On The Grind

Songfacts®:

  • Lead singer Sonny Sandoval: "The lyrics got changed when the Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. came in. The song took a whole new meaning when (Boo-Yaa T.R.I.B.E. member) Gotti started singing the chorus. He got really emotional. That guy got shot 10 times in the back years ago and almost died. So, he changed all the words from 'We' to 'I' because he was relating the chorus to himself." >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Tim - PGH, PA

Comments: 1

  • Kris from Corpus Christ, TxInteresting song, since P.O.D. doesn't have many rap songs. I had to get use to it since I'm always hearing rock from P.O.D. But surprisingly it gets quite addicting. I believe the song is about a ex-ganster who seeks for a higher good and a better way of life.

    The statement "beat the hymen" is not what you think. They're using the term for breaking out into something new.
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Yacht Rock!Song Writing

A scholarly analysis of yacht rock favorites ("Steal Away," "Baker Street"...) with a member of the leading YR cover band.

Billy Joe ShaverSongwriter Interviews

The outlaw country icon talks about the spiritual element of his songwriting and his Bob Dylan mention.

Zakk WyldeSongwriter Interviews

When he was playing Ozzfest with Black Label Society, a kid told Zakk he was the best Ozzy guitarist - Zakk had to correct him.

Susanna Hoffs - "Eternal Flame"They're Playing My Song

The Prince-penned "Manic Monday" was the first song The Bangles heard coming from a car radio, but "Eternal Flame" is closest to Susanna's heart, perhaps because she sang it in "various states of undress."

Little RichardFact or Fiction

Was Long Tall Sally a cross-dresser? Did he really set his piano on fire? See if you know the real stories about one of rock's greatest innovators.

DevoSongwriter Interviews

Devo founders Mark Mothersbaugh and Jerry Casale take us into their world of subversive performance art. They may be right about the De-Evoloution thing.