Question!

Album: Mezmerize (2005)
Charted: 41
  • This song is about questioning your faith and wondering about life after death and heaven and hell. The line, "Sweet berries ready for two" is about Adam and Eve; the simple chorus of "Do we, do we know, when we fly, when we, when we go, do we die" is about ascending to heaven. >>
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    Justin - Adelaide, Australia
  • The song deals with how people use religion to forget about worldly problems and not worry about the now. >>
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    thomas - miami, FL
  • This video was made after System bass player Shavo Odadjian had a dream about a boy offering a girl berries, not knowing the berries were poisonous. The video is mostly about the carrying on of life. >>
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    Travis - Benton, PA
  • SOAD drummer John Dolmayan has said that the band recorded this without knowing what time signature it's in. The song actually shifts through several odd meters, beginning in 5/4, and frequently switching between 9/8, 6/8, 5/4, and common time (4/4). >>
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    Bob - Tokyo, Japan
  • The video was directed by Shavo Odadjian in collaboration with Howard Greenhalgh, who has also worked with Placebo, Soundgarden and Muse.
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Comments: 25

  • Kyle from Conroe, TxBest. Song. Ever.
  • Carrie from Where I Am, --Daron said in an interview " I believe in a higher power. I believe in God and pray every night, but I don't live like a Christian so I won't claim to be one."
  • Rhys from Gold Coast, Australialike they keep repeating in the song sweet berries ready for two ghosts who are now waiting for you is possibly saying that adam and eve(2 ghosts) are waiting (in heaven) for the people thatthink we are always dreaming to fly to heaven when we die
  • Erik from Nonya, Pai have come to the conclusion that they have some strange personal philosophy. i think daniel from sydney was right to use the word "hippie" to describe them.
  • Alex from Seattle, WaI find it weird, that this song has an exclamation mark, and War? has a question mark. I would think it would be the other way around, Question? and War!. Anways, this song and video are great!
  • Tyler from Knoxville, TnRE: Blake

    Just because they say "the devil is so lovely" doesn't mean they actually believe that. Sarcasm, friend. Sarcasm.
  • Jack from Aholeintheground, Australiathe song is called 'question!' with the exclamation so it seems like an order, to make you question the nature of afterlife
  • Daniel from Sydney, AustraliaThe band members aren't satanic, half of their songs are about the horrible aspects of war. They're closer to hippies than followers of satan i reckon. As for the animal killings i heard that somewhere aswell, about a different band though.
  • Dillon from Franklin, KyJeremy, you can hear anything when you play a song backwards. You hear what you're listening for.
  • Jessica from Miramar, Flyo!some of you guys have the complete wrong ideas of system,erik from pa is tottaly right they're just messing with you're guys heads!
  • Blake from Hamilton, OhI've changed my mind....they are religious in a weird way...
  • Rick from Columbus, GaSorry Monkey Person, you are probably right. I doubt that they do kill small animals before the shows, but I have read it on the internet so I was just passing it along.

    Usually Satanist Rock bands kill their offerings during the show, so unless someone has seen them doing it, they likely don't.
  • Petrified Monkey from Naked Land, MiRick, that comment was very inaproprate. I'm tired of the sterotype that all people who like metal are satanists. They may not be religous people, but i know that dont "Sacrafice small animals before there shows". Before you go out and make acusations like this, you really need to have some kind of proof. The phrase "Im not sure if its ture, but i heard...." will do nothing but make people mad.
  • Nick from Atlanta, GaI would not say that the song goes into 9/8. that would be 9 beats per measure. Why not just have 6/8 and then have an extra measure of 3/4? Same reason we don't have 16/16 time sig. We can break it down! But do correct me if you wish.
  • Rick from Columbus, GaAll these guys worship Satan. I've heard, though i certainly don't know whether it's true or not, that they kill small animals before each show as a sacrifice to the Devil.
  • Petrified Monkey from Citysville, AlAnyone else find it odd that the title is question, but it has an exclamation point after it?
  • Idon'tknow from Nowhere, United StatesSerj:As you well know we don't talk about specifics of our lyrics to press so that people can internalize what they feel listening to a song. Death is life, and life is death, depending on how you live it. It's good to die every moment to the past, so you can live in the present.
  • Cardio Toxin from El Paso, TxShavo Odadjian directed the video.
  • Blake from Hamilton, OhThis song is amazing and so is the video. All he's doing is questioning when, where, and how he's going to die. He's basically speaking to God. Now I really don't think anyone in SOAD wants to go to Heaven, listen to their song on the 1st album entitled "D-Devil." Also I do know another rock song in a 5/4 format. The Gorillaz "5/4" is entitled 5/4 simply because it's in a 5/4 format. Yes it is a rock song too, listen if you haven't.
  • Addam from Norwich, CtTo Tyler - i think the ghost part is simply referring to the fact that Adam and Eve r dead. they're "waiting" 2 c where u go when u die, as the song is about the confusion in life after death
  • Jeremy from Grand Rapids, MiHey, I was listening to this song backwards, and I heard something like "We will die" hidden message, submial? Who knows?
  • Tyler from Victoria, CanadaWhat about the whole part about ghosts?
  • Joe Bobson from Madrid, SpainTOTALLY KICKASS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Max from Austin, TxAn interesting fact- 'Question!' is one of the few rock songs I've heard that is in a 5/4 time signiature.
  • Erik from Willow Hill, Paare the members of system of a down christian. i know daron thanked lucifer, god, etc so he's not, but what about the others?
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