The Handshake
MGMT Lyrics


I just shook the handshake
I just sealed the deal
I'll try not to let them
Take everything they can steal
People always told me
Don't forget your roots
I know I can feel them underneath my leather boots

You toss all the mornings lost to the clouds and you watch it go
Your fair weather friends on a parachute binge get lost when the wind blows
The handshake's stuck on the tip of my tongue
It tastes like death but it looks like fun

I was a loner
I was just waiting by myself
When you, warped temptress
Rose to bring me happiness and wealth
Black tears, black smile, black credit cards and shoes
You can call all the people you want
But it's you who's being used

Under your black eyes, honey
Right beneath your nose
A curse on all creation
Every single thing you know
White smoke, white light, white marble on the floor
It would only take a few seconds of darkness to figure out what's in store
Little girl

You convince yourself that you want it, but you don't know
You keep trying to wash the blood from your hands, but it won't go
We're gonna keep you on the run

We got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake x15

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ANDREW WELLS VANWYNGARDEN, BENJAMIN NICHOLAS HUNER GOLDWASSER

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

Marmalade66

I just shook the handshake, I just sealed the deal
I'll try not to let them take everything they can steal
People always told me, said "don't forget your roots"
I know I can feel them underneath my leather boots

You toss all the mornings lost to the clouds
And you watch it go
Your fair weather friends on a parachute binge
Get lost when the wind blows
The handshake's stuck on the tip of my tongue
It tastes like death but it looks like fun

I was a loner, I was just waiting by myself
When you, warped temptress
Rose to bring me happiness and wealth
Black tears, black smile
Black credit cards and shoes
You can call all the people you want
But it's you who's being used

Under your black eyes, honey
Right beneath your nose
A curse on all creation
Every single thing you know
White smoke, white light, white marble on the floor
It would only take a few seconds of darkness to figure out
What's in store, little girl
You convince yourself that you want it
But you don't know
You keep trying to wash the blood from your hands
But it won't go
We're gonna keep you on the run
We got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake under our tongue
We got the handshake under our tongue

We got the handshake
We got the handshake
We got the handshake
We got the handshake
We got the handshake

We got the handshake
We got the handshake
We got the handshake
We got the handshake
We got the handshake



All comments from YouTube:

Kai F

unappreciated

Bill A

A whole generation will grow up now without knowing how to do a handshake due to COVID. :(

Berlyn wall

Uhhh no sir, definitely appreciated by their dear dedicated fans!!!

forgotaboutbre

Fully appreciated

Tim Playz

YOUR HOUSE WAS FLOODED

Bruh

Underrated song especially on this album

Meiret

my fav

Noah Huyler

Bruh underrated deep cuts on this album for sure

Rowan Elessar

Agreed! I can't even venture a guess as to how many times I've listened to this one.👾

TheraPuttyDave

Hands down one of my favorite songs of all times. Extremely dark and psyched out!!

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