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The Secret Handshake Of Fate Lyrics

from If the World Was You

"The Secret Handshake Of Fate" is track #1 on the album If the World Was You. It was written by John David Souther.
"The Secret Handshake Of Fate" is track #1 on the album If the World Was You. It was written by John David Souther.

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If the world was flat
Id walk off the edge
But I cant cause its to big and round

I can just see myself
Falling through space
Grateful not to be found.

Trouble with living here in the future
And sailing the Dutchmans sea
Is the trouble with love in the present tense
And the fear of eternity.

See no matter where you are
Youre about to come round
To just where youve already been.

Dont be afraid
It happens to people
And then it happens again and again.

Go off this marble
Leave something here
For somebody else but you.

Awww its a pity
Most folks dont realize.

If the world was safe
Id fly in my sleep
Crashing right through these blue walls.

Doubts and fears would rise
Like a duster in Texas
Cushion my deadly fall.

The problem is worse
If youre religious
What keeps your head in its place?

They think what they think
But you know what you know
The secrete handshake of fate.

If the world was you
Id travel extensively
Visiting some places twice.

Scrambling for purchase
Wherever its slippery
Against all and any advise.

Id sleep upside down
For a new view of heaven
Dream at both ends of the night

All through the middle
Id breathe with you
Knowing wed be all right.
(Then wed go)
Twisting into the light.

Songwriters
JOHN DAVID SOUTHER

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