Song Lyric Sunday ~ 1/16/22

The prompt is Bomb, Gun, Knife, Weapon. I may have picked this song before but it fits the promot so I’ll use it again. Without further ado Pumped Up Kicks – Foster the People. Writer: Mark Foster

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 with a box of fun things
I don’t even know what
But he’s coming for you, yeah he’s coming for you, wait

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

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

Daddy works a long day
He be coming home late, and he’s coming home late
And he’s bringing me a surprise
‘Cause dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice

I’ve waited for a long time
Yeah the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger
I reason with my cigarette
And say, “Your hair’s on fire, you must’ve lost your wits?”
Yeah

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

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

Run, run, run, run, ru-ru-ru-run, run, run
Ru-ru-ru-run, run, run, run
Ru-ru-ru-run, run, run, run, run, run

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

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

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

12 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday ~ 1/16/22

  1. We had a school shooting here maybe 3 years ago. I was a substitute teacher in a school nearby at the time. This song leaves me sad. But when reality is sad and music refects reflects it, it’s nothing but the truth.

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    1. Yep I almost had a second thoughts about adding this song because of the topic. But lately social commentary in any form is some thing that helps me. It gives a perspective if anything.

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    1. Yes sadly that is what the song is about. And there’s way too much of that. And it’s a little bubblegum pop for such a serious topic. So in the long run by doing that may be more people will listen and if more people listen maybe we can get some change. One can hope

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