Who Sang The Handshake? Bad Religion

Bad Religion Stranger Than Fiction cover art
publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Greg Graffin
release date: 1994-8-26
genres: Rock
styles: Alternative Rock/Punk
length: 2:50
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 "**** you",
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 has 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 has 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 then it's better to
Fend for yourself, and shun the handshake,
Someone's gotta give

CD 1
  • 1 Incomplete
  • 2 Leave Mine to Me
  • 3 Stranger Than Fiction
  • 4 Tiny Voices
  • 5 The Handshake
  • 6 Better Off Dead
  • 7 Infected
  • 8 Television
  • 9 Individual
  • 10 Hooray for Me…
  • 11 Slumber
  • 12 Marked
  • 13 Inner Logic
  • 14 What It Is
  • 15 21st Century (Digital Boy)
  • 16 News From the Front
  • 17 Markovian Process

  • Album Information
    label: Dragnet
    country(area): Europe
    format: CD
    barcode: 5099747734328
    script: Latin