"Hands Reversed" as written by and Wright Monks....
You've got to come into my kitchen for a crime
You've got to shoot me up and tie me to the kite
I'm gonna tell you what to do about yourself
Because the breakfast of the champions is a hedonistic health

Made of paper and glue
You're a Rubik's cube
You can buy it in cans, tin cans
You were always the first
But I think you've got your hands reversed
Hands reversed
Hands reversed
And cool for sure

Watching your weekends and your holidays combine
Trying to color in between the dotted lines
Your only souvenir's a suitcase full of sand
But when you feel like you're a million then I feel like I'm a grand

Made of paper and glue
You're a Rubik's cube
You can buy it in cans (tin cans)
You were always the first
But I think you've got your hands reversed
Hands reversed
Hands reversed
And cool for sure

Made of paper and glue
You're a Rubik's cube
You can buy it in cans (tin cans)
You were always the first
But I think you've got your hands reversed
Hands reversed
Hands reversed
And cool for sure


Lyrics submitted by LOLhahaDEAD, edited by P514sub

"Hands Reversed" as written by Graham Fraser Wright David Thomas Monks

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  • +2
    General CommentIn the song meanings commentary for Bambi, there's the interpretation that the "kite" in that song refers to the singer's mother's battle with alcoholism... the colorful kite (alcohol) is the only bright thing in a black and white world. The theme seems to continue in this song.

    "You've got to come into the kitchen for a crime"-- alcohol is usually kept in the fridge or cabinet
    "You've got to shoot me up and tie me to the kite"-- the mother is holding the singer hostage emotionally with her alcoholism

    "The breakfast of champions is a hedonistic hell"-- The mom starts drinking first thing in the morning and apparently doesn't care about anything but her own pleasure

    "You can buy it in cans, tin cans"-- you can buy beer in cans

    "I think you've got your hands reversed"-- the singer thinks the mom's logic for defending her choices is completely backwards

    "Watching your weekends and holidays combine, etc"-- this set of lyrics talks about the effects of alcohol on one's memory and the poor decisions the mother makes like forgetting to buy actual souvenirs when she went to the beach.

    "But when you feel like a million, I feel like a grand"-- when the mother feels great (i.e. drunk), the singer feels crappy.
    zeeshineon January 19, 2015   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThis is the final version that I just got from the pre-order. Only minor differences.

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    You've got to come into my kitchen for a crime
    You've got to shoot me up and tie me to the kite
    I'm gonna tell you what to do about yourself
    Because the breakfast of the champions is a hedonistic hell

    Made of paper and glue
    You're a Rubik's cube
    You can buy it in cans, tin cans
    You were always the first
    But I think you've got your hands reversed
    Hands reversed
    Hands reversed
    And cool for sure

    Watching your weekends and your holidays combine
    Trying to color in between the dotted lines
    Your only souvenir's a suitcase full of sand
    But when you feel like you're a million then I feel like I'm a grand

    Made of paper and glue
    You're a Rubik's cube
    You can buy it in cans (tin cans)
    You were always the first
    But I think you've got your hands reversed
    Hands reversed
    Hands reversed
    And cool for sure

    Made of paper and glue
    You're a Rubik's cube
    You can buy it in cans (tin cans)
    You were always the first
    But I think you've got your hands reversed
    Hands reversed
    Hands reversed
    And cool for sure
    TerraTempus25on May 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe original version of the song is here:
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    I based the lyrics off of this version of the song, which is newer and more complete:
    youtube.com/…
    LOLhahaDEADon May 09, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentin my opinion, it's kind of hard for me to interpret the meaning of the verses but from the chorus it's obvious that whoever's he's talking about is a complicated person and is hard for him to figure out (rubik's cube) and that she's fragile (made of paper and glue). "you can buy it in cans, tin cans" is perhaps a reference to collecting cans and selling them for money. i guess this means that he'll work hard to get her? as for the "hands reversed" part; i think i might be reading too much into this, but maybe the girl's left handed. left handed people tend to use the right side of their brain, as opposed to right handed people who use the left side of thier brain. i heard somewhere that the right side of the brain deals more with intuitive and randome and creative, while the left side of the brain is more logical thinking. this is probably why he doesn't understand her, he sees things more logically and she's more spontaneous
    gelikaon October 07, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationI'm pretty sure this is a love song... about a Rakshasa.

    it explains why she is so complicated sounding, plus "Hands reversed" is a dead giveaway. This is definitely about a man in love with a Rakshasa.
    GenericGuyon November 16, 2013   Link

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