Serj Tankian Tyrant’s Gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

His kindness knows the words unspoken

His Highness knows crash you cry

He feels you in his bones

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

His silence may seem pretty chilling

His violence may seem awfully cool

But oh, you’re such a foe

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

He wants to make a show of you

When you belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

When you belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

His Majesty may send his minion

His Majesty’s not being rude

And oh what other beast would let his eagle feed on you

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

His Holiness would ignore your secret

He feels you from his throne you fool

And wants to fill his bones with you

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

(check it out)

But hide, his Highness can’t hide that stupid pride

And how you wounded him

The way you belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Hide, his Highness can’t hide

His Highness can’t hide the stupid pride

Belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

When you belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

When you belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

When you belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

When you belch your little truth

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant’s gratitude

Serj Tankian Beethoven’s Cunt

Brushing, touching, feeling on your shoulders,

Believing, appealing, kneeling in your worlds,

Oceans are combined,

Being that I love you so much

In the end they all will say

Breaking someone else’s heart again,

Find the little evil perpetrator

And feed him to the hungry alligator

You want it all,

You want it all,

Love is not about the profits

Nor the riches in your dreams,

The arms of time are breaking off,

Civilization is on trial,

The clocks eliminating time

Do you believe in me

Ive been walking through these dead farms

But I don’t mind,

Ive been screaming through these dead

lungs,

But I cant find,

Being that I love you so much

In the end they all will say

Breaking someone else’s heart again,

Find the little evil perpetrator

And feed her to the hungry alligator

You want it all,

You want it all,

Love is not about the profits

Nor the riches in your dreams,

The arms of time are breaking off,

Civilization is on trial,

The clocks eliminating time

Do you believe, in me

But lately Ive been blind

You leave me all alone, left in time,

You left me here to die, left in time,

Leave me all alone, left in time,

The arms of time are breaking off,

Civilization is on trial,

The clocks eliminating time

Do you believe in nothing.

But lately Ive been blind

Leave me all alone, left in time.

Serj Tankian The Reverend King

The viseral application of death in your own (applications)

Your own time (time)

The wedges of strength lie beyond you

Discover What it is that you need…

The reverend king said:

All the lights are gone (all the lights are gone)

All the lights are gone and the tracks,

The tracks that turn us into space.

Seeing as seeing is beleiving

Beleiving is seeing

Beleiving

The reverend king said:

DARE QUESTION ME FOR THE LIFE OF MY SUBJECTS

BUT JUST HAD A GREAT MIRACLE!!!

The viseral application of death in your own,

Your own time.

The wedges of strength lie beyond you.

Discover what it is that you mean…

The reverend king said:

All the lights are gone,

All the lights are gone and the tracks,

The tracks that turn us into space.

Seeing as seeing is beleiving (beleiving is being) (seeing is beleiving)

Serj Tankian Gratefully Disappeared

Have you disappeared

With all of life shining upon you?

Into the brightness of today

You encircle me room to room

Partaking of your grace

My heart is intrepidation

For a have a bit of fear

Though I am filled with love for your presence

You tease me like a virgin maiden

Galloping around

Showing me your autonomous capabilities

I love you

For you are my teacher

You have taught me much

In the small presence of a millisecond

Much more than a world of physical knowledge

More than a world of physical knowledge

I had the opportunity to lightly caress you

And for that I am a billion times grateful

For that, for that, for that

I am a billion times grateful…

Serj Tankian Yes, It’s Genocide

[Armenian:]

Tzer aheen mernem. Tzer vakheen mernem. Tzer gyankeen mernem, tzer gyankeen mernem. Tzer aheen mernem. Tzer vakheen mernem. Tzer gyankeen mernem, tzer gyankeen mernem. Tzer aheen mernem. Tzer maheen mernem. Tzer vakheen mernem, tzer gyankeen mernem. Tzer aheen mernem. Tzer maheen mernem. Tzer vakheen mernem, Tzer gyankeen mernem. Tzer aheen mernem. Tzer maheen mernem. Tzer gyankeen mernem, Tzer aheen mernem. Tzer vakheen mernem, Tzer gyankeen mernem.

[English (translation):]

I want to die for your (plural) terror

I want to die for your fear

I want to die for your life

I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror

I want to die for your fear

I want to die for your life

I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror

I want to die for your death

I want to die for your fear

I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror

I want to die for your death

I want to die for your fear

I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror

I want to die for your death

I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror

I want to die for your fear

I want to die for your life

Serj Tankian Baby

You came to me within a dream

Not everyone is who they seem,

All these words we cant redeem,

Like the great magic of our world,

Corroborated by your words,

Splitting planets into thirds.

Baby oh baby,

Baby my baby,

Baby ooh babe

I miss you, lalala,

Baby oh baby,

Baby my babe,

Baby ooh babe

I miss you

To all the leaves that fall in vain,

While god and goddess go insane

All these words in your domain,

The watches kill time as the books read,

Inadvertently we bleed

Fighting for what we deceive,

Baby oh baby,

Baby my baby,

Baby ooh babe

I miss you, lalala,

Baby oh baby,

Baby my babe,

Baby ooh babe

I miss you

Leave me alone,

Leave me alone,

Now why cant you see that you always

perturb me so

Nearing the end of the world, just leave me

alone

leave me alone

Why cant you see that you always perturb me

so

Nearing the end of the world, leave me alone,

Leave me alone.

