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P.O.D. lyrics

Album: The Fundamental Elements Of Southtown [1999]

Tracks16
 01  Greetings
 02  Hollywood
 03  Southtown
 04  Checkin' Levels
 05  Rock The Party (Off The Hook)
 06  Lie Down
 07  Set Your Eyes To Zion
 08 Lo Siento
 09  Bullet The Blue Sky
 10 Psalm 150
 11  Image
 12  Shouts
 13  Tribal
 14  Freestyle
 15  Follow Me
 16  Outkast
all P.O.D. lyrics



Greetings
Greeting brethrens and sisterens the P.O.D. comin at ya with the fundamental
elements of this little place we call the south town. We come to ya with
authority we bring wisdom in the power we bring strength and might. So if you
have eyes to see and you have ears to hear I£l tell you this you will
understand these truths. So jah peoples right on. Jah people right on. For this
is our realityback to top
Hollywood
All American boy with big dreams of glamour life
Bright lights and boogie nights
The hype is everything could be yours if the price is right
grab your nothing and hold it tight
The first chance you get your heading out to the west
this decision is one you won't regret
move to the place where everybody knokws ya :
Like Hollywood, los angeles, california

[chorus]

So you wanna be a superstar
welcome to hollywood
quick money, fly women, fast cars
welcome to hollywood
So you wanna be a superstar
welcome to hollywood
High times, big dreams, living large
welcome to hollywood

One way ticket, then youll live this
life of a superstar caught up in this business
god as my witness, you will never change
only been here a day, already in the game
You changed your name; you dont even look the same
Now youre on top of the world, money, power, and fame
Picture perfect, just like you planned
No longer him cause, you da man

[chorus]

You'll never get the best of me

The time ticks away, you've had your play
Sold your soul for the roll, now you gots to pay
Forfeit integrity, overnight celebrity
Settle for selfish gain rather than dignity
Another sucka, why did you trust a playa like me fool, eternal hustla
I'm taking everything now and you know i hate to tell you but i told you so

[chorus]back to top
Southtown
Welcome to hard times, back again like it's never been. for the first time it
seems to mess with my head. when i realize what it takes, can i realate. with
whatever, but never will it drive me to hate. could i be the next guy that
you take before i wake. now i lay me down to sleep, eyes tight when i pray.
this here is real life, circumstances make you think. should i be counting my
blessings, the next second my eyes blink.

[chorus:] here in the southtown you know that kid don't play. put it down
on the streets, will i see another day. if i make it back this time, gots to
hold what is mine. and thank god that i made it alive.

One love it's easier said than done. can i rise above anything that gets in
my way?. like words you say, you let your tongue get loose. and when push
comes to shove, i'm not used to walking away. i keep on looking up, because
these times are getting tough. tomarrows gone and its the same o' song.
father fill my cup, give me strength to power up. a life to shine, you're the
diamond in this rough.
IT AINT GOTS TO BE LIKE THIS. DONT WANT TO THROW UP MY FIST.
DONT WANNA
BE LIKE THIS. DONT WANNA THROW UP MY FIST. I MUST RESIST.

[chorus:] [chorus:] here in the southtown you know that kid don't play.
put it down on the streets, will i see another day. if i make it back this
time, gots to hold what is mine. and thank god that i made it alive.back to top
Checkin' Levels
Hey Bobby, dude, should I, uh, should I tighten' up my snare or somethin'?
No, no, no, no, nah, the drums is cool.
Aight.
No, they fine, they fine. You need more guitar in your headphones?
Yup.
Well I need y'all to rock something so I can get them headphones together for
me one time, aight?
(Aww, yeah, cool man.)
Yeah, just one more time, just like that.
Yo, Sonny. Ya, Sonny, Yeah. You gotta give me a little bit, to get the level
together. Yeah.
Oh yeah, that's tight, that's tight.
Yo, you need more effect?
Word, emme check these levels.
Okay, it should be cool now.
Turn it up. Um, check it out, check it out, here we go. Wit this.
Okay, go ahead Bobby.

Freestyle fantastic,
Flippin' like acrobatics,
Microphone mathematics,
Add it, then subtract it,
And there you have it,
Automatic,
With the fanatic,
Gattic,
And if it was in your fingers you couldn't grab it,
Tragic,
Stealin' my style just like a bandit,
But me and this here mic stick tight, just like a magnet,
Static,
Supersonic,
Just how we does,
Just because we slammin' like onyx feel the rush,
Dust to dust,
Beat to beat, ridiculous,
Everything we bust, It's a must, in God we trust,
So slam, da da daback to top
Rock The Party (Off The Hook)
We came here to rock this jam
spread his love is the master plan
let this light ignite like a star
everybody in the party knows who we are
you gotta get down, dance around, floss your style
POD, guarantee, make it worth your while
bad vibes, leave'em at the door
soulcheck'n, housewreck'n, keep'em begg'n for more

