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okay, i am gettin really pissed off at all the people who are starting to dislike system because of BYOB...so listen up all you retards. This song stands for BRING YOUR OWN BOMB, i have heard countless people say that system is a sell out band because of that song, that song is fuckin amazing. I live for rap music, but system is the only band that i listen to that isn't rap (50 cent is gay, tony yayo is gay, lloyd banks is amazing, and Luda is the best). But if you ever actually read or listen to the lyrics of this kick-ass band you will understand the fucking meaning of their songsSo pretty much what I'm tryin to say to all you retards out there that hate system because you can't understand them is..........READ BETWEEN THE LINES FUCKTARDS!
fucktard: I don't like system of a down anymore because of BYOB.
ME: 'pulls out pickaxe and sticks it in fucktards eyeball'
by mike "the mexican" martin June 19, 2006
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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
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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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A cool Rock band, only called "Pop" by rich christian ass-rapers that like to suck cock and love the system.
Damn, Im such an ass-Raper so i hate SOAD.
by Red Hot Chili Pepper September 09, 2003
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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
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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!!
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I will try to leave opinion out of this until the end.

System of a Down has made 11 albums (6 of which are demo albums). As time went on, most would say they got more popular, but made less quality music. System of a Down has many different types of music (it's hard to believe that Lost in Hollywood and Sugar are the same band). System of a Down has evolved quite a bit from their first album. Before anyone insults them, listen to at least 2 songs from each of their albums. Before you compliment them, do the same. Don't say they're sellouts. They gained popularity, but what else would you expect from a band?

Now for opinion.
System is amazing, and has lots of talent. They've been my favorite band since I first heard them. I frequently listen to each and every one of their songs. System is one of the best bands ever. They don't like saying what their songs are about (they prefer to leave them for the listener to interpret), and try hard not to say. Some of their songs are about drugs (Prison Song), some about sex (Bounce), some about genocide (PLUCK), some about nothing (Vicinity of Obscenity). I recommend their unreleased works; they're much better.
System of a Down's albums (demos excluded)

System of a Down - 1998
Toxicity - 2001
Steal this Album! - 2002
Mezmerize - 2005
Hypnotize - 2005
by systemicfailure April 29, 2009
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