Baby oh baby,

Baby my baby,

Baby ooh babe

I miss you, lalala,

Baby oh baby,

Baby my babe,

Baby ooh babe

I miss you

Serj Tankian Reconstructive Demonstrations

They say women cry when walls retire

They say that men die when laws retire when laws retire

Unconventional deconstructive conversations

(Teach us how to eat)

I will never let you go

Conversational reconstructive demonstrations

(Teach us how to speak)

Why, confess the final blow

Teach us how to eat from your broken hands

‘Cause nothing seems to grow

Teach us how to speak the language of your only dreams

No one seems to understand that

We are falling to our knees

I forgot to pray; you forgot to say please

(Kill me), I never let you go

I forgot to go; you forgot to know me

(Teach us how to speak), why confess the final blow

Teach us how to eat from your broken hands

‘Cause nothing seems to grow

Teach us how to speak the language of your only dreams

No one seems to understand that

We are falling to our knees

Blindness serves not god nor man

So we are falling into disease

We’re falling into disease

I’m falling I’m falling… We’re falling…

Into… into disease… disease, disease…

We’ve fallen

No one seems to understand that

We are falling to our knees

Blindness serves not god nor man

So we are falling into disease

Disease

Serj Tankian Borders Are

Never let you go

Never let you go

Never let you go

Never let you go

Borders are the gallows

Of our collective national egos

Subjective, lines in sand

In the water, separating everything

Fear is the cause of separation

Backed with illicit conversations

Procured by constant condemnations

National blood-painted persuasions

Here’s my song for the free

No, it’s not about praise and publicity

Corprotocracy, what a hypocrisy

Aristocrasy versus democracy

Fear is the cause of separation

Backed with illicit conversations

Procured by constant condemnations

National blood-painted persuasions

The king is dead and now

We’re dancing in the streets

As the waters rise

We’re merely covering our feet

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

Fear is the cause of separation

Backed with illicit conversations

Procured by constant condemnations

National blood-painted persuasions

Fear is the cause of separation

Backed with illicit conversations

Procured by constant condemnations

National blood-painted persuasions

The king is dead and now we’re dancing in the streets

As the waters rise, we’re merely covering our feet

Your gods are dead and now we’re dancing in the streets

As the waters rise, we’re merely cowering in defeat

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

I never let you go

Never let you go

I never let you go

Never let you go

Never let you go

Never let you go

I never let you go

Never let you go

Never let you go

Serj Tankian Gate 21

The love that you bring

You bring me alone

The pain that you give

Gives me a home

Do you want to stay by my side

Do you want me to turn and hide

We are disappearing inside

Seeing pictures of our goodbyes

But we, we believe

That our love will survive

The pain that you bring

It brings me all alone

Do you love me

Do you hate me

Do you wanna believe me

Do you think that you don’t need me

Do you wanna deceive me

I can’t think that it’s all over

Don’t wanna forget

I can’t take the disappointment

That I wanna repress you’re

Goodbye, goodbye

The design we broke the mold

The dreams when you see

That goodbyes aren’t for long

Please follow me

To the borders of destiny

I don’t wanna break from your side

The falling ground screams goodbye

Please follow me

To the borders of destiny

I don’t wanna break from your side

The falling ground screams goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye

The design we broke the mold

The dreams when you see

That goodbyes aren’t for long

Serj Tankian Uneducated Democracy

When doors of hope open

To illuminate silence

Release us to the Utopians

Let go of your resistance

As sex scandals dictate

The winding road of realpolitik

The bully runs from his corner

Images rule through the media

Hungry hunger further

The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you

Behind closed doors, closed minds

Attractive feudalism

Commercial Orwellianism

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you

Behind closed doors, closed minds

Attractive feudalism

Commercial Orwellianism

The final revolution

Will illuminate silence

Release us to the Utopians

Let go, let go

In dire need of reason

In a truly deaf nation

In dire need of reason

In a truly deaf nation

Without an education there is no real democracy

Without an education there is only autocracy

Just you

Sitting alone

Open your eyes

Open your mouths

Close your hands

And make a fist

Down with the system

As we lay helpless against the machine

Open your eyes

Open your mouths

Close your hands

And make a fist

Down with the system

As we lay helpless against the machine

Open your eyes

Open your mouths

Close your hands

And make a fist

Down with the system

As we lay helpless against the machine

As sex scandals dictate

The winding road of realpolitik

The bully runs from his corner

Images rule through the media

Hungry hunger further

The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to fuck you

Behind closed doors, closed minds

Attractive feudalism

Commercial Orwellianism

The final revolution

Will illuminate silence

Release us to the Utopians

Let go of your resistance

The final revolution

Will illuminate silence

Release us to the Utopians

Let go, let go

In dire need of reason

In a truly deaf nation

In dire need of reason

In a truly deaf nation

Without an education there is no real democracy

Without an education there is only autocracy

In dire need of reason

In a truly deaf nation

In dire need of reason

In a truly deaf nation

Without an education there is no real democracy

Without an education there is only autocracy