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Bang! Lyrics

I get up, I get down and I'm jumpin' around
And the rumpus and ruckus are comfortable now
Been a hell of a ride but I'm thinkin' it's time
To grow (bang! bang! bang!)

So I got an apartment across from the park
Put quinoa in my fridge,...

  1. 1TOP RATED

    #1 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Nov 9th report

    This song is so not about suicide. It's about transitioning into an adult.

    Been a hell of a ride but I'm thinkin' it's time to grow
    -He's had fun but it's time to grow up.


    Put quinoa in my fridge, still I'm not feelin' grown
    -He doesn't fill like an adult even though he has quinoa in the fridge.

    Feel like I'm gonna puke 'cause my taxes are due
    -Only adults pay taxes.
    You can figure the rest out!

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    #2 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 10th report

    What the heck you guys. That's all I can even say.

    This song IS NOT about suicide. If you knew the band at all, you would know that they like to write songs about things most people do not, and that most of their songs are about growing up.

    You guys are thinking about the lyrics all wrong. If AJR were to actually write a song about suicide, they would've dropped in fame dramatically. Going out with a bang does not mean shooting yourself. In the song, it means "I'm an adult now. Things are going to get super boring so let's celebrate childhood while we still can."

    They literally said it themselves. The song isn't about suicide it's about how boring adulthood is.

    Okay, moving past that. For those of you that have questions about some of the lyrics, I'll actually focus on that now instead of what the song isn't.

    The whole, "...put quinoa in my fridge..." thing is a comparison to adulthood. Ryan Met, one of the members of the band said that if adulthood could be summed up in one word, it would be quinoa. Quinoa is some kind of food made of a flower or something, but the reason Ryan said that is because when you put quinoa in your fridge and let it sit there, it gets sticky and hard and just difficult to eat.

    For the "I'm way to young to lie here forever I'm way too old to try so whatever" means that they don't want to sit around doing nothing, but they don't want to put effort into trying to actually do something, so they're just going to enjoy life before they have tons of responsibilities as an adult.

    AJR is a great band full of great people, and they would never write a song about suicide, trust me.

    Hope this helped!

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    #3 top rated interpretation:
    anonymous
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    Dec 15th report

    I'm 99 % its about suicide because think about it out your best face on means pretend everything's alright and I'm way to Young to lie here forever I'm way to old to try so whatever means he's just depressed and doesn't give a duck anymore

  4. anonymous
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    Feb 26th, 01:10 report

    He alternates between time to "GROW" and time to "GO".

    Verses start off miserable and end with a vow to change his life (time to grow) only to end up miserable again resigning to the fact that it's now (time to go)

    It is about suicide.

  5. riley1
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    Feb 25th, 21:47 report

    i think it is about growing up. i saw alot of interpretations about suicide but i couldn't see that aspect of it. i think it is about needing to grow up but not being able to.

  6. anonymous
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    Feb 24th, 12:45 report

    The mother of my stepchildren shot herself in the head. Her final Facebook post read “Happy 4th of July I’m sure it will go out with a bang”. 7 years later their father hung himself. My stepchildren are in their early 20’s now so this song is in heavy rotation for their age group. In a way I’m glad to see that some still have a certain amount of innocent naivety to not think it’s about suicide. I pray none of you will ever have to experience half of what they did. I’m not out to change anyone’s mind just asking for sensitivity towards those that see it differently.

  7. alienkiid
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    Feb 21st report

    This song is absolutely /not/ about suicide, c'mon you guys.

    Just because it includes the lines, "Let's go out with a bang!" does not mean it's about suicide. From my point of view, I think this song is about the transition to adulthood.

    -"I get up, I get down and I'm jumpin' around
    And the rumpus and ruckus are comfortable now
    Been a hell of a ride but I'm thinkin' it's time
    TO GROW"
    I put emphasis on the 'to grow'. He's had lots of fun being a child, but now it's the inevitable part of his life when he must transition to adulthood.

