Secret Handshake

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Secret Handshake

Post by Æpplês&vØdkã »

Phlebia

I smell lavender aromatherapy
I hear field recordings of waterfalls
I read last month's gossip magazines
A single restroom in the corner

We exchange a secret handshake
Transmitters modulate down
We exchange a secret handshake
Transmitters modulate down

I'm buffering a video
Hypnotized by the loading icon
Split your signal with a Fourier
Emphasize the functional part of your spectrum

Magnesium burns the brightest
When you chuck it in the fire
Pixel sort your RGB raster image
The most utilitarian frequencies

We exchange a secret handshake
Transmitters modulate down
We exchange a secret handshake
Transmitters modulate down

I can type 110 words per minute
Only sometimes hitting backspace
I switched my layout to Dvorak
Because I found it more ergonomic

I hate the buzz of fluorescent lights
They're harsher than they ought to be
Why does being more efficient
Need to be so much less pleasant?

We exchange a secret handshake
Transmitters modulate down
We exchange a secret handshake
Transmitters modulate down

Remember when you were a kid
adjusting your aunt's TV antenna?
If you focused super hard
You could see through the static
Last edited by Æpplês&vØdkã on Mon Dec 09, 2019 10:57 am, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: Secret Handshake

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lyrx - Secret Handshake
gizo vs. the 17,455

So I’m waking you early this morning
Because it’s time for The Walk and The Talk
And we’ll look at the trees that surround us
And we’ll filter the cheese from the chalk

And I’ll show you how a real man stands on a mountain
How a real man watches the world go by

I drive you to school every morning
And we battle the traffic each way
And I’m hoping you notice my practice
For keeping the darkness at bay

And I show you how a real man faces his problems
How a real man makes room for others in this world

Yeah there ain’t no secret handshake to get you into this club
Just bring respect and undying love
Yeah you don’t need no password
There ain’t no names on the door
There’s room for you and a million more

When I’m saying goodnight and to sleep tight
I remind you of our three things:
That the sun will come up, and
That you are loved, and
That you get to choose what you bring

And I’ll show you how a real man shares what he’s feeling
How a real man shows you his love every day
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Secret Handshake
Pigfarmer Jr

You invited me along
Even though I don't belong downtown
Down with all your friends

I can't help but feel left out
A growing feeling I could do without right now
Don't want to feel it again

I don't know the secret handshake
I don't know the inside joke
Don't want to make a mistake
With all of these friends of yours
I feel like a ghost

Will this night ever end?
I might break if I have to bend some more
But you don't realize

And now I'm feeling bad for you
Stuck with me while you're talking to your friends
I can see it in your eyes

I don't know the secret handshake
I don't know the inside joke
Don't want to make a mistake
With all of these friends of yours
I feel like a ghost

And in the morning I wonder if you'll see
You never really fell in love with me
I feel like a ghost
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Re: Secret Handshake

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Secret Handshake
Evil Grin

Do you remember when we were teens
Out in the woods where we couldn’t be seen
On our own adventure

Both of us wanted to explore
We found a little but we wanted more
Ready to surrender

We found ourselves a secret handshake
Until we heard your father calling
Scolded us, told us to behave
When he tried to stop us from falling in love
Falling in love

Years go by and we’ve met again
We catch up just like old friends
Long into the night

One thing leads into another
Now we’re both happy to discover
What we once were denied

Rediscovered our secret handshake
Feelings from our past are calling
There’s no reason we must behave
Nothing stopping us from falling in love
Falling in love

Walking through our woods now hand in hand
Nothing to hide, no demands
No more wasting years, just moving on
Finally found where we belong
Where we belong

Rediscovered our secret handshake
Feelings from our past are calling
There’s no reason we must behave
Nothing stopping us from falling in love
Falling in love
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the walkers on the sands
they break your patient heart
the bolshies on the bridge
they never saw it coming down

lions all awake
secret handshake
i hope you never live to find it out
don’t let them wait
secret handshake
i hope you never live to find it out

the strongman fills the page
with some false promises
the people stay away
it doesn’t matter any more
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THIRD CAT

I never understood
just how people could
roll right into a room
shootin' shit like a player
somehow they know what to say
even to a stranger

i never learned the secret handshake
connected communication with another
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So you want to be in movies and be a big star
You want to be famous, you want to go far
You want to see your picture on a magazine stand
Well come on pretty baby and take my hand

If you want lots of money and the things it buys
And you don't mind secrets and you don't mind lies
If that's what it will take
If that's what it will take
If that's what it will take
Then you surely won't mind the secret handshake

So you want five houses and twenty-five cars
And a place in the Bahamas and a trip to Mars
You want to be somebody and be respected
And you don't mind cheating if it's not detected

If you want lots of money and the things it buys
And you don't mind secrets and you don't mind lies
If that's what it will take
If that's what it will take
If that's what it will take
Then you surely won't mind the secret handshake

You go down on your left knee, down on your right
Now's not the time to put up a fight
My hand's extended for a special embrace
Now's not the time to try to save face

So you want to be feared and have lots of power
And lock your enemies up in a tower
You want to rule the world and do whatever you like
And put your enemy's head on a spike

If you want lots of power and the people it buys
And you don't mind secrets and you don't mind lies
If that's what it will take
If that's what it will take
If that's what it will take
Then you surely won't mind the secret handshake
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Secret Handshake - Paco del Stinko

They tried to kill him, but it didn't work
Set out to destroy, but it only hurt

Dont'cha tell anybody
Or I'll have you shot (bang bang)
Don't tell anybody


A briefcase bomb, under the table
Blocked by a leg, a partial disable

PTSD can affect any man
And you can look weak with a tremulous hand
So he hid it from view behind his back
The after-affect of his killers' attack

