Annie and the Bang Bang

by Annie and the Bang Bang

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Lyrically potent dreamscape folkpop and cinematically lush brokenhearted artrock. Beautiful mischief that holds some truth, delivered by the blows of a large candy hammer.

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released March 23, 2013

Annie Enneking: singer, songwriter, guitarist
Chadly Koppenhaver: drums
Tom Penney: bass
Thunder Bob: synths
(with appearances by Michael Sommers, Rick Berger, and Mark Kaufman)
Produced by Sean Healey and Annie Enneking
Mixed and engineered by Thunder Bob
Mastered by Bruce Templeton at Magneto Mastering
Recorded at: The Island of Lost Toys
Many of these songs were originally written for New Paradise Laboratories "Extremely Public Displays of Privacy"

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Track Name: All the Girls
Reading books and sipping soda
Listening to records in my room
I do the monkey when I’m restless
The jerk when I need a boost

I don’t want to keep any secrets
But I’d feel silly if you knew
When I can’t pee I touch my tongue
To my lip and think of you

All the girls who live on my street
Swear in French and smoke Gauloises
We do the dance from Band of Outsiders
By Godard in my garage

Right on! Right on!

Writing songs and drinking vodka
Smoking up on the roof
I do the twist when I’m lonely
Shimmy when I need proof

I don’t want to keep any secrets
But if anyone knows, it’s you
When I feel numb I twist the string
On my finger so tight the tip turns blue

All the girls who live on my street
Swear in French and smoke Gauloises
We do the dance from Band of Outsiders
By Godard in my garage

All the girls who live on my street
Swear in French and smoke Gauloises
We do the dance from Band of Outsiders
By Godard in my garage

Right on! Right on!
Lalalalalalala
Track Name: Explode With Happy, Man!
Sitting on a wide lap
And I like it
Making my wings flap
And I like it
Working on my fake slap
And I like it

Parles vous Francaise?
I can speak the other way

Chomping on chewing gum
And I like it
Don’t go in for handsome
And I like it
Being held for ransom
And I like it

Parles vous Francaise?
I can speak the other way

I’m staying up as late as I can
Gonna explode with happy, man!
A girl’s gotta twist off now and again
Gonna explode with happy, man!

Looking at a devil horn
And I like it
Everything has a soft core
And I like it
Never done this before
And I like it

Parles vous Francaise?
I can speak the other way

I’m staying up as late as I can
Gonna explode with happy, man!
A girl’s gotta twist off now and again
Gonna explode with happy, man!
Track Name: Billy Bones
Billy Bones, Billy Bones where can you be
Billy Bones, Billy Bones when you coming for me
Billy Bones, Billy Bones my eyes are red
I lost my head, I lost my head, I lost my head
All what you said

Bonfire
Party on the beach
We drank so much
I thought you were me

Billy Bones, Billy Bone where can you be
Billy Bones, Billy Bones when you coming for me
Billy Bones, Billy Bones my eyes are red
I lost my head, I lost my head, I lost my head
All what you said

Bonfire
Party into the breech
We sang so loud
Our throats felt like meat

Billy Bones, Billy Bone where can you be
Billy Bones, Billy Bones when you coming for me
Billy Bones, Billy Bones my eyes are red
I lost my head, I lost my head, I lost my head
All what you said

I spy a boat on the sea
You said goodbye
In the middle of kissing me

Billy Bones, Billy Bone where can you be
Billy Bones, Billy Bones when you coming for me
Billy Bones, Billy Bones my eyes are red
I lost my head, I lost my head, I lost my head
All what you said
Track Name: Shake Me
Shake me like the legs of Elvis
Shake me like fruit from a tree
Shake me like the gates of heaven
Shake me like you were meant to shake me

Take me like a trip on a rocket
Take me lie a felt-fingered thief
Take me like bad medicine
Take me like you were meant to take me

Down is up and black is blue
Bad is good when it comes to you

Break me like a horse in the desert
Break me like a wave on a beach
Break me like the seal of a virgin
Break me like you were meant to break me

Quake me like a Baptist preacher
Quake me like ecstasy
Quake me like a hard orgasm
Quake me like you were meant to quake me

Down is up and black is blue
Bad is good when it comes to you
Track Name: Dogs
In a little house down the lane
There live a pack of dogs
They have the run of the yard
Their owner is never home

When I walk past the house
They snarl and charge the gate
How can their tongues be so pink
When their teeth are so sharp?

They say how do you like me now?
How do you like me now?

I try to calm them with words
Also ply them with bones
I once threw them a squirrel
Even this did not appease them

One day a dog escaped
And he chased me down
I was wearing a red cape
He could not get enough of my scent

He said, How do you like me now?
How do you like me now?

I was forced to defend myself
I shoved my fist down his throat
I got it in as far as the elbow
And now the other dogs do not pursue me

How do you like me now?
How do you like me now?
Track Name: Go Pink
In your mouth
A string of pearls
White on white on
Right on

Go PInk

Maybe when
You're deeper into your drink
We can make out
Right on

Go Pink

I've got a thing pressing on my brain
Like a tumor but prettier
Your yesterday eyes weep champagne
How can I not want to get with that?

I've got a thing pressing on my brain
Like a tumor but prettier
Your yesterday eyes weep champagne
How can I not want to get with that?
Track Name: Big Muff
I am throwing you to the lions
You'll thank me for it someday
Radical intimacy is only
Achievable in death
You don't have to like it
Just pick it up

I need supervision
I am possessed by joy
Yes, I did it
I look like a bird
But I am a murder
Track Name: Where Does Love Go?
Everything seems so clear
It's almost like you were never here
The stars in the cold sky declare
But it takes so long for their light to reach here

Where, where, where does love go?

Sometimes I wish I were still a smoker
I'd sit under the porch light in the clarity of winter
And wonder of the stars, are they tiny flecks of God
That wish, however late, the very best for us

Where, where, where does love go?
Track Name: Dickless Boy
Dickless Boy
I give it all to you
Revelation at last
I am a lucky girl in the present tense
A bit of the future in my past
You could call us timeless, built to last

Dickless boy
You really are a find
Something in your sigh unlocks
A stash of secrets deep inside my mind
And confessions I give out, I let drop
Deep space dream flesh rocks

Getting it on
With a ghost
Is so hot
Just the most

Getting it on
With a ghost
Is so hot
Just the most
Track Name: Funeral for Fun
I never know
When you’re gonna show
I see you standing there
All devil may care

The lights are low; people dance slow to our song
Alone by the stereo, I pretend my drink is low, can’t stay long
I try to catch your eye to wave goodbye, but you’re gone
When all is said and done, this ain’t a party it’s a funeral for fun

It’s hard to see
You’ve moved on so easily
I once was a reason to live
Now I don’t even exist

The lights are low; people dance slow to our song
I moan by the stereo, pretend my drink is low, can’t stay long
I try to catch your eye to wave goodbye, but you’re gone
When all is said and done, this ain’t a party it’s a funeral for fun