Song Lyric Sunday #37

Okay, so today’s prompt is girl’s names beginning with an « S » just like mine. So what do I have in my archives in response to Jim Adams’ prompt for this week’s Song Lyric Sunday Challenge? What about All for you Sophia by Franz Ferdinand?

They’re a Scottish rock band formed in Glasgow in 2002. The band’s original lineup was composed of Alex Kapranos (lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Nick McCarthy (rhythm guitar, keyboards, backing vocals), Bob Hardy (bass guitar), and Paul Thomson (drums, percussion, backing vocals). The band is one of the more popular post-punk revival bands, garnering multiple UK top 20 hits. They have been nominated for several Grammy Awards and have received two Brit Awards – winning one for Best British Group – as well as one NME Award.

The band’s first two singles, “Darts of Pleasure” and “Take Me Out”, peaked within the top-50 on the UK Singles Chart. “Take Me Out” charted in several countries and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocal; it became the band’s signature song. Their self-titled debut studio album won the 2004 Mercury Prize and earned a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Album. The song I’ve chosen was the B single on “Take Me Out.”

In 2005, the band released their second studio album, You Could Have It So Much Better which peaked within the top-ten in multiple countries and earned Grammy-nominations for Best Alternative Album and for one of the singles, “Do You Want To”. The band’s third studio album, Tonight: Franz Ferdinand, was released in January 2009; by then the band had shifted from a post-punk-focused sound to a more dance-oriented sound.

Four years after the release of Tonight, the band released their fourth studio album, Right Thoughts, Right Words, Right Action, in August 2013.  Following the departure of McCarthy, the band released their fifth studio album, Always Ascending, in February 2018.

This song is a humorous reference to the band name: Gavrilo Princip, a member of the Serbian rebel group “The Black Hand” shot the archduke of Austria, Franz Ferdinand, in Serajevo in 1914 (“bang bang, Gavril Princip, bang bang, shoot me Gravillo”). This incident is considered to be the trigger to WWI (“Bang bang, Europe’s going to weep”).

Lyrics: All for you, Sophia

Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo
Bang, bang, the first six are for you
Bang, bang, the seventh is for me
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, Europe’s going to weep
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
Bang, bang, history’s complete
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo
Bang, bang, the first six are for you
Bang, bang, the seventh is for me
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
All for you, all for you, all for you, Sophia
The black hand holds the gun
The devil takes his run
Urban, take the Apple Quay
It’s June, the twenty-eighth
The seventh was for me
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, Gavrilo
Bang, bang, the first six are for you
Bang, bang, the seventh is for me
Bang, bang, Gavrilo Princip
Bang, bang, shoot me, GavriloSource: LyricFind
Songwriters: Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley / Nicholas John Mccarthy / Paul Robert Thompson / Robert Hardy
All for You, Sophia lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Challenge Rules

  • Post the lyrics to the song of your choice, whether it fits the theme or not. If it does not fit, then please explain why you chose this song.
  • Please try to include the songwriter(s) – it’s a good idea to give credit where credit is due.
  • Make sure you also credit the singer/band and if you desire you can provide a link to where you found the lyrics.
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song.
  • Ping back to Jim’s post or place your link in his comments section.
  • Read at least one other person’s blog, so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process.
  • Feel free to suggest future prompts.
  • Most of all, have fun and enjoy the music.

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