I was five and you were six
we rode on horses made of sticks
he was black and i was white
and he would always win the fight

bang bang
you shot me down
bang bang
i hit the ground
bang bang
had that awkward sound
bang bang
my baby shot me down

seasons came and changed the time
when i grew up i called him mine
he would always laugh and say,
"remember when we used to play?"

bang bang
you shot me down
bang bang
i hit the ground
bang bang
had that awkward sound
bang bang
my baby shot me down

now hes gone
and i dont know why
and i sometimes cry
he never said goodbye
and take the time to lie

you shot me down
bang bang
i hit ground
bang bang
that aweful sound
bang bang
my baby shot me down


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Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) (Nancy Sinatra cover) song meanings
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    General Commentthese are the lyrics for their lowlands performance
    i found on youtube
    and this is a nancy sinatra cover
    i like this one A LOT better
    they changed the lyrics a bit too
    neverheardofhimon September 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThey played this at Virgin Festival!!! It was AMAZING! One of the best individual songs I've EVER seen live!
    asleeponasunbeamon September 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYeh played this in Manchester a couple of weeks ago - it was superb!! Jack White's voice screaming the chorus, wow, just can't beat it.
    Out In LAon October 29, 2006   Link
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    General Comment...or he's just bringing something racial to it....

    great song. better than the original. hopefully they'll do a studio.version either!
    pORG13ion December 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentIn one of the versions, he says "he was black and I was white"
    Maybe he relates this song with the way he broke up with meg, and this part referrs to him and her, since White is her last name, his is Gillis.
    kurtlaneganon November 26, 2009   Link

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