Foster The People 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

Foster The People Goats In Trees

[Goats yipping]

(One, two, one two three four)

Well I was caught inside the wreck

Never found my way out

I was filled with indifference

The animals they were getting tired

So I sang them a song

‘Cause they promised not to take too long

Well I can’t find my way back home

I’ll listen to you if you want me to

But you have to share a smoke

Yeah I’ve been runnin’ against the wind

And I can’t hear the angels calling

The madness has been pulling me

Right back out of my stride

I feel the change in the rising tide

And blood is in the room

I buried all my wrongs there with my youth

(Don’t give up on me now)

I’m on the outside

(Don’t give up on me now)

And I’m falling apart

(Ah-oh-ohh)

Woo-ooh, woo-ooh, woo-ooh

Well, pleased to meet you, excuse my hands

I’ve been bitten by an enemy that’s pretended to be my friend

No I never wanted to be like them

I thought I was just too clever

To be brought down to their level

Of misfortuned chagrin

I don’t care now what it’s worth

But if you lift this burden off my back

I’ll follow you to the bloody end

I’ve lived my life the way I want

But no one can tell me they’re not afraid

Of the freedom of deliverance

Well I take it all in stride

I feel the change in the rising tide

And someone’s in the room

I buried all my guilt there with my youth

(Don’t give up on me now)

And I’m on the outside

(Don’t give up on me now)

And it’s warm on the outside

(Don’t give up on me now)

That’s a lie

I don’t wanna fall apart…

Ooh, ooh

Yeah, well me I’ve been afraid

I clawed and I fought like hell

The darkest days upon you

Yeah, well me I’ve been astray

My blood was turning to sand

The darkest days upon you

Yeah, well me I’ve been afraid

The numbness was gettin’ closer

The feverish days upon you

Hey-eyy…

Ooweyyoooo, ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooweyyoooo, ooh-ooh-ooh

Ooweyyoooo, ooh-woo-ooh

Ooweyyoooo, ahh-ahh

Ah-aahh ah-aahhhh

[Low voices, goats yipping]

Foster The People Best Friend

(When your best friend’s all strung out)

You do everything you can

‘Cause you’re never gonna let it get ’em down

(When you find it all around)

Yeah, it comes in waves but it’s hardest from the start

Feelings sleeping, in the field again,

But, I can feel, I can feel, I can feel, it’s beginning to end

Yeah, premonition smiling in the dark

Oh, I can see, I can see, I can see the story’s starting to arc

Ohhh ohhhh ohhhh ohhhhh

It dries up

I’ve been a spoken word

I’ve been a river bed

I’ve been a rabid force

And let it flow out from within

Sometimes it feels like I only dream in black and white

Ahhh, ahhhh, ahhhhhh, ahhhhh

And color’s so oh!

(When your best friend’s all strung out)

You do everything you can

‘Cause you’re never gonna let it get ’em down

(When you find it all around)

Yeah, you say it’s what you need

And hide your eyes when you’re close to me

(With your feet up in the clouds)

Well, it comes in waves, but it’s hardest from the start

Waves in theta, slipping into dreams

Oh, I can feel, I can feel, I can feel the celestial beings

Wilted pleasures leave you with a breath

I can see, I can see, I can see the beauty in the mess

Ohhh, ohhhh, ohhhh, ohhh

It dries up

I’ve been a river bed

I tried to salt the wound

I’ve carried more than I can

I feel I’ve got a lot to prove

Sometimes it feels like I only dream in black and white

Ohhh, ohhh, ohhhh, ohhh

But color’s so oh!

(When your best friend’s all strung out)

You do everything you can

‘Cause you’re never gonna let it get ’em down

(When you find it all around)

Yeah, you say it’s what you need

You hide your eyes when you’re close to me

(With your feet up in the clouds)

You oughta know

That I’m here no matter where you go

(With your head hanging upside-down)

Well, it comes in waves, but it’s hardest from the start

I am here, no matter where you are

I’m waiting here with, open arms, no matter where you are

Sometimes you have to wait,

Until it passes by like a satellite or star

No matter where you are

(When your best friend’s all strung out)

You know it

Ooh-hoooo-hooooo

(With your feet up in the clouds)

Oh, yeah, you know it

Ooh-hoooo-Ooh hooooo

(When your best friend’s all strung out)

Oh, yeah, you know it

You oughta know

That I’m here no matter where you go

(With your head, hanging upside-down)

Yeah, you know when

That’s how you know

When your best friend’s all strung out

Foster The People 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

Foster The People 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

Foster The People Machu Picchu

Putting your patience to the test

Putting your body on the line, for less

Didn’t you know there was a choice?

