Participações / Letras

Fallout
Viktor
Bari Arakeel
Be Careful
Lazarus on Down
Drama
Sulfur and Chsese
Riot
Terminal Beauty
Mein
We Are One
Coma
Waiting Here
Talk to Strangers
Bird of Paradise
Mushroom cult
Starlit Eyes
Patterns
Feel Good
Don't Go Off wandering

Fallout
(Serj Tankian feat. Sinead O'Connor, Robert Downey, Jr., Jim Morrison)

Moonshine night
Mt. Village
Insane in the woods
in the deep trees

Under the moon
Beneath the stars
They reel & dance
The young folk

Led to the Lake
by a King & Queen

O, I want to be there
I want us to be there
Beside the lake
Beneath the moon
Cool & swollen
dripping its hot liquor

Frozen moment by a lake
A Knife has been stolen
The death of the snake

I know the impossible sea
when the dogs bark

I am a death bird
Naughty night bird

There’s a belief by the children
Of man which states all will be well
Search on, man
Calm saviour
Veteran of wars, incalculable greed
Search on, man
Calm saviour
God speed and forgive you
Morning star
Fragrant meadow person girl

Waiting for us
Waiting for us
Waiting for us
They’re coming
Don’t you
In the broken dagger
My kind of yearn

Who is this
Hush now

Here, out in the desert somewhere in New Mexico, the feds have their own covert, non-existent missile-testing facilities. You know, but it goes on for several hundreds of miles with those scary signs that read: “Do not trespass or we shoot.” Deploying what they call weather balloons, when in actuality it is hydrogen testing.

Before we end our day, oh Lord
We make this prayer to You
Before we end our day, oh Lord
We make this prayer to You

These tests happen so far underground the fallout feeds into our water supply.

That you continue in Your love
To guard Your people here
That you continue in Your love
To guard Your people here

Be patient. It will be ready for consumption in less than 30 years.

Give us this night untroubled rest
And build our strength in You
Give us this night untroubled rest
And build our strength in You

Your splendour driving far away
All darkness of the fog
Your splendour driving far away
All darkness of the fog

Our hearts desire to love You, Lord
Watch over while we sleep
Our hearts desire to love You, Lord
Watch over while we sleep

That when the new day dawns on high
We may your praises sing
That when the new day dawns on high
We may your praises sing

Amen, amen, amen, amen

Viktor
(Viza feat. Serj Tankian)

Viktor my friend look out there's a million fingers pointing at you
From the coward in your head, to your stupid ugly
friends, did you think Id never hear about you?

You should be my princess bride
I will show you the world and its dunes
And if you wish to runaway I will find you my damsel gone frazzled

Viktor my friend look out! theres a million other dimwits like you
From the 1000 days at sea to your cherry jubilee, did you think Id never hear about you?

You should be my princess bride
I will show you the world and its dunes
And if you wish to runaway I will find you my damsel gone frazzled...Viktor!

Someday you will hide behind your glass of gaffes
Enjoy your peace of mind cause I will have the last laugh

Viktor my friend shut up! There's a million dollars counting on you
From the saddle you were raised to your apricot face, did you think I'd never hear about you?

You should be my princess bride
I will show you the world and its dunes
And if you wish to runaway I will find you my damsel gone frazzled...Viktor!

Someday you will hide behind your glass of gaffes.
Enjoy your peace of mind cause I will have the last laugh

Bari Arakeel
(Participação de Serj no álbum de seu pai, Khatchadour Tankian)

Yes voch antum em, voch el taragir
Unem hangrvan, unem otevan
Azat Hayreniq, yerjanik yerkir
Yerjanik, yerjanik yerkir

Bari aragil, bakhti aragil
Aragil garnan, aragil amran
Im tan mot aprir, bari aragil
Byun hyusir dzarrin
Bardu katarin

Aragil, indz het urakh tokh yerki
Yayla u vran
Hander hotevan
Arter, Ayginer, Manushak yerkir
Manushak, manushak yerkir

Bari aragil, bakhti aragil
Aragil garnan, aragil amran
Im tan mot aprir, bari aragil

