Harakiri Album

Artist(s): Serj Tankian

Cover Art

Serj Tankian Harakiri Cover Art

Tracklist

Cornucopia

length: 4:28

Love you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear
Twenty afternoons in utopia
Kiss an ugly turtle to make it cry
Sever the head of cornucopia
We rape the Earth and don't know why it strikes

Do you believe in stormy weather, stormy weather
Hurricanes play musical chairs with homes and chateau
The whirling dervish tornados we call disaster
Seas and tsunamis give and take, what's the matter?

I love you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear
I pray that you will be all mine
You foam at the mouth and disappear
Sever the head of cornucopia
We **** the Earth and don't know why it cries

Do you believe in stormy weather, stormy weather
Hurricanes play musical chairs with homes and chateau
The whirling dervish tornado we call disaster
Seas and tsunamis give and take, what's the matter?
I love you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear
I pray that you will be all mine
You foam at the mouth and disappear

We broke our pact
And away we go
To another place

Oh

Where we come home
Why do we disfigure all the things that are so beautiful inside
Where we compose the calamities for all to abide
Microcosm, macrocosm are the same
What a lame game

Don't you think we're extraordinary?
Believing, and seeing
Realizing the imaginary
Don't you, don't you?
Yes, I think we're extraordinary
Being, and living
Yes, I think we ought to marry

We broke our pact
And away we go
To another place

I love you in the sunshine
You chase the moon with a spear
I pray that you will be all mine
You foam at the mouth and disappear

Figure It Out

length: 2:52
Why pretend that we don't know,
C-E-Os are the disease

Freedom is raped by war like whore like technology technology technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction

Freedom is raped by war like whore like technology technology technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction

Why pretend that we don't know,
C-E-Os are the disease

**** let's figure it out
No bullshit
**** let's figure it out
No bullshit
**** let's figure it out
**** let's figure it out

Freedom is raped by war like whore like technology technology technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction

**** let's figure it out
No bullshit
**** let's figure it out
No bullshit
**** let's figure it out
**** let's figure it out

Freedom is raped by war like whore like technology technology technology of materialism
Personal freedom only an obstruction

Why pretend that we don't know,
C-E-Os are the disease

Why pretend that we don't know,
C-E-Os are the disease

Control ordinary behavior through political extremism
Industrial society arch enemy
Nature including human nature
The unthinking majority should just not condemned condemned

C-E-Os are the disease
C-E-Os are the disease

Why pretend that we don't know,
C-E-Os are the disease
C-E-Os are the disease
C-E-Os are the disease

**** let's figure it out

Ching Chime

length: 4:06
Why make time when no one pays a dime
To remunerate a rhyme over the ching chime
Ch-ch ch-ching chime
Ch-ch ch-ching chime

Creating a crime, just start with Melodie
Looking at a mime, the rhymes are all mine
But no one pays no mind, over the ching chime
Ch-ch ch-ching chime, ch-ch ch-ching chime

In the daytime, face covered by the grime
Sucking on a lime, when no one pays no mind
Slapping on a rhyme, over the ching chime
Over the ching chime, ch-ch ch-ching chime

Super Bowl half time, any time is war time
Seconds is just past time, gonorrhea over time
F*** that and spread time, no a friend of mine
Over the ching chime, ch-ch ch-ching chime

I’ll f*** your mind over the spring time
Degrading in your prime, and thoughts so asinine
But no one pays no mind, and no one pays a dime
Over the ching chime, ch-ch ch-ching chime

Open your eyes, don’t be this way
Though all your dreams are swept away
The stairs will rise from yesterday
Your tears and fears all melt away

Super Bowl half time, any time is war time
Seconds is just past time, gonorrhea over time
F*** that and spread time, no a friend of mine
Over the ching chime, ch-ch ch-ching chime

I’ll f*** your mind over the spring time
Degrading in your prime, and thoughts so asinine
But no one pays a dime, and no one pays a dime
Over the ching chime, ch-ch ch-ching chime

Open your eyes, don’t be this way
Though all your dreams are swept away
The stairs will rise from yesterday
Your tears and fears all melt away

