"Bang-Bang" as written by and Mike Ryan Pritchard Billie Joe Armstrong....
This is definitely not the first video to surface of an execution of men
They claimed responsibility for the executions
Described as severely mentally disturbed
Videos show another hostage executed by the terrorist group
Deserve to be annihilated

I get my kicks and I want to start a rager
I want to dance like I'm on the video
I got a fever for the violent behavior
I'm sweating bullets like a modern Romeo

Bang bang give me fame
Shoot me up to entertain
I am a semi-automatic lonely boy
You're dead I'm well fed
Give me death or give me head
Daddy's little psycho and mommy's little soldier

I testify like a lullaby of memories
Broadcasting live and it's on my radio
I got my photo bomb, I got my vietnam
I love a lie just like anybody else

Bang bang give me fame
Shoot me up to entertain
I am a semi-automatic lonely boy
You're dead I'm well fed
Give me death or give me head
Broadcasting from my room and playing with my toys

I want to be a celebrity martyr
The leading man in my own private drama
Hurrah (bang bang), hurrah (bang bang) the hero of the hour
Daddy's little psycho and mommy's little soldier

I want to be like the soldiers on the screen
It's my private holy war
Oh baby baby this is viva vendetta
For this is love or it's world war zero

I want to be a celebrity martyr
The little man in my own private drama
Hurrah (bang bang), hurrah (bang bang) the hero of the hour
Daddy's little psycho and mommy's little soldier

I want to be a celebrity martyr
The little man in my own private drama
Hurrah (bang bang), hurrah (bang bang) the hero of the hour
Daddy's little psycho and mommy's little soldier


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"Bang Bang" as written by Mike Ryan Pritchard Billie Joe Armstrong

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  • +7
    General CommentWell, it's fairly clear what the song is about; there's not a lot of room for misinterpretation here. The song takes a look into the psyche of a mass shooter, specifically, school shooters, as suggested by the childlike references such as "broadcasting from my room / playing with my toys" and "Daddies little psycho, mommies little solider."

    Bang-Bang seems to suggest that shooters become obsessed with the idea of fame, to the point where it warps reality, and they see themselves as a hero rather than a villain. They consider themselves martyrs in a war on society, and the more publicized their attacks, the more they "entertain" the American public, and the more fame they receive.

    All in all, it's a pretty straightforward song, and, like most GD songs, phenomenal. I can't wait for this upcoming album. In the craziness of 2016, America needs a good dose of green day.
    emergency emergencyon August 12, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commentuh this is different.
    luckymagon November 07, 2016   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationAt first I was thinking of news anchors and relating this song to how much BS news stations have caused by just broadcasting lies (all of them not a specific one). They report parts of certain stories to cause hype and to tell a story that is tailored for a certain reaction, new anchors being the face/voice you associate with said stories. I read Emergency Emergency's post and now it seems obvious that terrorism was the subject.. but then I thought about it and now I'm kinda like.. comparing news anchors/new stations to terrorists/terrorism. Hmmm.
    valkyriion April 21, 2017   Link

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