It’s never yours but someone else’s voice

Selling your body to the street

Selling your girlfriend’s to the night for cheap

Wearing a jacket made of meat

Sealing a letter made with horse’s feet

And now you’ve heard that…

Waves turn to grey

Life in the shade

A violent crime

And that’s the USA

Platinum’s on the rise

Playboys in disguise

I’m just trying’ to find

A mountain I can climb

Putting your patience to the test

Putting your body on the line, for less

Didn’t you know there was a choice?

It’s never yours but someone else’s voice

And now you see that…

Blondes turn to grey

Life in the shade

A violent crime

And that’s the USA

Porn’s on the rise

Psycho’s in disguise

I’m just tryin’ to find

A mountain I can climb

Putting your patience to the test

Putting your body on the line, for less

Didn’t you know there was a choice?

It’s never yours but someone else’s voice

Foster The People S.H.C.

You are our secret

It’s worth keeping

And now I’m keeping my mouth shut

On the weekends

I won’t hang out with anybody else

The pavement

Always baking

What’s it want from me?

And I keep falling backwards

Looking for relief

Want to be free

I’ve been counting all the minutes

And the days have been counting me

I want to live my life again

But you won’t

I’ll never understand the waves

But you do

I didn’t know I was afraid

But you do

I want to do it again

Well I’ve been sleeping

Waiting for something

But to feel nothing

At all, avoid the call

Sometimes I’m reckless

Sometimes misdirected

Sometimes when I’m tested

I tend to do nothing at all

When I’m alone

There’s a ghost that keeps talking

And I know there’s gotta be more

For sure

I want to live my life again

But you won’t

I’ll never understand the wind

But you do

I didn’t know I was afraid

But you do

I want to do it again

I’ve been numb in my thoughts for hours

I know you wanted to save me from myself

We’ve been wilting and young for seeds

And I can’t compete

Until I’m strung to the field

What’s real?

I want to live my life again

But you won’t

I’ll never understand the wind

But you do

I didn’t know I was afraid

But you do

I want to do it again

Do you want to live forever?

Do you want to live forever?

I would

Foster The People Chin Music For The Unsuspecting Hero

Today I walked through the door and fell down on my floor

Got all of my papers out and read them

Seems that I’ve been wanderin’ for a little too long

Yeah, the desert can be hot if you’re wasted

Took a stab in the dark and missed again I believe

The hardest part is not seein’ what I used to see

My faith grew to a top but worry does all it can

To whisper in both my ears make-believe stories

Where are my friends now?

They’re not around when I need them

I cannot pretend

I find myself against all the odds again

Well I like to think I’m strong and then I’m proven wrong

Grab the keys to my car and go to work again

Yeah showed up late, got screamed in my face

Turn around, I’m punch drunk, but I’m laughin’

Got some thoughts in my chest, they’re playin’ games with my head

Ten hours of sleep, I’m in my bed again

Scream up to my God, say, “I do what I can”

How am I gonna move on from this circumstance?

Where are my friends now?

They’re not around when I need them

I cannot pretend

I find myself against all the odds again

Yeah, yeah

I’m against all the odds again

[x4]

Foster The People 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, 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

Foster The People The Contender

Hey!

Hide me and protect my name

Worried

They’ll track me down up there

When we look here

You’re loss again

Don’t be alone

I’m all alone

They don’t love and they don’t care

And they’d kill me if they could

And save them and then save me

I can’t do it by myself

I’m not scared, their ridicule has now become a tool

And it makes me stronger

Say something, just say something refresh me

Say something, just say something to keep me going

Say something, just say something refresh me

Say something, just say something

When I drag past waking moments, you are there

When I crawl back in my room, you are there

When I walked on, saw the sides, you are there

And I never look behind ’cause you tell me where to run

They don’t love and they don’t care

And they’d kill me if they could

And save them and then save me

I can’t do it by myself

I’m not scared, their ridicule has now become a tool

And it makes me stronger

Say something, just say something refresh me

Just say something, just say something to keep me going

Say something, just say something refresh me

Say something, I can’t go on like this anymore

Oh I love you and it may go, yeah

When hope is rising to face it all

To save us from ourself

So arm me with an arsenal

Words and I will be afraid

I’ll say that

Morning I’m a be afraid

I’ll say that

Morning I’m a be afraid

I’ll say that

Because you’ve always loved me

They don’t know and they don’t care

And they’d kill me if they could

So save them and then save me

I can’t do it by myself

I’m not scared, their ridicule has now become a tool

And it makes me stronger

And it makes me stronger

And it makes me stronger

Say something, just say something refresh me

Say something, say something to keep me going

Say something, just say something refresh me

Say something, just say something

Yeah, say something, just say something refresh me

Say something, just say something to keep me going

Say something, just say something refresh me

Say something, just say something

Yeah, yeah