Gym Class Heroes - Shoot Down The Stars Lyrics




'81 was the year shit hit the fan in a major way
a sad day for inspiring artists
Almost 20 years after the fact I'm still on my hustle
Diggin' graves for an inspiring artist
Pushing daises up
And never compromise the arts and make a crowd clap
Shit on since the first show
But we turned feces to fertilizer
So when you diss it's just food for the flowers to grow
Sold 15 plus out of backpacks, no trunks
Too young to drive
But live hip hop
And the kids are upstate kids that thought rap was past tense, hence the last name
Got name for playing basements and such and making songs that our friends loved
And when the fish bowl got too small to hold the goldfish
We filled our gills with water and ripped that mother fucker like

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

We bring ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it
We'll shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it

This is what you wanted right?
How many nights were spent pouring out your guts dummy?
How many punishments endured for fucking up in school?
How many teachers proved wrong by writing songs instead?
My point exactly
But you knew you had a spark, did you?
Something producin' to the dreams your pop's dreams lent you
Stay focused when nothing seemed to make sense
Stealing verses with that Cassius Clay confidence
Sometimes you stubborn as shit, that's the McCoy in you
You learn to be a man without losing the boy in you
Just do your thing man

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

We bring ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it
We'll shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it

We break ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it
We shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it

So take a step back
And a breath in
Let it out now
Put your chin up
You can do it tiger
You a man now
And in your dream it's time to do the best you can now

We bring ourselves down
And build ourselves up in disappointment
How fragile we are
So fragile we are, we just don't show it
We'll shake up this town
And shoot down the stars for our enjoyment
So sexy we are
So sexy we are, we just don't know it





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Gym Class Heroes Shoot Down The Stars Comments
  1. Dominique Dimery

    We shake up this town and shoot down the stars for our enjoyment. -2020🖤

  2. Jessi

    Almost 14 years later, and I'm still in love with this song as when the album was released. We NEED a comeback album and tour 😭

  3. Julius Runcie

    Who’s here with me in 2020

  4. JJ Lipscomb

    This song was stuck in my head all through Army basic training since it was one of the last ones I listened to before I got there.

  5. cardo

    This was when life was good. Not a worry in the world.

  6. Drejitzu

    Dude ......the memories to this song . Fuck gettin old...

  7. Mercades Hunt

    Going strong 2019.

  8. Go-Go Dollie

    hehehe, i remember that flag! -with T walking around warped tour, in the morning during the am band check-in

  9. Casey Robinson

    🔫🔫🔫🔫

  10. Kimjongtrump

    My favorite song ever

  11. Club Silliness 28

    here in 2019 boo ya

  12. Yusuf Emir Alakuş

    and i just found that song on spotify...

  13. Excel Joab

    2019 and I'm still fucking with this

  14. SMK

    This shit is heat tho

  15. Edric Albert Felix

    Had a hard time looking this up , tried typing: Travie Mccoy we bring ourselves down 🤣🤣🤣

  16. Silver Lion

    I really miss this band, but music lives forever 😌

  17. Sujay Rittikar

    I want more Travie's albums. Man, it's been 10+ years and I still can't forget GCH albums. They were so underestimated! I miss them badly.

  18. Exxxtrasauce

    I think gym class heroes made this song for anybody and everybody that had to struggle to get to where they wanted to be and the feelings/thoughts that comes with that.maybe that’s what make this such a great song

  19. nosizo khumalo

    I love Travie but I came here for Princeton Perez!!

  20. Jake Bake

    shouldn'tve been censored :(

  21. abinsha kshaji

    Travie 💓

  22. Christopher Gomez

    12 years later and I'm still listening to cheer my day up.

  23. Dong King

    2019 here, one of the best bands from growing up. I'm a pro musician now. Gotta thank these legends for all the inspiration they gave me. It's been too long since I heard gym class, I remember meeting the guys at Newcastle uni, over 10 years ago when I was a kid, it was round the days when trav was with Katy Perry and she was unknown. such an inspirational dude. Shittt I feel old now.He told me to never give up give me so much inspiration. Much love gym class, love you guys so much love xxx

  24. chloe p

    I know the teacher in this I am basically related to her😝

  25. Victor Reyes

    2018 and I love this song, it brings back memories!

  26. K P-Lowkey

    Here 2019 😁

  27. Volcom Stone

    the bomb!

  28. fakeSavian

    Miss this

  29. Gavin Griffiths

    One of the best albums ever

  30. Biased Show

    2018!!! 6:57PM Tuesday April 17, 2018. STILL FIRE!!!!!!!

    --BuddHa Man X

  31. リンカーンΔίηΞΦλη

    *_#Gym_**_ _**_#class_**_ _**_#Heroes_*

  32. Iran Guido

    "So sexy we are " 🤙🏼

  33. Kevin C

    This is a kind of song that leaves a mark for years

    fernandez

    i first heard this song around 5 years ago and it's still fresh

  34. Ayoife Oni

    2018 and still loving this music.

  35. Mathew Lespier

    Anyone here in 2018?

    Suburban Queen

    Mathew Lespier I'm going to see them next month and I'm peeing myself!

  36. GØMØ TR-RP

    2018!! still one great song

  37. Debbie 19

    Travie mc coy💕

  38. Dragus monster rock

    2018 recordando un gran hit. 😎

  39. Skanless 420

    Anybody here in 2018 ?🔥🔥👈🏻

  40. Ty' Dye

    Travie one of the greatest MC's to ever do it

  41. MultiAntoniob

    classic

  42. Sierra Faith Van-Tatenhove

    One of my all time favorite songs. 🐯🐯🐯

  43. MDDeGrande1994

    Travie reminds me of Redfoo

  44. Mason Clifton

    So underrated I swear they need to make a comeback

  45. Rebecca Rose

    Is that the kid from Cupid's Chokehold???