Byun hyusir dzarrin
Bardu katarin
Im tan mot aprir, bari aragil
Byun hyusir dzarrin
Bardu katarin

Aragil indz het urakh yar, yar
Aragil indz het urakh yar, yar
Aragil indz het urakh yar, yar
Yegur indz het ov kez ya dayr urax,bari aragil

Im tan mot aprir, bari aragil
Byun hyusir dzarrin
Bardu katarin
Im tan mot aprir, bari aragil
Byun hyusir dzarrin
Bardu katarin
Bardu katarin
Baaardu katarin

Be Careful
(Boh Runga feat. Serj)

Yesterday was a bad day
And I'm glad it's dead and gone
What a waste of
Precious hours
Kiss good bye, and so long

Today's got a fresh face
Got a new taste, to start again
Everybody, search your heart
Like I've been searching for so long

Just be careful who you run to
And remember where you've been
Just be careful who you fall for
Who you let under(neath) your skin
Be careful who, be careful who
Who you love, love, love
Be careful who, be careful who
Who you love

Tomorrow, I'll begin
Greet the morning, like a friend
Everybody, search your heart
We're all searching from the start

Just be careful what you wish for
And remember it could end
Just be careful who you fall for
Who you let under your skin
Be careful who, be careful who
Who you love

Lazarus On Down
(Tom Morello feat. Serj)

I've been tearing
And I've been torn
The temple steps
Are smooth and Warm
What Judas been doin?
There aint no knowing
On the olive vines
Something different's growing

Lazarus on down
Lazarus on down
Come on lets push on through
Nah lets go around
Lazuras on down

One eyed crow
Tappin on a window pane
Little boy raised a cup
In cyaphast's name
In the potters field
Blood beneath the tree
That moneys gone son
Whats left you owe me

Lazarus on down
Lazarus on down
Come on lets push on through
Nah man lets turn around
Lazarus on

Sound of thunder
Smell of burnin' oil
Whats that movin' beneath the soil
The streetlights out
Dark shape on the ground

Lazarus on down

Is that hope
In the Shepards eyes
Or just another
Little dark suprise
I'm just like you dad
Thin and cold
If you didn;t know it
Well now you know

Drama
(Bitter: Sweet feat. Serj)

What does it mean
When all is lost
But nothing is forgotten
[Forgotten]
Swallow my creed
Just so I can walk
The other way
I will never be the same
I won't be afraid
If I only have a chance to hold you
And If, If I say
That I only have a chance to hold you
I won't let go To undress all the beauty that surr
ounds me [surrounds me]
One look at you
Will tell me everything I need to hear
There is nothing left to fear
I wont be afraid
If I only have a chance to hold you
And if, If I say
That I only have a chance to hold you
I won't let go
I won't let go
If I only have a chance to hold you
I won't let go
And I only have a chance to hold you
I won't let go
I won't be afraid
I know exactly what I have to do
If, when I say
[Say]
And I only have this chance to hold you
[I won't be afraid]
I won't be afraid
(Ooh)
And I only had this chance to hold you
I won't let go

Sulfur and Cheese
(Praxis feat. Serj)

Let me please...
Stay a while, call me when you are dead, you going to die...
You don't know. When I touch you!
Baby please... Stay a while!
Are you... Gonna die!

Sulfur and cheese is your god's kingdom!
Sulfur and cheese,
Your next condom! you!

(Condom!)
(Kingdom!)

Let me please, stay for a while...
Till you're dead, going to die...
You will know when I touch you...
Let me please...
Can I rape you... Can I rape you...


Riot
(Wyclef Jean, Serj Tankian & Sizzla)

Yo Serj, pass me that lighter
Yeah... yeah, yeah!

[Serj] Flowers, smiling through the battlefield!

