Song of the Day: Lonely Day by System of a Down

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Talking of Loneliness…

Lonely Day” is the second single from the 2005 album Hypnotize by Armenian American rock band System of a Down. It was written by guitarist Daron Malakian, who also provides lead vocals on the track. The song received a nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance at the 49th Annual Grammy Awards.

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 Ill 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

……

This was written by System Of A Down guitarist Daron Malakian, who also sings lead on the track. The song seems to be about a particularly difficult day in his life. The line, “It’s a day I’m glad I survived” indicates there is some event he is trying to forget. (thanks, Mike – petersham, MA)
This got a Grammy nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance, but lost to Wolfmother’s “Woman.”
The lyrics contain a double superlative that would make an English teacher shiver: “The most loneliest” is incorrect grammar – the correct form is simply “The loneliest.”
The opening guitar is based on the song “The House Of The Rising Sun.” (thanks, Bertrand – Paris, France, for above 3)
The song appeared in Disturbia, a 2006 movie starring Shia LeBeouf which was about a kid who stays on house arrest and watches his neighbors to pass the time. The song appeared in a sequence in the movie where Shia’s character tries to find ways of keeping himself from dying of boredom. (thanks, Logan – Troy, MT)

via songfacts.com

System of a Down

Also known as SOAD
System
Origin Glendale, CaliforniaUSA
Genres Alternative metalprogressive rockhard rockexperimental
Years active 1994–2006, 2011–present
Labels Sony MusicAmericanColumbia
Associated acts AchozenAxis of JusticeGeorge Clinton and His Gangsters of LoveScars on BroadwaySerj Tankian and The F.C.C.,The Apex Theory
Website http://www.systemofadown.com
Members
Daron Malakian
Serj Tankian
Shavo Odadjian
John Dolmayan
Past members
Ontronik “Andy” Khachaturian

photo by pumpkinmd

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