The song Sugar is not about drugs, but about sugar free foods. Aspartame is found in sugar free foods. Such as diet foods and drinks, and some gum. The "I killed everyone" part is where...
The Kombucha mushroom people
Sitting around all day
Who can believe you
Who can believe you
Let your mother pray (sugar)

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 there

The Kombucha mushroom people
Sitting around all day
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, and then, ooh baby, she's ok (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, my 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 havoc
I've killed everyone
I'm away forever, but I'm feeling better
How do I feel
What do I say
Fuck you, it all goes away
How 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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"Sugar" as written by Shavo Odadjian Daron Malakian

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  • +6
    General CommentMy believe is that this song is mainly about our lack of being independent from society. We all accept mediocrity with wanting nothing more than to be average as we live our lives pissed at the world, but instead of fighting for change we take our anger and frustration out on the ones close to us, such as a girlfriend. After they lose the ones close to them they "I sit, in my desolate room, no lights, no music,Just anger, I've killed everyone" Killed everyone means the individual is completely alone in life with nothing more than their own self destructive anger and hatred towards the world. The main reason we choose to live our lives safe, but filled with emptiness rather than taking a risk and living a fulfilled life of joy is the media. The media influences are thoughts whether we notice it or not with news stations giving us what we want to hear (which is hardly ever true) to the good ole' sitcoms showing us pure fun and joy living day by day just like an "average " family would with a very mild conflict from time to time. System of a Down's band name is protest in its self against the wrongs commited by our government. SOD has also wrote numerous songs that protest current problems in society today from the war in iraq to the poverty in our country to the bullshit war on drugs. Such as Boom is an example in which it protests the US's obsession with spending much needed money on warfare to cause death rather than give life to people all across the world. Anyways.. Towards the end of sugar you can feel the anger in Serj's voice as he sings these lyrics

    How do I feel, What do I say,
    Fuck you, it all goes away,

    "What do I feel, what do i say" shows how one is struggling for individuality, "fuck you" then shows the giving in aspect after a struggle of conflicting thoughts within one as they turn their thought over to the media's powerful influence. Once they no longer have to think on their own the conflict they faced ends, hence "It all goes away".
    Treylang4on May 27, 2008   Link
  • +3
    Song MeaningThis is my interpretations of Sugar and makes a lot of sense to me, probably for you too, hope you like it. Greetings from Brazil.

    This song is about four things, the first one is about Aspartame, a substance created to substitue sugar that is usually found on diet foods and drinks. According to a research, the frequent ingestion of aspartame based meals can make you have a violent behavior. That explains the lines which he says everyone thinks he is insane, then he hited his girlfriend, got a gun from Sako and killed his family.
    The second thing is about what everyone who listened to Sugar wanted to understand: The Kombucha Mushroom People. There is a Fungus called Kombucha, that is wrongly called a mushroom. According to some alternative medicine treatments, this fungus has healing properties, so some people drink the Kombucha tea. The line "The Kombucha Mushroom People, sitting around all day" makes a reference to a 1995 incident in Iowa, where a lot of people were found unconscious on their houses, and some were found dead or died later. The severe illness cases were explained when the investigators discovered that these people were drinking Kombucha Tea for some reason.
    The third thing is about the media that always manipulate the information given to us by newspapers, television and radio, and we simply "eat it" without questioning, like some kinda delicious candy, that explains the "Sugar!", it's like "Yummy!". Also explains the "How do I feel? What do I say? Fuck you! it all goes away!".
    The fourth thing is about the Mushroom effect produced when a very powerful bomb explodes. It's a reference to Hiroshima, Nagasaki and the Vietnam War. You can see a footage of a nuclear test, right in the last seconds of the Sugar clip.
    Necropathon April 06, 2014   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThis song is so cool. Whenever I have a bad day, I like to just have myself a nice little mini-mosh-pit. This is the perfect song.
    Xx TheDude xXon December 06, 2001   Link
  • +1
    General Commentoh yea and the "mushroom" may be toxic....
    pro2oon January 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgood song
    guitarloveon March 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like thev's meaning the best...i haven't seen the video can you tell me somewhere I can get it for download? By the way if you've never heard of Kombucha, go to kombucha.org ....it's not a mushroom!
    pro2oon January 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat's probably how the band got their name...the kombucha mushroom people that is... go to metalshop.com.au/thebeast/cabba/…
    pro2oon January 14, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell it looks like this dude some uhhh..... anger management classes!! I love this song......its one of my angry songs(songs I listen to when I'm mad.)
    crayola86on January 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat is how the kombucha mushroom people got their name. they are very metal live, one of them looks like a vampire when he screams. Scary stuff.
    complete_loneron January 20, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is my first SOAD song. I heard it a couple years back and fell in love with them. They have so much to say... every time I listen to one of their songs I get something new out of it. Just trying to interpret their music is like putting a puzzle together.
    ringoon January 27, 2002   Link

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