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The Avett Brothers – Bang Bang Lyrics

Bang Bang by The Avett Brothers


Another bang bang shoot’em up movie, pride and vengeance all around
Another bang bang shoot’em up movie, meant to blow my mind, make my heart pound
Bridges and tempers on fire
please turn it off I’m tired
Of bang bang bang shoot’em up movies

Have you ever had a gun pointed directly at you
And there isn’t any doubt, it’s loaded and ready to go
Well, I have twice and I don’t recall any heroes on the scene
Just adrenaline and fear and a few souls who have unfortunately seen

A lotta bang bang shoot’em up movies, people putting people in the ground
bang bang shoot’em up movies, meant to turn my head, make my heart pound
fiction and commerce conspire
please turn it off I’m tired
Of bang bang bang shoot’em up movies

I live in the country because I love peace and quiet
But all of my neighbors have closets full of machine guns
And every Sunday they’re out there pretending to be Rambo
And I’m in here pretending like Sunday is still sacred

Conceal and carry your fear
don’t need no weapons here
I’ve had all I can stand
Of the bloodthirsty leading man

If you think there isn’t any connection between
All the violence you see and real life and what’s on screen
well it seems painfully clear to me that you’re living in a fantasy

Another bang bang shoot’em up movie
Living room like a battle ground
A bang bang shoot’em up movie
Meant to push the envelope, make me say ‘wow’
If I never hear gunfire again I’ll be fine
so please turn it off I’m tired
of bang bang bang bang bang bang bang
bang bang bang


Song: “Bang Bang”
Release Date: September 6, 2019