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Why do we sit around and
Break each other's hearts tonight?
Why do we dance around
The issues 'till the morning light?
When we sit and talk
And tear each other's lives apart.
You were the one to tell me go...

But you were the one for me,
And now you're going through the door,
When you take that step
I love you baby more and more,
We need to laugh and sing and cry
And warm each other's hearts tonight,
Having fun of everything
And loving all of mother god

Tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're carrying us,
Carrying us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
Breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us...

Why do we sit around and
Break each other's hearts tonight?
Why do we dance around
The issues 'till the morning light?
When we sit and talk
And tear each other's lives apart.
You were the one to tell me go...

But you were the one for me,
And now you're going through the door,
When you take that step
I love you baby more and more,
We need to laugh and sing and cry
And warm each other's hearts tonight,
Having fun of everything
And loving all of mother god

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us...

Ohhhhh...

Ohhhhh...

Forever I lie,
Forever I lie,
Forever,
Forever...

Forever I lie,
Forever I lie,
Forever,
And never and never again...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
You're killing us,
Killing us,
You're saving us,
You're saving us...

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
(Forever I lie)
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
(Forever I lie)
You're killing us,
Killing us,
(Forever)
You're saving us,
You're saving us...
(And never...)

You're tearing us,
You're tearing us,
(Forever I lie)
You're breaking us,
You're breaking us,
(Forever I lie)
You're killing us,
Killing us,
(Forever)
You're saving us,
(And never...)



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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 6:53 pm
    "i don't like explaining what i think it means, because it's more valid what you think it means. I feel like art and music come from the universe; they don't come from the individual, they come from from collective consciousness. When we relay them we're still at best presenters. " ~ serj
    This song can mean alot of things. Many comments here mention that it could be about marriage, and it could. It's one of the beauties of his work in both his solo albums and in system of a down; everyone can see there own meaning in it. He never tells you what he means you have to see your own meaning in it.
    You could get alot more things than the marriage example out of this, but that's for each person to see, i am not you so i cannot know what this song means to you. However all of serj's songs must mean something specific to him, right?
    Like many of his works, i believe this has a little something to do with the armenian genocide some hundred years ago that many still deny was actually genocide. It's an issue close to serj's heart. Why deny what was obviously a genocide, we can't make civilization better without acknowledging the mistakes of the past. Denying it can tear people apart, just like it does when some people deny the holocaust, and everyone get up-in-arms about that: this is the exact same thing. It also can be talking about any other real problem that gets pushed to the side lines when we're worrying about things that don't matter.
    In the second stanza he could be saying that when someone steps up and talks about what really matters he loves them because they're doing the right thing. When we realize what really matter we can unite and help eachother fix the problems.
    Finally when you deny the issues you're tearing and breaking us, if you acknowledge them youre saving us.
    The video supports these claims, everyone has signs of what they think is important, but they arent important in comparison to the homeless man right here in their neighborhood. More so they pail in comparison to genocide.
    ~w. H. B. Iii
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    UnregisteredApr 30, 2012 at 5:15 am
    Figured is an apt word as the figurian and the furian are one the 1st the 2nd and the last 14 yrs and counting serj and i am yet to be proven wrong the man in black
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    UnregisteredApr 9, 2012 at 5:25 pm
    You're all correct in his meaning. He even says himself, he writes his lyrics to be open to interpretation. Otherwise, a lot of what he wrote would seem preachy to most. He is a true artist and a true genius... But he's just words and thought. It's up to you to carry on the message
  • u
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    UnregisteredMar 22, 2012 at 5:56 pm
    Makes me sad... Idk, like when i walk and you got that certain someone on your mind you know? Just walking to the song makes me think, pretty deep. :p
  • u
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    UnregisteredFeb 23, 2012 at 5:30 pm
    A couple that cannot be apart even though they're in a destructive relationship. They love eachother but keep hurting eachother, involuntarily

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