P.O.D. 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 America

P.O.D. Shine With Me

So why don’t you come with me

And take a trip to the other side?

Where you and I, we can sing, we can fly

We can dance as the stars go by

And the heavens will open up

With a vision inside ‘jah love

The earth, and the moon, and the sun will align

With a voice from the sky above

One love

So come on and shine with me

Like the beautiful star you are.

So come on and shine with me

Shine with me.

Float through the sky,

And look through my eyes

And then you will see what happens.

Nowhere to hide, look deep down inside

In life you must take your chances

Come with me and you will see

My love is like la la la la la…

So come with me and you will see

One love…

So come on and shine with me

Like the beautiful star you are

And leave it behind with me

Cause forever is not that far

So come on and shine with me

Like the beautiful star you are

And leave it behind with me

And shine with me

Shine on, shine on, shine on! one love!

[chorus]

Shine with me

Shine with me

P.O.D. 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]

P.O.D. Find My Way

I don’t know how to let you go

I’ve given to you all of me, all that I’ll ever be

We share the same heart and soul

I want you to believe in me

See through my eyes and you will know

I’ll take my chance that you will come home to me

Even if it takes some time for you to work it out

I’ll be there

[Chorus:]

I still got a ways to go

So far away from home

Inside I always knew

I would find my way to you [repeat]

Find my way…

If I could be everything you want

If I could change everything that I have done

Only you know where I have gone

I want to prove I am worthy to be called yours

I need you more that I ever have

And I don’t want to stay, try and find me if you can

If I get lost along the way, please don’t foget me

Know that I’ll be there

[Chorus]

I’ll be there [x4]

I’ll be there [x4]

[Chorus]

I’ll be there [x4]

I’ll be there [x4]

I’ll find my way to you…

P.O.D. Ghetto

[chorus:]

I believe that this world believes in love [x 2]

We might never really agree

On anything about the lives we live

Between you and me. So differently.

We don’t always see things the same

We should agree to disagree

If we meet at love we can work it out

[chorus:]

I believe you and I will overcome

I believe you and I believe in love

Whether you think I’m so confused

Or if you feel the way I do

So don’t give in to this hate within

Living in this world of pain

Don’t let it bring you down

The world is a ghetto

[chorus:]

I believe that this world believes in love

I believe you and I believe in love

P.O.D. Strength Of My Life

Yo! Eternal rhythms in your system so clear.

No negative take your isms stay cleared

We keep it lovely, give you want you want hear (no you won’t hear)

And Matisyahu in the house, stand clear.

P.O.D. in the house, stand clear.

If Jah is for me, tell me whom I gon’ fear? (no I won’t fear)

And Jah of Jacob, deserving of my love

And God of Isaac, bring blessings from above

Hashem of Abraham will show me the way

I go down on my knees and this is what I pray.

Strength Of My Life, whom shall I dread?

When them evildoers approach to devour my flesh.

Even if there would be an army against me,

My heart would not fear.

Steer clear from weird vibes.

Chuck a spear these evil guys must realize,

Even if there would rise a war against me.

In this I trust, it’s a must.

Elevated is my head, above my enemy.

Surround me with the song of glory

(Yeah, Song of glory, Yeah, ohhh)

Take away the scales from my eyes

Anoint your love upon my life

Have mercy on my soul and hear me when I cry

Do not abandon me, and don’t forsake me

Lead me on the path of integrity

Even if there would be an army against me,

My heart would not fear.

Strength Of My Life, whom shall I dread?

When them evildoers approach to devour my flesh.

Back them up against the wall, stumble and fall then battle y’all

And stand tall, show me favor when I call Oh-oh

Back them against the wall, stumble and them fall

Battle y’all and stand call, show me favor when I call

Oh-oh-oh, yo, Matisyahu, P.O.D.

Eternally, with his majesty

Dwelling in the songs of glory

Dwelling with the song of glory

P.O.D. West Coast Rock Steady

It goes one for your boys from the Southtown blocks

and now let me show you how the west coast rocks

I’ve been there! done that! Cali streets? run that!

need some some California love?

gotta ton of that

saints to angels, across the map

done laps around the world but I keep comin back

to the sunshine state where even gangstas skate

with all these California girls how could you not be straight?

it’s that so-cal life and it’s oh so nice

you can feel it in the air cuz the vibes is right

I did this rock stuff, been tatted, been lox’d up

imitation-sincere form of flattery, but not us

one by one I’m puttin’ em in they places

on a first come, first serve basis

west coast rock! we rock steady! west coast rock!

buses to first class, limousines

private jets around the world still don’t mean a thing

we drove a van across the land with two bucks and a dream

eight shows a week, somehow we made it on your tv screen

raised in the hood, played rock out the hood

made a name out the hood, still remain from the hood

to the north, south, east coast livin’ the life

and all the underground kids know what that hardcore like

nuff respect to the ones who don’t conform or change

and since they do it for the love that means they’ve stayed the same

and I got love for these haters if they like it or not

but for now we gonna show’em how the west coast rocks

west coast rock! we rock steady! west coast rock!

it goes one for your boys from the Southtown blocks

and now let me show you how the west coast rocks

west coast rock! we rock steady! west coast rock!

