Pumped Up Kicks Lyrics – Foster The People

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Pumped Up Kicks is the song which made Foster the People, an American indie pop band, famous. The track was written by Mark Foster, the lead vocalist of the band, to become the lead single from the band’s self-titled debut EP. The song first appeared on YouTube in February 2010 and was released in September that year. Soon after the release, it gained popularity on many radio stations. In about 5 months after that, the single emerged on Foster the People’s debut album, entitled Torches. The song is considered the band’s biggest achievement, as it was placed at number 32 in the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2010. The single, certified Gold by the RIAA, also reached the top of the Billboard Alternative Songs chart and got into the top 10 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The Pumped Up Kicks music video has been watched by over 10 million viewers on YouTube so far. It has been criticized by some for the violence its lyrics contain. Nevertheless, it has been liked by many more for its being catchy and simple. You may watch and share your thoughts with us in the comments.

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks Music Video

Foster The People – Pumped Up Kicks Song Words

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.

[Chorus x2:]
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.
‘Cause 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.
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[Chorus x2:]
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.

[Whistling]

[Chorus x3:]
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.