Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Mother of the Year

I have kind of liked the song "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People for a while but I never listened to the words.  I thought it they were saying, "something something something, la la la, my bucket."  It's such a happy, lighthearted tune, it even has whistling! I just assumed the lyrics were something happy and lighthearted.  Something to do with a guy's bucket.  When I was driving Sam to his first day of school this morning the song came on and I was singing along with it, and telling him how much I love it, and isn't it great to go to school the first day and hear such a happy song on the radio?  Turn it UP!  What a great day!  I decided I liked it so much that I would download it so when I came back home, that's what I did.  While it was loading I looked up the lyrics to see what could be so interesting about that guy's bucket, but they weren't saying bucket, they were saying bullet.  The song is about a kid who gets a hold of a gun (a six shooter!) and goes after all the mean kids with the "pumped up kicks."  The chorus says:

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.
I read that and said, "........ oh."  And then I thought about how I sent my ninth grader off to his first day of high school humming a tune about a kid shooting his peers.  Best. Mothering. Ever.
I still love the song, and I might love it even more because I find the duplicity kind of hilarious.  "Run before I shoot you!  Hee hee! Whistle whistle! *skip skip skip* La la la... BTW nice shoes!"


  1. OK that is too funny....have a nice day honey, watch for any kids with guns!!!

    Did not know the words, still love the song!

    I did just learn what "pumped up kicks" was....SHOES!
    I feel old.

  2. I do believe he shoots his father too. I might be wrong. It's okay I sing along to it too but my kids already know I'm insane and they probably think I am singing it at them. They've been super good since I downloaded it. Coincidence? I think not!

  3. those hot, artsy, way too cool for anyone over 21 years old, white boys don't know jack shit about guns. unless they fill up with water.

  4. Corine had to fill out a poster board with stuff all about herself(school just encourages them to be egocentric) and under her favorite song, she wanted to put "Last Friday Night" by Katie Perry. I had to help her pick something a little more G rated.

  5. Laughed out loud to this one.

    I love you, you're such a dork.

    Raise the roof and shoot em up, y'all.


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