What you know about that
Fallen! Fallen Babylon!
The so-called great. Dead weight
Dread 'bout to update
The death rate, in one take
Make no mistake
We the real deala
The radical, natural-born wig splitta
Gonna get cha with the style
That make your soul holla, more drama
The on droppa the sure sotta
Rock it steady, we ready
Till the track is diminished
And when the dog goes belly up
Consider it finished

Sounds like it's war to me
Peace, love and casualties
Sounds like it's war to me, yeah
Close your eyes so you can see
Peace, love and harmony
Sounds like the war in me, yeah

We keep on moving like don't stop
Let it go. Soul to soul
Dread at the controls
Tag 'em up and label them John Doe
The raw flow
Rebuild the new style empire
Blazing required like that
Fourth man on fire
This gun's for hire
Take the vow of the Nazarene
To come clean
Like crazy baldheads (knot I mean)
Wickedness fear the style of the deathblow
Carve the name across your chest
In case the dog catcher want to know

Sounds like it's war to me
Peace, love and casualties
Sounds like it's war to me, yeah
Close your eyes so you can see
Peace, love and harmony
Sounds like the war in me, yeah

Dread at the controls, label them John Doe.....

Sounds like it's war to me
Peace, love and casualties
Sounds like it's war to me, yeah
Close your eyes so you can see
Peace, love and harmony
Sounds like the war in me, yeah

Sounds like it's war to me
Peace, love and casualties
Sounds like it's war to me, yeah
Whatever the case may be
This time it's got to be
Peace, love and harmony, yeah


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    General CommentIt's about war. And it's a shitty song in my opinion. Parts of it sound like wannabe Rage gone bad. Verses sound bad and the hook ain't much either. I don't know what these guys were thinking on this album. Most of the tracks are garbage. It's disappointing to me because I really used to like this group.
    MrJRKon February 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthey had this song on "The Warriors EP volume 2"but instead it said : "Sound like it's Jah to me, Sound like it's Jah to me, the sum of everything yeah. Close your eyes so you can see peace, love and harmony. Sounds like it's Jah to me yeah." And it was called "Ya Mama". All this leads to my question, why did they change it?
    latinorockeron February 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlthough the song is by no means amongst the best on the album, i still think it has a certain amount of quality, and I rather enjoy it.
    I'm not overly sure on the John Doe part, the song, to me, is about the war we are fighting inside of ourselves, the spiritual war against our own sin. Perhaps John Doe is a reference to the film Se7en were John Doe was a mass murderer, killing people in accordance to there 'sin'.
    bobtheflobon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIn a mortuary a body is named "John Doe" if it has not been identified. John Doe sorta sounds like "Don't Know" so that is why they use it. The reason they use John Doe in this song is because if are going to be on Satan's side on Judgement Day, you will have no identity because you are not a child of God, therefore you will be a "John Doe". This is actually one of my favourite P.O.D. songs just because of the simple nature of it and it puts its message across straightforward way not trying to hide it under an amzing rythmical tune.
    HeWAUon June 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song rocks! I love it because there are so many Biblical references sprinkled throughout. "Fallen! Fallen Babylon!" is from Revelation (and I think Isaiah), and I think the word "dog" is really "die" (I've seen it that way elsewhere), which fits "The last enemy to be defeated is death" (die goes belly up consider it finished). The fourth man on fire is from the account of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego (they were thrown in a furnace, but rather than burning, they walked around inside with "the fourth" who "looks like a son of the gods"). Of course, Christ was a Nazarene, and "baldhead" is a reference to Elijah (or Elisha, I'm not sure which). POD really knows their stuff!
    eryaneon February 14, 2008   Link

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