The waters will rush but don’t dismay
As smiles will cross the world will stay
The bridge has crossed itself today
Now close your eyes and sway this way, sway this way

Open your eyes, don’t be this way
Though all your dreams are swept away
The stairs will rise from yesterday
Your tears and fears all melt away

The waters will rush but don’t dismay
As smiles will cross the world will stay
The bridge has crossed itself today
Now close your eyes and sway this way, sway this way

I remunerate a rhyme over the ching chime
Ch-ch ch-ching chime
Ch-ch ch-ching chime

Creating a crime, just starting with Melodie
Looking at a mime, the rhymes are all mine
But no one pays no mind
Over the ching chime, ching chime

In the day time face covered by the grime
Sucking on a lime when no one pays no mind
Slamming on a rhyme, over the ching chime
Over the ching chime, ching chime

Butterfly

length: 4:10
Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love
Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

Love

Children outcry, grandfather sky
Rivers surviving through our eyes
We certify, how you falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions

Oceans calcified, eagles gratified
I won't be crucified nor terrified, I'm not terrified
Before we say goodbye, no need to falsify
The beauty of a moth turned butterfly, butterfly

Spare me the night trampled upon by submission
A mask within one's own inhibition
Where the only prohibition is love

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetitions
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicion
We are being sodomized by repetition

Dark gray matter of fact sky
Nannies are nights with our half sister moon
Why can't we switch automatically to Eco-centric persuasions?
Why can't we ditch autocracy for Eco-centric persuasions now?

We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition
We are being sacrificed by our own suspicions
We are being sodomized by repetition

Harakiri

length: 4:19
We're the day birds
Deciding to fly against the sky
Within our dreams, we all wake up
To kiss the ones who are born to die

We're the greying herds
Hurting each other with our lives
Within our dreams, we all wake up
To kiss the ones who are born to die
Born to die, born to die

The drum fish
They beached themselves in Hara-kiri
The blackbirds
They fell in thousands from the sky
Their red wings
Streaming down from the higher seas
Deflected by the grounds

They crowned the sun
They crowned the sun
But I believe that they are free
When their time was done
They were drowned by the only One
But I believe that they are free
Washed by the sun

Our statues
The soaring edifice of our times
Detracted from the ways of the wise
The future will view all history as a crime
So father, tell us when is time to rise

They crowned the sun
They crowned the sun
But I believe that they are free
When their time was done
They were drowned by the only One

But I believe that they are free
They crowned the sun
They crowned the sun
But I believe that they are free
And we believe that they are free
'Cause I believe that they are me
Washed by the sun

Occupied Tears

length: 4:22
I forgot to bring you roses
When you hit the floor, you knew wall poses
Asking for war, have you forgot the wall
I've foreseen it all, we've foreseen it all

Holocaust, you've taste the great fear
How can you just occupies another child's tear?

Don't you all know, don't you all care?
Don't you all see how this isn't fair?
Are we all blind? Do we not see? Do we not bleed?

Fake cries of lost lands, minds surrounded by minds
We're the warning signs of the great sacrifice

Holocaust, you've taste the great fear
How can you just occupy another child's tear?
Don't you all know, don't you all care?
Don't you all see how this isn't fair?
Are we all blind? Do we not see? Do we not bent to misery?
Of course we all know, of course we all care
Of course we all see how this isn't fair
We are not blind, yet we don't see
Is that you end this misery

It's time to go up to bed
No more sipping on our regret
Talk to kids and without worry
No more running out in a hurry

No more bombs falling over head
No more sirens predicting dead
Yes, it's good to state solution
No more glaring through oblivion

Asking for war, have you forgot the wall
I've foreseen it all, we've foreseen it all

Holocaust, you've taste the great fear
How can you just occupy another child's tear?

