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Life is a waterfall
We're one in the river
And one again after the fall

Swimming through the void
We hear the word
We lose ourselves
But we find it all...

Cause we are the ones that want to play
Always want to go
But you never want to stay

And we are the ones that want to choose
Always want to play
But you never want to lose

Aerials, in the sky
When you lose small mind
You free your life

Life is a waterfall
We drink from the river
Then we turn around and put up our walls

Swimming through the void
We hear the word
We lose ourselves
But we find it all...

Cause we are the ones that want to play
Always want to go
But you never want to stay

And we are the ones that want to choose
Always want to play
But you never want to lose

Aerials, in the sky
When you lose small mind
You free your life
Aerials, so up high
When you free your eyes eternal prize

Aerials, in the sky
When you lose small mind
You free your life
Aerials, so up high
When you free your eyes eternal prize



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    spatulafullMar 4, 2009 at 3:42 am
    aerials!!! it shows the inconsistency of human race, the bias that found in every people's heart...

    always wanna play..
    but you never wanna lose..

    are my favorite lines... we always think were something, we always assume that we are the best perhaps we are nothing...

    we do not value the things around us, we always think for ourselves..

    We drink from the river
    Then we turn around and put up our walls

    we always use something that is profitable but we don't even know how to value it...

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    xOpenedEyesXOct 14, 2009 at 4:19 am
    We, as a human race, wants to enjoy life, more than learning about it. I believe that the boy in the video is an alien being, who discovers that humans do not want to advance their knowledge, but to entertain(rap video scene), distract with trivial facts(paparazzi scene), induce ourselves in vanity(photo-shoot) and lust(two women with boy/alien), pursuit of wealth(raining money scene) by experience these things himself and realizes that he has become self-absorbed, finds the giant tent, and dies in the center, but as a symbolic death of what he used to be, himself, his true nature, just the same as have long ago.
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    Adam1994Jul 7, 2009 at 8:14 pm
    EXPLAINS WHOLE SONG (THE WAY I SEE IT)
    system of a down is one of my favourite bands and this song is really awesome...i never get tired of it.

    I think this song is about how people become superficial and shallow and just want everything to work out in their favour, and if they just were more open minded and less shallow, they would be more happy...

    "Life is a waterfall,
    we're one in the river,
    and one again after the fall."
    life is fast paced and is gonna hit us hard (like a waterfall)
    we should still be together after the difficult part pass (after the fall)

    'Swimming through the void -going throuth life
    we hear the word,-we learn about superficial things "the dream"
    we lose ourselves,-we become shallow,lose our sincerity and personality
    but we find it all...'-but we achieve "the dream"

    Cause we are the ones that want to play,-we wanna live life
    always want to go,-always wanna be the ones who have the fun
    but you never want to stay.-but never wanna stay and do the work

    And we are the ones that want to choose-we wanna have the first choice
    always want to play,-wanna have a part of the action
    but you never want to lose.-but always in our favour and without the consequinces

    Aerials, in the sky,-we should pay attention to the things around us
    when you lose small mind,-when be open up our minds
    you free your life.-we become free and understand life better

    Life is a waterfall,-(explained before)
    we drink from the river,-we take from others
    then we turn around and put up our walls.-but when they want from us, we don't wanna give back

    Swimming through the void,
    we hear the word,
    we lose ourselves,
    but we find it all...

    Cause we are the ones that want to play,
    always want to go,
    but you never want to stay.

    And we are the ones that want to choose,
    always want to play,
    but you never want to lose,

    Aerials, in the sky,
    when you lose small mind,
    you free your life.

    Aerials, so up high,
    when you free your eyes,
    eternal prize.

    Aerials, in the sky,
    when you lose small mind,
    you free your life.

    Aerials,so up high,
    when you free your eyes,-when we open up our eyes
    eternal prize- we understand life and get the "prize"

    I hope this helped you to understand the song better.
    SOAD F*CKIN ROCKS!
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    tempestt13Dec 30, 2008 at 6:07 pm
    I think that this song is about a hadicaped boy and all the fame, money, and everything what is shown there is only what he´s dreamt about and in the end he falls down on the floor and I think it represents that he realizes that he could never reach all his dreams, mainly because of his handicap. In my opinion this song is for people who don´t think of any other things than money and social success and don´t realize that there are many people who can only dream about things like that...
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    ChrisMachine144May 20, 2008 at 11:07 pm
    Imagine it
    being a little handicaped child at the circus
    while the performers are doing aerial ballet in the sky above
    you know yo want to do it so bad
    but then you realize you cant

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