[Verse One: Wyclef Jean]
The break is over man, I'm back with the ink pen
Like Ali bomaye okay I'm on my second wind
Used to roll dice when the luck was on my side man
Four-five-six, walked away with a grand man
Seen many blocks turn to the Twilight Zone
D.A. on the case like Sherlock Holmes
My old high school sweetheart started sniffin a bone
For the right bag she deep throat, deeper than a baritone
I caught you off guard, this verse is unexpected, check it
Like when I rhymed on Big Pun's record, check it
I got a swagger that cut any rapper mind over matter
Lyrical dagger like alcohol I'm bad for your liver
Quiver, shiver body temperature get found in Hudson River
Deliver a message to your miss you won't be comin over
And if you on the street tonight, see that ReFugee logo
We beam around the world like satellite

[Chorus One: Wyclef Jean]
It's them hip-hop boys, turn your radio down
It's the rock 'n roll boys, turn your radio down
It's them reggae boys, turn your radio down
Neighbors mind your business
It's a riot again! The world is getting nervous
So we travel again! Main journey's the unconscious
It's a riot again! The world is getting nervous
And so we travel again! Main journey's the unconscious

[Verse Two: Sizzla (Wyclef)]
Come rooooooooock with me~!
I got the music on the block with me
Come chill on the spoooooot with me
And just laugh in spree
Yeah you're right, we got enough for everyone
So get all your friends and your families and come along
Move to the beat that's all we do we got Jerusalem
Everyday we offer praises like King Solomon
Ain't gon' hurt ye, don't be nervous
I'm your guardian angel, know you purpose
And if I look at you low, if I should make it
Believe me, I leave you, show you how to make it
(Hung up high, in the M-I)
(Double-S-I, S-S-I)
(P-P-I, three-piece tie)
(Wanna see me die so the heavens they cry)

[Chorus Two: Wyclef Jean]
It's them hip-hop boys, turn your radio down
It's the rock 'n roll boys, turn your radio down
It's them reggae boys, turn your radio down
Neighbors mind your business
It's a riot! Riot! Riot! Riot!
From the train to the plane, security check
From the bridge to the tunnel, security check
It's a riot again! The world is getting nervous
So we travel again! Main journey's the unconscious
It's a riot again! The world is getting nervous
And so we travel again! Main journey's the unconscious

[Verse Three: Wyclef Jean]
I was down in Texas; drivin wreckless
Police stop me, axe me for my license (oh yeah)
Registration so I played him some Elvis
He let me go, then I lit off the chalice
I said if things don't change, we headed for the Arma-ged-deon
And the great dragon with seven head, ten horns, at the Arma-ged-deon
Listen to the choir children

[Verse Four: Serj Tankian]
The matterings of all matter
Masters and their extended batters
Internet intelligence for investments for the natural world
Their divestments; truth is knowledge
Although bi-polar if it's attainment is equitable
Man's mirrors face the flesh but hide the spirit
in opposite worlds; vision can only be attained universally
Lamps of varied sizes and shapes carrying different shades
All having the propensity to illuminate
Let's ruminate on realization that the means is the end
The Earth's water is mirroring the stream-of-consciousness
The dead being reborn as flowers smiling through the battlefields

[Wyclef Jean (Serj)]
It's them hip-hop boys, turn your radio down
It's the rock 'n roll boys, turn your radio down
(Flowers, smiling through the battlefield!)

[repeat to 21 seconds before the end]
It's a riot again! The world is getting nervous
So we travel again! Main journey's the unconscious
It's a riot again! The world is getting nervous
And so we travel again! Main journey's the unconscious

Terminal Beauty
(Les Rita Mitsouko feat. Serj)

They settled in natural or sophisticated sceneries
Where they cultivate an air of death
Big broken baby dolls maybe fucked
And we love them

They are so meagre
They're scaring me
They look so sour
And full of pain
Oh it's horrible to see

Bodies of the sick held prisoners
Sunken shoulders and giant pubis
The flesh has disappeared
The bones are almost bare
And yet we love them

They are so meagre
They're scaring me
They look so sour
And full of pain
Oh it's horrible to see

I've closed the magazine
Returned it to the lady
I was feeling nauseous, I don't wanna watch them anymore
It's horrible and depressing
It's an insult to their beauty

All those beauties in ruins

They are so meagre
They're scaring me
They look so sour
And full of pain
Oh it's horrible to see

All those beauties in ruins

Mein
(Deftones feat. Serj)

I've looked outside
But I've never wandered out

I'd like to pull you into me
Intercept you, in between
But I never walk without, outside

That way, I'll always, stay away from you

I've looked inside
but I never wandered in

I'd like to pull you into me
Intercept you, in between
But I never wandered in, inside

That way, I'll always, stay away from you

(Serj)
The universe, breaking us down

(Chino)
That way, I'll always, stay away from you
That way, I'll always, stay away from you
yoouuuu, yooouuuu, yoooouuuu....

