Handcuffs Lyrics

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publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Vincent Accardi
album: Track 12 in album The Devil and God Are Raging Inside Me
release date: 2006-11-20
popularity : 2 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Emo/Indie Rock
length: 4:11
producer: Mike Sapone and Brand New
recorded by: Claudius Mittendorfer
assistant recorded by: Mike Lapierre
composer: Vincent Accardi
lyricist: Vincent Accardi

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I'd arrest you if I had handcuffs
I'd arrest you if I had the time
I'd throw you down in the back seat
As if you'd committed a terrible crime

I'd break in a town's worth of houses
And rob whole families blind
I'd do it to you like you do it to me
If you knew you would get away fine

I'd drown all these crying babies
If I knew that their mothers wouldn't cry
I'd hold them down and I'd squeeze real soft
To let a piece of myself die

It's hard to be the better man
When you forget you're trying
It's hard to be the better man

I'd arrest you if I had handcuffs
I'd arrest you if I had time
I'd wait for you outside the courtroom
Taunting when all your appeals were declined

I'd drive my car off of a bridge
If I knew that you weren't inside
With a pedal to the floor who could ask for more
A fantastic way to kill some time

And you could lay on your back and be beaten
You could put up your fists and fight
You could try and be way up
Way up, way up, way up
Way up, way up, way up

It's hard be the better man
When you forget you're trying
It's hard to be the better man
When you're still lying

It's hard to be the better man
When you forget you're trying
It's hard to be the better man
When you're still lying, you're still lying


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 0 [voices]
  • 1 Sowing Season (Yeah)
  • 2 Millstone
  • 3 Jesus
  • 4 Degausser
  • 5 Limousine (MS Rebridge)
  • 6 You Won’t Know
  • 7 Welcome to Bangkok
  • 8 Not the Sun
  • 9 Luca
  • 10 [untitled]
  • 11 The Archers Bows Have Broken
  • 12 Handcuffs
  • 13 Luca (reprise)