Saturday, December 3, 2011
Pumped Up Kicks - Foster The People
I'm posting this song here to show just how desensitized today's youth are. This song is called, "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster The People. It's a nice upbeat tune. The problem is that most young people are not listening to the lyrics which betray the song's surface optimism. There's even videos on YouTube with beautiful images of pretty girls in latest fashions, butterflies, glitter and the like. Clearly the creators of these videos have no idea what the song means.
The song is based on a mass murderer, the West Road Mall Shooter to be more specific. To better understand the lyrics, whenever you hear "All the other kids with the pumped up kicks" replace it with "rich ass people". For those who don't know, the phrase, "pumped up kicks", is a reference to the urban legend that the killer targeted people in expensive shoes.