Don't you all know, don't you all care?
Don't you all see how this isn't fair?
Are we all blind? Do we not see? Do we not bent to misery?
Of course we all know, of course we all care
Of course we all see how this isn't fair
We are not blind, yet we don't see
Is that you end this misery

It's no mystery
It's no mystery

Deafening Silence

length: 4:17
I know who you are
I know who you are not
I know who you are
I know who you are or not
The silence is deafening to my ears
How could the obvious be ignored?
The silence is threatening that she appears
The ceremony is performed
I’m here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can’t walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she disappears
Ends of my mind, my thoughts trembling
The ends of time, time always mattering
The silence is deafening to my ears
How could the obvious be ignored?
The silence is threatening that she appears
The ceremony is performed
I’m here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can’t walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she disappears
Ends of my mind, my thoughts trembling
The ends of time, time always mattering
Night lights are for children
Morning’s for adults, know the … aquanox
The ends of my mind, my thoughts trembling
The hands of time, time always meddling
The silence is deafening to my ears
How could the obvious be ignored?
The silence is threatening as she appears
The ceremony will always be performed
The silence is deafening to my ears
Seized by the impressions of pastors in the night
I’m here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can’t walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she disappears
I’m here to paint you with my tears
That cried with spirit, over my fears
I can’t walk away from all the years
Serene inside, she reappears
I know who you are.

Forget Me Knot

length: 4:27
Don't forget me now, laughing through the tears
For somewhere, somehow, life becomes the years
You speak to millions, but you're talking to no one
Home is the place that you can't walk away from
You seek our opinions but listen to no one
You throw up your hands and tell me that it's all done

We intend to rise through motion, speak through silence
And fight 'til the ocean
No more glimmering hopes or commotions
Our dedication's to each other in devotion

No pretending now, your heart is open and you reappear
For somewhere, somehow, you dropped the ball and you ran with fear
You speak to millions, but talk to no one
Home is the place you can't walk away from
You seek opinions but listen to no one
You throw up your hands and tell me that it's all done

We intend to rise through motion, speak through silence
And fight 'til the ocean
No more glimmering hopes or commotions
Our dedication's to each other in devotion

We intend to speak through peace
Cross the ocean and wake up in the east
Make Jerusalem home for all creeds
Unsheathe your swords and take the eagle's peace

I want you, I need you
I pray that God absolves you
Can't live this life without you
I've cleared the coffin for two

I want you, I need you
I pray that God absolves you
Can't live this life without you
I've cleared the coffin for two

Come, today is another day
Come, your hairs are no longer grey
Come, we're clearing the runway
There's no turning back from the path for the chosen ones

We intend to rise through motion, speak through silence
And fight 'til the ocean
No more glimmering hopes or commotions
Our dedication's to each other in devotion

We intend to scream through peace
Cross the ocean and wake up in the east
Make Jerusalem home for all the creeds
Unsheathe your swords and take the eagle's peace

Reality TV

length: 4:10
Buzzing from watching at this
Dramatic climbs as dirty be slightly stares at me
Body piercing like those of
Ancient Egyptians kinkies is flying me
Placing at thorn upon her head
Slashing her wrist
Rolling around on her cavity
Being chased by little kids
Playing in your chuck court destiny
I up on the whore cause herself reality, reality TV

I heard the whore cause herself reality,
Reality TV
Fond a man for leave and
The pride of meaning the theatrical entropy
That getting us confidence
From the failure of other sharing no it can't be me
I up on the whore cause herself reality,
Reality TV I heard the whore cause herself reality,
Reality TV

A genetic mysterious hoard of
Specimen sharing the rapped of
Dramatically inept come and get over
There destroying all of my life's mystery
Body piercings goes on
Ancient thinking Egyptians
Lay presenters why are they here
Nipples testicles chicks

Nipples testicles chicks
Sexually I with you or would you call just
Busting from watching others dramatic lies
As the TV slightly stares at me
I up on the whore cause herself reality,
Reality TV I heard the whore cause herself reality,
Reality TV

Uneducated Democracy

length: 3:59
When doors of hope open
To illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go of your resistance

As sex scandals dictate
The winding road of realpolitik
The bully runs from his corner
Images rule through the media
Hungry hunger further
The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to f*** you
Behind closed doors
Closed minds
Attract the feudalism
Commercial over unison

