"On the grind" as written by Glen Ballard, Noah Bernando Jr., Mark Traa Daniels, Paul J. Sandoval, Jason P. Truby, Jacken,, Joel Shearer, Danny V. Devoux, David Devoux, Donald Devoux, Paul Devoux, Roscoe Devoux...
Psycho Realm, P.O.D., Boo-yah Tribe. What? What?
My soul is payable on death, the flow I'm layin' here is deaf
Mics come with a teflon vest, my words wreck
I'm a Psycho, ill with the voco-loco.
Heard a sick pedo noco noco by coasta logo
Gas mask with the gangsta strollo
Got a piece that will match the chrome D's on my low-low
Total chaos, you think that I'm a rapper your way off
I'm a killer that be murderin these tracks, so stay off.
Serial rhymin, convicted of driving and beat the hymen
And breaking the hymen on ears that never heard of the line that I'm in
The danger zone is common, city blocks got the demons mobbin'
I'm a con-artist, starvin', strong armin'
Jason's guitarin', Traa's bass while Wuv is bombin'
Bring the streets to the booth, It's my therapy from mental scaring
From the hell when I dwelled in an L.A. projects

Ever since the day the streets be callin'
Do what it takes to keep from fallin'
All I know is how to hustle man, so I'll stay on it.
Somewhere in the world the sun is shining
Down on my face there's someone trying
Try to grind it out these streets we live
And I'm not dying

My souls payable on death, home grown out the west
My words be leapin' from the grill leaving you holding your breathe
So who want next, and who gonna test?
Come get this lyrics beating, I'm out the frame like graffiti
It's so misleading, but I make it look easy
And everybody out the box trying to cop my steezy
So my crew roll through, you know quite is kept
But my level is next, so bet it all on dread
I break bread with hustlers, conversate with kings
Conquer kingdoms with warriors and preach to the fiends
Partake communion with dealers, love the least of these
Ask forgiveness from a priest and keep my ears to the streets
Some of my people still fightin' they own demons
And some of my people still shootin' until it's even
Some kill you just because, and I'll leave it at that
But I choose to use this mic to push these platinum plaques

Ever since the day the streets be callin'
Do what it takes to keep from fallin'
All I know is how to hustle man, so I'll stay on it.
Somewhere in the world the sun is shining
Down on my face there's someone trying
Try to grind it out these streets we live
And I'm not dying

Ever since the day the streets be callin'
Do what it takes to keep from fallin'
All I know is how to hustle man, so I'll stay on it.
Somewhere in the world the sun is shining
Down on my face there's someone trying
Try to grind it out these streets we live
And I'm not dying

When it drizzle come the storm
And when you born, you see that rappers die where I come from
You thankin' gangsta, thank the game
West full circle and it finally came
From the waters runnin' how the west was won
How them candles flamin' for my brothers to find home
Broken halos and clipped wings
Though we birthed of the west coast, we'll talk in them real things
Did y'all know that gangstas don't cry?
Did y'all know all thugs don't ride?
We gangsta pimpin' but we had to
You ever touch my sister, got you!
I'm keepin' it gangsta cause keepin' it's worth keepin'
And paid for being processed
With sleeping worth leaking
The streets ball callin' me out of control
I'd rather be sending love before I let it go

Ever since the day the streets be callin'
Do what it takes to keep from fallin'
All I know is how to hustle man, so I'll stay on it.
Somewhere in the world the sun is shining
Down on my face there's someone trying
Try to grind it out these streets we live
And I'm not dying

Ever since the day the streets be callin'
Do what it takes to keep from fallin'
All I know is how to hustle man, so I'll stay on it.
Somewhere in the world the sun is shining
Down on my face there's someone trying
Try to grind it out these streets we live
And I'm not dying

I'll stay On The Grind, I do this all the time
For all it's worth, I keep on searching for my piece of mind.
I'll stay On The Grind, I do this all the time
For all it's worth, I keep on searching for my piece of mind.
I'll stay On The Grind, I do this all the time
For all it's worth, I keep on searching for my piece of mind.


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"On the Grind" as written by Noah Bernardo Glen Ballard

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    General CommentSo f-in ghetto!
    laxbosson June 12, 2006   Link
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    General Commenttight song
    podbass881on June 19, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwho is boo-yah tribe?
    agapesouljah777on December 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentFor me this is the worst song on the Testify album. Chorus is fine and the part where P.O.D. singer is rapping is acceptable but the first part is just awful and ruins the whole song. I usually skip past this track while listening to the CD.
    MuminPLon September 15, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAre you kidding? This is a great song. It's about growing up in tough times/places but always looking up.

    When Sonny says:

    "I break bread with hustlers, conversate with kings
    Conquer kingdoms with warriors and preach to the fiends
    Partake communion with dealers, love the least of these"

    He is trying to be like Christ by reaching out to people who have gone down the wrong path and gotten mixed up by life's circumstances.

    Then he says "But I choose to use this mic to push these platinum plaques" meaning he wants to spread a message of hope beyond the literal ghetto and on to the ghetto of the world we live in.

    PS- Boo-Ya Tribe is a rap group from LA
    gdub205on November 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis is about the bands ties wit gangs. Trust me if u have ever been in or around some1 who was deep ingangs u just knw especialy when u see their faces when they here this song. And this is not one the worst songs its one if not the best song on the album because it shows the band in their tru form and shows who they r and wat it was like growin up 4 them
    saintjewon March 16, 2008   Link

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