Off to the bunker, way down below
Put the gun to your head, and end all you know
Bringin' the stink since 2006.
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Secret Handshake - The Magnetic Letters

Poor old Wayde was white as a sheet
You never know the friendly people you might meet
Waiting for the train on the Armadale line
Chatting with a stranger just to pass the time

Dressed in his best denim jacket and jeans
He was a really sweet guy but he looked kinda mean
On his way to court to serve as a juror
In a trial about a fishing boat from Indonesia

Wayde got the secret handshake
Before he even got on the train
We the jury find that our colleague Wayde
Won't be shaking hands with strangers again

The stranger went to leave and stuck out his hand
He gave a funny shake Wayde didn't understand
So his whispered something rude about the toilet block
Wayde declined politely but he was in shock

I'd never heard of such a manoeuvre
Greg who had a boyfriend he hadn't either
The internet reckons it's an urban myth
And it's possible the stranger was just messing with

Wayde with the secret handshake
He told us in the lunch room today
There's nothing much funny about people smuggling

But Wayde got the secret handshake
Before he even got on the train
We the jury find that our colleague Wayde
Won't be shaking hands with strangers again
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Secret Handshake - Hot Pink Halo

***

I hold an earthquake
In my arms, I draw it close
As the ground begins to rise

It's silent while it rips apart
My atmosphere
On its path to the outside

Lightning flashes through
My mind, I try to hold it back
But it cuts right through the skies

It's silent while it rips apart
My atmosphere
On its path to the outside

I've got a secret hand shake
I've had it my whole life
I dressed it up as nervousness
I dressed it up as fear
But it's always there behind my eyes

It's silent while it rips apart
My atmosphere
On its path to the outside
On its path to the outside
Devil’s got me Lindt! Devil’s got me Lindt!
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Secret Handshake
Berkeley Social Scene

I got away as fast as I could. I had no idea where I was going or what I would do when I got there but I kept running and running and running. The rising sun had yet to burn off the morning dew. Blades of grass glistened in the sun as my wet feet ripped through them. I wiped my brow repeatedly with with the back of my hand, my eyes stinging from the sweat trickling into them. I felt the beginning of a stitch in my in my side as the lactic acid started to build up. I kept running and running and did everything I could to keep running.

We’re waiting for you
Hope you know how to get through

I didn’t know what road to take
I didn’t know what case to make
I had to prove I wasn’t fake
With something more than a secret handshake

I turned the corner and sped down the alleyway. I was racing downhill, leaning forward I almost began to tumble. I didn’t look down but I could feel the sidewalk starting to fall out below me. Every touch of my foot began to get lighter and lighter and lighter. It was like I was riding the edge of a cyclone. The world rushed by faster and faster than I could make out but I still knew that I had to pour it on. Finally I saw it way off in the distance. I ran and ran and ran to get there. Soon enough I arrived. I sprinted up to the gate at the end of the street I screamed let me in let me in let me in.

We’re waiting for you
Hope you know how to get through

I didn’t know what road to take
I didn’t know what case to make
I had to prove I wasn’t fake
With something more than a secret handshake

We waited for you
We all knew that you’d get through

I didn’t know what road to take
I didn’t know what case to make
I had to prove I wasn’t fake
With something more than a secret handshake

I didn’t know what road to take
I didn’t know what case to make
I had to prove I wasn’t fake
With something more than a secret handshake
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Secret Handshake
by glennny
Based on the secret handshake I had with my best friend in Jr. High

There is no password for passage
There are no questions three
We have no barcode scanner
if you want entry

Once in the club,
you'll never ever want to exit
it's not enough
to only have a casual visit

Start with what would seem obvious
normal pivoting to a thumb grab
slide back to a first knuckle cliff hang
then crawl up the arm to a shoulder triple pat

now you know the secret handshake
now you know the hiding place
how will you guard the knowledge?
will you let it go to waste?

Once in the club,
you'll never ever want to exit
it's not enough
to only have a casual visit

Start with what would seem obvious
normal pivoting to a thumb grab
slide back to a first knuckle cliff hang
then crawl up the arm to a shoulder triple pat

here is the rub
you can forgive, but not forget it
when she turns up
then you'll know there is no exit

Start with what would seem obvious
normal pivoting to a thumb grab
slide back to a first knuckle cliff hang
then crawl up the arm to a shoulder triple pat
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Glenn Case
Secret Handshake

Guitar - Don Hawkins
Guitar solos - Mo Ouyang
The other stuff - Glenn

It's not anxiety as much as it's just common sense
I'm not convinced, I'm not convinced in present tense
I'm never fitting in and that's no matter where I am
I'm not convinced, I'm not convinced

And it's not safe
I don't know how or why I should behave
I'm not brave
I'll scan the room to find a means of escape

And if you told me I would never get the hang of this
Well, that checks out, that checks out there's little doubt
There's no priority for me to try to understand
Well, that checks out, that checks out

And it's not safe
I don't know how or why I should behave
I'm not brave
I'll scan the room to find a means of escape

What I need
is a secret handshake
So I believe
I belong where I am
and you can lend me a hand

[Guitar solo - Mo Ouyang]

What I need
is a secret handshake
So I believe
I belong where I am
and you can lend me a hand
What I need
is a secret handshake
So I believe

No, I'm not convinced
I'm not convinced that it'll be any different
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Secret Handshake
by Lily Plus Martin

There’s something you all know
I wanna know too

Will I be in this dark forever
Alien, fearful, tired of feeling severed

Just when I learn the moves you’ve changed one
Try to stay loose but I come undone

There’s something you all know
I wanna know too
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