P.O.D. Draw The Line

Brothers and sisters,

We’re gonna draw the line

To forget about the problems abroad.

But in the end we all have problems of our own,

Gangs, crack, racism

And many people don’t have hope

It probably don’t matter much to you

In the struggles, the times that we live

But you don’t know your future

So you better take time to give.

Who’s gonna draw the line?

We’re gonna draw the line.

Together,

Forever and Ever

You must be thinking I can’t do a thing

But look at me, I help when I sing

Where men can make a difference

Like Caesar, Chavez and Doctor King

We all have the ability

To release a positive capasility

Where youth is our responsibility

It’s time to take a stand.

Who’s gonna draw the line?

We’re gonna draw the line.

Together,

Forever and Ever

Brothers and sisters,

We’re gonna draw the line to make people change

But yo I’m optimistic,

Down with positivity

This is a struggle

So prepare to fight

Who’s gonna draw the line?

We’re gonna draw the line.

Together,

Forever and ever

P.O.D. Want It All

My head is in the clouds

Just another face in crowd

So here I go again

Chasing the wind

My heart is split in two

One side at ease

The other’s so confused

Why, why do I want it all

Why, why do I want it all

My eyes are on the prize

My nature hears the lie

I came into this with nothing

Empty-handed I won’t leave this

Virtue with pleasure [?]

Why, why do I want it all

Why, why do I want it all

Why, why do I want it all

Why, why do I want it all

P.O.D. Roots In Stereo

P.O.D. and Matisyahu

Original Roots In Stereo, ya know

One time, bring it down selecta

I got that Boom Bye Bye, so nobody disrespect, Jah love

Give me strength and power flow through white dreads (‘nough said)

You all walk with kings, talk with kings

When it all goes down, have no idea what it really means.

To live by words, if scripture is roots,

and the wise hold they tongue when the youth speak the truth.

You learn real quick, where I’m from if you don’t belong

Only the strong survive, Southtown and Babylon

(See Babylon Burnin to the ground yo)

You think your number 1 wicked selecta

Try to sneak up in my hood, we not gon’let ya

(Babylon’s burnin to the ground, yo)

In the streets they hear your name, they no respect ya

You can run and hide, in the end we gon’ getcha

Boom Biddy Bye Bye

Original Roots In Stereo

So rep the streets you ride on.

Chant them down with that rude boy sound,

and watch the whole world lie down.

We generals in the streets they know

Who wears the crown for shine now

It got that champion sound moshin through your town

We go make the world go lie down.

Me say, Hey natty dreadlocks where you come from?

Where the mountains watch the city and waters touch the sun

Where some carry crosses like others carry guns

And pray Jah be glorified till the day soon come.

Follow me

Lick a shot if you a mighty warrior

Lick a shot if you a freedom fighter

Lick a shot if you a true souljah

Now dance your way back to Zion

(Now Dance your way back to Zion)

I put it down for your love, till my journey is done

And let the stories be told how the battle was won

So I grabbed the microphone and I started to run

Here I come, Boom Biddy Bye

Here I come

Boom Biddy Bye Bye

Original Roots In Stereo

So rep the streets you ride on.

Chant them down with that rude boy sound,

and watch the whole world lie down.

We generals in the streets they know

Who wears the crown for shine now

It got that champion sound moshin through your town

We go make the world go lie down.

Empty nation just a phase, redemptions on it’s way.

The people love to talk but they don’t got that much to say.

Generation of orphans whose hearts are all ablaze,

Little light in a lot of darkness goes a long way.

Freedom, hearts bleed, and I see them feedin poison.

Poor choices, spirits screamin, trying to break these boundaries.

Running up a mountain, chains tied to my feet.

Running up a mountain, chains tied to my feet.

Original Roots In Stereo

So rep the streets you ride on.

Chant them down with that rude boy sound,

and watch the whole world lie down.

We generals in the streets they know

Who wears the crown for shine now

It got that champion sound moshin through your town

We go make the world go lie down.

We go make the world go lie down.

Make the world go lie down.

Bloodstain drippin through the rain,

Face down, trip and feel the pain.

Get up, you conduct your own train, rippin it up, stepping it up, raising it up

We’re the blood of God’s veins, we gotta maintain get past the blame.

And then this fame came, for a reason and a season.

Then I’ll stay up, not lay low,

And raise yours and up the offering

And then the blessings will flow

We go make the world go lie down.

Make the world go lie down.

We go make the world go lie down.

Make the world go lie down.

Dripping in the rain, face down, trip and feel the pain

Get up, you conduct your own train, rippin it up, stepping it up, raising it up

We’re the blood of God’s veins, we gotta maintain past that of blame

Gathers fame, came for a reason and a seasons

Here to stay up, not lay low