"Secret Handshakes" as written by and Kris Roe....
Marble stairs in this cathedral
Built by these hands five hundred years before

We will make good men better
Draw the right hand across the neck
Drop the arm down to your side.
I hear their voices calling in the night.

33 degrees, accepted right of hypocrisy
From this bitter cup, we all shall drink
Here I am awake, it’s 2AM.. and it's getting late
All I know is something isn’t right.

We will make good men better
How can you make good men better?
Draw the right hand across the neck
Drop the arm down to your side.
I hear their shadows calling in the night.

Get up, get out, get out
The fire’s burning now and our bodies burn to ashes
They’ll be scattered to the four winds of heaven

Does it ever even phase you that your father’s involvement with a cult nearly killed your first born child?


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    General CommentIt is a sequel to ''Fast time at dropout high''. A reccurant dream that Kristopher Roe had.
    surfinbuddyon January 12, 2006   Link
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    General CommentHow did you get this song and where can I get it???
    eltroyo11on April 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOn the upcoming album Welcome the night...will be released in july.
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    The dream Kris had involved Freemasons
    surfinbuddyon April 10, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI know that, but is there a demo or an acoustic version out that I can get?
    eltroyo11on April 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI finally got the whole album. :-) I just have one correction for this song. It should be "draw the right hand across the NECK" instead of "night".
    eltroyo11on May 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentKris' father-in-law was invovlved wit \h the Freemasons, actually, and this is about the hypocracy of the Freemasons.
    TetherGuitariston May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis song follows up on a lot of the things in Fast Times at Dropout High, like the house fire when he was a kid and the fact that he found out his parents had another child before him but they gave it up for adoption. From this it sounds like the child may have been put up for adoption becuase of his father-in-laws involvement with the Freemasons, hence the line "Does it ever even phase you that your father's involvement with a cult nearly killed your first born child?"
    st5801on July 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThere are a few connections in the lyrics of the bridge it is as follows... "Get up, Get out, Get out, The fire's burning and our bodies burn to ashes they'll be scatter to the worlds of heaven.
    ihatehatehaterson March 20, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthis song is about kriss father in laws involvement in the freemasons, which many already know, but it is about how they burned kriss house down in indiana while he was there, and nothing happened because they were the freemasons and had connections
    davedenon May 31, 2008   Link

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