P.L.U.C.K. is an anagram from Politically Lying, Unholy, Cowardly Killers....
Elimination
Die
Why walk down

A whole race, genocide
Taken away all of our pride
A whole race, genocide
Taken away
Watch them all fall down

Revolution
The only solution
The armed response
Of an entire nation
Revolution, the only solution
We've taken all your shit
Now it's time for restitution

Recognition
Restoration
Reparation
Recognition
Restoration
Reparation
Watch them all fall down

Revolution
The only solution
The armed response
Of an entire nation
Revolution
The only solution
We've taken all your shit
Now it's time for restitution

The plan was mastered
And called genocide
(Never want to
See you around)
Took all the children
And then we died
(Never want to
See you around)
The few that remained
Were never found
(Never want to
See you around)
All in a system of down
Down, down, down
Walk down

Watch them all fall down
Revolution
The only solution
The armed response
Of an entire nation
Revolution
The only solution
We've taken all your shit
Now it's time for restitution

The plan was mastered
And called genocide
(Never want to
See you around)
Took all the children
And then we died
(Never want to
See you around)
The few that remained
Were never found
(Never want to
See you around)
All in a system, down


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"PLUCK" as written by Shavo Odadjian Daron Malakian

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  • +3
    General Commenti love this song so much!! when i listened to it for the first time i cried cuz i'm armenian and i hate the fact that the turkish government still denies the massacres they did to my nation!!
    SoAdGrLon April 19, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'll break this song down for you and explain how it's about the Armenian Genocide of 1915, committed by the Turkish government.

    First of all, System of a Down is Armenian, and they don't agree with most politics since they enforce death in order to bring peace and prosperity just for their own sake. Usually, innocent lives are at stake here.

    "Elimination, die, walk down" - The slaughter of innocents, walking down to their graves. There is no heaven or hell, just death six feet under.

    "A whole race genocide, taken away all of our pride.
    A whole race, genocide, taken away, watch them all fall down" - The influence of the 1.5 million deaths of Armenians due to the genocide was a whole race genocide, it took away all of Armenia's pride. The entire country (in soad's opinion) fell down as a whole due to Turkey.

    "Revolution, the only solution
    The armed response of an entire nation" - If the nation does not agree with its treatment, it is quick to change the way of action that's currently going on. Revolution can be any change that quickly changes things in a country/part of the world, but this is usually done with war (armed response.)

    "Revolution, the only solution
    We've taken all your shit, now it's time for restitution" - Population is fed up with the way they're being treated, so they rebel.

    "Recognition, restoration, reparation" - The three things that have to happen until the Armenian people are at peace, they want the American government to recognise the Armenian genocide as a genocide which happened out of Turkey's government, after that recognition the Armenian honour will be restored, and eventually their sense of pride will be repaired. System of a Down has protested against Obama for not recognising the American Genocide, even though he has promised to do so five times, just to keep the American Armenians voting for him. The title P.L.U.C.K. refers to the lies and deceit of politicians in ANY situation. Politically, Lying, Unholy, Coward, Killers, all the things politicians really are.

    "The plan was mastered and called genocide
    Took all the children and then we died
    The few that remained were never found" - Basically the impact of the genocidal act that Turkey undertook, they killed the youth and those that survived the killings went missing, eventually trying to wipe out all Armenians through this kind of killing.

    "All in a system
    Down, down, down
    Walk down" - Genocide is the systematic killing of an entire group of people, 'down' is referring to where the people go to, six feet under the ground, or just in mass graves, which is more common for genocides. System of a Down's band name is pretty much based upon this song, as they were first known as Soil. Soil can refer to the ground under which all the dead are buried, or just the soil of the Earth, which should be protected and nurtured by mankind. Since System of a Down is known for being pro-earth during live concerts, it can reflect to all of that.
    RyanWolfehon July 28, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrrggghh.
    (P.L.U.C.K.) , reflect, (P.L.U.C.K.) , mirrors reflect.
    1.5 million, from a population of 2.4. (P.L.U.C.K.) No recognition.(P.L.U.C.K.) children (P.L.U.C.K.) the old (P.L.U.C.K.) no reparation (P.L.U.C.K.) system (P.L.U.C.K.) down (P.L.U.C.K.) the children (P.L.U.C.K.)
    a NATION of orphans,
    survival and beyond,
    system of a down is the beyond.
    They can't lose touch for commercial reasons.. the speak of system, a system that let's us down. A system that creates the blind, the foolish, the chaotic.
    Sing my brother's... your voices are heard in Sardarabad.
    In motherland, the present. Heard by the past.
    I have the utmost gratitude, utmost encouragement.
    Sing till they fall,
    Sing till we rise.
    Tankoon March 02, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commenta website where we could gather people from all over the world and maybe start taking part in some decisions that would help express the world's opinions...
    villacobainon July 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think that it's pathetic that slapshock doesn't understand why us "armenians don't admit it and accept this bullshit as a fuckin' war.." Yet slapshock is feeling sorry for the IGNORANCE".. .of Armenians??

    There is a lot that YOU do not understand Slapshock.
    The American government and the Turkish government knows a lot that you do not know.

    I have ONE family member has survived the genocide. I have proof.


    And maybe it is true that songs such as "P.L.U.C.K." inspire feelings of deeper hatred towards the Turkish. But these songs only inspire. The Turkish government CREATED that hatred when they killed by great-grandfathers entire famliy

    so fuck you and fuck the turkish government for failing to recognize a crime that inspired hitler to kill the jewish people during WAR!
    DMBgirl267on August 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentP.L.U.C.K. = politically lying unholy cowardly killers

    The song focused attention on the widely overlooked Armenian genocide.
    *SoBeR~STiNKFiST*on January 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentP.L.U.C.K. is a song wrote to the Turkish goverment for the genocide in 1915 which at that time left over 1.5 million armenians dead.

    Turkey back then wanted to expand their borders eastword all the way into Central Asia. This would have created a new turkish empire with one alnguage and one religion. There was a big problem, armenia layed right in the path to expand eastward, and on that land there was a large number of christian armenian that would have made up 10% of turkey. The turkish goverment decided to take out the whole race, they began by disarming any civilians, then they began arresting citizens and then they tied them up in small groups and taken out of town where where shot dead.

    Well i like this song a lot because genocide was commited byt the country of Yougoslavia. The only thing i hate about this is that a lot of people are getting influenced by it and started HATE groups against Turkish people and Muslim people, well to thoes i say "GET A LIFE YOU FUCKING IDIOTS", thats why System Of A Down sings this song, they sing it because its something that should never happen again.
    foreignmanon January 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is an amazing song, its definately(in my opinion) the best song on "System Of A Down" and perhaps S.O.A.D.'s best song ever. The drums are fast and intense, the guitar and bass fit together perfectly and the harmony between Daron and Serj is unbelieveable. If you'll notice, this is also the only song in which the band mentions their name. Oh, and thanks, foreignman, for the complete explanation. It's good to know that people actually care enough about this stuff to research it!
    Shifty Shinigamion January 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthey, yeah this song does own all of the other songs out there, and when i said i liked this song because genocide was commited by yougosllavia i meant to say that they commited it on my country thats why this song kix ass!!!
    foreignmanon February 01, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the best soad song ever
    jamiethomas3333on April 18, 2002   Link

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