Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People | Lyrics with Guitar Chords

Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People was released as the group’s debut single in 2010, and the following year was included on their EP Foster the People and their debut album, Torches.

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Key of the Song: F minor

The original key of Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People is F minor.

Guitar Chords for Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People

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Pumped Up Kicks by Foster the People – Lyrics with Chords

[Verse 1]
Fm                       Ab
Robert's got a quick hand
      Eb                             Bb
He'll look around the room he won't tell you his plan
Fm                    Ab
Got a rolled cigarette
Eb                            Bb  
Hangin' out his mouth, he's a cowboy kid
      Fm                     Ab
Yeah, found a six-shooter gun
       Eb                        Bb
In his dads closet hidden with a box of fun things
Fm                    Ab
I don't even know what
         Eb                        Bb
But he's comin' for you, yeah he's comin for you, hey

[Chorus]
 Fm                         Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet    
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet             

[Verse 2]
Fm                    Ab
Daddy works a long day
         Eb                     Bb
He'll be coming home late, he's coming home late
         Fm                    Ab
And he's bringing me a surprise
     Eb                                Bb
Cos' dinner's in the kitchen and it's packed in ice
     Fm                     Ab
I've waited for a long time
    Eb                          Bb
The slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger
  Fm                      Ab
I reason with my cigarette
             Eb                            Bb
And say your hair's on fire you must have lost your wits, yeah

[Chorus]
 Fm                         Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet    
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet  

[Interlude]
Fm Ab Eb Bb  
(run run run)
Fm Ab Eb Bb  
(run run run)
Fm Ab Eb Bb  
(whistle)
Fm Ab Eb Bb  
(whistle)

[Chorus]
 Fm                         Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet    
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet  

[Chorus]
 Fm                         Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet    
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Outrun my gun
Fm                          Ab
All the other kids with the pumped up kicks
             Eb
You'd better run, better run
  Bb
Faster than my bullet
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