(Serj)
Universe, Breaking us down

We Are One
(Buckethead feat. Serj)

Sending a beating to go
Send the battle the leaders is ready to roll
Send the beating to home
Send the battle the leaders are ready for war

Do you know
That we are one

Sending a beating to go
Send the battle the leaders is ready to roll
Send the beating to home
Send the battle the leaders are ready for war

Do you know
That we are one

Sending a beating to go
Send the battle the leaders is ready to roll
Send the beating to home
Send the battle the leaders are ready for war

Do you know
That we are one
We are one

Castrate , castrate all
This campaign as hoping as you can never want anything as much as nobody thought you could!

Sending a beating to go

I don't want poison and everyone's going crazy I need to find a way out of this place god damn hell help me no poison no please ow

Do I know who I am
When I know who are you
Even though you try to
Lights are walking all over you!
Sending a beating
The battle is ready to go
Sending a beating
The battle is ready to roll
Sending a beating
The battle is ready to roll
Everybody is really ready to go

Coma
(Buckethead feat. Serj e Azam Ali)

He stays still
He stays down
Unholy, unholy

He stays still
Stay unto me
Makes me feel unholy

Nothing
(Nothing)
Now that I have nothing
(Now that I have nothing)
I resolve to be nothing
Nothing to harm me, nothing to gain
(Nothing to harm me, nothing to gain)
I resolve to be nothing

Nothing
(Nothing)
Now that I have nothing
(Now that I have nothing)
I resolve to be nothing
(I resolve to be nothing)
Nothing to harm me, nothing to gain
(Nothing to harm me, nothing to gain)
I resolve to be nothing

Nothing (Nothing)
Nothing (Nothing)

He stays still
Stay unto me
Makes me feel unholy
Makes me feel unholy

We stay
No cause, stay
We stay
No cause, stay
We stay (Makes me feel unholy)
No cause, stay
We stay (Makes me feel unholy)
No cause, stay
We stay (Makes me feel unholy)
No cause, stay

Waiting Hare
(Buckethead feat. Serj e Shana Halligan)

I talked to you today,
About all the troubled times,
When nothing goes,
Nothing goes away
And all the things
You've told me to believe in.
I'm alone,
In my reveries.
I'm alone,
In the pain you brought on.
I'm afraid,
That you won't see me
And all the times we've had

I've been waiting here,
Waiting by the phone.
I've been touching you,
In my only thoughts.
Don't you know,
That I'm still here.
Waiting for you to
Call me into your
Life insincere.

Left your stormy days,
Don't you know you're mine?
You see it all behind,
Don't you see the sky?
I want us all together,
Do you know we're right?
You leave us all denied,
Let you all decide.

You call me today,
With your enemies.
You call me today, With your infinite dreams.
We talked about it,
You're in my mind.
Digging caution,
Leaving you behind. Left your own today,
Don't you know you're mine?
Left your own behind,
Can't you see the sky?
It's a stormy day,
Don't you understand?
We're in all behind,
Let you all defend.

Ah ah ah ah.
Take compassion,
Leaving you behind.

Left your own today,
Don't you know you're mine?
Left your own behind?
Can't you see the sky?
See them fall behind,
Don't you know you're mine?
Left it all behind,
Can't you do the same?
But can't you do the same?
Left your own behind,
Leave us all behind,
Can't you do the same?

