Tuesday, 14 January 2014

Oh Pumped Up Kicks How You Break My Heart!!

For those people out there that do not share my love/admiration/passion for that Foster The People tune I bid you good day even at this early stage of my post! -Only Joking! You can stay!!

For those of you that like me adore the catchy amazing sing along tune of the century then I admire you!! Three cheers for you and your amazing taste of music.I don't think there are many people out there that haven't heard of the song, and the majority can whistle along with the chorus, even being voted best song of 2011.And coming 11th in the Irish charts.
Foster the people really did out-do themselves with this one, the tune that was released in 2011 and the bands debut single holds some of my favourite memories with some of my favourite friends.
I even love the song so much that if I ever become famous and they want to make a documentary out of my life then this shall be my theme song, you heard it here first!!

Before I get into the web in which I'm spinning here I want to tell you a little bit about my second favourite band in the world (Kings Of Leon come first of course) Foster The People.
Foster The People are an American band from LA, made up of three men, two Marks and a Cubbie,
Cubbie Fink being a personal favourite of mine, sometimes known as the one with the big nose an absolute hunk that in my eyes makes the band and song even that little bit better if that's even possible.
There is Cubbie above!! back off girls he's mine!! (Even if he is already married! Oh if only I was born seven years earlier in LA)
Anyway, it's at the sorry note that pumped up kicks fans I must fracture my heart! Incase you haven't yet discovered the meaning of the song through the lyrics (Incase you haven't think about them again...'Out run my gun' 'faster than my bullet') I've decided to burst your bubble and tell you the true meaning of this catchy little pop song!!
Without going way over the top with detail I'll give you the basic jist of what it's all about, pumped up kicks is based around a child who has basically lost his mind, an outcast from the rest of the world he feels like he doesn't fit in and in short words has a crappy life. The whole song is really based around a pair of shoes believe it or not, pumped up kicks referring to the nike shoes worn in the 80's and 90's, these were very expensive at the time and this child couldn't afford them, he decides enough is enough and uses his fathers gone to shoot up his school all these people with the shoes, and that's basically it.
A cheery happy song with such a dark hidden meaning! is it awful to say I love it even more?
 However, my mother on the other hand cannot get her head around it and now hates the song.

It's at times like this I begin to wonder what Mark Foster is like as a person writing a song like this so when I researched his concept behind it I was astonished as he explained how he put himself into this character and instead of writing about the victim he wrote about the criminal it's very smart he also describes about how it's based on mental illness which should be disguised more and more and frankly brought up as a discussion.
Whether you like the tune or not you can't help but admit it's a very smart song.
This song is literally one of the most special songs I've ever heard, without the lyrics it's the beat the instruments the whistle it really is heaven for the ears :)

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