  46. Mason Clifton

    Gym class heroes should've stayed in the spot light

  47. Judy Wong

    Still love this song. 2k17 GCH for life.

  48. Mood Dean

    As Cruel As School Children is a overlooked and a underrated classic album in my eyez,shit is fuego ,travie should get more credit for his songwriting,amazing rapper/singer

  49. TheBlackMigo

    Still have the Physical album

  50. Slade Wilson

    Song spoke volumes to me when I first heard it..still does

  51. missmishy522

    I miss this song!❤️

  52. sloWpokely

    10 years later I'm using this for motivation🤘🏾

  53. Ryan Wheatley

    whis they would come back for real Travis McCoy gym class hero are so cool for real brothers and sisters :) sick band dude ,:)

  54. Black Hair Jimin Wrecks Me

    PRINCETONNNNNNNN

  55. Nikko1Brown

    This song was uploaded a month and 4days before I graduated high school. Fuck where the time went.

  56. hadoobieboi

    this is low key one of their best songs

    Kimjongtrump

    High Key

  57. Mark Hernandez

    PRINCETÓN!!!!!!

  58. ashlee

    i'm mad at myself for just now looking at this

  59. Brett Begley

    Great fkn video ya'll!! wow!!

  60. Lester Cullen

    Ha, thats the kid in the Cupid's chokehold video. P.s What an album :D

    Nessa

    The little boy is in his own band now look up Mindless Behavior

  61. elif

    I løve it

  62. Ivoriania Phillips

    I have no clue why, but this song fills me with so much melancholy. Before, I was able to listen to it like any other song, but now it pushes me towards bawling my eyes out.

    zizik 211

    me too man!!!!!

  63. Emma Ray

    The awkward but funny moment that I'm in this video lol I'm the girl behind the guy that gets scared when the eraser was thrown 😂😂😂

    Hector Alejandro

    lol really?

    Britloves Quincy

    Emma Ray check you out

  64. Visty

    this whole album was overlooked.... #1eaSBHD2ssA

  65. KiNGDBULLY VIZIONS

    reply if you're watchin this for inspiration in 2016

  66. Jeremy Custodio

    m so sad right now, i wish i could hear more song like this one, reminds me of the hardest days of my life

  67. KiNGDBULLY VIZIONS

    it really feels like he speakin ery moment of my life

  68. Girl

    who came here for princeton🙌💜?

    Rayanismine

    Me but I like the song too

    abinsha kshaji

    Who is that?

  69. Malcolm Benjamin

    When I first heard the song I always assumed that when he said Tiger he meant his cousin Tyga

  70. Libra Steps

    This song will always remain lost in time(Great Music)

    aGwEENapple

    In a beautiful, hid away corner. :(

  71. MALCOLM IN DA MIDDLE

    I didn't sign the permission slip to the feels trip.

    Jaz Barry

    I feel this, even in 2019.

  72. Alexx Irigoyen

    that kit robe his weed :(

  73. XxpandaXx65 Playz

    this song is cool

  74. KINGDBULLY DAHURD

    This Is Literally My Life Word For Word And Visually i feel this song to the Heart mane💯✔

  75. Lisa O'neill

    i miss gym class heroes :(

    Visty

    this whole album was overlooked.... #1eaSBHD2ssA

  76. Ryan Rodriguez

    this whole album was overlooked....

    Stephii Loveless

    cant agree with you mote. I still listen to this album & the quilt all the time.

    Stephii Loveless

    more* got to love auto correct correting actual words to non sense.

  77. Iris Cancanon

    Haven't heard this song in over 6 years and it's still so good! I love them.

  78. Ms8a1

    I miss them :(

  79. letsshoottheshit

    this is such a real song I loved this cd as cruel as school children I had this cd when it came up I didn't know it was a video for this song

  80. Guillaume

    I'm still a mahazoo? 0:10

  81. 조세핀

    I watched for Princeton but aw, he was such a baby .

  82. CM B

    I'm mad this song kinda refers to Tyga...what's he up to nowadays besides hanging with the Kardashians and talking about how much $ he has?

    reckless

    Lmsaoooooo

  83. JP Inspired

    thumbs up if you're watching this bc of Princeton

    Alyssa Hodges

    Princeton I'd give you a billion thumbs up if I could lol I love you so much

  84. Alyssa Hodges

    OMG MY BAE PRINCE

  85. Eve chapman

    No. My Princeton 😔😔😓😩😩😩

  86. Ciara Williams

    Good song

  87. KovuTheKid

    such a good song

  88. MJ the Genius

    they deserved way more fame and recognition than they got. they were on some crazy shit

    nichifordaze s.

    FORREAL!!!!

    Jthe Lightseeker

    This song and video is so well done. I just don't understand how it gets overlooked.

    Anthony Williams

    Bro I’m saying

  89. Araksi Rezaieasli

    travie mccoy is a star

  90. lukas

    i want to cry.. im too emotional right now and plus this song and video...

  91. Aly Aboushaca

    It's aspiring* artists not inspiring artists the fuck

    awnsers to your questionsಠ_ಠ

    Bish whet?!
    Do you even see the point in this vid?

    aGwEENapple

    He did say aspiring.

  92. Ramos Raton


    gooood

  93. Roger Jones

    these kids can dance!!

  94. Roger Jones

    love this song and video!

  95. Juuzxu 3X

    Every time I see this I cry dnt know why I just do lol iam so emitional

  96. Jackie Walker

    Im happy to hear an see ppl makin good music wat happened to dis type of music frfr

  97. JusDatKid 52

    Love this album!