Foster The People Vs. Whitman "Pumped up kicks" against verse 34

Lyrics

Robert's got a quick hand

He'll look around the room

He won't tell you his plan

He's got a rolled cigarette

Hanging out his mouth

He's a cowboy kid

Yeah he found a six-shooter gun

In his dad's closet, in the box of fun things

I don't even know what

But he's coming for you, yeah he's coming for you

[Chorus x2:]

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks

You better run, better run, outrun my gun

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks

You better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Daddy works a long day

He be coming home late, and he's coming home late

And he's bringing me a surprise

'Cause dinner's in the kitchen and it's packed in ice

I've waited for a long time

Yeah the sleight of my hand is now a quick-pull trigger

I reason with my cigarette

Then say, "Your hair's on fire, you must've lost your wits, yeah?"

[Chorus x2:]

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks

You better run, better run, outrun my gun

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks

You better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Run, run, run, run, ru-ru-ru-run, run, run

Ru-ru-ru-run, run, run, run

Ru-ru-ru-run, run, run, run, run, run

[Whistling]

[Chorus x4:]

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks

You better run, better run, outrun my gun

All the other kids with the pumped up kicks

You better run, better run, faster than my bullet

Poem 34

Now I tell what I knew in Texas in my early youth,

(I tell not the fall of Alamo,

Not one escaped to tell the fall of Alamo,

The hundred and fifty are dumb yet at Alamo,)

'Tis the tale of the murder in cold blood of four hundred and

twelve young men.

Retreating they had form'd in a hollow square with their

baggage for breastworks,

Nine hundred lives out of the surrounding enemy's, nine

times their number, was the price they took in advance,

Their colonel was wounded and their ammunition gone,

They treated for an honorable capitulation, receiv'd writing

and seal, gave up their arms and march'd back prisoners

of war.

They were the glory of the race of rangers,

Matchless with horse, rifle, song, supper, courtship,

Large, turbulent, generous, handsome, proud, and

affectionate,

Bearded, sunburnt, drest in the free costume of hunters,

Not a single one over thirty years of age.

The second First-day morning they were brought out in

squads and massacred, it was beautiful early summer,

The work commenced about five o'clock and was over by

eight.

None obey'd the command to kneel,

Some made a mad and helpless rush, some stood stark and

straight,

A few fell at once, shot in the temple or heart, the living and

dead lay together,

The maim'd and mangled dug in the dirt, the new-comers saw

them there,

Some half-kill'd attempted to crawl away,

These were despatch'd with bayonets or batter'd with the

blunts of muskets.

A youth not seventeen years old seiz'd his assassin till two

more came to release him,

The three were all torn and cover'd with the boy's blood.

At eleven o'clock began the burning of the bodies;

That is the tale of the murder of the four hundred and twelve

young men.

-Why did you pick this poem/song?

I decided to choose verse 34 and "Pumped Up Kicks" because they relate to the same topic, they both go over how and why people are being murdered for no reason.

-Identification and analysis of literary devices found in the song:

The two most major literary devices in both of these story's are both mood and imagery. The mood that is set in these pieces are very sad because it talks about mass murder and homicide. The other device is imagery, i choose this because it makes you thing and picture the horror of the things that people can and will do to other people.

-Identification and analysis the poem’s themes:

The theme of the poem, "verse 34", is to tell us about how and why massive amounts of people are being killed for no reason. It takes us on a story of many men in war being captured and taken as PoW. It tells us how anyone will do anything to another person, even murder, to get a point across.

-Identification and analysis the song’s themes:

The theme of the song," Pumped Up Kicks" is to inform us about the mass shooting in america and around the entire world. This song takes us on a journey through the mind of a person that is mentally ill, it shows us reason for why he is doing the things that he is, and shows us that there are lots of reason someone can go insane. They believe that they are in the right for doing these things because that's how their mind works.

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