Torches Album Lyrics by Foster The People


Foster The People Lyrics

Torches Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Helena Beat

Sometimes life it takes you by the hair
It pulls you down before you know it
It's gone and you're dead again.
I've been in places and I won't pretend
That I'd make it out just to fall on my head

Wake up strange and take the walk downstairs
Hit the pawn up on the corner and pay for my rent
You know that I could not believe my own truth
Just show them what I choose, got nothing to lose

Yeah yeah and it's O.K.
I tie my hands up to a chair so I don't fall that way.
Yeah yeah and I'm alright.
I took a sip of something poisoned but I'll hold on tight.

You know those days when you want to just choose
To not get out of bed, you're lost in your head again.
You play the game but you kind of cut
'Cause you're coming down hard and your joints are all stuck.
I tried to say that's not the only way
I never knew if I could face myself to change.
You were pacing I was insecure.
Slip and fall, I got the calls from the prison I've been living in.

Yeah yeah and it's O.K.
I tie my hands up to a chair so I don't fall that way.
Yeah yeah and I'm alright.
I took a sip of something poisoned but I'll hold on tight.

Yeah yeah and it's O.K.
I tie my hands up to a chair so I don't fall that way.
Yeah yeah and I'm alright.
I took a sip of something poisoned,
Took a sip of something poisoned, poisoned.

Yeah yeah and it's O.K.
I tie my hands up to a chair so I don't fall that way.
Yeah yeah and I'm alright.
I took a sip of something poisoned but I'll hold on tight.

Yeah yeah and it's O.K.
I tie my hands up to a chair so I don't fall that way.
Yeah yeah and I'm alright.
I took a sip of something poisoned, took a sip of something poisoned, poisoned

 

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Pumped Up Kicks

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 hidden with a box of fun things.
And I don't even know what but he's coming for you, yeah, he's coming for you.

[Chorus 2x:]
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.

Dad - he works a long day.
He'll be coming home late, he's coming home late.
And he's bringing me a dark 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
And say, "Your hair's on fire, you must have lost your wits, yeah."

[Chorus 2x:]
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.

Ru-ru-run, run, run, run [4x]

[Whistling]

[Chorus 4x:]
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.

Writer: Mark Foster
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Uk) Limited

 

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Call It What You Want

Call it what you want
Call it what you want
I said just call it what you want
Call it what you want

Yeah we're locked up in ideas
We like to label everything
Well I'm just gonna do here what I gotta do here
'Cause I gotta keep myself free
You're ducking and moving just to hide your bruises from all your enemies
And I'm in the crossfire dodging bullets from your expectancies

We've got nothing to lose
You better run and hide
Yeah you've crossed the line
I've got a knife behind my back (just sayin')
We've got nothing to prove
Your social guides give you swollen eyes
But what I've got can't be bought so you can just

Call it what you want
Call it what you want
I said just call it what you want
Call it what you want

You've taken your words and you take your judgments
And stick them onto everything
If it don't conform to what you were born into,
Then you run the other way
You say, "now what's your style and who do you listen to?" who cares?
Well that rat race ladder-climbing fake-face smile's got nothing on me

We've got nothing to lose
You better run and hide
Yeah you've crossed the line
I've got a knife behind my back (just sayin')
We've got nothing to prove
Your social guides give you swollen eyes
But what I've got can't be bought so you can just

Call it what you want
Call it what you want
I said just call it what you want
Call it what you want

Writer: Paul Epworth
Copyright: Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing Ltd.

 

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Don't Stop (Color On The Walls)

Walk little walk
Small talk big thoughts
Gonna tell them all just what I want
That street two streets I see you and me
Hanging on the empty swings
Count high low don't worry my eyes are closed
I'm a superman and it's my show
One shoe two
Gonna kick with my new shoes
I'm going to kick until I need new shoes

Yeah, yeah

I said uh-don't stop, don't stop, don't stop
Talkin' to me
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Giving me things

I run they run everybody run run
And we're all just having fun
Sleigh ride boat ride piggy back-a ride
I'm going to show them all how I can ride
One two three close your eyes and count to four
I'm gonna (I'd like) to hide behind my bedroom door
Crayons on walls
I'll color on them all
I'll draw until I've broken every law

Yeah, yeah

I said uh-don't stop, don't stop, don't stop
Talkin' to me
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Giving me things
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Laughin' about it
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Don't stop

[Instrumental break]

Don't stop, don't stop, don't stop
Talkin' to me
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Giving me things
Stop, don't stop, don't stop
Laughin' about it
Stop, don't stop, don't stop

[Strange laughing]

I said uh- don't stop, don't stop, don't stop [x4]
With me

 

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Waste

I'll hold your hand when you are feeling mad at me
Yeah when the monsters they won't go and
your windows won't close
I'll pretend to see what you see

"How long?" I say, how long will you relive the things that are gone?
Oh yeah, The devil's on your back but I know you can shake him off

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, and you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through 'cause I just really want to be with you

You know it's funny how freedom can make us feel contained
Yeah When the muscles in our legs aren't used to all the walking
I know if you could snap both your fingers that you'd escape with me
But in the meantime, I'll just wait here and listen to you when you speak... or scream

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, and you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through 'cause I just really want to be with you

The truth cuts us and pulls us back up
And separates the things that look the same
You can fight it off, you can fight it off, you can

