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Toxicity Lyrics

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Looking at life through the eyes of a tired hub
Eating seeds as a pastime activity
The toxicity of our city, of our city

Now, what do you own the world?
How do you own disorder, disorder?
Now somewhere between the sacred silence
Sacred silence and sleep
Somewhere, between the sacred silence and sleep
Disorder, disorder, disorder

More wood for the fires, loud neighbors
Flashlight reveries caught in the headlights of a truck
Eating seeds as a pastime activity
The toxicity of our city, of our city

Now, what do you own the world?
How do you own disorder, disorder?
Now somewhere between the sacred silence
Sacred silence and sleep
Somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep
Disorder, disorder, disorder

Now, what do you own the world?
How do you own disorder, disorder?
Now somewhere between the sacred silence
Sacred silence and sleep
Somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep
Disorder, disorder, disorder

When I became the sun
I shone life into the man's hearts
When I became the sun
I shone life into the man's hearts

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Songwriter(s): Serj Tankian, Shavo Odadjian, John Dolmayan, Daron Malakian
Copyright: Ddevil Music, Sony/ATV Tunes LLC
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Meaning to "Toxicity" (18 meanings)
Mike C 11/30/13,15:19
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I think this song Is about the America in general. Hollywood in particular, being the hub of the world, from which we export our sickness. Disorder is our biggest export. Disguised as consumerism. We're somewhere between the sacred silence and sleep.
tylerdurden 06/19/12,09:10
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I think the song is refering to this consumerist, cancerous and conformist society. 'Eating seeds as a pastime activity'- simpily a metaphor for carelessly consuming the foundations of life.
gutturalguru 11/07/11,13:24
+1

The meaning probably is the transition of humanity frm the past to the future,the changes in human behaviour as time moves forward
SOAD SODA 11/27/10,20:33
+1

Thanks, SOAD fan :)... Usually I woundn't notice such a thing on a lyrics page, but it doesn't come as a suprise that they were wrong, though... It happens quite often, like...Well, every song...Maybe
plasticwrap 05/07/12,17:11
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'eating seeds as a pastime activity' could refer to the chewing of morning glory seeds or other similar seeds which contain LSA, which is very similar to LSD. could explain 'I became sun' ending.
drs747 02/16/12,11:56
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It strikes me as social and moral entropy. Degradation over time. However, what does eatin seeds as a pastime mean? consumerism out of boredom? Fits current society.
metal fanboy 08/30/11,01:17
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I eat pumpkin seeds. can't look at a jack-o-lantern in the eye any more. they think im eating there children.
System Of Disorder 03/22/11,18:49
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Seeds? what seeds? i used to eat Hawaiian baby woodrose seeds as a past time activity... they had LSA in them
Xymoria 11/17/10,09:34
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I always thought it was ...looking at life through the eyes of a tire hub.. not tired hub. Maybe I've been wrong all this time.
SOAD fan :) 11/01/10,12:41
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Why does everyone get the lyrics to this song wrong?? It's not 'Now', it's 'New, what do you own the world'. So many other little mistakes too...look on the SOAD website. JEEEEBUS :S
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