Lyrics

I don’t think I’ve ever paid  much attention to lyrics (I’m more of a has a good beat and can dance to it kind of guy) but a friend of mine pointed the song of the summer Foster The People’s “Pumped Up Kicks” has lyrics that will give N.WA. a run for their money (BTW, that link is NSFW).

So here’s to a great song with a  melody that’s as smooth as  melted butter containing lyrics that belong in a Martin Scorsese film.

The video also gives no indication of the content.

Kudos to the band for keeping it light and making me think it’s as harmless as Afternoon Delight, wait what was that song about again?

Robert’s got a quick hand
He’ll look around the room
He won’t tell you his plan
He’s got a rolled cigarette hanging out his mouth 
He’s a cowboy kid
Yeah, he found a six-shooter gun
In his dad’s closet hidden in a box of fun things
And I don’t even know what
But he’s coming for you, yeah, he’s coming for you

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks 
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks 
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Daddy works a long day
He be coming home late, yeah, he’s coming home late
And he’s bringing me a surprise
Because dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice
I’ve waited for a long time
Yeah, the slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger
I reason with my cigarette
And say your hair’s on fire
You must have lost your wits, yeah

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks 
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks 
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks 
You’d better run, better run, outrun my gun
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks 
You’d better run, better run, faster than my bullet

 

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