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Serj Tankian: If You Like This Early SYSTEM OF A DOWN Song & Love Trump, You're A Hypocrite

The political divide between members of System of A Down couldn't be more evident than today. It was just a few days ago, drummer John Dolmayan called Democrats "the true bigots," and before that saying  Donald Trump is "the greatest friend to minorities." Today, Serj Tankian also had a comment about Trump and their supporters, Namely, if they "love" the song or "play along to" a classic SOAD song, they are hypocrites.

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Hmm, who plays along to System of a Down songs? Who could Serj be talking about?

Serj talked about the early System of A Down demo "Temper,"  which the band would occasionally play live. Speaking on his Instagram, Serj writes “A very early System of A Down song that was on one of our demos. Lyrics below. If you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite-just a simple fact :) 'Temper'”

Serj would acknowledge that the lyrics were written far before Trump took office, but this still resonate today. “Let me add that obviously the song was written in the 90s and refers to injustice in the US and injustice by the US via successive Democratic and Republican administrations. I just find the most current one the most repugnant.”

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Here are the lyrics, by the way:

We want peace with
Patriot missiles,
Blown to bits are civilian targets,
Parade! Laugh! Rejoice! Sing!
We’re the victors of…nothing,
Spend more money on a war,
Your people starving, turned to whores,
Slaves of the chosen one paying millions for each bomb,
Country without a race ,
Formed from people you disgrace ,
White right conservative might ,
Killers of Kennedy’s with no fright ,
The American way!
Freedom cried the marching man,
Flags ripped out of their black hands ,
Beaten! Slain! Tortured! Killed!
Their only mistake was being born here ,
Invade countries just for oil ,
Send your troops all down to boil ,
Iraq! Grenada! Nam and Chile!
Truman doctrine our own way ,
Country without a race ,
Formed from people you disgrace ,
White right conservative might ,
Killers of Kennedy’s with no fright ,
The American way!
The Government (FBI-CIA) here can suck my balls ,
Policing the world in overalls ,
Armed rebellion minority ,
Disrespected race, color, mind ,
Crazed loonies all walk the streets ,
Missing children on milk cartons ,
Mother selling child for crack ,
Mr. President check your back ,
Country without a race ,
Formed from people you disgrace,
White right conservative might ,
Killers of Kennedy’s with no fright ,
The American way!
The American way!
The American way!

[via ThePRP]

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A very early @systemofadown song that was on one of our demos-lyrics below: if you love this song or play along to it and love Trump, you’re a hypocrite-just a simple fact :) "Temper" We want peace with Patriot missiles, Blown to bits are civilian targets, Parade! Laugh! Rejoice! Sing! We’re the victors of…nothing, Spend more money on a war, Your people starving, turned to whores, Slaves of the chosen one paying millions for each bomb, Country without a race , Formed from people you disgrace , White right conservative might , Killers of Kennedy's with no fright , The American way! Freedom cried the marching man, Flags ripped out of their black hands , Beaten! Slain! Tortured! Killed! Their only mistake was being born here , Invade countries just for oil , Send your troops all down to boil , Iraq! Grenada! Nam and Chile! Truman doctrine our own way , Country without a race , Formed from people you disgrace , White right conservative might , Killers of Kennedy's with no fright , The American way! The Government (FBI-CIA) here can suck my balls , Policing the world in overalls , Armed rebellion minority , Disrespected race, color, mind , Crazed loonies all walk the streets , Missing children on milk cartons , Mother selling child for crack , Mr. President check your back , Country without a race , Formed from people you disgrace, White right conservative might , Killers of Kennedy's with no fright , The American way! The American way! The American way!

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