we kiss goodnight with a firm handshake and it's lights out for catholic computers. this is fantastic for you. i've been up at nights to paint the house ghost white. this is fantastic.

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    General CommentThis song is so fu**kin good! By far my personal favorite of the Cd to me this song is talking about intimate contact. Wether its sex or holding hands. the first lyric " we kiss good night with a firm handshake" explains it all.
    yummypunkrckgirlon January 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentYou should get a new username if your going to listen to music like q and not u, it's far more intelligent than any punk rock or emo music. Q And Not U are simply amazing.
    This_Is_The_Momenton July 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is awesome yes, but i would just like to say screen names don't always show who people are Look at my name I come off to people as emo but I mostly listen to old school punk and a LOT of other stuff and i have a mohawk so why tell someone to change there sn the girl was only saying how awesome the song was
    thesetearsfallon August 31, 2002   Link
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    General CommentWho cares about someone's screen name.

    This song is a commentary on sex in religious-right dominated American culture. Probably my favorite song on the album and the one with the best message. It is so true.
    PorcelainHopeon March 03, 2003   Link
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    General CommentI care about screen names.
    It's hard to take someone with a really cliche "XemoXtearsX" user name.

    but I fucking love this song.
    favorite q and not u song.
    theradiatorhumson March 04, 2003   Link
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    General Commentq and not u rawks my world... this song is just bomb to listen to when i need to kik back and chill.
    right on porelainhope, my words exactly.
    surf2snow04on March 05, 2003   Link
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    General CommentQ and not U, great guys too, sorry to John about his foot, heal quick buddy.
    I actually believe this song is about masturbating to internet porn in the middle of the night. "Firm Handshake" = Masturbation ... "this is fantastic for you" = The male belief that whomever they are having a fantasy about thinks that that particular y-chromosome is better in better than any other she's ever experienced. We men lie to our selves all too often ... The catholic computers may have a reference to rightist politics in America, but I think it is just furthering the point of internet masturbation, as the church does not condone these actions ... thus the "lights out."
    docseilon April 17, 2003   Link
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    General CommentHmmm.. I hope no one makes fun of my username. ;D
    qandnotuon May 04, 2003   Link
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    General CommentDocseil....interesting interpretation. Mmm..I love most people's comments..seems to open my mind up.
    WhatOnceWasLifeon June 17, 2003   Link
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    General Commentdocseil - thank you. i've always thought that that's what the song was about, and people give me looks when i suggest it. i completely agree with your interpretations, where the Firm Handshake is the act itself, and Catholic computers not being able to bear witness to the sin that is masturbation. This is fantastic for you - he's just convincing himself that the subject of his exploits is enjoying it as well, to further the fantasy. Being up all night to paint the house white... well, you're all smart kids, i'm sure you can see where i'm going with that.
    xlastbesthopexon June 29, 2003   Link

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