"Soil" as written by Daron Malakian, Serj Tankian, Shavo Odajian and John Dolmayan....
The phoenix he helped create,
Out of control boy without a dad,
Shot the gun that startled my life,
While I drove him with a forty-five.

Friends for years images in red,
Blew off his own mother-fuckin head,
Confidence, death, insecurity,
Men fall unrealized,
Unrealized, unrealized.

Making a decision of death,
While everyone around you pled,
Now you fly in peace,
I hope, my friend,
A man can't avoid what he's meant to do,
When he's meant to do it,
Even if he doesn't really want to,
My memories are of fun and friendship,
Of weakness within the strength of youth,
For reasons undefined, reasons undefined,
Reasons undefined, reasons undefined.

Friends for years images in red,
Blew off his own mother-fuckin head,
Confidence, death, insecurity,
Men fall unrealized,

Don't you realize,
Evil, lives in the m-fucking skin,
Don't you realize,
Evil, lives in the m-fucking skin,

Unrealized, unrealized.

Don't you, realize, evil,
Lives in the mother-fucking skin,
Don't you, realize , that evil,
Lives in the mother-fucking.


Lyrics submitted by soadude01, edited by Hassanem

"Soil" as written by Shavo Odadjian Daron Malakian

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    General CommentI was giving it some thought, and I think the meaning I draw from "Evil lives in the motherfucking skin" is that 'evil' is a surface phenomenon in the way it manifests. Ie, you can be a bad/evil/ugly person inside, but that only exists in reality (to other people) if you project it outwards (to the skin).

    You can be 'evil' inside, but if you control it and don't project it outwards, then to others you are not evil. Likewise, you can be 'good' inside, but if what you allow on the surface is evil, then that's how you present.

    I think it's about the internal/external duality of concepts like good and evil and asking a question of: are you what you think you are or are you what others think you are, ie are you actually what you present to others?

    This in the context of more extreme external projections that manifest from things like psychological illness makes a lot of sense. I often wonder whether people that are psychologically ill (with things like personality disorders etc) are actually good or evil inside, because if you judge what's on the surface, they can seem pretty evil.
    makepeaceon July 13, 2016   Link

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