We came to rock the party all night long
So party people won't ya sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawn

hey DJ won't ya play that song
and we'll keep dancing till the break of dawn
keep it live like the way it should
ain't nobody gett'n crazy so you know it's all good
b-boys, fly-girls one time
friend of yours is a friend of mine
don't bother stopping till this jam is through
if you been here before then you know how we do

We came to rock the party all night long
So party people won't ya sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawn

we gotz to play what we feel
then I can say I am real
don't wanna be caught mess'n around
cuz a party ain't a party when it gets shut down
off the hook, with the cutz, that's right
feel'n loose cuz it sounds so tight
rock da spot till the very end
make sure that you're there when we do it again

We came to rock the party all night long
So party people won't ya sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawnback to top
Lie Down
I lie down, I sleep, when I wake, sustain me

Outkast blast through deception, the tension, your mind collapse
Relapse, the stress of matter, when I shatter like glass
The never seen, the never heard style we bring forth Can't ignore,
the Four, ripp'n straight when I take your Title, self, X it out like homicidal
it's vital, to make my flesh be suicidal
We tribal, sing with the Saints, let our spirits fly
Hold down the string with the poser Jah has given I
Break back the chains, release the squeeze off my veins
Empty box, hollow rocks, I knock you out your frame
Shallow grave marks the date, Oh' Babylon the Great
Evil virus, be like Cyrus, trample down your gates
We're the ones, the chosen sons
Come out of dark into light, rather fight than run
We came to die for the reasons you put us down
Don't know when, could have then, what's the time, the time is now

I lie down, I sleep, when I wake, sustain me

Ready, attack, bout' to break you down fast like collision
Religion, take you from vision to flashback
In an instant, calculate precise precision
It's vivid, turn your intimidation to timid
I'm in it, count down to self-destruction
That's word to my mother when you suffer the repercussions
Clear the path, it's the wrath coming through
You ain't got what it takes to make me break
Because I'm harder than you
I'm harder than you
You ain't got what it takesback to top
Set Your Eyes To Zion
Back in the day when man he paved the way
Fell in temptation, sin spread through the nation
Lead me salvation, and pierce the palms of holy hands
Who is the son of man? take me to the promised land
Where I and I free, Jah set my mind at ease
I stay cool in the shade even at 96?
You must believe and plant this seed of wisdom
Stick to the track and don't be trapped by Babylon

[chorus]
Set your eyes to Zion
Jah Jah people ride on

Forgive them Lord, for they not know
That what they do, people blame it on you
Can't understand why dem so mad
Dem heart get cold, empty with no soul
I've begun to search of One
Giver of life, I and I recognize
To be with you, forever I'll be with you
In paradise, Zion I set my eyes

[chorus]

Tell me Mr. Deadman?
Do you have the answer?
How do you get to Heaven?
Do you have the answer?
Hey Mr. Deadman
I'll tell you if you want to know,
How you can get to Heaven?
Believe in I Jah Jah son

[chorus]back to top
Bullet The Blue Sky
In the howling wind comes a stinging rain
See it driving nails
Into the souls on the tree of pain
From the firefly, a red orange glow
See the face of fear running scared in the valley below

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

In the locust wind comes a rattle and hum
Jacob wrestled the angel and the angel was overcome
You plant a demon seed; You raise a flower of fire
You see them burning crosses
You see the flames higher and higher

Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue sky
Bullet the blue
Bullet the blue

This guy comes up to me
His face red like a rose on a thorn bush
Like all the colors of a royal flush
And he's peeling off those dollar bills
Slapping them down
One hundred, two hundred
And I can see those fighter planes
And I can see those fighter planes
Across the mud huts where the children sleep
Through the alleys of a quiet city street
You take the staircase to the first floor
Turn the key and slowly unlock the door
As a man breathes into a saxophone
And through the walls you hear the city groan
Outside is America
Outside is America

Across the field you see the sky ripped open
See the rain through a gaping wound
Pounding on the women and children
Who run
Into the arms
Of Americaback to top
Image
Breathe
This the knowledge that I bring, universal, worldwide culture
Inhale, exhale
This the knowledge that I bring, universal, worldwide culture
I takes it all in
No second guessing
Truth brings forth a new passion
No second guessing
Push aside this fate for the ransom
Stands among, gold seven and lox'd up
White wool; fire eyes, glowing in red
Water of rush, planet hold, in double edge
Falling down dead, last first, it's one life
Life source, in resurrection, these bloodstains
Shining face, this morning stars reflections
Embracing light, the clearness of sunrise
Tower strong, in this refuge, my fortress
Breathe
This the knowledge that I bring, universal, worldwide culture
Inhale, exhale
This the knowledge that I bring, universal, worldwide culture
Itakes it all in
No second guessing
Truth brings forth a new passion
No second guessing
Push aside this fate for the ransomback to top
Shouts
Check Check 1, 2,
I dream massive,
Spread Love to the Nation,
Jah people all over the world,
Since 1992,
Spreadin' Love,
Givin' Shouts,
To all of our Jah Jah Warriors out there,
We got you,
Comin' live & direct,
All over the world,
Come again one time..back to top
Tribal
CHORUS:
Tribal warriors!
Where do you stand in this battle cry tribal soldier?
Represent I and I Jah Jah warriors!
REPEAT 4x

The reconstruction commences.
The soldiers equip for the lessons.
My life, a sacrifice is made new through these confessions.
Manifested, this joy is my desire.
Light this fire to flames.
Praise the name Jehovah Jireh.
Is my provider the truth that lives inside this fighter?
Take me higher, Master, Sire makes me a good rider.
I'm gonna ride on down 'til I break through the front lines,
And ain't going home until I gets mines.

