Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Franz Ferdinand – Take Me Out (album: Franz Ferdinand 2004)

This song is by the Scottish group Franz Ferdinand. It is such a cool song. I love it very much. The music is just awesome! The video clip is quite surreal, it’s very nice. The guitars in this song are awesome!

This song talks about the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife in Sarajevo; he was the royal prince of Austria-Hungary. This act led to the beginning of World War I. He was very much in love with his wife Sophie and his last words to her were: “Don’t die darling live for our children” unfortunately both passed away straight after. In the song he basically says that he has nothing to live for if she is dead. The lyrics are quite sad for such a funky song. Weird combination but I like it! Check it out anyway...

Link to the song: Take Me Out Franz Ferdinand

Lyrics: Take Me Out Lyrics

What’s this song about?

Here is a comment from Songfacts:

This song is about a sniper. The lyrics begin "So if you're lonely, you know I'm here waiting for you. I'm just a crosshair, I'm just a shot away from you."

The single release of "Take Me Out" came with the B-side, "All for You, Sophia", based on the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand and his wife, whose name was Sophie, not Sophia. The band chose the name Sophia rather than Sophie to give the song a better ring. (Wikipedia – Take Me Out)

Band’s Official Website: Franz Ferdinand

Info about the band: Wikipedia - Franz Ferdinand

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