Oh
Let's shake hands
Ohh
Baby, let's shake hands
Well there's something here in the air
Jump up and let me know when you're there
Baby, let's shake hands
Oh
Let's be friends
Ohh
Baby, let's be friends
I can't come up with a better plan
Put your fingers in my hand
Baby, let's be friends
Oh
Say my name
Ohh
Baby, say my name
Well you can do what you wanna do
Throw it in a garbage can
But just say my name
Yeah
Yeah


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Let's Shake Hands song meanings
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    General CommentFor me this song has always had "make-up sex" written all over it, with its vague-but-not-so-vague sexual references and aggressively dangerous attacking guitar sound. Straight up raw-ass rock'n'roll.

    And shaking hands doesn't necessarily mean meeting someone, but making up with someone after a fight. This is especially encouraged to squabbling kids (f.ex. siblings), fitting in with the Stripes' overall theme.
    terrycraigon June 15, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis... song... is... AWESOME!
    Flyingtreemonkeyon August 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is definetely about sex.
    "OH, baby, say my name"
    "Throw it in a garbage can" is refering to throwing the condom away.
    goodtimesbadtimeson March 29, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgain where can I get this song?
    soutieon May 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI imagined this to be about having to put things aside with someone you hate. Otherwise, it wouldn't really matter to shake hands... 0.o
    Team SpriteSWFon May 14, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is great, luv it to bits :D
    White Stripes rawk...
    I agree with goodtimesbadtimes, I think it's about meeting someone, getting them to like you and then getting them into bed ;)
    Fexsiv3on February 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti always thought this song was about sex, i love the way he says you could do what you wana do MEG! throw it in a garbage can but just say my name!
    i love it when he mentions meg
    Blackjack Daveyon September 26, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI thought it was about the evolution of a relationship from being lovers to being friends.
    *VoodooChild*on January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentConsidering the history of The White Stripes, especially early on in their career, I highly doubt this is about sex.

    It's probably just about KNOWING you want to be with someone for a long while and then hoping it progresses into something more.
    TheAbsolutionHowlon April 19, 2007   Link

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