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Secret Handshake

from New World Record by Poster Children

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I'm on the wrong side of the compass and the square
The temple and the lodge have agents everywhere
I hear a snap and ice runs down my neck
Feel like I've got a target painted on my back
Right on my back

Stay away from the vibrating palm
You shouldn't hang around where you don't belong
There's a hidden code that you cannot break
It's something you can't fake
It's the secret handshake

They're in the UN, CFR and TLC
They've got the great light of the 33rd degree
The budget's black, just ask Majestic Twelve
The truth is as phony as a dollar bill
A dollar bill

You cannot hide from the all-seeing eye
It watches us from the pyramid in the sky
Trapped inside a web that you can't escape
Unless you learn the ways of the secret handshake

A travelling man in search of what was lost
Moves from the west to east and then the east to west
The king and queen are in on all the schemes
The two of them are definitely pink
I think someone has slipped something into my dreams
In my dreams

Stay away from the vibrating palm
You shouldn't hang around where you don't belong
As simple as a dog, as clever as a snake
Welcome to the new age of the secret handshake


from New World Record, released February 23, 1999


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Poster Children Champaign, Illinois

Poster Children was formed in 1987 by Rick Valentin (guitar, vocals) and Rose Marshack (bass, vocals). Jim Valentin joined on guitar in 1991 and Matt Friscia (drummer #7) joined in 2001. Known for a strong DIY ethic and relentless touring, the band has released ten albums, eleven videos, and a DVD and were pioneers in the use of the web, blogs, podcasts and enhanced CDs for promoting their music. ... more

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