Sugar Lyrics - System of a Down

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The kombucha mushroom people,
Sitting around all day,
Who can believe you,
Who can believe you,
Let your mother pray, (sugar)

Well I'm not there all the time you know
Some people, some people, some people,
Call it insane, yeah they call it insane, (sugar)
I play Russian roulette everyday, a man's sport,
With a bullet called life, yeah mama called life,(sugar)
You know that every time I try to go
Where I really want to be,
It's already where I am,
Cause I'm already dead!!!

The kombucha mushroom people,
Sitting around all day,
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Who can believe you,
Who can believe you,
Let your mother pray, (sugar)

I got a gun the other day from Sako,
It's cute, small, fits right in my pocket,
Yeah, right in my pocket, (sugar)
My girl, you know, she lashes out at me sometimes,
And I just fucking kick her in the, ooh baby she's
O.K.(sugar)
People are always chasing me down,
Trying to push my face to the ground,
Where all they really want to do,
Is suck out my mother fucking brains,(sugar).

The kombucha mushroom people,
Sitting around all day,
Who can believe you,
Who can believe you,
Let your mother pray,

I sit, in my desolate room, no lights, no music,
Just sit there, I've killed everyone(listen to this reversed-he says something cool),
I'm away forever, but I'm feeling better,
What do I feel, What do I say,
Fuck you, it all goes away,
What do I feel, What do I say,
Fuck you, it all goes away,
How do I feel, What do I say,
In the end it all goes away,
How do I feel, What do I say,
In the end it all goes away,
How do I feel, What do I say,
In the end it all goes away,
How do I feel, What do I say,
In the end it all goes away,
How do I feel, What do I say,
In the end it all goes away,
How do I feel, What do I say,
In the end it all goes away,
In the end it all goes away,
In the end it all goes away,
In the end it all goes away,
In the end it all goes away.






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Meaning | Reviewer: Richard | 4/27/13

@Anonymous or anyone who doesn't understand the song yes its, about criticizing the US government but more about aspartame which is a sugar substitute which has been linked to over 90 side effects including different forms of mental disorder. Aspartame kills is flashed on the screen a couple times. Also when he says The Kombucha mushroom people, Kombucha is an effervescent fermentation of sweetened and is also referred to as "mushroom or mother" and the people would be the one using the Aspartame and gone insane and no one would believe what they say cause they're insane

Possible Meaning | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/7/12

This song is bizarre, and I don't think anyone can claim to 100% know what it means; I wouldn't be surprised if the band members themselves have different interpretations (although the '1984' theory is interesting, and I do need to go read that book).

I perosnally like to think that it's a criticism of America from the point of view of a drug addict, just contributing my own theory.

MORGAN IS RIGHT!!!! | Reviewer: Morgan | 4/26/10

Sugar is about a few things. First, it's about someone who has gone insane from the drug aspertaime, which is a sugar substitute. (in the video, the phrase "aspertaime kills" is flashed on the screen a couple of times) Also, around the time System put this out, there were reports of Aspertaime linked to mental deteoration.
The line about playing russian roulette with a bullet called life is about soemone taking a risk by just livig life.
Then the person goes crazy, and kills everyone.

Song Reversed | Reviewer: Santiago | 2/1/10

well to all the people wondering what says the song reversed, you can look at youtube "Backwards Sugar (system of a down)"

and on the "I've killed everyone" part (0:40 on the video) it says something like "Now we're family"... just go over there and listen yourselves :)

1984! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 1/5/10

Everyone who is wondering about the meaning of the song, read the book '1984' by George Orwell. After I had read it, everything in the lyrics of 'Sugar' made sense to me.
In short: It's about someone living in a dictatorship or another government that suppresses the people, and he is one of the kombucha mushroom people, who want to bring down the government and reclaim freedom for everybody. In the end, he kills all the tyrannic rulers and is therefore incarcerated and sentenced to death, but after all, he is feeling better because the end of dictatorship is near.
I heared somewhere on the WWW that the kombucha is a legendary mushroom you can make a special tea out of that makes you immortal. After smashing the dictatorship you are, in a way, immortal, because you cant be sentenced to death any minute now and people will always remember you as their savior.
In the video you see the line "Aspartame kills!" every time 'Sugar' is said. In the novel 1984 you cant get any sugar anywhere, only aspartame or saccharine, because its claimed by the members of the inner party.

*.* | Reviewer: ShaDows-AnGel | 8/27/09

Hey.. Can somebody tell me what he says in reverse? I would really like to know.. By the way.. Thanks to put what's the song meaning here because I didn't undertood it eather..

If a have any mistake on my
english writing i'm sorry xD

S.A.

confused | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/15/09

Your meanings of this song being about drug use and getting high does make sense. But after watching the music video for sugar.... it just doesn't seem to be connected in any way to drugs. The video is suggesting the song is about issues in the US society, economy, media, police etc.

sugar meaning | Reviewer: Sam | 4/12/09

i think sugar is the high... and not everyone like to take drugs but once they take drugs they realize the like the high... sugar part is the euphoric stage... the high... and everyone loves sugar so its like a high is something all people are down with

Meaning of Song | Reviewer: Diego R. from Florida | 12/27/07

Kombucha is an alcoholic bevarge from Eastern Europe, Russia and Ukraine mostly. The lyrics talk about a person or maybe different people drinking kombucha, which is sweetened tea fermented, and getting drunk. Everytime they say (sugar) it means somebody is taking a sip of the beverage and then continue talking. A middle class or lower class individual letting out all his frustations, blaming everybody around while getting drunk with kombucha. Kombucha mushroom people would be the alcoholic people. I read on another website that Kombucha mushroom people would mean the drug addicts, so just change the alcohol (which is a drug anyway) to cocaine or any other drug. It is about a drug addict going insane.

Meaning of song | Reviewer: Diego R | 12/28/07

This song is about a drug addict going insane. Nothing about running a company. Everytime he mentions (sugar) it means somebody is getting high.

By the way, kombucha is an alcoholic beverage from Russia and Ukraine mostly. Usually mushrooms mean drugs.

figured out what its about | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/23/07

this song is about being bored and frustrated at work and how you bring the frustration out of work. im guessing serj came up with the concept seeing as how he used to run a company. man im just glad i figured this song out now that i know its meaning it sounds even better. peace out

whats it about? | Reviewer: Anonymous | 11/5/07

i dont think that line would say anything about bush but hey maybe serj knew something in 1998 that some people dont even know now. yeah this song is awesome there is no other way of putting it. but what the fuck is this song about? i have absolutely no idea. if someone else does make sure to mention it in yer reveiw unless yer a selfish asshole lol.

GODD | Reviewer: Christopher | 10/19/07

I've been trying for like 2 hours to figure out what it said in reverse and it sounded like focus your anger AT BUSH but i'm not sure, can you e-mail me what it said

reversed | Reviewer: Anonymous | 5/31/07

The song rocks, lyric are really good but what the hex does it say reversed?

wow | Reviewer: bren | 5/24/07

when i lisen to this song and read the lyrics it actually makes me laugh


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