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Bad Religion Lyrics

5. The Handshake



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'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 
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)
Fend for yourself (Believe)
Fend for yourself (In unity)
And shun the handshake,

Fend for yourself (And I am)
Fend for yourself (Willing to)
Fend for yourself (Compromise)
And shun the handshake,

Fend for yourself (I)
Fend for yourself (Believe)
Fend for yourself (In unity)
And shun the handshake,

Fend for yourself (But I'm not gonna lie)
Fend for yourself (Or sell)
Fend for yourself (My soul)
And shun the handshake,

Someone's gotta give!



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