"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 else's 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 profits,
Nor the riches in your dreams

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

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

Being that I love you so much,
In the end they all will say,
Breaking someone else's 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 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 I've 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 I've been blind,
Leave me all alone, left in time.


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"Beethoven's C**t" as written by Serj Tankian

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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 CommentOkay peeps, gather round papa here. Yeah I know i'm late to the race, but what the hell, better late than never right?

    Okay so first off like many others have already stated before me, thanks jackasses(jk btw), this is a multi-layered song. It may have to do with Serj's past love, i don't know, i don't know him therefore cannot ask. Okay anyway i just want it to be known that the other lead singer from System, Daron Vartan Malakian said, "Politics, for me, is a reflection of the world I live in. But love is just as important as politics to me. They both exist in the world, you know?" and i know he's not Serj, but some of these ideas must have been tossed around right?

    So anyway, i think this song is geared toward the bettering of mankind, like many of Serj's songs... So anyway i'll give my proofs

    1)"Brushing, touching, feeling on your shoulders, Believing, appealing, kneeling in your worlds, Oceans are combined..." may very well mean world connection, hopefully this wasn't thought up before me.

    2) "Being that I love you so much, In the end they all will say, Breaking someone else's heart again..." Could be the instant dislike of those they love our loved ones, and how we think that if someone is loving our loved one that it's selfish and we usually think the worst of them.

    3)"Find the little evil perpetrator, And feed him to the hungry alligator" Could very well be the instant demonization of someone who's done something "bad". Such as war criminals such as those from Iraq and the Taliban. I'm not saying that Talibani are correct, but are we in our persucution of them. Their just doing what they think is right, and so do we. But i think we're both wrong, with "we" meaning the u.s. society.

    4) "You want it all, You want it all, Love is not about profits, Nor the riches in your dreams..." This is the easiest to decipher I think. It references the Neo-european greed, such as england, the U.S. and even Australia.

    5)"The arms of time are breaking off, Civilization is on trail, The clocks eliminating time, Do you believe in me..." This could very well describe how the issue of Pulling out or Staying in the middle east is coming to a head and "The Arms of Time Are Breaking Off" meaning that until then we can't really do a damn thing. We need to make a decision, but because "Civilization is on trial" and "The Clocks Eliminating Time" We have yet to make a decision.

    6)"I've been walking through these dead farms, But I don't mind, I've been screaming through these dead lungs, But I can't find..." These are easy, He's finding only death, and he tries to warn us, but none are listening.

    7)"But lately I've 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..." Lately he's been blind i think refers to his molding of political minds being as he was on hiatus from SOAD and then it took him a while to come out with a solo album, and we just let him stay there, left in time. Now the leave me alone may very well be a fear that it may happen again, that we could forget Serj Tankian, i'm not sure this is the hardest line.

    Well that's it's, that's what I think. I could very well be completely wrong, but I don't think i am...By the way this was written by an 18 yr. old kid. Can ya believe it?

    takaharuon December 30, 2008   Link
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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 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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