"I-E-A-I-A-I-O" as written by Daron Malakian, Serj Tankian, Shavo Odadjian, John Dolmayan, Stu Phillips, Glen Larson and Camille Pfister....
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper,
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper, Why.

Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger,
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger, Why.

A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered,
A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered, Why.

Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter,
Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter, (siren).

I-E-A-I-A-I-O
I-E-A-I-A-I-O
As we light up the sky.

Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper,
Peter's pecker picked another
Pickle bearing pussy pepper, Why.

Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger,
Meeting John at Dale's Jr.
Winked an eye and point a finger, Why.

A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered,
A former cop, undercover,
Just got shot, now recovered, Why.

Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter,
Fighting crime, with a partner,
Lois Lane, Jimmy Carter, (siren).

AA EE EH AA EH AA OH
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.

Mine delusions acquainted,
Bubbles erotica,
Plutonium wedding rings,
Icicles stretching,
Bicycles, shoestrings,
One flag, flaggy but one,
Painting the paintings of the alive.

AA EE EH AA EH AA OH
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH
AA EE EH AA EH AA OH, Why
As we light up the sky.


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"I-E-A-I-A-I-O" as written by Shavo Odadjian Daron Malakian

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  • +6
    General CommentWe all get that I-E-A-I-A-I-O are the vowels to idealization, illegalization, liberalization, and internalization.

    The part that confuses us is:
    Mine delusions acquainted = MDA
    Bubbles erotica = BE
    Plutonium wedding rings = PWR
    Icicles stretching = IS
    Bicycles, shoestrings = BS
    One flag, flaggy but one = OF FBO
    Painting the paintings of the alive = PPA

    Is it possible that the first letter to each word make up acronyms (or stand for other words)?

    MDA - Media
    BE - Back-end
    PWR - Power
    IS - is
    BS - Bull S(h)it
    OF - Opposing Force
    FBO - For the Benefit Of
    PPA - Propaganda

    Could the song be telling us that "Media back-end power is a bull s(h)it opposing for the benefit of propaganda"?
    lareebeeon April 23, 2013   Link
  • +3
    Song Meaningwhen they sing I-E-A-I-A-I-O it sounds like the KKK(Klu Klux Klan) chant. When the tongue twisters are being sung most of names that are said are old military operations/missions. I think the song is about American patriotism, and American nuclear power. I think when the part "plutonium wedding rings" is sung, its talking about how America has the highest divorce rate, plutonium has a really short half-life, with that we can figure that its talking about short lived marriages. When they talk about "Painting the paintings of the alive I think they are talking about how when a Nuclear bomb is detonated it burn the shadows of the people into the ground, hence painting paintings of the alive. There is something about the fourth of July in the original version of the song. The "Night Rider" theme is played but I don't know what it has to do with anything. Well that is my contribution :D
    Ritzcrakerzon March 16, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI believe this song is about the superficiality of the mass media and how Hollywood has now become the new "opiate of the masses". The chorus is the anthem of the celebrities, who infer themselves as the "stars" of the universe that is Hollywood(literally...they light up the sky).
    JabbaHutt444on September 30, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it has something to do with the way america is today and how our actions affect the nation
    wedanceinmiseryon June 01, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIdealization without consonants = IEAIAIO. This is the ideal version of America (Sarcasm).
    The first part is gossip, the affairs and secret meetings and murdered cops. It reflects American "comics"
    The "Bubbles erotica" part is off of a song on the same album called bubbles, which is about the arms race.

    Seeing America thrives on violence and the arms race the plutonium wedding rings is sarcastically saying what sacred unions will come too in the near future. This is all represented by the American flag on the Fourth of July, the bubble is also like an explosion like the fourth of July, but with plutonium.

    Red007's review above is also good and plausible.
    Volkisheron June 21, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard this song on the day the CD was released and right then, nobody understood, after a while, you see what Serj Tankians talking about, with his list of stories of cops who could have died, blaming another at a restaurant (pointing a finger) then when he lists icicles, bicycles, shoestrings, and a flag, hes saying a list of random distractions and then tossing in a patriotic flag to stand by, basically what he thinks the government does to you, shows you ludacris things to distract you from there actions, but makes you stand by those actions as if they were your own, just because you should obey your country and have some liberty but not know a single thing there doing. All there songs are basically long drawn out, hard to interpret, hit and runs on the government.
    Morningstar113on January 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI-E-A-O-A-I-O stands for Idealization.
    GaltJohnon August 31, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI only wanna add something..

    "Painting the paintings of the alive"
    I think this means that politics do what ever they want and need to do with us; make us live their way. And one of the correct meaning "Painting the paintings", i think, it is the way they wanna show to us the 'world picture'. For example, in the news they say terrorist, terrorist! blew up this or that! However, there is no terrorists, it's only what they want you to believe..
    timoshinaon January 09, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI-E-A-I-A-I-O is most definately a chant that the KKK said during their attacks. System is talking about how messed us things work.
    bighitter57on April 19, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'm pretty sure this song is closely related with Mr. Jack seeing as it's the song afterwards. Today on the bus I was listening too 'Steal this album!' and i was really listening too Mr. Jack, 'Put your hands up get out on the car, fuck you pig, fuck you pig !, fuck you pig !, fuckk you pig !, put your hands up get out of the car !' then this songs drums kicked in, I'm pretty positive Mr. Jack is a song from a criminals point of view when they're in a pursuit and this one is from an officers point of view, if you correlate the end of Mr. Jack with the start of this song you'll notice it seems asif at the end the driver has dis-obeyed the cop and driven off, the chorus of this song represents police sirens 'IEAIAIO' if you say the chorus slowed down it somewhat sounds like the same pattern you hear from sirens. everything else seems too fall into place 'peters pecker picked another pickle bearing pussy pepper', the criminal started a verbal attack at the police (see Mr. Jack) 'fighting crime, with a partner' and the rest you can do yourself, pretty convinced about this meaning but could be wrong !
    enkorebruhon February 07, 2013   Link

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