    -"So I got an apartment across from the park
    Put quinoa in my fridge, still I'm not feelin' grown"
    Although they are doing adult-y things, like having quinoa and renting apartments, he still doesn't feel like an adult.

    -"Feel like I'm gonna puke 'cause my taxes are due,
    Do my password begin with a one or a two?"
    He's expressing worry about becoming adult and unsure how to do these types of things.

    Just trust me on this, AJR would never write a song about suicide. But I suppose that's just my opinion. :)

  8. anonymous
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    Jan 27th report

    ok this song is defiantly about suicide (hear me out please )
    no band writes about deppression with songs like 100 bad days karma and bummer land and then just all of a sudden writes about growing up

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. anonymous
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    Jan 12th report

    I honestly think, (This is my fist interpretation), he wants to go out with a Bang before he gets "old". What do I mean by that? I meant that he wants to do multiple exciting stuff before/wile he gets old, meaning for the "Lets go out with a bang!" Why the multiple exciting stuff though? Well, right after the verse it says, "BANG! BANG BANG! Here we go." The "here we go" part implies that they are doing it/ doing it soon (Assuming it's only been a few seconds after this song has been released)
    P.S: This is my first interpretation I have ever written and I suck so feel free to rate this a 1-Star :>

  10. anonymous
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    Jan 4th report

    What's really sad is how many people are picking apart the lyrics of a song but most likely don't know or understand or even try to dig deep into spiritual matters by learning not even a single verse from the Holy Bible. Get your priorities right people.

  11. anonymous
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    Jan 1st report

    To those that say this is not about suicide, you really need to open your eyes. But then again, i must be commenting to 12-18 year olds.

  12. anonymous
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    Dec 8th report

    Ok, I know it’s sounds so, but this song is NOT what about suiside! My dad was talking about this song earlier and thinks so, but it’s not. It’s simply the fuzzy difference between “Go”, and “Grow”, and on the AJR channel the lyrics say “Grow”. The band even said so themselves, it’s about the transition between childhood and adulthood. Most of their other songs are about life like that. Trust me, the radio station’s would not play this song if it was about THAT. Please trust me on this one, this song is a bop and I don’t want you to think badly about it!

  13. anonymous
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    Dec 6th report

    It is so not about suicide. This is what they said:
    "We wrote 'BANG!' about the weird middle ground between being a kid and becoming an adult; a time when we're doing all the things adults are supposed to do, but we don't yet feel grown up," the Metzer brothers said in a press release.

  14. anonymous
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    Dec 3rd report

    This song should not even be played on the radio it is most definitely talking about suicide. I mean come on go out with a BANG. When hes talking like he is depressed throughout the whole song. Not cool at all for people that might be thinking this and if they are I pray they get the help they need no matter what age. I have been through it and it is not easy. And a song like this might just send one over the edge. I pray it does not.

  15. anonymous
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    Oct 30th report

    very disturbing, I think its encouraging suicide or mass shooting, since it says"lets"so its enticing/inviting to join in this demented song!! Honestly its got a catchy tune but the lyrics are wacked!! prob should be removed from charts!!!just my personal opinion.

  16. anonymous
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    Oct 16th report

    I believe he’s had enough. Nothing in the present while he’s young, and nothing to look forward to as he gets older. “ It’s been a hell of a ride, but I’m thinking it’s time to go”. I interpreted as going out with a bang, a suicide song.

  17. anonymous
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    Oct 13th report

    Please, shouldn't this be obvious! (Sorry for be TOXIC.) This song is about suicide, and how he's sick of life, and going out with a BANG! is the best way to go.

    If you are struggling with suicide, please tell a trusted adult, or a friend. No matter how long you had it, or who you are, everyone deserves help.

  18. anonymous
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    Sep 12th report

    There out fits remind me of the shining by steven king, the song is super catchy and I feel like it has defenitly has a suicidal meaning to it bang bang bang come on they said it's about transitioning from kids to adults, idk seems creepy to me

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