We fought your wars with all our hearts
You sent us back in body parts
You took our wills with the truth you stole
We offer prayers for your long lost soul

The remainder is an unjustifiable
Egotistical power struggle
At the expense of the American dream
Of the American dream, of the American

We don't give a damn about your world
With all your global profits and all your jeweled pearls
We don't give a damn about your world
Right now, right now
We don't give a fuck about your world
With all your global profits and all your jeweled pearls
We don't give a fuck about your world
Right now, right now
Right now, right now

There is no flag that is large enough
To hide the shame of a man in cuffs
You switched the signs then you closed their blinds
You changed the channels and you changed their minds

The remainder is an unjustifiable
Egotistical power struggle
At the expense of the American dream
Of the American dream, of the American

We don't give a damn about your world
With all your global profits and all your jeweled pearls
We don't give a damn about your world
Right now, right now
We don't give a fuck about your world
With all your global profits and all your jeweled pearls
We don't give a fuck about your world

Right now, right now
Right now, right now
Right now, right now
Right now, right now

No flag large enough
Shame on the men in cuffs
Close their blinds

The remainder is an unjustifiable
Egotistical power struggle
At the expense of the American dream
Of the American dream, of the American

We don't give a damn about your world
With all your global profits and all your jeweled pearls
We don't give a damn about your world
Right now, right now
We don't give a fuck about your world
With all your global profits and all your jeweled pearls
We don't give a fuck about your world
Right now, right now
Right now, right now
Right now, right now
Right now, right now-now-now-now


Lyrics submitted by themosquitogod, edited by Requiem42, Shattering

A.D.D. (American Dream Denial) Lyrics as written by Shavo Odadjian Daron Malakian

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    (off topic/not about this songs meaning)

    The band may be ticked, but I don't think "losing money" is the reason. The band has stated that: "These tracks are unfinished and don't reflect the group's high standards of recorded sound. We are disappointed that our fans are listening to anything less than the best possible recordings from System of a Down."

    Knave, I think we're all getting tired of you saying the same thing over and over again. I truely doubt, based on interviews with the band, and their lyrics, that they are in it for the money.

    I did listen to these songs when they first came out, before the band released the statement above. When I heard it (the statement above) I was upset that I did listen to them, but the band has made their decision about where they are going from here and there is nothing we can do now. There is no need to bring it up everytime a song from the leaked album is posted. You seem to think that because you "know someone who knows someone..." or whatever the #&*% it was, that YOUR reasons for listening to these songs are justified?

    "...the bottom line is money nobody gives a fuck..."

    Billy Pilgrim, unstuck in timeon May 26, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    NO they are NOT releasing these songs so NO they are NOT losing any money...

    themosquitogodon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    oops or just click on the link duh

    themosquitogodon May 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    umm.. the band wouldnt lose any money for having these songs downloaded, they just wouldnt make the money they were suppose to, theyre not losing money they already have

    Kdog30001on May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    Can someone post the lyrics for KITT..because I d/led two songs, and I'm not sure which one is actually it!! Because the first one isn't even the whole song, and the other one is talking about sidekicks or something.

    daron is so lovelyon May 25, 2002   Link
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    General Comment

    themosquitogod, that link doesn't work for me....:-(

    daron is so lovelyon May 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    sorry about the link not working... it still works for me. id post the lyrics for kitt but that song is so hard to understand, its the song where he chants in the chorus and says... "WHY?!????! as we light up the sky" hope that helps a bit. i wish the songs were small enough that i could email them to you cuz i got no life and a lot of spare time and i could do it that way. if you know another way i could get the songs to you id do it just um, email me at oxygen_wasting_poop_loser@hotmail.com if you know how i could do it. i hated it when i heard about the songs and people were being total dicks and wouldnt tell me how to get them and since theyre not releasing them anyway i wanna get them to as many people as i can. im gonna put them in kazaa too so maybe that might work.

    themosquitogodon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    Yes, the why chanting lighting up sky thyng does help, lol, thanx A LOT.

    daron is so lovelyon May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
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    they weren't going to release these songs inparticular, becuase they aren't finished, they are not mixed and mastered proprly as of yet, these were scheduled to be released over time, on singles and soundtracks. Now they have nothing. the fact that these songs got leaked is both good and bad, bad in the sense that now system has no songs to release, and the fans no longer have anything to look foreward to for quite a long time. good in the sense that this might inspire them to write more stuff, eh? hehe.

    either way, it's tragic that these got out, even though all of us enjoy them greatly, I won't lie, i love the songs.

    Knave Murdokon May 27, 2002   Link
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    y'know if they still did release these on a new cd or soundracks, id buy it anyway, but really, they should have released Toxicity as a double disc with ALL of the songs on it, thats my opinion anyway, they were gonna get out sooner or later.

    reverand_chrison May 27, 2002   Link

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