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 P.O.D. or Payable On Death was formed in 1992 and consists of Drummer Wuv, Bass player Traa, Singer Sonny, and Guitar player Marcos Curiel. Marcos and Wuv first started the group, then Wuv's cousin Sonny Sandoval joined soon after. Finally, Traa joined and completed the group in 1993.

P.O.D. have opened for the likes of Green Day, Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Kidrock, and Cypress Hill. They have a contract with Tooth & Nail Records and average 150 shows a year. 

Comments from www.christianmusic.com 

I think P.O.D. rocks. They play the rage style music but keep it Christian. P.O.D. is a great influence on me. I have started a Christian rock band that will play the same style as P.O.D. and maybe you'll hear about us rockin' on MTV in the name of Jesus.   FWM Comment: this poor person doesn't have a clue about who or what God is really about.  This person says "They play the rage style music".  I cannot for the life of me figure how "rage style" can have anything to do with God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit nor the Message of the Gospel!

P.O.D. IS AWESOME BECAUSE THERE AREN'T VERY MANY CHRISTIAN MUSIC ARTISTS OUT THERE WHO WILL BE WILLING TO PLAY ON MTV AND STUFF LIKE THAT. IT IS SO COOL HOW THEY ARE LETTING PEOPLE KNOW THAT YOU CAN HAVE A GOOD TIME LISTENING TO CHRISTIAN MUSIC. NOW THAT THEY ARE AROUND THE WORLD MIGHT BECOME A BETTER PLACE.  FWM Comment: The world might become a better place because of this type of music?  If that is true, Katy bar the door!  We sure are in more trouble than I suspected. 

Read the lyrics to some of their songs which I have listed below and then let me know what you think of their lyrics as to whether they are Christian and praise God or what.  Send your comments from this link.

Lyrics to some POD songs.

Whatever It Takes - POD

CD: Any Given Sunday Soundtrack
1999

Record Label
Atlantic

 
Lyrics

whatever it takes, we gots to separate
whatever it takes, all the trues from the fakes
whatever it takes, this is how we show and prove
whatever it takes, we ain't got nothing to lose
whatever it takes

face to face with aggression, demolish, abolish the opposition
armored to be the stronger and conquer my competition
this ammunition fuels a vision that makes decisions
I told you once before but it's obvious you didnít listen
so listen carefully, for next time you want to quote me
and take my advice, would be wise to not oppose me
and learn your lesson, head this class into over-session
failed the testing, you had no idea with whom your messing

transforming the mindset, but how quickly do those forget
one hundred miles and running ain't even broken a sweat
until the death, we won't settle for nothing less
no need to creep, you knew we was coming, but still you slept
but it's time to rise, unleash the spirit from deep inside
acting like you was down now that these two worlds collide
better recognize, staring at me because you shook
whatever it takes, is what it took

this is our house
this is where we live
and ain't nobody gonna mess with us
in our house
 

Draw The Line - POD

CD: POD Limited Edition Bonus CD
2000

Record Label
Atlantic
 
Lyrics

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 time 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 man can make a difference
Like Caesar Chaves and Doctor King
We all have the ability to release a positive ability
Where the 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
Where gonna draw the line to make people change
Yo I'm optimistic, down with positivity
But yo I'm realistic, this line will be drawn over night
This is a struggle so prepare to fight
Who's gonna draw the line?
We're gonna draw the line
Together, forever and ever

Rock The Party (Off The Hook) - POD

CD: The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
1999

Record Label
Atlantic


 
Lyrics

We came her 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 you 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

chorus:
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 yours is a friend of mine
Don't bother stopping till this jam is though
If you been here before then you know how we do

chorus

We gotz to play what we feel
Then I can say I came 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

chorus

Bullet the Blue Sky - POD
the fundamental elements of southtown
CD: The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
1999

Record Label
Atlantic


 
Lyrics

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

Outkast - POD
the fundamental elements of southtown
CD: The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
1999

Record Label
Atlantic

 
Lyrics

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 man

Southtown - POD
the fundamental elements of southtown
CD: The Fundamental Elements of Southtown
1999

Record Label
Atlantic

 
Lyrics

Welcome to hard times, back again like its 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
chorus:
Here in the Southtown you know that kid don't play
Put it down it 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
Tomorrow's gone and it's 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 ain't got to be like this
Don't wanna throw up my fist, Don't wanna be like this
Don't wanna throw up my fist, I must resist
chorus

Truly Amazing - POD

CD: The Passion of the Christ - Songs
2004

Record Label
Provident
 

Lyrics

And I see amazing
And I feel it too
I wish you could meet her
Cuz she comes and goes and when you see her you'll know

Love
Truly Amazing
Love for the fallen
Truly Amazing
Heal the broken hearted
Truly Amazing
Love for the fallen

And I know amazing
And I feel her too
I wish she could meet you
But if you don't have the time, she might run off and hide away

Love
Truly Amazing
Love for the fallen
Truly Amazing
Heal the brokenhearted
Truly Amazing
Love for the fallen

Shine down your love! love!
Bring down your love! love!

Love
Truly Amazing
Love for the fallen
Truly Amazing
Heal the broken hearted
Truly Amazing
Love for the fallen
Truly amazing
Shine down your love! love!
Bring down your love! love!