"Question!" as written by Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian....
Sweet berries ready for two
Ghosts are no different than you
Ghosts are now waiting for you
Are you
Sweet berries ready for two
Ghosts are no different than you
Ghosts are now waiting for you
Are you, dreaming
Dreaming tonight
Dreaming alright

Do we, do we know
When we fly
When we, when we go
Do we die?

Sweet berries ready for two
Ghosts are no different than you
Ghosts are now waiting for you
Are you
Sweet berries ready for two
Ghosts are no different than you
Ghosts are now waiting for you
Are you, dreaming
Dreaming tonight
Dreaming alright

Do we, do we know
When we fly
When we, when we go
Do we die? Yeah

La la la la la la la la

Do we, do we know
When we fly
When we, when we go
Do we die?

La la la la la la la la


Lyrics submitted by Phyxius, edited by agis100000, I'm_Who_I'm_-_, mahdinoroozi18, Surgeon

"Question!" as written by Serj Tankian Daron Malakian

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  • +1
    General CommentIt's "dreaming denied," not "dreaming the night!"

    Anyways, this is by far the best song on the new album, but every song is awesome on it. I think it's about sending people over to war, knowing that they very well could die.
    Solidon May 07, 2005   Link
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    General Commentabosolutely the best song. and yea i agree. its even the title, QUESTION! its one of the biggest questions in life. not really being able to answer what happens whe we "fly"
    sYstemhYbridon May 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI also agree with ChristAlphaOmega that the chorus has an obvious afterlife-question reference. However, you don't have to be a missionary while explaining a song with a vague religious connections. I won't even get into the invalidity of your arguments because it would be a wasted effort. If you'll notice, the song is called QUESTION, and you are trying to spin it as an answer. Get over yourself.
    inhibon May 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the lyrics are wrong in "where do we go when we die" it's "when we when we go, do we die?"

    BTW, ChristAlphaOmega, you're pretty closed minded in assuming that what you say about God and the afterlife existing is absolutely TRUE with such weak evidence such as "some people on an operating table saw an afterlife"...

    anywayz, Serj probably wouldn't absolutely believe in God or the afterlfe if he even asked the question "when we go(out of our bodies) do we die?" He is asking "Is there an afterlife?"
    impulsiveshockwaveon June 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think the song refers to not the afterlife,but life.I think it's about the life itself being IT,not the thing after it.The sweet berries would thus be some sort of metaphor for hedonism,and ghosts are no different than you fits in pretty well...and in ghosts are now waiting for you-think the relevant word is NOW,it means not in the after life,but right now,and the ghosts refers to other people,to be consistent with the "ghosts are no different than you",meaning that this is the place,this is the "great afterlife" everyone’s waiting instead of living it,we are the ghosts in it.Dreaming the night,as i understood it at least,would be then dreaming of something that wont come,dreaming of night during the day instead of seizing the day..."Do we know when we fly?....When we,when we go...do we die?" is,again,about us not realizing that the our world is a paradise,and then presuming,but not being sure that this right now is all there is to it...that's how I get it anyway,sort of a carpe diem song. :D
    visualdemonon September 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the song refers to not the afterlife,but life.I think it's about the life itself being IT,not the thing after it.The sweet berries would thus be some sort of metaphor for hedonism,and ghosts are no different than you fits in pretty well...and in ghosts are now waiting for you-think the relevant word is NOW,it means not in the after life,but right now,and the ghosts refers to other people,to be consistent with the "ghosts are no different than you",meaning that this is the place,this is the "great afterlife" everyone’s waiting instead of living it,we are the ghosts in it.Dreaming the night,as i understood it at least,would be then dreaming of something that wont come,dreaming of night during the day instead of seizing the day..."Do we know when we fly?....When we,when we go...do we die?" is,again,about us not realizing that the our world is a paradise,and then presuming,but not being sure that this right now is all there is to it...that's how I get it anyway,sort of a carpe diem song. :D
    visualdemonon September 14, 2009   Link
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    My OpinionI know next to nothing abotu music theory, but why use such strange time signatures? In the opening lines it feels like something is missing, so I wonder whether SOAD are intentionally leaving words out of the lyrics - along with the rhytmical elements associated with them. I dont know if there's a word for that, but its how it comes across to me.
    sc0peon November 21, 2010   Link
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    General Commenti agree with ChristAlphaOmega and sdrawkcab.
    the song depicts the fact that life is just like a dream.
    we find our love ones eventually in our life, and die
    what happens after death is the most unusual "question!"?
    chaitanyaon March 29, 2011   Link
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    My InterpretationI believe this song is about suicide.

    I agree 100% with ChristAlphaOmega with the whole "where do we go when we die?" thing but I think that with the whole sweet berries thing is like taking pills or something poisonous..

    "Ghosts are no different than you" because people can't see ghosts and you think that they won't notice you are dead and gone.. You think that they'll forget eventually and you don't think they'll notice that you're gone really..

    Whoever is going to commit suicide is probably thinking "Where will I go when I die? What will it feel like? Will I feel lik I'm flying? Will it feel like a dream?"
    NormaJeane92on April 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI believe the song is about reincarnation. Supported by the music video and the knowledge that Serj wrote this one himself, he is big into one Divine Spirit that flows through everyone and connects us all. That being said, the video first shows a boy killing a red bird (a red herring if you will). Then a next life a of a boy meeting a girl in a red dress in a garden, and in another life as an actress doing a play with the reincarnated boy. In every instance, the boy kills the being in red. At the end of the video, we are shown a baby born and is held in a red blanket, symbolizing that, once again, this being has reincarnated itself yet again.

    Maybe I'm wrong. All I know is this is a damn good song!
    nrblockon December 16, 2011   Link

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