Tracks

01. Disowned Inc.
02. Borders Are...
03. Deserving?
04. Beatus
05. Reconstructive Demonstrations
06. Electron
07. Gate 21
08. Yes, It's Genocide
09. Peace Be Revenged
10. Left Of Center
11. Wings Of Summer



01. Disowned Inc.

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
I can feel you far away
Your hesitation matching mine
Sadness left me far away
Your contemplation turn to wine

An old man stares at me
In mutual bizarre reverie
Laugh at thy neighbor
Pretend you are sane
Just the same you
You survived in vain

Laugh at thy neighbor
Pretend you are sane
Just the same
You survived in vain

Time is the father of existence
Rhyme, the brother of resistance
Broken down by men in their crazy mind

Void is the mother of unknown distance
Will, the sister of persistence
Stripping under the elusive sky

The potion of devotion
Euphoric scriptures of the ocean

Laugh at thy neighbor
Pretend you are sane
Just the same you
You survived in vain

Time is the father of existence
Rhyme, the brother of resistance
Broken down by men in their crazy minds

Void is the mother of unknown distance
Will, the sister of persistence
Stripping under the elusive sky

I felt so alone
Till you came into my life
And stopped the pain

I felt so alone
Then you came into my life
And poured the rain

I feel so alone
Dressed in the dark silk
Clothing of your own disdain

I feel so disowned
Since your children
Took up arms in your own name

God name's different in every language
God name's different in every language

Imposed illusion, composed disillusion
God's name's different in every language
Imposed illusion, composed disillusion
God's name's different in every language


02. Borders Are...

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
Never let you go
Never let you go
Never let you go
Never let you go

Borders are, the gallows
Of our collective national egos
Subjective, lines in sand
In the water separating everything

Fear is the cause of separation
Backed with illicit conversation
Procured by constant condemnation
National blood-painted persuation

Here's my song, for the free
No it's not about praise and publicity
Corprotocracy, what a hypocrisy
Aristocracy versus democracy

Fear is the cause of separation
Backed with illicit conversation
Procured by constant condemnation
National blood-painted persuation

The king is dead and now we're dancing in the streets
As the waters rise we're merely covering our feet

I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go

Fear is the cause of separation
Backed with illicit conversation
Procured by constant condemnation
National blood-painted persuation

Fear is the cause of separation
Backed with illicit conversation
Procured by constant condemnation
National blood-painted persuation

The king is dead and now we're dancing in the streets
As the waters rise we're merely covering our feet
Your gods are dead and now we're dancing in the streets
As the waters rise we're merely cowering in defeat

I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
I never let you go
Never let you go
I never let you go
Never let you go
Never let you go
Never let you go
I never let you go
Never let you go
Never let you go


03. Deserving?

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
I don't deserve you, why can't you see?
I will desert you, why don't you leave?
But you put your faith in me one last time
You, you put your faith in love all the time

I don't deserve you, why can't you see?
I will desert you, why don't you leave?
But you put your faith in me one last time
You, you put your faith in love all the time

I believe that you, you and me, you and me
We, we've achieved a love that we, we can see

I don't deserve you, why can't you see?
I will desert you, why don't you leave
But you put your faith in me one last time
You, you put your faith in love all the time

I believe that you, you and me, you and me
We, we've achieved a love that we, we can see
For, I believe that you, you and me, you and me
We, we've achieved a love that we, we can see

So go find your path, take me with you
I will make sure no one hurts you
I need your ways, we deserve it
We'll depend on our love here we

So go find your path, take me with you
I will make sure no one hurts you
I need your ways, we deserve it
We'll depend on our love here we go
Here we go, you know, you know, you know

For I believe that you and me
We've achieved a love we can see, my love


04. Beatus

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
Yesterday when you opened your eyes
In the morning, and you rushed my soul
Memories connect them all to her
Have I lost you again, possibly amidst forever
The strong winds have shaken me inside

When you touch me, I feel it
When you touch me, I feel you

You've become my addiction
My mental preoccupied obsession
To hear your voice I extend toward the sun
Eating makes me think of you
This city has become your face
Strangling myself in my silence

When you touch me, I feel it
When you touch me, (I feel you)
When you touch me, I feel it
When you touch me, (I feel you)

I feel it... I feel it... I feel it...

