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Franz Ferdinand took inspiration for their name from a racehorse called "The Archduke Ferdinand." After seeing the horse race on TV they began to discuss Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria, whose assassination triggered World War I. They decided it would be a good band name because of its sound and the implications of the Archduke's death.
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." (thanks, Leona - Edinburgh, Scotland, for above 2)
On the B-side of the single is "All For You, Sophia," which makes references to the Archduke Franz Ferdinand, including his assassin Gavrilo Princip and the secret society Black Hands.
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