posted on Jun, 1 2005 @ 02:04 PM
May 17 was the release date for the neweset and fourth album from System of a Down. This band from Armenia has endured a childhood under the soviet
regime and has lived many years in America. They have over write their songs about what they feel is wrong with the nation, and luckily do not
encounter the censorship that they did when they were younger
The first single from "Mezmerize/Hypnotize" will be the track "B.Y.O.B." [Bring Your Own Bombs] which will hit the airwaves this month. The song,
which questions a president's involvement in the business of war, balances a near-R&B groove - "Everybody's going to the party have a real good
time/Dancing in the desert blowing up the sunshine" - with the song's recurring demand, "Why don't presidents fight the war?/Why do they always send
the poor?/Why do they always send the poor?"
"...Kneeling roses disappearing into/Moses' dry mouth/
Breaking into Fort Knox stealing/Our intentions/Hangers sitting dripped in oil/Crying freedom/Handed to obsoletion,/
Still you feed us lies from the tablecloth"
Please visit the link provided for the complete story.
This album is not the first, however it is still an inspirational one and gives a great perspective about how immigrants view this "Nation at War".
All too often in this country if you object to the government, you are not carted away, but people say that you are unpatriotic. Such goes for Sean
Penn, who stated that he felt Iraq did not have WMD. He did not say that the US had no reason to depose Saddam, but he did say there were no WMD.
Many may feel this is not news, but it is. I am not promoting this movie so that they will sell millions of copies. In fact I promote illegally
downloading it. Just listen to the lyrics. They're blend of Metal/Eastern Chant, literally will mezmorize you and give you a new perspective on the
people from the middle east. Understanding the people we are fighting is key to the principles of war as stated by Sun Tzu.