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Sunday, September 29, 2013

Musical Monday: Pumped Up Kicks

When I first heard this song, "Pumped up Kicks," by Foster the People, I loved its catchy tune 
and great beat. Then I actually listened to the lyrics 
and realized that it's a sad commentary on 
society. Knowing what this song is about has ruined 
my happy, dancing mood. When this song plays on the radio, I can't imagine the pain it must bring to those personally touched by school shootings. A song with this topic should not be so fun and bouncy. Do I still love this song? Maybe, but not as much as I used to.






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8 comments:

Rhonda Albom said...

I never heard this song before. Seeing it here for the first time with the words, I am biased, and I don't like it.

stevebethere said...

I see what you mean about it would have been great with upbeat ones but a good to gyrate around room though :-)

Have a musictastic week ahead :-)

Masshole Mommy said...

We do weights to that song in a body sculpt class that I take every week. It does have a great beat for the weights, though.

Rory Bore said...

Yeah, I see what you mean. I listened once, just for the beat and didn't look at the lyrics.
then went back to read the lyrics.
definite disconnect between the two.

Which is a shame because the beat is great. but knowing the subject matter, I can't just imagine myself dancing around to it now.
too bad the message is getting lost. could be powerful song.

Theresa said...

Maybe I'm looking at it from a different point. Putting a dark song to a happy, catchy beat that many kids are going to listen to may have been the point of the song. Get the kids drawn in with the beat, but then make them really think about what our society has come to with the lyrics. I hope this song has stirred conversation amongst parents with their children, or at least made children think about the "uncool" kids at school, and maybe how they could try to connect with them on another level. All it takes is one to reach out to that "loner" to make a difference.

Or maybe it's just not that deep and I'm over thinking it.

mail4rosey said...

I've never heard this one until now.

LadyJava said...

That was interesting..

alissa apel said...

That is catchy!