"Hands Down" as written by and Christopher Andrew Carrabba....
Breathe in for luck,
Breathe in so deep,
This air is blessed,
You share with me.
This night is wild,
So calm and dull,
These hearts they race,
From self control.
Your legs are smooth,
As they graze mine,
We're doing fine,
We're doing nothing at all.

My hopes are so high,
That your kiss might kill me.
So won't you kill me,
So I die happy.
My heart is yours to fill or burst,
To break or bury,
Or wear as jewellery,
Whichever you prefer.

The words are hushed lets not get busted;
Just lay entwined here, undiscovered.
Safe from the hour and all the stupid questions
"Hey did you get some?"
Man, that is so dumb.
Stay quiet, stay near, stay close they can't hear
So we can get some.

My hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me.
So won't you kill me, so I die happy.
My heart is yours to fill or burst,
To break or bury, or wear as jewellery,
Whichever you prefer.

Hands down this is the best date I can ever remember,
Always remember, the sound of the stereo,
The dim of the soft lights,
The scent of your hair that you twirled in your fingers
And the time on the clock when we realized it's so late
And this walk that we shared together.
The streets were wet and the gate was locked so I jumped it,
And let you in.
And you stood at your door with your hands on my waist
And you kissed me like you meant it.
And I knew that you meant it, that you meant it,
That you meant it, and I knew,
That you meant it, that you meant it.


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"Hands Down" as written by Christopher Andrew Carrabba

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    General CommentLost Messiah - Do you find comfort in degrading others music choice? What is your purpose in posting negative comments about music others enjoy? Does it make you feel as if you've accomplished somethign? Music is so diverse and there are so many different varities of music, you're not going to enjoy every genre of music. But, what is the purpose in degrading music others enjoy? To prove that you are feeble minded? Granted.

    At any rate - I find this to be one of my favorite Dashboard songs. When I saw Dashboard live[Vagrant Tour], I believe he played Remember to Breathe, not Hands Down. Abeit, I may be wrong. This song strays from the heart break driven music, which I could relate to. I still like this ALOT, nonetheless.
    Agony_ChrisCarrabbaon January 17, 2002   Link
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    My Interpretationthis song describes "the best day" with someone incredible that ends with one amazing kiss. it perfectly depicts the nervous exhilaration that comes from spending a whole day with someone that you're into. one of those days where you do "nothing at all" all day, just hanging out with them is enough. a day worth remembering. the anticipation and excitement of being with this person just builds throughout the day because you know you're probably going to kiss 'em eventually, or get kissed, but you don't know when. "my hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me" refers to the inevitable kiss...you've thought about it so much that when it finally happens, it just may kill you. i don't think this song is necessarily about sex, it seems too complicated for this song. i think the simplicity of a first kiss with someone is enough to get the heart racing. the kiss doesn't happen until the end of the song and this perfect day; the kiss is the crescendo.
    breakorburyon November 03, 2009   Link
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    General Commentheres how i picture it, because it perfectly describes an amazing night i had.

    "Breathe in for luck, breathe in so deep
    This air is blessed, you share with me"
    -smoking weed or cigarettes. breathing the same "blessed" air.

    "This night is wild, so calm and dull
    These hearts they race from self control"
    - the night is "wild" because they snuck out, doing something rebellious. self control, like holding your breath and staying absolutely when sneaking out. OR self control like not kissing eachother or something because they're around other people, and they're hearts are racing because of it.

    Your legs are smooth as they graze mine
    We're doing fine, we're doing nothing at all
    -sitting close to eachother in someones house or outside, not doing anything, but being completely content with it.

    "My hopes are so high that your kiss might kill me
    So won't you kill me, so I die happy?"
    -we have all felt this, wanting SO badly to kiss someone that you might just die when they do. sort of related back to the "hearts race from self control"

    "My heart is yours to fill or burst, to break or bury
    Or wear as jewelery, whichever you prefer "
    -they have feelings so strong for the other person on a fun and wild night, but it doesnt matter if they break their heart, show it off or keep it because in that moment nothing could change how perfect it was.

    "The words are hushed let's not get busted
    Just lay entwined here, undiscovered
    Safe in here from all the stupid questions
    "Hey did you get some?" . . . Man, that is so dumb
    Stay quiet, stay near, stay close they can't hear "
    So we can get some
    -hooking up somewhere in secret. nobody knows where they went, and they just want to get away from the other people and the dumb drama that comes along with them.

    "Hands down this is the best day I can ever remember
    Always remember the sound of the stereo
    The dim of the soft lights,
    The scent of your hair that you twirled in your fingers
    And the time on the clock when we realized it's so late
    And this walk that we shared together
    The streets were wet and the gate was locked
    So I jumped it, and let you in
    And you stood at your door with your hands on my waist
    And you kissed me like you meant it
    And I knew that you meant it
    That you meant it, that you meant it
    I knew that you meant it, that you meant it"
    -last part is pretty self explanitory.

    this song fits so well with a night i had. it always reminds me of it and puts the images right back in my head. love dashboard!!
    darkdarkdarkon November 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is such a good ep because it tells a story. this song is the end. it's nice to know guys care about all the little things too.
    tallgrl45on December 03, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBy far the best song on this EP.
    jephqueon December 03, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentat first, i didn't really like this song. i saw it live in july, and i just did not like it. but after seeing it again in november, and hearing it over and over again whilst i listened to my ep, it's become my favourite song on the ep overall. the last verse is just so indescribable. i don't know, i just connect so much with this song. it's crazy. i can't wait to see it live again.
    gleebson December 08, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti could listen to this song over and over and over again..
    geekgirl9on December 13, 2001   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlike gleebs, i didnt really like this song too much when i first heard it (the only song by dbc), but now i listen to it nonstop.
    carolaon December 14, 2001   Link
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    General Commentgleebs i agree with you. this song is deffinetly my favorite on the EP. the whole song tells a story....a story i can relate to perfectly! so i love it. his voice is so strong and i think this is one of his best songs yet. i think we should all get the new cd and listen to this song over and over again!
    DashboardSaveTheDayon December 15, 2001   Link
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    General Commenthehe.
    spc04on January 06, 2002   Link

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