I saw this graffiti when I happened to wander down a dead end alley in a slightly sketchy area near my house. I’m sure that there’s a sinister meaning behind it but as soon as I saw it I wanted to take a picture with the words Bang Bang. That’s because there are a couple of songs that I adore that have that same phrase in them.
The first is a Christina Perri song that’s actually called Bang Bang Bang. I really enjoy her whole Lovestrong album. There are some great metaphors in her lyrics and a lot of terrific emotion. This is one of the more fast-paced songs but there’s something about me that gets a kick out of it:
The other song that immediately came to mind was the Gatsby song by Will.I.Am:
And then, after thinking for awhile about what other songs had Bang Bang in them, I was also reminded of Cher’s Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down) which I also love:
I also ended up doing a search on Spotify and found a few more Bang Bang songs I really like:
I think there’s just a part of me that’s always wanted to be a cowgirl with a holster and an attitude and these songs trigger that.