Vicinity of obscenity in your eyes
The singer still sees obscenity and vulgarity in the eyes of the person they are addressing


Terracotta pie, hey
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Terracotta pie, hey
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Terracotta pie, hey
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana, banana, banana, banana, terracotta
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning


Banana terracotta, terracotta pie
The lyrics are still nonsensical and have no clear meaning




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

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@ruint9246

i see your vicinity of obscenity and raise you https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQeEcNj95lo the bravery - believe:
"I am hiding from some beast
But the beast was always here
Watching without eyes
Because the beast is just my fear
That I am just nothing
Thar that's just what I've become
What am I waiting for?
It's already done"
enjoy your new earworm, necro'd commenter :)



@santipena3498

SOAD: They were crying when their sons left
God is wearing black
He's gone so far to find no hope
He's never coming back

They were crying when their sons left
All young men must go
He's come so far to find the truth
He's never going home

Also SOAD: BANANA BANANA BANANA TERRACOTA BANANA TERRACOTA TERRACOTA PIE



All comments from YouTube:

@meowmeow575

There are 56 “bananas” in this song. The average banana has about 105 calories. Therefore, this song contains roughly 5,880 calories.

@davidnissim589

What about all the terracotta pies? That's a lot more calories

@cervandorios5777

@@davidnissim589 LMAO

@jonminessougreyjediknight2359

Also means we all died because of a potassium overdose 😂😂😂😂

@meowmeow575

@@jonminessougreyjediknight2359 JM is a 25 year old man, presenting to the emergency room, unconscious.
Doctors find that he has hyperkalemia.
Hyper-meaning high
Ka-referring to kalium, the Latin word for potassium
Emia- presence in blood
High potassium presence in blood

@alexanderboulton2123

If you ate it in 10 minutes you would die of radioactive poisoning.

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@jujupikachu1796

"All metals have an apology for the devil"
System of down-vicinity:
BANANA BANANA BANANA TERRACOTTA BANANA TERRACOTTA TERRACOTTA PIE

@martinl5766

Idi07, dyou dont understand whats about this song

@thornhill-mw7nn

One of my favourite songs

@SuperYulian94

Satan loves Terracorra pies. For sure.

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