"Radio/Video" as written by Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian....
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the radio
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the video
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the radio
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the video

With Danny and Lisa

They take me away from
The strangest places
Sweet Danny and Lisa
They take me away from

They take me away from
The strangest places
Sweet Danny and Lisa
They take me away from

Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the radio
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the video
With Danny and Lisa

They take me away from
The strangest places
Sweet Danny and Lisa
They take me away from
X2

Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the radio
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the video
With Danny and Lisa

They take me away from
The strangest places
Sweet Danny and Lisa.

La la la la la la la
La la la la
La la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la
La la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la
La la la la
La la la la la la la
La la la la
La la la la

Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the radio
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the video
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the radio
Hey man, look at me rockin' out
I'm on the video
With Danny and Lisa


Lyrics submitted by Phyxius

"Radio/Video" as written by Serj Tankian Daron Malakian

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  • +4
    Song MeaningDaron Malakian, the group's lead guitarist, is the mastermind behind this song.

    This song is about how Daron, along with System of a Down, have become sensationally popular with their music through the last decade. Along with their popularity, comes their songs being played on RADIO stations and shooting VIDEOS for their music. Daron had an epiphany one day while watching a VIDEO of one of his childhood birthday parties. He realized he was at the party with his two best friends or closest cousins, DANNY and LISA. He has not seen them since his childhood. Along with fame comes a lot of stress and hard times, and to help with that, Daron likes to think of the good times when he was younger. THUS, the birthday party with DANNY and LISA - "THEY TAKE ME AWAY FROM THE STRANGEST PLACES, SWEET DANNY AND LISA."

    Danny and Lisa haven't seen Daron since childhood and have maybe since forgotten him or don't think of him that much. They probably do now, since SYSTEM has become so popular. The song says, "look at me now." or look how far I've come since our childhood days. "I'M ON THE RADIO/VIDEO!"

    To sum it up, System of a Down is famous now, along with fame comes stress, hard times, and strange places. In order to clear his mind, Daron likes to think of his innocent childhood with his pals Danny and Lisa. He likes to go back to the good times and remember them. He simply misses them.

    There are no drug references in this song

    Ripped from :Smithereenz
    At lyricinterpretations.com
    Raventunaon May 06, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOk, I might be completely* wrong on this... but... until I just read these messages posted, I always thought "Sweet Danny and Lisa" stood for "LSD". I thought the song was kinda about drugs and I figured that Sweet Danny and Lisa could be rearranged to spell "LSD". I thought they were doing something like "Lucy in the Sky w/ Diamonds" ya know? Anyway, maybe I'm just being stupid, but that's what I always thought it was about. (To me) The lyrics would fit w/ it being about LSD. ("They take me away from the stranges places...") Maybe I'm wrong though...
    LittleSister26on June 01, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentsuperstar denotes Its freedom give
    violetcooleron September 25, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWho are Dan and Lisa? Some radio moderators?
    Though it would be rather untypical for SOAD if that was so easy...
    cerphon May 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is easily the best song on the new album. does anyone else love the way the intro goes into BYOB? it fits it so well
    VodkaLixon May 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDan and Lisa? his kids? parents?
    deviationeron May 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think its Danny and Lisa
    this is my second favorite tune off the new album, first being violent pornography
    im glad that Darren is singing more on this album
    jhooon May 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's actually 'Danny and Lisa'..

    They're radio hosts who won't play SOAD on their station, so they made the song to get back at them..
    drublicon May 11, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis makes me laugh so much. Knowing its revenge makes me laugh more. I wonder if 'Danny and Lisa' have played this on their radio station?.. I don't know why anybody wouldn't want to play System Of A Down on their raido station? Unelss they're one of those ones that only play mainstream..?
    Artinoon May 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSOAD is mainstream (at least around here). . Anyway it just cracks me up how they put a simple song like this on their album just to spite someone. That's awesome
    DAcraZarmAdilloZon May 16, 2005   Link

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