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Hand It Over
MGMT Lyrics


The deals we made to shake things up
And the rights that they abuse
Might just fuck us over
But the doors won't shut
Until they're sure there's nothing left to use
Someone's taking over
Threw it away, but now I say
It's time to hand it over

The joke's worn thin, the king stepped in
Now we'll see who is who
Look who's bending over

But the stars weren't wrong, the time felt right
We both knew it was true
The smart ones exit early
And the rest hope for a shoulder

If we lose our touch, it won't mean much
If everyone's confused
Which door do we open?

It's the same old trick
They played their hand
Now there's one thing to left to do

It's time (hand it over)
It's yours and it's mine (hand it over)
One thing on my mind (hand it over)
It's rightfully mine (hand it over)
In the dark (hand it over)
What's yours is mine (hand it over)
Mmm, make it right (hand it over)
And give me what's mine (hand it over)

Oh, this time (hand it over)
It's yours and mine (hand it over)
Hey, it's time to (hand it over)
Just give me what's mine (hand it over)
Mmm, anytime (hand it over)
It's yours and it's mine (hand it over)
Oh, I need time (hand it over)
No, no it's rightfully mine (hand it over)
Oh, anytime

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Written by: Andrew Vanwyngarden, Benjamin Goldwasser

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Antonio Echeverria

Verse 1]
The deals we made to shake things up
And the rights that they abused
Might just fuck us over
But the doors won't shut
Until they're sure there's nothing left to use
Someone's taking over
Threw it away, but now I say
It's time to hand it over

[Verse 2]
The joke's worn thin, the king stepped in
Now we'll see who is who
Look who's bending over
But the stars weren't wrong, the time felt right
We both knew it was true
The smart ones exit early
And the rest hope for a shoulder

[Verse 3]
If we lose our touch, it won't mean much
If everyone's confused
Which door do we open?
It's the same old trick, they played their hand
Now there's one thing to left to do

[Chorus 1]
This time (Hand it over)
It's yours and it's mine (Hand it over)
One thing on my mind (Hand it over)
It's rightfully mine (Hand it over)
In the dark (Hand it over)
What's yours is mine (Hand it over)
Mm, make it right (Hand it over)
And give me what's mine (Hand it over)

[Chorus 2]
Oh, this time (Hand it over)
It's yours and mine (Hand it over)
Hey, it's time to hand it over
Just give me what's mine (Hand it over)
Mm, anytime (Hand it over)
It's yours and it's mine (Hand it over)
Oh, I need time (Hand it over)
No, no, it's rightfully mine (Hand it over)
Oh, anytime



Joahna Z

I can understand this song and most of the others. I hope everyone else can start understanding them more. It took me years to but I was always subconsciously attracted to their music. Vanwyngarden is ahead in time in our current age.

You have to be spiritually aware to completely understand what he means or is trying to express. There's a lot of depth and history to it.

"The deals we made to shake things up
And the rights that they abuse
Might just fuck us over
But the doors won't shut
Until they're sure there's nothing left to use"

This has to do about humanity repeatedly reincarnating. History has been repeating itself from our imbalance of light and darkness.
We are set on a path by a higher conscious in life. We are suppose to learn from our past mistakes and transform and evolve with light in our life, individually and together.
We have free will and every so age our human race keep making terrible errors that get ourselves taken out because darkness overcame man and it was destructive, unlawful and not on the divine path we've been set on. It could happen again in our time where we could wipe our race out, spiritually and physically only to start again and be better than before. It comes as no surprise and seems to be a pattern in our evolution.

"The joke's worn thin, the king stepped in
Now we'll see who is who
Look who's bending over"

Once we fulfill our purpose and live a life in the light then we can evolve from physical form and "the king", as Vanwyngarden refers him here, chooses who evolves and who continues to reincarante until they don't make those mistakes that unqualified them in the first place, unless he is referring about the end of humanity once it gets to the end of its physical path all together.

"It's time
It's yours and it's mine
One thing on my mind
It's rightfully mine
In the dark
What's yours is mine
Mmm, make it right
And give me what's mine"

He is referring to his soul not feeling like it's completely his own because the higher conscious rules over it. He can see premonitions of the future but he can't see what will be done about his soul, if it will remain his own or be absorbed by the higher conscious in life. He is hoping it will remain his own and that he will keep his conscious.

Regardless he will have to, hand it over.

Hope this helps some of you and also understand that MGMT is not about just being on drugs. They are much deeper than that and hope more can learn to appreciate that as well. This is only my interpretation of what I could grasp or found highlighting.
I'm sure they will always know what the true meanings are since it is their art.



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Kevin

Born too late to explore the world, born too early to explore the stars– born just in time to enjoy MGMT's return.

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You're all morons.

Vincenzo Borsellino

Very deep thought :)

Janson Rawlings

Return? Didn’t know they ever left

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Klemens Meyn

The end of this song is absolutely out of this world - the "hand it over" choir in the background makes it so deep, dreamy and psychedelic. Best one from MGMT!

Gilbert Aispuro

80s like a MUTHA! AMAZING

Alex Kessler

MGMT is in great form right now. Beautifully written/produced songs, amazingly trippy videos.

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