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"Pumped up Kicks" is a song from the American indie pop band Foster The People, released in 2010 as the band's debut single. The song narrates the story of a youth with homicidal thoughts that plans to do a school shooting.

Lyrics

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 found a six shooter gun
In his dad's closet hidden oh in a box of fun things,
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, out run 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, out run 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, 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

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
You'd better run, better run, out run 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, out run 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, out run 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, out run 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, out run my gun

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

Other appearances

  • The song was included in the extended play Foster The People.
  • The song was included in the band's debut album Torches.

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