first off, there are way too many people saying how System of a Down "is crappy pop music" "lyric's make no sense" "overrated" Pop? are you kidding me? You cannot place the likes of Britney Spears and The Click Five with System of a Down. The lyrics are one of the reasons so many people love them. They are so abstract and SOAD lets you decifer what you think the song meaning should be. Someone quoted 'Cigaro' saying how the lyrics (My cock is much bigger than yours/My cock can walk right through the door) are stupid, but you don't even get the meaning. FYI, the song is about how everyone wants to have their stuff bigger and better than everyone elses'. Its mocking the American way: We have bigger weapons, bigger trucks, bigger food, etc. System of a Down is DEFINATLY not overrated. The music is incredible. Simple guitar riffs? Daron, the guitar player, is an incredibly talented person, as is everyone else in the band. All you metal-chomping shitheads who have this harder-core-than-thou attitude need to take a reality check. Just because they are famous, well-known, and are ont he radio doesn't lower the quality of the music. So what if they are popular? They DESERVE the fame-they're simply the best.
System of a Down, the first album is the best by far. Its their self-titled; BUY IT!!
An amazing, and super unique band! Posers should stay the hell away from SOAD. But other than that, people who don't listen to System Of A Down are missing out on one of the best bands in the world!
"System Of A Down are crazy, but in a good way. A very good way."
by holden the diabolical May 27, 2006
One of the best bands ever.There music moved me away from a prep and into a punk (but i ve always worn Walmart)so they can change probably anyone(but i ve always worn Walmart).There songs are different but better. They tell the truth of the government.
FUCK THE SYSTEM
I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit show
I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit shame
I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit
Bit, bit, bit
(2x)

I'm just the meaning of Pi
Just the meaning of Pi
Just the meaning of Pi
(2x)

War!
Fuck the system!
War!
Fuck the system
Fuck the system
War!
Fuck the system!
War!
I need to fuck the Sys
I need to fuck the Sys
I need to fuck the Sys

I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit show
I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit shame
I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit
Bit, bit, bit
(2x)

I'm just the meaning of Pi
Just the meaning of Pi
Just the meaning of Pi
(2x)

War!
Fuck the system!
War!
Fuck the system
Fuck the system
War!
Fuck the system!
War!
I need to fuck the Sys
I need to fuck the Sys
I need to fuck the Sys

You need to fuck the sys
You need to fuck the sys
You need to fuck the sys
You need to fuck the sys

I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit show
I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit shame
I'm, but a little bit, bit, bit
Bit, bit, bit

I need to fuck the system!
I need to fuck the sys
I need to fuck the system!
We all need to fuck the system
by Karson Kutz August 02, 2004
system of a down is a hardcore heavy meatal band that kicks ass in pretty much every way possible.They talk the truth and arn't idiot sellouts like 9 out of 10 bands out there. I think the only people who dont like the band are losers, wiggers, and preps(which also fall under the word loser).If people would stop and listen to a band they would realize what the band is trying to say. Some people like wiggers only dress up like a rapper and try and look cool. Dumb asses.
system of a down fan: you like sytem of a down?
wigger: dowg, dat band aint nothin, my tunes ova her goin crazy up in my joint. aint no screamin idiots.
sytem of a down fan:um...OK. do you understand their lyrics and the whole point of thier music?
wigger:maaaaan i nows what i supossed to knows. maaaan last time I hered dat shit my manizzle went fazzizle.
sytem of a down fan:WHAT DOES THAT MEAN!!!!!
by Hellhound October 14, 2006
The most awesome band of all time. from songs taht have possibly no meaning (i.e.:bounce, she's like heroine, kill rock 'n' roll, vicinity of obscenity, if there's meaning to those i missed it and i will ask to be killed my ninjas later) to ones that are entirly true and "moving" (i.e.:BYOB, soldier side, u-fig, chop suey, etc.). if you don't like them, go tell a ninja a ghost story, seriously, i dare you.
Dude: System of a down is fuckin awesome
Fag: dude, they suck
Dude: go walrus yourself
by HumBleNinJa March 01, 2006
wow i love thier new song B.Y.O.B (bring your own bombs) its quite hard to hear some of the lyrics but i looked them up and they are goood "why don't presidents fight the war? Why do we always send the poor?" and Daron Malakian has a realy good voice!
........................Darons pretti not hot jus pretti..
by ______ May 06, 2005
Okay, a lot of wrong definitions here, most of which are just opinion rather than stating what System of a Down actually are. Here, I'll write a real definition (with my extra opinion, of course), rather than just saying "omfgz dey r da bezt!!!11" with no intelligent information or input whatsoever.

System of a Down are an experimental alt-metal/alt-rock band (no, they are NOT pop or nu-metal, before you start calling them nu-metal learn what the genre actually means) from Los Angles, California. They formed in 1995 and have released five studio albums to date. Some people are saying they're from Armenia, some people are saying that they're not. Let me get this straight... Serj (lead singer) and John (drummer) were both born in Lebanon. Shavo (bassist) was born in Yerevan, Armenia. Daron (guitarist) was born in Hollywood. Although, all band members ARE OF ARMENIAN ANCESTRY. They combine some middle-eastern elements in their music, also drawing influences from jazz, folk, blues and industrial.

Now for my personal opinion. System are an amazing band, and my favourite right now. I've been listening to them for nearly a year, maybe a bit longer. Although maybe in a few months time they might not be my favourite band anymore, they'll still be pretty damn great no matter how many times I listen to them. Yes, they've got a bit of commercial success. So what. When I first started listening to them I had no idea that they were popular. I'm fed up of hearing "they're popular, therefore they can't be good". That's bullshit. It's exactly the kind of crap you hear from small minded music snobs.

What also annoys me to no end are the stupid poser kids running around claiming to be their "#1 fan", whereas most likely they've only heard Chop Suey or BYOB. Good songs yes, but as a matter of fact, they have much, much better songs. If you're into heavier stuff (than say, Toxicity) listen to some of their self-titled album. One of the best albums ever created. And before you call yourself a fan listen to at least a few tracks off of each album (which, by the way, are all awesome).

(1998) System of a Down
(2001) Toxicity
(2003) Steal This Album!
(2005) Mezmerize
(2005) Hypnotize

Also, yes, some songs do have silly lyrics (Fuck the System, Vicinity of Obscenity, etc), which I personally have no problem with. But if you don't like it, don't judge them so quickly. Check out the lyrics for deeper songs such as Spiders, Mind, Aerials, Highway Song to name a few. Pure poetry. What I'm trying to say is don't judge System by the songs you heard on MTV or whatever. Listen to their less popular stuff then see what you think. Peace.
The purest forms of life,
Our days are never coming back...
~Highway Song (Steal This Album!, 2003)

System of a Down are definitely among the greatest, most intelligent and original bands ever.
by Stuuuuuuuuuuuuuart February 23, 2007
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