System Of A Down - Toxicity



"Toxicity" is a single by Armenian-American alternative metal band System of a Down, released in 2002. It was originally released on the album of the same name. The writing credit for the song is Malakian/Odadjian/Tankian/Dolmayan. It is known for its dynamic chorus, aggressive vocals, and prominent drum beat.


The song is predominately in triple meter, alternating between 6

4, 12

8 and 4

4 time. The guitar during the verse plays in 6

4 using a 2+2+2 phrasing while the heavy part ("somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep") makes use of a hemiola with the guitar switching to a 3+3+3+3 pattern while the drums remain in compound duple meter until the bridge.


The song was ranked number 14 on VH1's 40 Greatest Metal Songs, and was called a nu metal classic by Stylus Magazine.




Lyrics


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Looking at life through the eyes of a tire hub


Eating seeds as a pastime activity

The toxicity of our city, of our city


New, what do you own the world?

How do you own disorder, disorder

Now, somewhere between the sacred silence, sacred silence and sleep

Somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep

Disorder, disorder, disorder


More wood for their fires, loud neighbours

Flashlight reveries caught in the headlights of a truck


Eating seeds as a pastime activity

The toxicity of our city, of our city


New, what do you own the world?

How do you own disorder, disorder

Now, somewhere between the sacred silence, sacred silence and sleep

Somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep

Disorder, disorder, disorder


New, what do you own the world?

How do you own disorder

Now, somewhere between the sacred silence, sacred silence and sleep

Somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep

Disorder, disorder, disorder


When I became the sun

I shone life into the man's hearts

When I became the sun

I shone life into the man's hearts