Lonely Day – System of a Down Song Meaning

The song Lonely Day is performed by the Armenian-American rock band System of a Down. The composition was composed by Daron Malakyan. He also sang the main vocals.

The track was close to being left out of the repertoire of System of a Down, but fate decreed otherwise.

The history of creation and the meaning of the song Lonely Day

Here is what the author said about the history of the composition:

I write a lot of songs and some of them didn’t seem right for System so I didn’t bring them to System. This one was one of those that I didn’t intend to offer to the group… I even regret it a little

Shavo Odadjian, bassist for System of a Down, confirmed Daron’s words:

Yes, we had to almost take her away from him. He brought it, and we liked it so much that he acted like this: “Actually, I don’t want to record it, but … others need to hear it.”

The meaning of the song Lonely Day is actively discussed on foreign music sites.

Some fans of the group find references to the war in Iraq in the text. Others say that the track is dedicated to the brother of Daron Malakyan who allegedly died in a fire (although he is the only child in the family). Still others are sure that this is just a composition about a difficult period in life. It is also widely believed that the song refers to the 9/11 attacks.

We can neither confirm nor deny the various versions of the interpretation of the Lonely Day song, so we will refrain from commenting.

Release and achievements

Lonely Day was released as the second single from Hypnotize (2005).

The song was nominated for a Grammy in the Best Hard Rock Performance category, but lost out to Wolfmother’s Woman.

Clip Lonely Day – System of a Down

A music video was shot for the song, in which the members of System of a Down are riding a bus, and along the way they encounter many burning objects.

Let’s watch the clip Lonely Day.

Interesting Facts

  • Most often, the lyrics of the Lonely Day song are criticized for a gross mistake in the phrase “the most loneliest day”, although it is quite possible that the author intentionally made it.
  • The guitar break at the beginning of the song is reminiscent of the intro to The House of the Rising Sun.
  • Approximately from the 47th to the 52nd second of the clip, two men are reflected in the glass door, shaking hands against the background of the fire. This is a clear reference to Pink Floyd’s album Wish You Were Here, which features a similar scene on the cover.
  • The picture that Shavo Odadjyan draws in the video can be found on his Facebook page.

Lonely Day Lyrics

Such a lonely day
And it’s mine
The most loneliest day of my life
Such a lonely day
should be banned
This day that I can’t stand

The most loneliest day of my life
The most loneliest day of my life

Such a lonely day
Shouldn’t exist
A day that I’ll never miss
Such a lonely day
And it’s mine
The most loneliest day of my life

And if you go, I wanna go with you
And if you die, I wanna die with you
Take your hand and walk away

The most loneliest day of my life
The most loneliest day of my life
The most loneliest day of my life
Life

Such a lonely day
And it’s mine
A day that I’m glad I survived

Lonely Day Lyrics

Such a lonely day
And he’s mine
The loneliest day of my life
Such a lonely day
should be banned
I can’t stand this day

The loneliest day of my life
The loneliest day of my life

Such a lonely day
Shouldn’t exist
A day that I will never miss
Such a lonely day
And he’s mine
The loneliest day of my life

And if you leave I want to leave with you
And if you die I want to die with you
Take your hand and let’s get out of here

The loneliest day of my life
The loneliest day of my life
The loneliest day of my life
life

Such a lonely day
And he’s mine
I’m glad I survived this day

Song quote

Lonely Day by System of a Down is probably the last song I absolutely loved…

Stephen Patrick Morrissey, News.com.au, 2012

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