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The Hold Steady - Two Handed Handshake lyrics

His two handed handshake says he's so glad to meet you
His one silver earring says he parties on weekends
He turns through the channels when he's watching the TV
He recites lines from movies when he's trying to be funny

Guys, it's like we're not even trying

She danced with that one guy, she must know we're watching
It seems like less people than were here just last weekend
She's still pretty pissed about her ex's new trick
There were stares and glares and names

Girls, you know you're not really helping

I don't think that you'll find love
In some bathroom at some club
I know some kids who didn't come back

We had First Ave on Fridays, we're pirates at port
We go in and we get high two at a time, we get drunk on the sports
We're falling into bed with our television sets
We're watching movies that we've already seen

Guys, it's like we're not even trying

You dress like contestants at some desperate pageant
You fall asleep in your makeup, you wake up with a blemish
You're making up your mind about the drinks after work
It's such a gossipy office

Girls, you're gonna find someone

You don't have to rush it
You're too young to force your crushes
You don't have to rush it
You're too young to fake your crushes

Guys, I'm pretty sure that we can put it back together
And girls, you gotta try to be nice to one another
Guys, I'm pretty sure that we can put it back together
And girls, you gotta try to be nice to one another

I don't think we'll get the truth
From kids with stickers on their boots
I know some kids who didn't come back
From the plywood painted black

We gotta try a little harder
We gotta be a little better
We gotta pull it back together