THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
55-System of a Down-Chop Suey!
2001-Number 17 single.
Best Bit-At 2.11.As the old saying goes,’It’s heads down and I’ll see you at the other end.’
System of a Down are a Heavy Metal group formed in 1994 in Glendale,California by lead vocalist Sej Tankian who was born in Beirut,he is a songwriter and the bands lead vocalist. Daron Malakian was born in Hollywood,California he is also a songwriter for the group and guitarist.The other founding member is Shavarsh Odadjian,who was born in Yerevan,Armenian SSR,Soviet Union,he also is a writer for the group and a multi instrumentalist.Andy Khachaturian,the bands drummer was a member until leaving in 1997 and was replaced by John Dolmayan. They have released five studio Albums,three of which debuted at Number 1 on Billboard,although they are still officially together they have not released any new music since 2005.
‘Chop Suey’ is taken from the bands second Album ‘Toxicity’ released in 2001.The songs co-writer Daron Malakian explained,’The song is about how we are regarded differently depending on how we pass.If I were to die from drug abuse,they might say I deserved it because I abused dangerous drugs,hence the line,I cry when angels deserve to die.’The lyrics,’Father,into your hands I commend my spirit,’ and ‘Why have you forsaken me,’ are a reference to Jesus’ death on the cross,as according to the Gospels,it was one of the seven things Jesus said while he was dying.
‘Why’d you leave the keys upon the table,here you go create another fable.’
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There are four more songs from the 21st Century still to come on this countdown.YOUTUBE.COMSystem Of A Down – Chop Suey!System of a Down’s official music video for ‘Chop Suey!’. Click to listen to System of a Down on Spotify:…