So we've been getting some complaint calls here at the radio station about the song "Pumped Up Kicks" by Foster the People.
It's a strange-sounding song - very catchy - but if you listen to the words, it is talking about a kid shooting other kids (or at least thinking about it.)
Here is a blurb from www.songfacts.com:
Mark Foster (Foster the People's lead-singer) explained the song's meaning to Spinner UK: "Pumped Up Kicks' is about a kid that basically is losing his mind and is plotting revenge. He's an outcast. I feel like the youth in our culture are becoming more and more isolated. It's kind of an epidemic. Instead of writing about victims and some tragedy, I wanted to get into the killer's mind, like Truman Capote did in In Cold Blood. I love to write about characters. That's my style. I really like to get inside the heads of other people and try to walk in their shoes."
So what do YOU think? Should we play the "non-guns/bullets" version of the song...or is that taking it too far?? (Listen to this version below)