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

All for you, all for you, all for you (Sophia)

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

All for you, all for you, all for you (Sophia)

The Black Hand holds the gun
The Devil takes his run
Urban, take the Appel Quay
It's June the twenty-eighth
The seventh was for me

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



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    General Commentiyou have to ask about this song, then my advice to you is to take history class. the song is clearly about the man behind the behind the band, Archduke FRANZ FERDINAND. its about his assassination by Gavrilo Princip, young man from Bosnia and a member of the Black Hand, a revolutionary group for slavic unity in the balkaans during the early 20th century. his wife(or fianceee, i can't remember), Sophia, was murdered by Princip as well. he used a now infamous revolver- hence
    "...first six shots are for you.", to do the dirty work. the assassination was the boiling point regarding slavic and germanic tensions in the region. this was basically the basis of the First World War, hence
    "...Europe's gonna weap."
    be_sensible4onceon December 31, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is "All For You, Sophia"... not "Bang Bang" lol.
    Naexdilon October 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWe learned about this in history
    TheyMightBeAwesomeon March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's all about Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assination in Sarajevo by the 'Black Hand'.
    BombTheBourgeoisieon March 22, 2008   Link
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    General Commentin the last chorus it doesn't start with 'bang bang history's complete' it just says 'gavrilo princip'
    uber-bubbleon September 11, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationI adore this song. It's basically about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand.
    The Black Hand is a reference to the assassin (him holding the gun) I'm not totally sure but I think The Black Hand was the name of some club the assassin belonged to.
    Curiously enough, when Franz Ferdinand (the band) was starting out, they played a number of "secret" gigs under the pseudonym "The Black Hands"
    Franztasticon September 13, 2013   Link

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