"All for You, Sophia" as written by Nicholas John Mccarthy, Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Robert Hardy and Paul Robert Thompson....
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo
Bang, bang, the first six are for you
Bang, bang, the seventh is for me
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, Europe's going to weep

[Chorus:]
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia [Repeat: x4]

Bang, bang, history's complete
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo
Bang, bang, the first six are for you
Bang, bang, the seventh is for me
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo

[Chorus]

The black hand holds the gun
The devil takes his run
Urban, take the Apple Quay
It's June, the twenty-eighth
The seventh was for me

Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo
Bang, bang, the first six are for you
Bang, bang, the seventh is for me
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo


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"All for You, Sophia" as written by Nicholas John Mccarthy Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley

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  • +2
    General Commentokay, sophia was NOT the name of franz ferdinand's wife...his wife's name was sophie, the band chose to use sophia because it sounded better with the song
    luckyloolooon July 26, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentGavrilo Princip was one of the three men who were sent to assassinate Franz Ferdinand. Sophia was Franz Ferdinand's wife. The Black Hand was a secret society who wanted a union between Bosnia-Herzegovina and Serbia and plotted the conspiracy against Franz Ferdinand. Franz Urban was their driver. During the first drive upon their arrival in Sarajevo they took the Appel Quay, where they had the first assassination attempt was but then Urban sped up the car causing the rest of the conspirators to give up. Later in the day Ferdinand insisted on visiting those who were hurt by the first attempt they drove to the hospital where Urban took the wrong route, taking a right in Franz Joseph Street instead of taking the Appel Quay as planned, (he was misinformed) where Princip happened to be standing. Princip shot at Ferdinand and his wife Sophie several times both of them died after their arrival to the governor's residence.
    drunkidarienneteon May 18, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lines "Bang bang, the first six are for you
    Bang bang, the seventh is for me " isn't about the gun shots. I looked up eyewitness testamony of Franz Ferdinand's death and only two shots were fired. The first bullet hit Sophia and the second hit the Franz. I think the lines are refering to the fact that shortly after being shot he said "Its nothings" seven times, six times for his wife's comfort and one for his own. It is also recorded that he said "Sophia, Sophia, do not die. Live for our children." Sophia was with child when she was killed. It's such a sad yet weirdly romantic story. Great song.
    SomethingCleveron February 02, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwhen Franz Ferdinand breaks up, do you think Austria will attack Serbia?
    bibaon March 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song teaches u history while bein very entertaining n funny!
    trapeziumon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentoh n catchy! ha ha
    trapeziumon May 31, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthow did you guys hear this song?
    Lizzoon June 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentor shoudl i say where..?
    Lizzoon June 20, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was looking for songs by these guys on LimeWire a long time before MTV decided they were good, and this popped up. More than 20 copies of this were found, so I just got it. And I got all the historic meaning well before I found this site. It made me so happy, because I'm a history nut, and I love these guys. Two in one, baby.
    jerem200on September 18, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI was researching this and I couldn't figure out what:
    "the first six are for you, the seventh is for me" means.
    caiterlinon November 21, 2004   Link

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