Have I lost you again, with the possibility of forever
The strong winds have shaken me inside
The sun barely giving of herself
I'm strangled in my aloneness, lockness
Lock this before it's gone

Winds have shaken me inside
The sun barely giving of herself
I'm strangled in my aloneness, lockness
Lock this before it's gone

The collaboration and association
Hear the story of another woman in time
Giving permission for buying a gift
For the bearer of the selfish
(When you touch me)

Yesterday when you opened your eyes
In the morning, and you rushed my soul
Memories connect them all to her
Eating makes me think of you
This city has become your face
Strangling myself in my silence

When you touch me, I feel it
When you touch me, (I feel you)
When you touch me, I feel it
When you touch me, (I feel you)

I feel it... when you touch me...


05. Reconstructive Demonstrations

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
They say women cry when walls retire
They say that men die when walls retire
When walls retire

Unconventional
Deconstructive conversations
(Teach us how to eat)
I will never let you go

Conversational
Reconstructive demonstrations
(Teach us how to speak)
Why, confess the final blow

Teach us how to eat
From your broken hands
'Cause nothing seems to grow
Teach us how to speak
The language of your only dreams

No one seems to understand that
We are falling to our knees

I forgot to pray
You forgot to say please
(Kill me)
I never let you go

I forgot to go
You forgot to know me
(Teach us how to speak)
Why confess the final blow

Teach us how to eat
From your broken hands
'Cause nothing seems to grow
Teach us how to speak
The language of your only dreams

No one seems to understand that
We are falling to our knees
Blindness serves not god nor man
So we are falling into disease

We're falling into disease
I'm crawling, I'm crawling
I'm crawling, I'm crawling
I'm crawling, I'm crawling
I'm crawling, I'm crawling

We're falling, we're falling
We're falling, we're falling
We're falling into, into disease
Disease, disease, disease
Disease, disease, disease
Disease, disease, disease
Disease, disease

We've fallen, we've fallen
We've fallen, we've fallen
We've fallen, we've fallen
We've fallen, we've fallen

No one seems to understand that
We are falling to our knees
Blindness serves not god nor man
So we are falling into disease

Disease


06. Electron

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
We follow the ever-falling rain
Electrons Protons fight again
So, we run
We follow the ever-rising sun
With feelings of all becoming one
Then, we fly

We fly in our dreams ever so bold
Swimming the seas covered with gold
Behold, proceed
Proceed with the blessing of all the gods
Amidst the time of men at odds
See, believe

Tell me, what it is that we believe
The storm shines bright
Tell me, what it is that we believe
The storm shines bright

Storm shines bright
Storm shines bright

Grapevines of thoughts lining the skies
Overwhelmingly of demise
So we sing
We sing to the spirit world so close
Providing our vital life force
Then we breathe

We breathe with the breath of I-Ching
With the spirit that moves through all things
Now, we see
Seeing of all that is alive
Will be the way to survive
Life, released

Tell me, what it is that we believe
The storm shines bright
Tell me, what it is that we believe
The storm shines bright

Tell me, what it is that we believe
The storm shines bright
Tell me, what it is that we believe
The storm shines bright

Storm shines bright
Storm shines bright
So bright


07. Gate 21

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
The love that you bring
You bring me alone
The pain that you give
Gives me a home

Do you wanna stay by my side?
Do you want me to turn and hide?
We are disappearing inside
Seeing pictures of our goodbyes

When we, we believe
That our love will survive
The pain that you bring
Brings me all alone

Do you love me, do you hate me?
Do you wanna believe me?
Do you think that you don't need me?
Do you wanna deceive me?