CHORUS:
Tribal warriors!
Where do you stand in this battle cry tribal soldier?
Represent I and I Jah Jah warriors!
REPEAT 4x

I grab ahold of my second chance.
This time I'm gonna make it last.
Left the world, came back an outcast.
To lay among the remains,
Through the trials and the pains.
Run for cover, make shelter, uncharted terrains.
Bloodstains light the paths to the ways of living breath.
My soul is put to the test.
Blessed with a mic in my hand.
Jah make straight my steps.
Then I hooked up with Payable On Death.
We flow in unity.
Stand in One while the foolish be,
Lost in this hour.
With power we have authority,
To overcome while these cowards just pick up and run.
Well we ain't done 'til this battle has been fought and won.
This vitory, how sweet it be, is already ours.
Holding the stars, is the man that carries my scars.
Always the same, wear His name with no shame.
Here in this battle cry, we will never die.
We will never die tribal warriors
We will never die
We will never die tribal warriors
We will never die
We will never die
We will never die
I want to know!
CHORUS:
Where do you stand in this battle cry tribal soldier?
Represent I and I Jah Jah warriors!
REPEAT 4xback to top
Freestyle
Kids coming up from the alleys not like the valleys
Southtown San Diego rats out here in Cali
So Cal with the crew to show' em how
You like me now, with the sound straight underground
Putt'n it down, lift up this jewel that I have found
And pass it around, flowing against the crowd
Hip-hop hardknox rhym'n soon as the tune drops
Negative small talks, homie star kick'n rocks
and thake it all down the blocks where it belongs
A demo of songs but they wouldn't put me on
Thought I was gone, too late, but who's to say
My pockets are empty and I got dues to pay

[B section]
To the tic tock you don't stop
To the tic tock you don't quit, hit it

[chorus]
Freestyle, freak with the flava it's the sure shot
Floss up the Ave, when the spot gets hot
Still pay'n dues and knock'em out the box

That's how it is homie like it or not
It's bad enough late bills keep stacking up
No one ever told me that it would cost this much
So buckle up and come along for the ride
Catching the vibes and staying true to my tribe
I got mad love for the ones that still around
Knew you'd be down from the get-go here and now
You make me proud from the diapers to the grave
No masqurade, stayed the same like in the day
On day when we all get saved
We're gonna change the world no matter what they say
And stay real playing what we feel
I'll keep praying for you while you shoot to thrill

[B Section]

[chorus]

It's been a long time
It's been a long time com'n
Hated by many and loved by less
Hold the thresh, resurrected here in the West
Clinch the fist; dismiss the stereotype myths
Loose lips sing ships, then plead the fifth
You hated this, no reason you hated this
If you only know you'd be the first one to enlist
We come in love cause its just how we does
Fit the frame staying the same as it ever was

[B Section]

[chorus]back to top
Follow Me
[chorus:]
Reign, Most High
Almighty Reign, Most High
Almighty I, Most High

What good is for a man to gain the whole world
Yet lose of forfeit his very self?
He must deny himself and
Take up his cross daily and follow me
If anyone is ashamed of me and my words,
Then I will be ashamed of him
When the time comes, in his glory, we will rise

[chorus]

I tell you the truth, some of you who are standing here
Will not taste death before they see jah
Creation come with his power
What can a man give in exchange for his own
Soul he cannot save?
When the time comes, in his Glory, we will rise

[chorus]

When the time comes, in his Glory, we will riseback to top
Outkast
[chorus:]
I'm an outkast
But don't count me out

Underground dwellaz, roaming beneath the cellars
Failed us with this system, ain't living how they tell us
Hideaway place, it's safe, they raise a nation of hate
Erase a main for his faith
They feed us lies, dress up my King in false disguise
Behind those eyes, soul of a savior I recognize
No compromise, while the whole world becomes corrupt
Tonight we break the surface for lives, We coming up

Brother take my hand
Lets separate ourselves
Leave behind this place
Don't ever look back

Disgraced man, survivors of the wasteland,
Looking for a home of his own
No place to run, now place to hide
It's time for you to stand on your own
Militia, coalition, not of this world
Resistance, we the alliance
We freedom fighters, its honor we defend
We follow truth and never your trends

Brother take my hand
Lets separate ourselves
Leave behind this place
Don't ever look back

[chorus]

Brace yourself like a manback to top
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