Do i let you down to get that sound
And break my knees to get release.
And you needed some just to take you from
And i hit you more, is your face still sore?

But i tried, it was never mine
I just pretend and guess it all depends
Still a little crazy all the time
But i can try to hide it back sometimes.

Try a little more, a little more, a little more.
Slap you like a bitch and you take it like a whore.

All the cheap perfume, i hate this room.
So testify, but i still tried.
And you need that step little handshaketramp,
And you hit me more and my face still sorry.

But i tried, it was never mine.
I just pretend and guess it all depends,
Still a little crazy all the time,
But i can try to hide it back sometimes.

Try a little more, a little more, a little more.
Slap you like a bitch and you take it like a whore.

Upside down and around and around.
Just another piece till you need another sound.

I know what you scream about! Dont let me down
And the guilt in me, is the hurt in you
And the hurt in you,is lost in me
And the lost in me,is the need in you
and the need in you, is the guilt in me.

Try a little more, a little more, a little more.
Slap you like a bitch and you take it like a whore.

Upside down and around and around.
Just another piece till you need another sound.

Try a little more, a little more, a little more.
Slap you like a bitch and you take it like a whore.

Upside down and around and around.
Just another piece till you need another sound.


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  • +1
    General Commentthis song is actually called 'shake tramp'...it's on the cd. this song is the catchiest song i've heard since decided to break it. :P
    emotionallychargedon January 30, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw these guys last night opening for Default, and this song was so catchy. I'm not entirely sure what it means, but it's fun.
    rangelon July 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentha ha that's funny
    slap you like a bitch and you take it like a whore
    i can't find this song anywhere to download it sux
    siknutzon September 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw these guys on the 2nd- amazing.
    To be honest, I always thought this song was about a prostitute... xD
    ihatejennion February 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song's about a female manager or like.. a record label owner or something and she's not very successful.
    I think she puts him under pressure to crank out new songs.
    This industries about having connections and networking.. so he refers to her as a handshake tramp like always meeting with people and literally shaking their hands.
    I said she's probably not very succesful cause he smells cheap perfume, and he probably hates that room cause that's where he always meets with her to hand over his songs or something.
    She always tells him to try a little more and to work harder and she just uses him to get a new sound.
    It seems like she guilts him into helping her out and he only does it cause he pities her, cause when she feels hurt, it's lost in him so he doesn't sympathise with her and her "need" for his talent causes guilt in him.
    Welllll that's the only thing I can connect to these lyrics, but I don't think it's right cause a lot of the lyrics don't fit with this idea.. so i hope other people post some up!
    marshimallowon March 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJosh said in an interview that he wrote this because he was feeling like a whore, because he was selling out to the music industry, and 'bitch' used as slave.
    the3count2down1on April 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseen this song on tv once.
    by the ending i thought it was catchy
    its nothing special.
    not the best song ever but its ok
    ApatheticLoser_xxon April 19, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, it's called
    Shake Tramp
    thats what it says on the album... and their myspace

    MT RULES! =]
    mandy9876on June 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSOMEONE POST THE LYRICS TO THEIR NEW SONG "FIX ME" WHICH IS NOW AVAILABLE ON ITUNES FOR $.99! AND THIS SONG WAS RENAMED SHAKE TRAMP FOR THE ALBUM! IT STOPPED BEING CALLED HANDSHAKE TRAMP LIKE 10 MONTHS AGO!
    musiquenoteson August 03, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTHESE LYRICS ARE FUCKING WRONG! WHO IS THIS BITCH!
    musiquenoteson August 03, 2007   Link

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