"Forest" was one of over 30 songs they recorded for their second album, Toxicity, and one of 15 to make the cut.Most of the other songs were leaked on the internet, so the band quickly packaged them into their next album, Steal This Album!, released in 2002. System Of A Down bass player Shavo Odijien directed the video for this song, which shows the band performing live, bookended with shots of a helicopter dropping some kind of substance, which we can assume is a mind-control agent to suppress the crowd. System of a Down clearly calls Azerbaijanis and the alleged hired terrorists from Syria, ‘scavengers’, and ‘invaders.’ The fact that aspartame is a substitute for sugar and the fact that they continuously repeat 'Sugar' throughout the song might be a way to imply that 'the system' feeds people fakeness fake news, fake foods, fake information fake everything. recording sessions, the song made its first studio appearance. An estimate of around 1.5 million Armenians was murdered during this period. Jake from Naperville, Il i think that system is offensive to those of us who are athiest and should be shut down!! In some interviews System of a down said that they wanted to put the word 'suicide' in the name. record. Song MeaningThis song has a simple, but emotional meaning...It was written when SOAD were in touch deeply with their Armenian side... 'Eating seeds as a pastime activity' - literally, in Armenia, US/Armenian places, you would see people eating sunflower seeds to pass the time, in public places there's often trails leading to groups of Armenians. Get a system of a down syndrome mug for your Facebook friend Jerry. During the Toxicity/Steal This Album! "I-E-A-I-A-I-O" is a song by the band System of a Down from the Steal This Album! There are a number of diverse explanations of System of a Down’s “Chop Suey!” meaning floating around. System of a Down may be recollecting memories from the Armenian Genocide of 1914 to 1923. System of a Down singer Serj Tankian has revealed the real meaning of the band’s name in a new Q 104.3 interview. William from Louisville, Ky I'm pretty sure what they mean is that war is bad, and we are spending a ton of money on it. As noted in the trivia section, System Of A Down’s “Protect the Land” is one with a humanitarian undertone. SOAD guitarist Daron Malakian wrote the music to this song, and along with Serj Tankian, produced it with Rick Rubin, their label boss. I'm just kidding, this song has a great meaning about how war hurts all and that it will kill god in the world By definition "Chop Suey" is a Chinese dish made with a lot of mixed ingredients, similar to how modern society has mixed views on suicide. being completly obsessed with system of a down. ", along with several other songs under the unofficial name Toxicity II. But didn't because everyone would censor it, so they named it Chop Suey(cide) as a play on words. What it speaks to is an ongoing conflict in the region surrounding the Eurasian country of Armenia. It was leaked onto the internet, labelled "Why? The most-prevailing one is that it deals with the issue of substance abuse, which in a roundabout way is true. I got stuck with what Sako, and hitting the girlfriend could mean.