Bad Religion:The Handshake

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“The Handshake”
Artist: Bad Religion
Albums: Stranger Than Fiction (1994)
Composers: Greg Graffin
Lyricists: Greg Graffin


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"
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's 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's 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 (I believe in unity)
Fend for yourself
Fend for yourself
And shun the handshake

Fend for yourself (and I am willing to compromise)
Fend for yourself
Fend for yourself
And shun the handshake

Fend for yourself (I believe in unity)
Fend for yourself
Fend for yourself
And shun the handshake

Fend for yourself (but I'm not gonna lie or sell my soul)
Fend for yourself
Fend for yourself
And shun the handshake

Someone's gotta give