"Peephole" as written by Daron Malakian, Serj Tankian, Shavo Odajian and John Dolmayan....
When your stars are baked,
And your rivers fly
Do you ever believe you were stuck out in the sky

When your castle breaks,
And your feet are dry
Do you ever believe you were stuck out in the sky

Do you believe, when you're high
That your life is tried

Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't ever get stuck in the sky, when you're high

When your moon is fake,
And your mermaids cry
Do you ever believe you were stuck in the sky

When your tunnel fades,
And your guide is shy
Do you ever believe you were stuck in the sky

Do you believe, when you're high
That your life is tried

Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't ever get stuck in the sky, when you're high
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't ever get stuck in the sky, when you're high

Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't you ever get stuck in the sky
Don't ever get stuck in the sky, when you're high


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"Peephole" as written by Shavo Odadjian Daron Malakian

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  • +4
    General Comment"When your stars are baked"

    -when what appears as unreachable becomes ready to ‘digest’
    As some people say that marijuana helps you understand things more deeply - "it was like opening my third eye"
    Also "baked" meaning stoned.

    "And your rivers fly"
    -basically meaning that what we thought as impossible ‘can’ happen to ‘you’ - effects of use, relating to the star thingy. - we can imagine things that we would have never of thought of without this ‘eye opener’


    "When your castle breaks
    And your feet are dry"
    -When your protector from the world breaks - your ideology of drugs is shattered(like the castle) when you try marijuana because it’s not dangerous and you come to no harm(like your feet being dry)


    "Do you ever believe you were stuck in the, Sky"
    err.. I’d guess this would be asking the question if we thought we were ever living the ‘blind’ life, where the world is a good place and the place we live is the least corrupt, and that marijuana is an ‘evil’, ‘dangerous’ drug. - Did we ever believe this? I dunno



    "Don't you ever get stuck in the sky,
    Don't you ever get stuck in the sky,
    Don't ever get stuck in the sky, when you're high"
    -err..hmm….The addiction thing is most likely right but how does it tie into marijuana?
    Metaphorically,…maybe it means that we should never believe what we’re told by the government, never get stuck in the ‘blind’ life - where we are living life ‘in the sky’ - like heaven because our society is apparently unflawed? And it is. When ‘your high’ might mean don’t change your mind when your important - when you’ve experienced the effects and now living the ‘blind’ life again(maybe like Bill Clinton was.lol) because it is better than reality? Being important in society as being the drug because we are all addicted to this life (and possetion) -
    --I’m grasping at straws here… but I think that Serj was trying to describe two things at once here. Maybe? Huh?


    "When your tunnel fades
    And your guide is shy"

    err…again guessing that tunnel might be symbolising the whole near death experience thing - seeing a tunnel with a light at the other end - light being an afterlife? (I dunno but I’ve heard that marijuana is used as a meditation aid.. and an astroprojection aid or something…I dunno)
    But when it fades we would be lost without guidance…and we don’t have guidance.
    The marijuana is our guide to the other side the better life…it helps us as a whole if everybody would just take it and not be so stubborn. It makes us free from the sky ideology - by using marijuana it is guiding us to live the better ‘non-blind’ life?

    err just another opinion……..a weird one at that.
    Paradoxical Martyron May 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMe again...

    I forgot to add something...

    When a black hole is seen through a microscope it looks like a big blob with a little hole in the middle. The song title could be referring to this.

    Peep-hole. Get it?
    kdifneshvon April 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentlet me just clear this up, its not at all about OD'ing, you think a fucking genius would write about something so simple as "dont do too much of drugs or you'll die"

    what hes saying is when you're life isnt as good as you wish (he uses many metaphors to say this one)

    that you cant keep getting high to escape those problems, they will never leave you and you cant hide from reality by getting high all the time ("dont ever get stuck in the sky") its just not a possible way out

    bottom line is, yes cannabis is without a doubt the safest drug in the world, but even with that you need to control how you use it, and DONT USE IT TO ESCAPE REAL LIFE, BUT TO APPRECIATE IT
    smokedmteveryoneon April 12, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think that this song is about either drugs, or getting full of yourself. and how greedy man is. its just that there is so much in this song. the hwole "mermaids, castles." please anyone, help a newbie soad fan out. :o)
    Sabbathfanon January 05, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought he was saying "no you'll never get stuck in the sky, when you're high" at the end of the chorus. it still sounds better to me; it makes the whole song more coherent. believing these to be the lyrics, i thought the song was about how drugs make you feel like you're in a better world, but then you realize that it's all fake. of course, i could just be completely wrong...
    cornpuff1on January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like it a lot, especially how, if you'll notice, the background sounds like eerie circus music. I read what they wrote before the song, so I'm pretty sure its about drugs, but I don't see how.
    Shifty Shinigamion January 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think the meaning of this excellent song is simply this: Get high. Just don't become some kind of burn-out and face reality sometimes. That's where the "Don't ever get stuck in sky, when you're high" comes in. I'm probably totally wrong, but I like that message.
    Dezardon February 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentit could be about OD'ing and dying. getting stuck in the sky when your high could be like dying while your high. but now that i've read Dezard's opinion that seems more accurate to me.
    rion400on March 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is definitely about drugs. It comes as a danger about the dangers of drug use, namely OD'ing or the permanent brain damage, that might be caused by a bad trip ("getting stuck in the sky").
    Al Bundyon March 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe song is about marijuana.......in the booklet of the system of a down cd, right above the lyrics to peephole...it says..The February 18 edition of Britain's NEW SCIENTIST Magazine reports that the Geneva-based World Health Organization suppressed, under political pressure, a report which confirmed that marijuana is safer than either alcohol or tobacco.
    suite-peeon April 09, 2002   Link

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