"Bang Bang You're Dead" as written by Anthony Rossomando, Gary Powell, David Hammond and Carl Barat....
I knew all along
That I was right at the start
About the seeds of the weeds
That grew in your heart

Self satisfaction for the factions
Who formed to tear us apart
Oh I gave you the Midas touch
As you turned round to scratch out my heart

Oh what did you expect?
Oh tell me what did you expect?
To lay it on my head?
So is it all upon my head?

Bang bang you're dead!
Oh I'm so easily lead
Bang, bang, you're de-e-ead!
Put all those rumours to bed
Bang, bang you're dead

I knew all along
But I was loathed to believe
There was nothing but spite
Fury and lies in the words that you weave

Bring our illusion to a conclusion
With all our unsold dreams
Put it to bed, kick it in the head
Oh won't they just let it be

Bang bang you're dead!
Oh I'm so easily lead
Bang, bang, you're de-e-ead!
Put all those rumours to bed
Bang, bang you're dead

Bang bang bang bang you're dead


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"Bang Bang You're Dead" as written by Gary Powell Anthony Rossomando

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    General Commentonly one song?
    bibaon January 24, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti heard this today on my mates ipod and its great, i hope all there other material is as good or better. im going to see them in liverpool so i shal see then, £8.50-a-ticket bargain!!!
    man rayon January 25, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song is so blatantly about Pete it's untrue. Very subtle Carl, really.
    Rojjon March 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentGreat song not quite up to Pete's very high standards but yeah it's obviously about him although carl does deny it hmm...
    bangbangyouredeadon March 27, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAwesome song, I'm not too sure it's about Pete though, it might just be another love song
    bangbangdead.on April 04, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt was obvious some people were gonna ruin DPT songs by stamping 'THIS IS ABOUT PETE' all over them. Music doesn't have to be about a person but feelings too. When I first heard it a while back I too thought 'Pete' straightaway before realising that was very unfair on Carl. Could be about Pete but probably not. It may suprise some but Carl did have a life before Pete and The Libertines and has one after.
    dillygirlon April 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis could be interpreted as about pete, but i dont think it is. everyone thought music when the lights go out was about pete and carl but it's just an interpretation. i'd say this is more likely just a love song. it's good, though :D
    red_penon April 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti heard this was actually written while the libertines were still together, but carl added the first verse afterwards, or changed it slightly so it fit the whole pete situation better. so it wasnt origianally about him, but that one verse is now
    lilstacyQon April 30, 2006   Link
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    General Comment^Who's Pete Dougherty? I know of a Pete Doherty. I'm assuming you meant to post that to a different song because Bang Bang isn't actually just about him.
    dillygirlon May 16, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is such an awesome song!! i believe its just a love song about a girl Carl or a bandmate really cared about, but she just used him and so saying, bang bang your dead is just like saying that he would be rid of her and not care about, shes as good as dead
    Bellatrix**L.on May 21, 2006   Link

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