Teacher says that I've been naughty
I must learn to concentrate
But the girls they pull my hair
And with the boys I can't relate
Daddy says I'm good for nothing
Mama says that it's from him
Manic sister thinks I'm cracking
Brother says it's in my genes

Don't you want to?
Don't you want to be the one?
Don't you want to?
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang
Don't you want to?
Don't you want to hold the gun?
Don't you want to?
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang

So we put on our eyeliner
And a bit of glitter dust
Life at night is always finer
Neon streets are full of lust
Teenage kids and Soho Dolls,
They make you want to cry
Like my superstar they fall
Some will be alright

Don't you want to?
Don't you want to be the one?
Don't you want to?
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang
Don't you want to?
Don't you want to hold the gun?
Don't you want to?
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang

Sunlight falls onto his eyes
But he don't stir or turn
Messages on the answerphone
But none will be returned
Monday morning, lousy morning
What a day to see
In the evening I will hear it
On the BBC

Don't you want to?
Don't you want to be the one?
Don't you want to?
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang
Don't you want to?
Don't you want to hold the gun?
Don't you want to?
Bang bang bang bang bang bang bang


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  • +1
    General CommentI really like this song, it's kind of bittersweet and sexy at the same time. It makes me think of a disturbed young woman from a dysfunctional background who ends up committing gun crime with an accomplice ('Don't you want to be the one?'), perhaps on a member of her family... kind of like in the film Natural Born Killers... of course the 'bang bang' could just be in the sexual sense, but it just seems like there's something darker to it.
    black_satinon November 22, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIt kinda sounds like she's hooking. She says, "so we put on our eyeliner and a bit of glitter dust. neon streets are full of lust." It sounds like she was walking the streets, looking for a guy. Then they mention the morning and how the guy doesn't wake up and no one will be able to reach him on the phone and how the BBC (british news station) will be talking about it all afternoon.
    dchion June 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI actually think the last verse is indicating that the guy's died. Why else would calls not be returned and then the news be talking about it?
    nachturnalon April 29, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Link(s)Dude. There is something darker to the 'Bang bang' sense of it. As in a gun going, BANG, BANG!
    Drdudeon July 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw this on tdu2
    Drdudeon July 10, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningI think the song is about this girl from a dysfunctional family. The first chorus is about how she wants to kill those people that have hurt her. Then she is hooking on the street (Neon streets are full of lust) and the second chorus is about how she asks those guys if they want to have sex with her. Then this guy who had sex with her ends up dead, and the third chorus implies that she and an accomplice have killed him.
    Melvarkieon July 10, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI think that it's about a woman who is a serial killer who uses her gun to kill people. In the beginning, I think she's stating off people that she's either going to kill off next or already did. Later, I think that she acts as kind of a hooker, but once she's invited into someone's house she kills them, takes their money and leaves. Though, there are occasional times when she will give you a choice to be an accomplice or die... But that's just my opinion ^^"
    Cyannieon January 17, 2014   Link
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    General Commentshe is not understood by her parents or her family so she leaves but before she goes she puts on her makeup and goes out into town at night are learns that there are other teens there and figures whatever some will be alright then she meets some guy with her friend and they sleep together and then she decides to kill him with her friend referring to in the song to messages on the anserew phone but none will be returneed
    Ggng90210on July 06, 2016   Link

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