I can't take that it's all over, don't want to forget
I can take the disappointment down
I want to repress your goodbye, goodbye

The design, we broke the mold
The dreams when you see
That goodbyes aren't for long

Please follow me to the borders of destiny
I don't want to break from your side
The falling ground screams goodbye

Please follow me to the borders of destiny
I don't want to break from your side
The falling ground screams goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye
The design, we broke the mold
The dreams when you see
That goodbyes aren't for long


08. Yes, It's Genocide

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
I want to die for your terror
I want to die for your fear
I want to die for your life
I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror
I want to die for your fear
I want to die for your life
I want to die for your life
I want to die for your terror
I want to die for your death
I want to die for your fear
I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror
I want to die for your death
I want to die for your fear
I want to die for your life

I want to die for your terror
I want to die for your death
I want to die for your life
I want to die for your terror
I want to die for your fear
I want to die for your life


09. Peace Be Revenged

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
Where are we to go?
How can we survive?
When the falling rain seems to cease
We will all have to go

Where are we to go?
How can we survive?
When the falling rain seems to cease
We will all go

We have built our lives
Without nature in mind
So that we've become the disease
But we won't go

Those that survive
Can end with our life
Peace will be returned
We need to praise you
Peace will first be revenged

Once we used to hear
But like footsteps appear
Now we have no fear
And in turn will disappear

We have built our lives
Without nature in mind
So that we've become the disease
But we won't go

Those that survive
Can end with our life
Peace will be returned
We need to praise you
Peace will first be revenged
Revenge, revenge

When the rain washes
All the mitochondria
Try to steer your
Intentions into love

When your fears mix with
Brain wash erosions, dear
I won't be here then
You won't be here when

When the rain washes
All the mitochondria
Try to steer your
Intentions into love

When your dear mix with
Brain wash erosions, fear
I won't be here then
You won't be here when

Just watch the rain
Just watch the rain
Rain, watch the rain

Just watch the rain
Just watch the rain
Rain, watch the rain

Where do we go?
How do we meet you?


10. Left Of Center

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
Are we a fantasy
Swimming in theocracy
We are
Far from holy
The wholeness of one
Repeat after me

We lost the key of sight
Now blind
We fear in flight
We are
Far from love
But silence is golden
Please observe

Fighting your empire
Defending your vampires
Far away
We're going too far
Bombing your ignorance
Defeating your insolence
Far away
We're going too far
We're going too far

If today I die
And cannot deny
The life
That I lived for what I say
Now befit myself in time
No time
To die or kill (live)
No structures of a pyramid
No trained horses to arise
Surmise my position
My words define

Fighting your empire
Defending your vampires
Far away
We're going too far
Bombing your ignorance
Defeating your insolence
Far away
We're going too far
We're going too far

We go forward
We go backward
Living
Dying
We're dying
We're living
We're living
We're dying
We're crying
We're seeing
We're living
We're breathing
Dying
Seeing

Fighting your empire
Defending your vampires
Far away
We're going too far
Bombing your ignorance
Defeating your insolence
Far away
We're going too far
We're going too far


11. Wings Of Summer

Music & lyrics by Serj Tankian
Well, I, I, wanna fly, fly
On the wings, wings of summer
But you, you put your eyes
You put your eyes on mine

Go, perfect your fall
And no matter what
Smile for them all
For today, we see never
Tomorrow's menu reads forever

I, I wanna fly
On the wings of summer
But you, put your eyes on mine
I, I want to fly
On the wings of summer
But you, you put your eyes on mine

Don't confess to the crime
Till you lavish in your concubine
When you think you got clever
They'll wheel you in and pull the lever

Now I, I want to fly
On the wings of summer
But you, put your eyes on mine
Now I, I'm going to fry

'Cause I ran over the guy with a Hummer
But you, put your eyes, eyes on the divine
Now I, I want to fly, fly on the wings of summer
But you, you put your eyes
You put your eyes on mine

When you think that it's all over
They'll clip your wings and make you roll over
To perfect your great fall
No matter what smile for them all

For today we see never
Tomorrow's menu reads forever
For today we see never
Tomorrow's menu reads