Talk To Strangers
(Saul Williams feat. Serj e Ani Maljian)

Now i wasn't raised at gunpoint
And i've read too many books
To distract me from the mirror
When unhappy with my looks
And i ain't got proper diction
For the makings of a thug
Though i grew up in the ghetto
And my niggers all sold drugs,
And though that may validate me
For a spot on mtv
And give me all the airplay
That my bank account would need,
I was hoping to invest in
A lesson that i learned
I thought this fool had jumped me
Just because it was my turn.
I went to an open space
Because i knew he wouldn't do it
If somebody there could see him
Or somebody else might prove it,
And maybe in your eyes
It may seem i got punked out
Because i walked in their own path
And then went and changed my route.
But that open-ness exposed me
To a truth i couldn't find
In the clenched fists of my ego
Or the confines of my mind
Or the hip-ness of my swagger,
Or the swagger of my step,
The scowl of my grimace,
Or the mean-ness of my rap.
Because we represent a truth son,
That changes by the hour,
And when you open to it,
For nobility is power,
In that shifting form you'll find a truth that doesn't change
And that truth is living proof of the fact that god is strange...

Talk to strangers
When the family fails and friends led you astray
And buddah laughs and jesus weeps and turns out god is gay.
As angels in disguise love can come in many forms,
The hallways of your projects or the fat girl in your dorm,
And when you finally take the time to see what they're about
Perhaps you find they're lonely or their wisdom trips you out.

Maybe you'll find the cycles end
Right back where you began,
But come this time around
You'll have someone to hold your hand,
Who prays for you who is there for you
Who sends you love and light,
Exposes you to parts of you
That you once tried to fight.
And come this time around
You choose to walk a different path,
You'll embrace what you turned away
And cry at what you laughed,
Because that's the only way
We're going to make it through this storm,
Where ignorance is common sense
And senseless is the norm.
Infact we're high above the truth
And that you never touch,
And stolen goods are overpriced
And freedom costs too much,
And no-one seems to recognise
The symbols come to life,
The bitten apple on the screen
And jesus had a wife,
And she was his messiah
Like that stranger may be yours,
Who holds a subtle knife
That carves through worlds
Like magic doors,
And that's what i've been looking for,
The bridge from then to now,
Just watching b.e.t like what the fuck son,
This is foul
But that's where [boston?] represents
This fear that we live in,
The world is not a flat screen
I ain't trying to fit in.
But this ain't for the underground
This here is for the sun.
A seed a stranger gave to me
And planted on my tongue.
And when i look at you,
I know i'm not the only one.
As a great man once said,
There's nothing more powerful
Than an idea
Who's time
Has come.

Bird Of Paradise (Gone)
(Bird Up feat. Serj)

Just a kiss from your lips and I'm... gone
Just a smile from your touch and I'm... gone
Just a touch from your words makes me whole,
And the glance from your eyes says home.

I see what you're doing
You're piling it all up one by one
Pulling from the stars, drinking the teas,
I see what you're doing
You're piling it all up one by one
Pulling the i's pulling the t's and
crossing them all out.

Just a kiss from your lips,
Just a smile from your touch and I'm... gone,
Just a touch from your words makes me whole,
And a glance from your eyes says home.

I see what you're doing
You're piling it all up one by one
Pulling from the stars, drinking from the seas,
I see what you're doing
You're piling it all up one by one
Pulling the stars pulling the seas and
crossing them all out.

Don't you want to be my love,
Can't we suddenly elope,
Try and cross the sea above,
Can't we suddenly all know,

Don't you want to be my love,
Can't we suddenly elope,
Try and cross the sea above,
Can't we suddenly all know,

Just a, just a kiss from your lips and I'm..

Mushroom Cult
(Dog Fashion Disc feat. Serj)

Mushroom Cult.
Kaleidoscope of love.
Ophidians dance as the shifting occurs.
We are stars and electric animals.
Nurtured by the mothers of prostitutes.

Floating in a mushroom universe.
Swimming in a sea of cyclostomes.
And as we surface through the tide,
You open up and I come inside.

I must be in limbo,
'Cos purgatory's always felt like home.

And as the world spins round and round,
We fornicate upon the cotton clouds.
That rain down sulphur smiles
On the children at play in the poppy fields.

Sinking for what seems like forever.
Like Atlantis into the sea.
To forget the shore and wash away,
Wash away my memory.

I must be in limbo,
'Cos purgatory's always felt like home.

Inside the moon lives the high priest of the mushroom cult.
Upon the altar are the ashes of the Pharisees.
I sold my soul,
Sold my soul,
Sold my soul away.
I'm free of guilt,
Free of sin,
Free of everything!

