Murdered Love

Album: Murdered Love (2012)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the title track from the eighth studio album by American Nu Metal band, P.O.D. Frontman Sonny Sandoval explained to Christianity Today the song is, "about the moment our Savior died - Jesus on the cross and what that moment must have felt like with the earthquakes and the sky going black. It's that and the imagery of the two thieves, and the one who told Jesus he believed, and Jesus said, "Today you'll be in Paradise with me."
  • Sick Jaken of American hip-hop supergroup, The Psycho Realm, makes a guest appearance in which he contributes vocals to the song's chorus.
  • Ramon Boutviseth directed the song's music video, which features a man dragging an old television through a busy city street as onlookers take photos of the tormented soul. He proceeds to remove his shirt, revealing the words "The Day They Murdered Love," carved into his chest.
  • Sandoval explained the "Murdered Love" album title to PureGrainAudio: "When we started Payable On Death, we were young kids at the time. It's a religious term, y'know, when someone passes on, what they leave behind — we've always related that to our faith in Christ. We believe in faith in the ultimate sacrifice for sin and doing that, we have redemption. So that's the pathway to our music."

    "Murdered Love is a very similar concept," he continued. "It started out with the song 'The Day We Murdered Love', which was based on the idea that the moment Christ was crucified, how dark, how somber and sad it was. The earth quaked, the sky went black. It's talking about desperation for the people who believed in him, just the anguish that must've been felt. Y'know, just the idea that we crucified the Savior of the world; we murdered... love!"

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