Pre-flight delight
Defaced street lights
A pyramid mind fuck
Don't leave your seats now

Popcorn everywhere, canned
Cliche people organs rare
Corn everywhere canned
Cliche people cannot dare, dare
Dare, dare

I want to be
A fallen ruby
Guest vibrations
Don't leave your seats now

Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people organs rare
Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people cannot dare, dare
Dare, dare

Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people organs rare
Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people cannot dare
Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people organs rare
Humans everywhere, canned
Cliche people cannot dare, dare
Dare, dare


Lyrics submitted by soadude01, edited by Aesign

CUBErt Lyrics as written by Daron V. Malakian Serj Tankian

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  • +4
    General Comment

    The way the lyrics are printed in the booklet shows that rather than cubert (fun game!), it's CUBErt, as in cube root, a number that comes from dividing another by itself, then by the original number again.

    I think it's about culture becoming dumber and dumber, with clichés everywhere that no-one dares question. We must sit and watch our society crumble like an audience in a theatre, with popcorn and mass-produced humanity (in cans).

    Fishcakefishon March 27, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    No know what the song is about but I remember "Cubert" on the Atari 2600. it was funky game back in those days we're you're little character had to change all the characters on a 3D triangle board to a particular colour without getting hit by those pesky snakes. This goes with the "A pyramid mind fuck" lyrics which is similar to the game perhaps...

    mycatharsison January 23, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    mmmmmmm...... humanity in a can........

    shaggythegothon April 14, 2002   Link
  • +3
    General Comment

    I had to think long and hard, but this song is about one thing: thoughtless humans. Everybody is the same, no one really thinks. We just do as we're told.

    endoflaughteron June 03, 2016   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Bam! Fishcakefish got it perfectly. We can't think for ourseleves and the stupid ignorant people just keep breeding and breeding and making more stupid people that can't think or question the status quo. Popcorn compares to the mass amount of stupid humans that are all just sitting around taking up space.

    or so I think.

    Bloodymanon April 18, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    Serj stated that this song is about the people that dont care to take that extra step in life. this song is abuot society. we made the world into wat it is, and now we have defaced street lites and the world is in bad shape and run down. he is comparing pop corn to humans, who are constantly being mass produced and are jus taking up space. humans everywhere. we turned the earth into this and now we polute and ruin it. people are animals and are messed up and day by day are jus taking up more and more space.

    Im Iranianon May 02, 2002   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    I think this song is relating the video game "Q-Bert" to real life problems. Such as letting us watch the world as a movie. A PYRAMID(The game had pyramids) mind fuck. Just a thought.

    Weirdguy1616on August 08, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Comment

    people that don't dare to take that extra step in life?? Q-Bert was a game where the character had to go up and down steps

    nice metaphor. . . . .if that's what he meant. . .I dont' know. . .

    kijimaon December 07, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment

    popcorn has to be related to our cultur, pop culture. a canned cliche couldmaybe as in info is held from us in the same manner as it is given. but we live, by some rare chance, we cannot dare. thats the vibe i got from the first part of the chorus.

    AardvarkoDestruktoon January 22, 2010   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretation

    I interpret this song as more than just a political song. To me it conveys a scenario in which QDTs (Quantum Dimensional Travellers) explore our 3 dimensional world and corrupt everything we know including our ignorance regarding other dimensions outside of our view! It feels like Cubert or CUBErt (the game) was used to demonstrate this.

    You see, outside of his 2 dimensional world (the screen) he is blissfully unaware that there are ‘humans everywhere’ looking into his world in an arcade with ‘popcorn everywhere’ being the messy world we live in!

    Now, if we apply that logic into our 3 dimensional space, who is to say that there isn’t a 4th Dimension looking in on us from an angle we can’t see? We are the humans but also the Cuberts in their world! If you think about this whole scenario it’s like a ‘pyramid mind fuck’!!

    Quantum Dimensional Travellers could be travelling through our world and we would never know? That is my interpretation of this song anyway.

    StrikingMagic77on December 19, 2017   Link

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