"Bangs" as written by John Flansburgh and John Linnell....
Bangs
Above your eyes your hair hangs
Blow my mind your royal flyness I dig your bangs

Bangs
To drape across your forehead
To swing concordant angles as you incline your head

Once with a girl I fell in love sometime ago now she had

Bangs
Are that on which the world hangs
I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs

Bangs
Are like a pocket T-shirt
As casual as that while fully intentional

And in case you think I'm here cause I like making chit chat
Just remember what I said the money's under your hat

Bangs
Are that on which the world hangs
I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs

Bangs
Above your eyes your hair hangs
Blow my mind your royal flyness I dig your bangs

Bangs
To drape across your forehead
To swing concordant angles as you incline your head

And although I like you anyway, check out your haircut
A proscenium to stage a face that needs no makeup

Bangs
Are that on which the world hangs
I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs
I'm only holding your hand so I can look at your bangs


Lyrics submitted by Spacecow

"Bangs" as written by John Linnell John Flansburgh

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    My InterpretationI think it's a metaphor. In a way it's making fun of people's obsession with womens chests. Its using bangs to say, if I use this everyone thinks it's weird, but not if its about breasts.
    AmuroCon April 18, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis song makes me laugh I love this song
    Emily1014on April 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentAhaha. A song about hair. Brilliant.

    Emily, is it just a coincidence that you posted this on 4/20?
    longbowon August 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentShe didn't.

    as literal as it gets.
    Sharpon May 01, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so fun. I think most men have something that they happen to find attractive in girls, be it a hair style, or hair color, or anything. In this song, he has a thing for bangs, and he's letting the girl know that he's attracted to her as she is. He loves her hairstyle, but more importantly, he loves her.

    The line "A proscenium to stage a face that needs no makeup" bugs me, though. Maybe its the theater nerd in me, but technically it should read "A proscenium to frame a face that needs no makeup", because the proscenium is basically the frame of a stage, much like a hairstyle frames a face.
    halfwaynowhereon August 12, 2009   Link

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