And every day that you want to waste, that you want to waste, you can
And every day that you want to wake up, and you want to wake, you can
And every day that you want to change, that you want to change, yeah
I'll help you see it through 'cause I just really want to be with you

 

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I Would Do Anything For You

Never wanna stand up for myself
Never wanna get in the way, I said it
I don't know what the plan is,
But you can share with me, 'cause I'll
Be listening here,
To everything you say, I won't turn away
And I will listen, open up my heart and
I must say that I love you, so

Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known

Every day is a battle I face
Strange life i live but its what you've decided
I'll give it all into your hands,
Do what you will with me, and oh
I'll smile when you speak
Remember all those times I was hoping for something
And shaking my head from all I have done
But you never left me

Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known

Give it up for you, I would give it up for you
I would give it up for you, I'd do anything for you

Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than ever before
Oo la love, I've fallen in love, and it's better this time than I've ever known

I have fallen in love
I have fallen in love
I have fallen in love

 

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Houdini

Rise above, gonna start the war!
What you want, what you need, what'd you come here for?
Well, an eye for an eye and an 'F' for fight
They're taking me down as the prisoners riot

Got shackles on, my words are tied
Fear can make you compromise
With the lights turned up, it's hard to hide
Sometimes I wanna disappear

When I feel kinda bad and don't want to stress
I just pass it off on ability
Well, you got what you want, and what you never knew
Perfect gift from me to you

Got shackles on, my words are tied
Fear can make you compromise
With the lights turned up, it's hard to hide
Sometimes I wanna disappear

(Raise up to your ability)
You never knew what I could find
What would come when we realize
I don't want to compromise

(Raise up to your ability)
Yeah I'm scared but I disappear
Running around before it corners you
I can't go because my life's a wreck

(Raise up to your ability)
I know that you want me
'Cause it's simple to see of my ability

(Raise up to your ability)
Yeah you're undecided
Yeah so I can see that
Yeah I don't wanna runaway

You gotta focus on your ability
Focus on your ability
Gotta focus on your ability
Focus on your ability

Then they can't get what they want to steal
Can't get what they want to steal
Then they can't get what they want to steal
Can't get what they want to steal

 

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Life On The Nickel

Yet again I'm hustling, hustling, hustling [x3]
But I can't seem to catch a dime
Take a little hit and I lose the time

I took the man and his horse
And ran before he looked up
I said the light's gonna change
But I'm calm and feeling warm
And now I'm sticking out my hands
And feeling weightless again

You got to push, got to shove
I've got to eat before they eat me
Got the crown and the cup
I've got to write to my family
And say, "I'm calm and feeling warm."
I'm not quite there, but I'm close
And it's a world of a difference

Yet again I'm hustling, hustling, hustling [x3]
But I can't seem to catch a dime
Take a little hit and I lose the time

I've got the worst all behind me
Yeah they'll never be able to find me
I'm the king of the city
I'm a roach and they're all primates
This is meal time
Real life
I'm not gonna fight
No, I'm gonna start a war

I've been right
I've been wrong
My smokes have come and gone
I've been crazy
Been fed enough to not wind up dead
And I'm lonely
My eyes have been closed to the world
'Cause the world's got nothing for me

Yet again I'm hustling, hustling, hustling [x3]
But I can't seem to catch a dime
Take a little hit and I lose the time

Yet again, I'm hustling, hustling, hustling [x3]
But I can't seem to catch a dime
Take a little hit and I lose the time

Yet again, I'm hustling, hustling, hustling [x3]

Writer: Paul Epworth, Mark Foster
Copyright: Lyrics © Emi Music Publishing Ltd., Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Uk) Limited

 

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Miss You

Forget your problems
Lay it down, they start up
The innocence of what you are is what I want
I've ran my colors dripped down and drained out
Tried a million things, but my heart's been shot

Well I hope you try to find me, I'm all spun and pacing
I know what you want to say here, so say it
Forget the words I'm speaking
Just want to rearrange so I'll just say it

Oooooooooooh yeah.

I really miss you, I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you miss you, I said
Yeah Yeah Yeah

Heat stroke, death's like
The wrong things that I think are right

I never knew that I could go as far as this

I took a problem recently forgotten

I know who I had been before I slipped

Oh, I want to change it

I will live a life that makes you smile

When I'm done here and long gone

Feverish speaking, just wanna see your face

Oh, What you say, what you say?

Oh yeah
I really miss you I miss you, I said
Smile at the chance just to see you again
I really miss you miss you, I said
So Look at me now
Before I walk away
You just might miss me or miss me one day
Yeah Yeah Yeah

 

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Warrant

Well I've been judged I've been a bug unknown
I know all about it but my heart is strong

I've been away been running to save my head
Yeah the warrant's out and I'm almost dead
I won't say what I've already said

[x2:]
Got to get away
Yeah, the warrants on my head
Got to get away
They want me alive or dead

I've thought a lot about the way that they fight
Come through the phone lines, not man enough to face me

I can stop or argue about what they say
Yeah the warrant's out and I'm not gonna pay
I said what I'm gonna say

[x2:]
Got to get away
Yeah, the warrants on my head
Got to get away
They want me alive or dead

Fear is like a fake friend
It warms you up and takes you in
You mouth the words but no sound comes out

Fear is like your best friend
Manipulates and takes you in
You mouth the words
No sound again

But you don't know better
You don't know better

[x4:]
Got to get away
Yeah, the warrants on my head
Got to get away
They want me alive or dead
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Writer: Mark Foster
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Uk) Limited


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