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Serj Tankian – Butterfly lyrics

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love
Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

Love

Children outcry, "grandfather sky"
Rivers surviving through her eyes
We certify, how you falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions

Oceans calcified, ego's gratified
I won't be crucified nor terrified, I'm not terrified
Before we say goodbye, no need to falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
Amassed within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicion
We are being sodomized by repetition

Dark gray matter of fact sky
Nannies are nights with our half sister moon
Why can't we switch automatically to Eco-centric persuasions?
Why can't we ditch autocracy for Eco-centric persuasions now?

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition



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    I think it has an ecological theme with spiritual undertones. Butterflies are often symbolic of metamorphosis, change, and sometimes reincarnation. We are killing the earth and unless we change our ways we endanger not only ourselves, but future generations as well. "we are being sacrificed by our own suspicions"-some people still believe global warming isn't an issue and suspect scientists are just making things up, which could in turn endanger humans. "we are being sodomized by our repetitions"- how easy is it to just throw an empty can in the trash can and not recycle it?.
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    I am not totally sure about it's meaning, but I think it's about a part of a love relationship. "we are being sacrificed by our own suspicions" - sometimes we overreact at thing while being in love, so we just suddenly give up hope and think it's all over, but doing that is a mistake. "we are being sodomized by our repetitions" - we keep repeatin the same mistakes.
    Well, currently I'm in love, so I thought that this song has to do something with his relationship. He got married in june 2012.
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