Starlit Eyes
(Strait Up feat. Serj)

Pushin' the law again
Pushin' the law again

Justice with a sword
Our smiling knight on board
Opening his heart to everyone
And loving without a doubt
Embarrassing friends and
Embarrassing foes,
And those who were unjust.
A man true to his heart
Without fear or misgivings
With "insecurity" tattooed
Across his body
The first to accept, the last to disappoint
He understood all and expected nothing

Now you are free
Free to roam the skies
Now and then visit me
With your starlit eyes

You took all our hearts
With your smile,
And left a legacy untold
You conquered life and fear,
So you see there was no room for you to grow old

Patterns
(Tony Iommi feat. Serj)

Life is a story
Go ahead and find your sight

Life is your glory
Go ahead and live the night

But to live means to be here
In the present now
Do try to bow for the gift of your day
Then you cede to the morning sun

Pretending that we live doesn´t make us alive
Life is a story

Go ahead and find your sight

But to live means to be here
In the present now
Do try to bow for the gift of your day
Then you cede to the morning sun

Pretending that we see doesn´t give us the sight
Pretending that we live doesn´t make us alive

What is it that makes us lose sight
True sight, of what is real and essential
I´ll take organized patterns of chaos
Over the chaotic organizations of man, any day

Pretending that we see doesn´t give us the sight
Pretending that we live doesn´t make us alive
Pretending that we see doesn´t give us the sight
Pretending that we live doesn´t make us alive

Feel Good
(Hed(pe) feat. Serj)

Ain't no more sunshine, just rain and cold suffering
Generation born to die with their eyes wide open
The clock strikes
The wrong rights
The mob rules
The second armaggedon; igniting the lit fuse
No turning back...every soldier is on point
Ready to die, the confrontation coming, ready or not
It's on again, it's time to say your prayers again
It's not the end, just the beginning of the end

Is it hard? Yea, I can hold it down like that
Is it real? Yea, you know I break it down like that
Is it rough? Yea, don't even try to front like that
I'm on fire, baby, a big dog will hunt like that

Another day, another buster wanna battle me
Another mamma crying, now her baby is a casualty
I'm ready nigga, slice like a machete nigga, got petty nigga,never spend it on betty nigga
I hit and run, never stressing to look back
When I look back, I think about the love I never had
Then I wake up, I get fucked up and I get even
Approach you from the front
While in your back a knife I'm leaving

The sky is falling, I don't care
I just want to feel good
Her train's leaving, she don't care
She just wants to feel good
The world is dying, we don't care
We just want to feel good
It's all over, we don't care
We just want to feel good

No - we can't compromise like that
No - we can't conform like that
I'm saying fuck you and fuck the norm like that
Revolting, revelation was all true
You drew blood first, Jesus is coming to take you
Coming to break you, make you just like new
Satan laughing, spreads his wings and gets a new tattoo
A new platinum chain, a new pinky ring, the Rolex, the Benz, thehuggy bear pimp nigga thing
Nigga it's midnight, never forget where you come from
Keep your mouth shut
Back the fuck up
Watch what you doing

Don't Go Off Wandering
(Limp Bizkit feat. Serj)

Everyday is nothing but stress to me
Constantly dwellin on how you got the best of me
Wanna know somethin
I cant believe the way you keep testin me
And mentally molestin me
But would you think any less of me
If I said that i'd be there
Would you think any less of me
If I said I really cared
Of course you would
Cause you
Only want what you cant have
As for me
I'm stuck with my dick in my hand

because you don't feel nothing at all!!
you don't feel nothing at all
Maybe there's more to life then it seems
I'm constantly runnin from reality chasin' dreams
Wanna know somethin' I cant believe?
Just how much misery
Comes with humility
Do you think any less of me
Now that I'm gone?
Look at me now
Everything is gone
I cant seem to do anything right,
But I've figured out why you don't let me inside

Because you don't feel nothing at all!!
You don't feel nothing at all
You need nothin'
From me now
So you think
I'm useless to you now
But I
Need
One thing from you now
I insist
That you Feel me now!!
You said you needed me
You said
You said

Because you don't feel nothing at all!!
You don't feel nothing at all