"Beethoven's C***" as written by and Serj Tankian....
Brushing, touching, feeling on your shoulders,
Believing, appealing, kneeling in your worlds,
Oceans are combined,

Being that I love you so much
In the end they all will say
Breaking someone elses heart again,

Find the little evil perpetrator
And feed him to the hungry alligator
You want it all,
You want it all,
Love is not about the profits
Nor the riches in your dreams,

The arms of time are breaking off,
Civilization is on trial,
The clocks eliminating time
Do you believe in me

Ive been walking through these dead farms
But I don't mind,
Ive been screaming through these dead
lungs,
But I cant find,

Being that I love you so much
In the end they all will say
Breaking someone elses heart again,

Find the little evil perpetrator
And feed her to the hungry alligator
You want it all,
You want it all,
Love is not about the profits
Nor the riches in your dreams,

The arms of time are breaking off,
Civilization is on trial,
The clocks eliminating time
Do you believe, in me

But lately Ive been blind
You leave me all alone, left in time,
You left me here to die, left in time,
Leave me all alone, left in time,

The arms of time are breaking off,
Civilization is on trial,
The clocks eliminating time
Do you believe in nothing.

But lately Ive been blind
Leave me all alone, left in time.


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"Beethoven's C***" as written by Serj Tankian

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    General Commentbeethoven's cunt. genious.
    gramster95on October 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentHmm, maybe the song title has something about being deaf?
    twizibon October 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think the song is about love and how it can affect various people like the person who is breaking other peoples hearts as in rejecting them because they love another
    " Being that I love you so much in the end they all will say breaking someone elses heart again"
    Also the golddigger who just "loves" for the money
    "Find the little evil perpetrator,
    And feed her to the hungry alligator,
    You want it all,
    You want it all,
    Love is not about profits,
    Nor the riches in your dreams..."

    also how time doesnt seem to matter to the infatuated one
    "The arms of time are breaking off
    Civilization is on trial
    The clocks eliminating time
    Do you believe in me"

    and the heartbroken one who is depressed over being dumped

    "But lately ive been blind
    you leave me all alone left in time"

    And does the solo in this song similar to the one in thetawaves?
    spiders9on November 02, 2007   Link
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    General Commentits not the same solo as thetawaves, but it is a similar solo to the one in streamline. awesome song, but i dont know what the hell the name is supposed to mean.
    soldier311on November 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti LOVE this song. close to fave on the album
    bensley5662on November 19, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe meaning of this song isn't to hard to figure out if you know some of Serj's life. I always wondered why SOAD never had many love songs or relationship songs if you can even count the chorus of Prison Song, Roulette or Streamline as those type of songs, most bands this is all they write. Though all of Serj's or System's songs have dual meanings or even multi meanings for one song, this is the closest to just having really one meaning. Anyway back to the song, apparently sometime after System's first album was released Serj went through a divorce. The proof of this is still debate-able though, the lyrical book that came along with it makes references to it, and also some songs to on the CD as well.

    The title Beethovens C*** alludes to his former lover (a composers girl). Most of the lyrics of the songs is self explanatory but here is where most fans defer in the meaning of the streamline guitar solo in this song. Some say he threw it in for the fans, I agree with others that it alludes to the actual song and that he was able to see through the streamline and that he actually loves her. Too bad though, she doesn't love him. Easily one of Serj's best, great song.
    F*ckTheSystemon November 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite track off of the album.
    Spektron February 02, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI see how it relates to love...mostly. The corus (which sounds so smooth and creepy, gives me goosebumps) dos'nt seem at all relevent to love.

    "The arms of time are breaking off,
    Civilization is on trial,
    The clocks eliminating time,
    Do you believe, in me..."

    Sounds more like he's insinuating that over time, love is beginning to rot society? Maybe. Like to here your opinion.
    slomifieron February 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti believe its mostly about the corruption within our capitalist society (as is most of the album). he's saying that the corporate world is ruining the true beauty of things, even love, and we point the finger at anyone just to shift the blame.
    Rocky1867on February 14, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOne of the best songs, ever, in my opinion.

    As for the meaning, seems to be another multi-meaning song; as the chorus and the verses seem irrelevant to each other for the most part. Any ideas?

    Rocky, I see where your going with that, but doesn't seem correct.
    slomifieron February 22, 2008   Link

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