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Hand Over Fist Lyrics

from Presto

"Hand Over Fist" is track #10 on the album Presto. It was written by Geddy Lee;alex Lifeson;neil Elwood Peart.
"Hand Over Fist" is track #10 on the album Presto. It was written by Geddy Lee;alex Lifeson;neil Elwood Peart.

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Hand over fist
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
Cut the paper to the bone

Hand over fist
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
And the rock must stand alone

I could disappear into the crowd
But not if I keep my head in the clouds
I could walk away so proud
It's easy enough if you don't laugh too loud

I thought I was okay alone
Wait for the postman and the telephone
Lost in a world of my own
I thought I could run alone
Thought I could run through the night alone

Hand over fist
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
Cut the paper to the bone

Hand over fist
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
And the rock must stand alone

Hand over hand
Doesn't seem so much
Hand over hand
Is the strength of the common touch

You talk as we walk along
You never imagined I could be so wrong
Hummin' your favorite song
You know I've hated that song for so long

How can we ever agree?
Like the rest of the world
We grow farther apart
I swear you don't listen to me
Holding my hand to my heart
Holding my fist to my racing heart

Hand over fist
(Hand over fist)
Paper around the stone
(Paper around the stone)
Scissors cut the paper
(Scissors cut the paper)
Paper to the bone

Take a walk outside myself
In some exotic land
Greet a passing stranger
Feel the strength in his hand
Feel the world expand

I feel my spirit resist
But I open up my fist
Lay hand over hand over

Hand over fist
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
Cut the paper to the bone

Hand over hand
Doesn't seem so much
Hand over hand
Is the strength of the common touch

Hand over hand
Doesn't seem so much
Hand over hand
Is the strength of the common touch

Hand over hand
(Hand over fist)
Doesn't seem so much
(Paper around the stone)
Hand over hand
(Scissors cut the paper)
Is the strength of the common touch
(Cut the paper to the bone)

Hand over hand
(Hand over fist)
Doesn't seem so much
(Paper around the stone)
Hand over hand
(Scissors cut the paper)
Paper to the bone

Hand over fist
(Hand over fist)
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
(Scissors cut the paper)
Paper to the bone

Hand over fist
(Hand over fist)
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
(Scissors cut the paper)
Paper to the bone

Hand over fist
(Hand over fist)
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
(Scissors cut the paper)
Paper to the bone

Hand over fist
(Hand over fist)
Paper around the stone
Scissors cut the paper
(Scissors cut the paper)
Paper to the bone

Songwriters
Geddy Lee;Alex Lifeson;Neil Elwood Peart

Published by
CORE MUSIC PUBLISHING

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