Thanks for allowing us to f*** you
Behind closed doors
Closed minds
Attract the feudalism
Commercial over unison

The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go, let go

In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only autocracy

(I'll be sittin' on my porch and doing nothin' all day)

Just you
Sitting alone

Open your eyes
Open your mouths
Close your hands
And make a fist
Down with the system
As we lay helpless against the machine
Open your eyes
Open your mouths
Close your hands
And make a fist
Down with the system
As we lay helpless against the machine

Open your eyes
Open your mouths
Close your hands
And make a fist
Down with the system
As we lay helpless against the machine

As sex scandals dictate
The winding road of realpolitik
The bully runs from his corner
Images rule through the media
Hungry hunger further
The hungry hunger further

Thanks for allowing us to f*** you
Behind closed doors
Closed minds
Attract the feudalism
Commercial over unison

The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go of your resistance
The final revolution
Will illuminate silence
Release us to the Utopians
Let go, let go

In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only autocracy
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
In dire need of reason
In a truly deaf nation
Without an education there is no real democracy
Without an education there is only autocracy

Weave On

length: 4:07
Weave on sisters of the night
On your loom of pain,
Try and stitch the darkness through the light
Weave on property and crime, the wars and waste
Give our souls a break from the hunger,
For the profits and the saints

Stitch it on, the weapon's drawn
And the children's playing and their fathers fell
In unmarked graves with your fingers pale and numb
Just pray

Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Just you still weave on

Feed on sorry sons of state
Preaching salvation, while we fall with such amazing grace
Feed on love of money, love of race
Disrespect of country,
And of neighbor's neighbored in our hate

Stitch it on, the brothers gone,
And the lives they gave to the foreign graves
With your fingers pale and numb
Just pray, just pray

Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Just you sisters weave on,
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh you sisters just weave on, on, on!

These are the plans, the words will leave a mind arranged ?
You there share this pain,
Withdrawn from this place ends speedily
Lest the harsh, smite your mind, I'll sow with madness
How dare you adjust the cowardice
I am ready to endure with him whatever must be
I am ready to endure with him whatever must be

Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Oh, you sisters weave on
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh, you sisters weave on
Weave your stitching purple, blue and red
Just you sisters weave on,
Let the blood run through your thread
Oh you sisters just weave on, on, on!

Revolver

length: 2:31
Five A.M revolver
Five A.M. in [?]
Anytime you need it
Call me and I'll take over

Five A.M. and warmer
Five A.M revolver
Anytime you need it
Call me and I'll take over

The son of a tailor silently slain
Don't inform the public
They might start to sober
Then all your schemes and perils
Will all then be over
You can not afford to
Let your arms erase

All your crimes poisons, float out again
Place yourself on me, Chief
Your wounded might save
The son of a tailor silently slain

You cant really see me
I can glide all over
When I spend these billions
Your life will soon be over
Shoot the helicopters
Full of body armor

All your crimes poisons, float out again
Place yourself on me, Chief
Your wounded might save
The son of a tailor silently slain, slain

Die, da, da, die, die
Die, da, da, die, die
Die, da, da, die, die
Die, da, die

Five A.M revolver
Five A.M. in [?]
Anytime you need it
Call me and I'll take over

Five A.M. and warmer
Five A.M revolver
Anytime you need it
Call me and I'll take over

Tyrant’s Gratitude

length: 2:38
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
His kindness knows the words unspoken
His Highness knows crash you cry
He feels you in his bones

Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
His silence may seem pretty chilling
His violence may seem awfully cool
But oh, you're such a foe

Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
He wants to make a show of you

When you belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
When you belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

His Majesty may send his minion
His Majesty's not being rude
And oh what other beast would let his eagle feed on you
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

His Holiness would ignore your secret
He feels you from his throne you fool
And wants to fill his bones with you

Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

(check it out)

But hide, his Highness can't hide that stupid pride
And how you wounded him
The way you belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

Hide, his Highness can't hide
His Highness can't hide the stupid pride
Belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

When you belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
When you belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

When you belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
When you belch your little truth
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude

Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude
Nothing like a tyrant's gratitude