OGAE Song Contest 2020 – Rest of the World

OGAE Rest of the World will be represented by AJR with Bang!

Biography

AJR are an American pop band composed of multi-instrumentalist brothers Adam (29), Jack (22), and Ryan (26) Metzger (their first initials making up the name of the band). The band writes, produces, and mixes their material in the living room of their apartment.  Their musical style has been described as “electric,” combining elements of pop, doo-wop, electronic, and dubstep. The brothers have described themselves as “culturally Jewish”. Adam is a PHD candidate at the University of Birmingham, while Ryan and Jack study at Columbia University.  Ryan has synaesthesia, a perceptual phenomenon in which stimulation of one sensory or cognitive pathway leads to involuntary experiences in a second sensory or cognitive pathway. AJR navigates the offbeat middle period between childhood and adulthood, seizing on this sometimes awkward life transition period with a “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, still I’m not feelin’ grown
Been a hell of a ride but I’m thinkin’ it’s time to go
(Bang! Bang! Bang!)
(Here we go)

So put your best face on, everybody
Pretend you know this song, everybody
Come hang
Let’s go out with a bang
(Bang! Bang! Bang!)
I’m way too young to lie here forever
I’m way too old to try, so whatever
Come hang
Let’s go out with a bang
(Bang! Bang! Bang!)

Feel like I’m gonna puke ’cause my taxes are due
Do my password begin with a one or a two?
Been a hell of a ride but I’m thinkin’ it’s time to grow
(Bang! Bang! Bang!)
(Metronome)
Man, I’m up to something (up to something), ooh-dee-la-dee-doh
Thank you all for comin’ (all for coming), I hope you like the show
‘Cause it’s on a budget, so ooh-dee-la-dee-doh
Yeah, come on here we go, yeah, come on (here we go)

So put your best face on, everybody
Pretend you know this song, everybody
Come hang
Let’s go out with a bang
(Bang! Bang! Bang!)
I’m way too young to lie here forever
I’m way too old to try, so whatever
Come hang
Let’s go out with a bang
(Bang! Bang! Bang!) (Bang! Bang-bang)
(Bang! Bang! Bang!) (Bang! Bang-bang! Bang! Bang!)

Been a hell of a ride but I’m thinkin’ it’s time to go

So put your best face on, everybody
Pretend you know this song, everybody
Come hang
Let’s go out with a bang
(Bang! Bang! Bang!)
(Here we go)
So put your best face on, everybody
Pretend you know this song, everybody
Come hang
Let’s go out with a bang
(Bang! Bang! Bang!) (Bang! Bang-bang)
I’m way too young to lie here forever
I’m way too old to try, so whatever
Come hang (come hang)
Let’s go out with a bang
(Bang! Bang! Bang!)
(Here we go)
(Bang! Bang!)

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