It’s true meaning is as ambiguous as jaw-dropping. While several themes can be agreed upon, this song still makes for an excellent discussion about gun control, support systems for children, and even free speech. After reading the lyrics, how can such chilling lines make a catchy song? Good discussion on the meaning of this song here.

Daddy works a long day
He be coming home late, yeah, he’s coming home late
And he’s bringing me a surprise
Because dinner’s in the kitchen and it’s packed in ice
I’ve waited for a long time
Yeah, the slight of my hand is now a quick pull trigger

What did Foster the People intend to do with this song? Should they be allowed to make such a grim event a pop song?

How can advocates for the 2nd Amendment (right to bear arms) explain the spike in shootings by children in the past 10 years? And justify their stand that gun control laws are already strict enough?