Bang Bang
Track 2 from Revolution Radio
Released 2016
Green Day has played this song live 66 time(s).
Lyrics
(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 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 hurrah the hero of the hour
Daddy's little psycho and mommy's little soldier

I want to be like the soldiers on the screen in 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 leading man in my own private drama
Hurrah hurrah the hero of the hour
Daddy's little psycho and mommy's little soldier

I want to be a celebrity martyr
The leading man in my own private drama
Hurrah hurrah the hero of the hour
Daddy's little psycho and mommy's little soldier
Song Meaning
"It's about the culture of mass shooting that happens in America mixed with narcissistic social media. There's this sort of rage happening, but it's also now being filmed and we all have ourselves under surveillance. To me, that is so twisted. To get into the brain of someone like that was freaky. It freaked me out. After I wrote it, all I wanted to do was get that out of my brain because it just freaked me out." - Billie Joe (Rolling Stone, Aug. 11, 2016)

"The fastest, most aggressive song on the album is also the first single, and the first song Armstrong wrote for the project. 'It was refreshing that it came so naturally to write a song like 'Bang Bang,'' he says, 'which is one of the best punk songs I've ever scribbled. And it just sort of happened. I didn't think about it too much. I showed it to the guys. I'm like, 'This feels like Green Day.' I showed it to Mike and Tre and they were floored.' On the track, Armstrong sings from the perspective of a psychotic mass shooter ('I am a semiautomatic lonely boy/You're dead/I'm well fed'). 'The scary thing was when I went into the character's head,' says Armstrong. 'I started getting dizzy.' (Track by Track Guide, Rolling Stone)
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