"Fold Your Hands, Child" as written by and Gabe Saporta....
We were in your basement hiding out
Eating pills and falling in love
There's only one thing I could never doubt
It's in my arms right now

But you do what you gotta do
Don't worry about what they say about you
Is it true? Is it true?
You do what you gotta do
Don't worry what they say about, us

So fold your hands child
And walk straight now
Go on and take your best shot
They can never find our secret hiding spot
Where we play all day
We'll go on and on anyway

We're just a little older baby now
But we don't got to be what they want
Cause I still got a little boy at heart
He wants to fuck shit up

Cause we gotta do what we gotta do
We never even cared about you
It's the truth, it's the truth
We do what we gotta do
We've only gotta care about, us

So fold your hands child
And walk straight now
Go on and take your best shot
They can never find our secret hiding spot
Where we play all day
We'll go on and on anyway

When I was around
I was the only one protecting you
Now that I'm gone
How can you do the things we used to do?
I know it's clear that times are changing
But I'm staying the same
I know the fear is paralyzing
When nothing matters at all

So fold your hands child
And walk straight now
Go on and take your best shot
They can never find our secret hiding spot
Where we play all day
We'll go on and on anyway
On and on anyway
On and an anyway yeah


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"Fold Your Hands Child" as written by Gabe Saporta

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    General Commenti think in the verse before the last chorus it's 'but nothing matters at all' instead of 'we're not'

    when gabe was talking about the meaning to this song he compared it to 'the kids are all fucked up' (from - while the city sleeps...) the same kind of 'indie, soft, heartfelt song' and about being in love, but being fucked up.

    i've been listening to hot mess on the leak all day and i'm really in love with this song!
    fave so farr !!
    lovevictoriaaon August 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSo Far, This is my favorite song on Hot Mess

    I like how it is more like While The City Sleeps. Don't get me wrong, I still love Viva, and Hot Mess Cobra. All of their CD's have their own unique qualities while still being the same Cobra Starship
    JWRyan1990on August 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFor the first verse, in the booklet, it says:

    We were in your basement, hiding out
    Eating pills and falling in love
    There's only one thing I could never doubt
    It's in my arms right now

    Thats what it says, but it deffinately sounds like he says 'feel' not 'doubt'. It wouldn't be the first time he's changed up words.
    letsXgoXswimmingon August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAlso, intead of:
    "'Cause I still got a little more ...
    That wants to shake things up"

    It's,
    "Cause I still gotta little boy at heart that wants to fuck shit up"
    letsXgoXswimmingon August 10, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis is my favorite out of the album also. I listened to it on the leak and on Purevolume, I still need my 20 dollars that my sister still owes me to buy it.

    It is reminiscent of When The City Sleeps We Rule The Streets, which was my favorite of the three.
    radioFM95on August 11, 2009   Link
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    General CommentYeah it reminds me of While The City Sleeps... Also my fav of the bunch. I love the harmonies on this song. Incredible.
    Christa426on August 11, 2009   Link
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    General Commentill be honest with all of you
    when i first heard this song
    i thought it was about gabe and a boy in there childhood,
    who were together.
    HAHA I just called Gabe gay.
    im sorry gabe.

    Yeah, you do what you gotta do
    Don't worry what they say about you
    (Is it true, is it true?)
    Yeah, you do what you gotta do
    Don't worry what they say about us


    thats why i thought it
    "is it true is it true?"
    someone caught them or he came out.
    but it could be about a girl for all i know

    all i know forsure.. i think.. its about love <3
    gruesomegracieon August 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commenti love songs like this, about young love and just falling into it and drugs and all that stuff
    marliegirlieon August 28, 2009   Link
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    General CommentAt first i didn't really like this song but lately it's totally been stuck in my head haha
    but yeah it does kinda remind me of the kids are all fucked up (awesome song) definitely one of the best songs from hot mess.
    iamgeeon November 12, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHonestly, I'm pretty convinced that this song has to do with at least one of the people being in the closet.

    "'Cause we do what we gotta do
    We never even care about truth
    (It's the truth, it's the truth)
    Yeah, we do what we gotta do
    We're only gonna care about us"
    The speaker is accepting of this and knows, but is indifferent to what people may think and thinks that his friend should be too.

    "And walk straight now"
    Walk STRAIGHT. Pretened to be straight.

    Beyond that, all of the constant mentions of "hiding", "secret", and the overall fear of people finding out the truth screams of closeted homosexuality. It almost sounds as if Gabe is a protective friend and not in a relationship with the other guy, but that's up in the air.

    LNJon December 03, 2010   Link

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