Hilltop Hoods

Hilltop Hoods - The Art Of The Handshake

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(Verse)

I used to wake up, bathroom, face wash

Cartoons, Marduks, Fatooks(?), monties, stop tune

Brought to us awful, swine what I scored to

Feather with the weather when your crime is an ?

Warp from the trying, it was covered from the ?

Sellin' in, rafting, stickers up, nine months

Ticket? Can't afford to, life of the payroll

Life rolled up, in my eyes and my ?

Head phones drop like the ? off a kangaroo

Walk like a bango, tiger in the tight roll

And the train roar, and the train roll

And I train roll on(?)

And I stopped bodies who dropped

Gun loud root em out

I said to hold up but you can't do that

(Wop bop a loo bop a lop bam boom)

Next stop, what have you got?

The whole damn cruise

So I grab em by the wrist, switch by the grip

Tongue flit, then we clip, then we finish with a fist pump

Rist chump, try to yack cuban me in dis

And right above a handshake I said (marijuana)

(Hook)

There used to be a time like way before this song when

All the handshakes were like twenty seconds long

And they just went, and they just went

And they just went, and they just went on

There used to be a time like way before this song when

All the handshakes were like twenty seconds long

And they just went, and they just went

And they just went, and they just went on

(Interlude)

The handshake is thought to have developed

As a gesture to demonstrate that neither party

At an encounter is carrying a weapon or poses a threat

Over hundreds of years this simple act

Has developed into a sometimes complex ritual

And a way to convey status, mutual affiliations, or just plain respect

(Verse 2)

I used to wake on a Saturday, play in the matinee

Game get faded on the train down to Adelaide

Headphones playing looking at the fresh painted walls

Rakim saying we're about to get paid in full

A man entered, cap and black sweater

Jacks get all up on a fella that act clever

Train tracks with graf with back-to-back letters

But we came to rap and that was back when a

DJ would supply the wax, stage had a liner mat

Place full of writers and orators or a giants' cap

Casing with minors at the crates of hard bar the back would break

Any time and hit the stage and freestyle attack

Walk in like I'm possessed by the beatniks

Clean kicks full of more heart than a phoenix

Move right away 'til my crew's at the stage

Nothing new just this groove how we do night and day

Bring it back, no high-five shit is whack

We bringing that old sucka side finger snap

Fist-poke stop em lock just don't stop the rock

With the way handshake body rock

(Hook)

There used to be a time like way before this song when

All the handshakes were like twenty seconds long

And they just went, and they just went

And they just went, and they just went on

There used to be a time like way before this song when

All the handshakes were like twenty seconds long

And they just went, and they just went

And they just went, and they just went on

(Interlude)

Not all cultures consider a firm handshake as a sign of respect

In fact a grip that's too tight can often be considered as offensive

Scientists at the University of Manchester

Taking into account twelve different variables

Developed a mathematical formula for the handshake

To which people would be the most receptive

(Hook)

There used to be a time like way before this song when

The DJ could put a cut the record right on, put the record right on

Put the record right on, put the record right, put the record right

There used to be a time like way before this song when

The DJ could put cut the record right on, put the record right

Put the record right on, put the record right on, put the record right

Keep on bringing it

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