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The Fundamental Elements of Southtown Full Album Lyrics

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The Fundamental Elements of Southtown

(1999)
TypeAlbum (Studio full-length)
GenresNu Metal, Rap Metal
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Lyrics > P > P.O.D. Lyrics (117) > The Fundamental Elements of Southtown Lyrics (11)
Submitted by level 21 록스타 (2017-08-21)
1. Greetings (1:29)
Greetings.
Redrains and sistrains.
The P.O.D. comin' at ya,
With the fundamental elements of this little place we call the Southtown.
We come to ya with authority.
We bring wisdom and power.
We strength and might.
So if you have eyes to see and you have ears to hear.
I'll tell you this.
You will understand what is true
So Jah people ride on, Jah people ride on!
For this is our reality.
2. Hollywood (feat. Lisa Papineau) (5:22)
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]
3. Southtown (4:08)
Welcome to hard times 
Back again like it's never been for the first time 
It seem to mess with my head when I realize what it takes 
Can I relate with whatever but never will it drive me to hate 
Could 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

Here in the southtown 
You know that kids don't play 
Put it down in the streets, will I see another day 
If I make it back this time, got to hold what is mine 
And thank God that I made it alive 
Here in the southtown 
You know that kids don't play 
Put it down in the streets, will I see another day 
If I make it back this time, got 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 
Tomorrow's gone and it's the same old song 
Father fill my cup, give me strength to power up 
A life to shine, you'r the diamond in this rough

Here in the southtown 
You know that kids don't play 
Put it down in the streets, will I see another day 
If I make it back this time, got to hold what is mine 
And thank God that I made it alive 
Here in the southtown 
You know that kids don't play 
Put it down in the streets, will I see another day 
If I make it back this time, got to hold what is mine 
And thank God that I made it alive

It ain't got to be like this 
Don't want to throw up my fist 
Don't want to be like this 
Don't want to throw up my fist 
I must resist, it ain't got to be like this 
I must resist, it ain't got to be like this 
I must resist, it ain't got to be like this 
I must resist, it ain't got to be like this

Here in the southtown 
You know that kids don't play 
Put it down in the streets, will I see another day 
If I make it back this time, got to hold what is mine 
And thank God that I made it alive 
Here in the southtown 
You know that kids don't play 
Put it down in the streets, will I see another day 
If I make it back this time, got to hold what is mine 
And thank God that I made it alive 
Here in the southtown
4. Checkin' Levels (1:06)
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 those headphones together for me one time, alright?
(Aww, yeah, cool man.)
Yeah, just one more time, just like that
Yo, Sonny. That's right. 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, let-em 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 bust it

Freestyle fantastic
Flippin' like acrobatics
Microphone mathematics
Add it, then subtract it
And then you have it
Problematic
With the fanatic
[?]attic
And everyone with you figures you couldn't grab it
Tragic
Steppin' on my style just like a bandit
But me and this here mic stick tight, just like a magnet
Stagnant
Supersonic
Just how we does
Just because we slammin' like onyx feel the rush
Dust to dust
Beat to beat, were addicting lust
Everything we bust, It's a must, in God we trust
So slam, da da da
5. Rock the Party (Off the Hook) (3:24)
We came hear to rock this jam
Spread his love is the master plan
Let this light ignite like a star 'cause
Everybody in the party knows who we are
You gotta get down, dance around, floss your style
P.O.D. 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 here to rock the party all night long
(from the left to right and the back to front)
So party people won't you sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawn

I say 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 and
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 than you know how we do

We came here to rock the party all night long
(from the left to right and the back to front)
So party people won't you sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawn

We came here to rock the party all night long
(from the left to right and the back to front)
So party people won't you sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawn

Last time last time come on
We gotz to play what we feel so
Then I can say I came real
Don't want to be caught mess'n around
'cause a party ain't a party when it gets shut down, shut down, shut down
Off the hook with the cutz that's right
Feel'n loose 'cause it sounds so tight
Rock da spot till the very end
Make sure you're there when we do it again

We came here to rock the party all night long
(from the left to right and the back to front)
So party people won't you sing that song
We came to rock the party all night long
And keep it live till the break of dawn
6. Lie Down (5:09)
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 takes
7. Set Your Eyes to Zion (4:06)
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 96º? 
You must believe and plant this seed of wisdom
Stick to the track and don't be trapped by Babylon

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

Set your eyes to Zion
Jah Jah people ride on

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

Set your eyes to Zion
Jah Jah people ride on
8. Lo Siento (0:33)
9. Bullet the Blue Sky (U2 cover) (featuring Lisa Papineau) (5:18)
10. Psalm 150 (0:55)
11. Image (3:32)
Breathe
This is the knowledge that I bring,
Universal worldwide culture
Inhale, exhale 
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 is the knowledge that I bring,
Universal worldwide culture
Inhale, exhale

I takes it all in
No second guessing
Truth brings froth a new passion
No second guessing
Push aside this fate for the ransom
12. Shouts (0:55)
13. Tribal (4:26)
Where do you stand in this Battle Cry?
Represent!
I and I a Jah Jah warrior
[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 of 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]

I grab ahold of my second chance, this time gonna make it last
Left the world came back an Outkast
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
We ain't done till this battle has been fought and won
The victory, how sweet it be, is already ours
Holding the stars, is the man that carries my scars
Always the same, I wear his name with now shame
Here in this Battle Cry, we will never die

We will never die Tribal Warriors

[chorus]
14. Freestyle (3:57)
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]
15. Follow Me (3:43)
[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 rise
16. Outkast (Outkast lasts (4:16), Hidden Track Tambura begins at (6:22)) (9:33)
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