"Honking Antelope" as written by and Serj Tankian....
Why don't you go photograph
Everything that ever passed in time,
Indigenous traces, tribal chiefs,
Vanishing hereditary lines,
Poets gone wild on the muse
Prophets all destroying the Tao,

When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

Nature based being will survive
Apocalyptic days of now,
Poets gone wild on the muse
Prophets all destroying the Tao,

When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

Of it all,
Run away with me now,
Run away with me now,
My life,

We are the cause of a world thats gone
wrong,


Nature will survive us human dogs after all,

Why don't you go photograph
Everything that ever passed in time,
Poets gone wild on the muse
Prophets all destroying the Tao,

When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,
When you see that honking antelope,
The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

Of it all,
Run away with me now,
Run away with me now,
My love,

We are the cause of a world thats gone
wrong,
Nature will survive us human dogs after all,
We are the cause of a world thats gone
wrong,
Wouldn't it be great to heal the world
With only a song


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"Honking Antelope" as written by Serj Tankian

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    Song MeaningI'll give you it straight and simple. Serj is talking about how HUMANS are screwing up the earth!
    MASTERCHUBSon December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWhy don't you go
    Photograph everything that ever passed in time
    Indigenous traces
    Trouble
    Shes languishing heditary lies
    Poets gone wild
    On the muse
    Prophets are destroying the dao

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The tales of it all

    Nature based beings
    Work for apocalyptic days of now
    Poets gone wild
    On the muse
    Prophets are destroying their bough

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The guilt of it all
    Of it all

    Run away with me now
    Run away with me now
    Alive
    When you are the cause of the world thats gone wrong
    Nature will survive us, even gods, after all

    Why don't you go
    And photograph everything that ever passed in time
    Poets gone wild
    On the muse
    Prophets are destroying the dao

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The tails of it all

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The tales of it all
    Of it all

    Run away with me now
    Run away with me now
    Alive

    We are the cause of the world thats gone wrong
    Nature will survive us, even gods, after all

    We are the cause of a world thats gone wrong
    Wouldn't it be great to heal the world with only a song



    thats the best i could do
    and i see it as either the Dao
    Or the Dow jones, but i think the Dao makes much more sense
    juxtaposedhalfon October 18, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti screwd up just alittl ebit, but here you go


    Why don't you go
    Photograph everything that ever passed in time
    Indigenous traces
    Trouble
    Shes languishing heditary lies
    Poets gone wild
    On the muse
    Prophets are destroying the dao

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The tales of it all

    Nature based beings
    Work for apocalyptic days of now
    Poets gone wild
    On the muse
    Prophets are destroying the dao

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The guilt of it all
    Of it all

    Run away with me now
    Run away with me now
    Alive
    We are the cause of the world thats gone wrong
    Nature will survive us, even gods, after all

    Why don't you go
    And photograph everything that ever passed in time
    Poets gone wild
    On the muse
    Prophets are destroying the dao

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The tails of it all

    When you see that honking antelope
    The secret dance of snakes
    The tales of it all
    Of it all

    Run away with me now
    Run away with me now
    Alive

    We are the cause of the world thats gone wrong
    Nature will survive us, even gods, after all

    We are the cause of a world thats gone wrong
    Wouldn't it be great to heal the world with only a song
    juxtaposedhalfon October 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthereditary
    juxtaposedhalfon October 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentokkkkk nother correction


    Will survive apocalyptic days of now

    instead of

    work for
    juxtaposedhalfon October 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWouldn't it be great to heal the world
    With only a song.

    Nice End!!!
    Serj is awesome
    Dagoneton October 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentas he said in his self-interview, it's about role reversal of hunter and quarry,
    an antelope with a man on the bonnet of it's car, honking the horn to call it's friends out of the bar to see
    zenmaruon October 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentwhy dont you go and photograph
    Everything that ever passed in time,
    Indigenous traces, tribal chiefs,
    Vanishing hereditary lines,
    Poets gone wild on the muse
    Prophets all destroying the Tao,

    When you see that honking antelope,
    The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

    Nature based being will survive
    Apocalyptic days of now,
    Poets gone wild on the muse
    Prophets all destroying the Tao,

    When you see that honking antelope,
    The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

    Of it all,
    Run away with me now,
    Run away with me now,
    My life,

    We are the cause of a world thats gone
    wrong,
    Nature will survive us human dogs after all,

    Why dont you go photograph
    Everything that ever passed in time,
    Poets gone wild on the muse
    Prophets all destroying the Tao,

    When you see that honking antelope,
    The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,
    When you see that honking antelope,
    The secret dance of snakes, the tales of it all,

    Of it all,
    Run away with me now,
    Run away with me now,
    My love,

    We are the cause of a world thats gone
    wrong,
    Nature will survive us human dogs after all,
    We are the cause of a world thats gone
    wrong,
    Wouldnt it be great to heal the world
    With only a song

    thats how the song goes and I agree with dagonet what a great ending
    spiders9on November 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentTao is the correct way of spelling it, it is pronounced “dao”, and it’s a Chinese word. Tao comes from the Chinese philosophy of Taoism. “The Tao” is the idea that the world and everything in it is connected, kind of like “The Way” in Buddhism. Tao is the natural flow of the world.

    This song is very, very beautiful, this maybe my favorite song.

    It’s basically talking about how even though the human race has fucked up pretty bad with the world. That when were gone, the world will survive what we’ve done to it.

    I have to say this song is so well put together. I especially like the lines, “We are the cause of a world that’s gone wrong / Nature will survive us human dogs after all” and “Wouldn’t is be great to heal the world / With only a song”. Serj did very well on this song, there is no doubt – it is really amazing.
    adombombon November 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti some what agree with adombomb on the meaning. yet being a hunter and a Serj fan puts me in a humorous point. following not only family tradition but the respect for nature instilled from scouting and living in a rural landscape. I know what he's getting at, the Tao and Zen/one to me stands as being connected to nature. and knowing how to be responsible in dealing in such events.
    if only deer or Antelope could drive and hunt humans, then the challenge would truly interesting. though for now i'll focus on conservationism and the ancient tradition of thanking the the spirit of the animal for it's sacrifice. something i know not many follow nowadays
    jchvoidon November 05, 2007   Link

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