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The Handshake Lyrics

from Stranger Than Fiction

"The Handshake" is track #10 on the album Stranger Than Fiction. It was written by Graffin, Greg.
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Every time you shake someone's hand
And it feels like your best friend
Could it be that it's only superficiality?
Without regard to well being without an inkling of compromise
Handshakes are nothing but a subtle fuck you
And contracts determine the best friendships

This is the way of the modern world
Everyone's vying for patronage
This is the way of the modern world
And something has gotta give

Every time you shake someone's hand
And you share neither color or creed
You gotta overcome the obstacles of history
There is restrained passion mistrust and bigotry
And these have created the new foundations of society
There's no harmony just class and race

This is the way of the modern world
Everyone's fighting for dominance
This is the way of the modern world
And something has gotta give

Now I believe in unity
And I am willing to compromise
But I'm not gonna lie or sell my soul

Every time you shake someone's hand
It determines where you stand
And if you won't uphold your side then it's better to

Fend for yourself, fend for yourself, fend for yourself
And shun the handshake
Fend for yourself, fend for yourself, fend for yourself
And shun the handshake
Fend for yourself, fend for yourself, fend for yourself
And shun the handshake

Someone's gotta give

Songwriters
GRAFFIN, GREG

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