"Southtown" as written by Noah Bernardo, Paul Sandoval, Mark Daniels and Marcos Curiel....
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


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"Southtown" as written by Mark Daniels Marcos Curiel

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  • +1
    General Commentabout being thankful that hes alive and not taking life for granted
    Kdog30001on April 17, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFather fill my cup, give me strength to power up
    A life to shine, you're the diamond in this rough

    Hey grunge_monkey, what about this?
    RogueFrequencyon June 29, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think its about P.O.D.'s tough younger years growing up in the South Town near San Diego. It was a tough neighborhood and he followed God rather than resorting to violence. "dont want to throw up my fists, aint gots to be like this".
    Greeon July 15, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is probably my favourite POD song, it has got a good buildup and is heavy enough with a dash of screaming, what more could you want.
    Some of the words sonny screams are
    "life doesn't have to be like this"
    I believe he angry at people that cause problems in places everywhere like Southtown or that God can help you escape the situation.

    Payable On Death
    surfnuton November 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthe is screaming "it aint got to be like this x 4 life doesnt have to be like this 4x" it aint hard to understand him.
    delirium_is_destinyon July 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the better P.O.D, there new stuff like Alive and Youth of a nation sux ass. This song is really hard but not trashy, gothic crap. awesome opening.
    sic n twistedon April 23, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about getting through life when no-one cares about you and everyone gives you $hit
    slipninoon June 22, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about surviving life, but it does not reall refer to God at all
    grunge_monkeyon June 28, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwell said Gree, i agree with u 100%. LISTEN 2 ZAO
    ALIVEisDEADon July 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"growing up in the South Town near San Diego."

    Gree i must state that you are mistaken. POD is from The county of SD but the city they are from is Chula Vista...it is basicly the same thing as SD it is just not technicly part of the city. The South Town name came from that Area of the County is called "South" Bay. in BOOM they say,,,"We rep the South..." it all fits
    SheafromDiegoon September 01, 2002   Link

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