Handlebars Lyrics - Flobots

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I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
No handlebars

Look at me
look at me
hands in the air like it's good to be
and I'm a famous rapper
even when the paths're all crookedy
I can show you how to do-si-do
I can show you how to scratch a record
I can take apart the remote control
And I can almost put it back together
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I can tie a knot in a cherry stem
I can tell you about Leif Ericson
I know all the words to "De Colores"
And "I'm Proud to be an American"
Me and my friend saw a platypus
Me and my friend made a comic book
And guess how long it took
I can do anything that I want cause look

I can keep rhythm with no metronome
No metronome
No metronome

I can see your face on the telephone
On the telephone
On the telephone

Look at me
Look at me
Just called to say that it's good to be
In such a small world
All curled up with a book to read
I can make money open up a thrift store
I can make a living off a magazine
I can design an engine sixty four
Miles to a gallon of gasoline
I can make new antibiotics
I can make computers survive aquatic conditions
I know how to run a business
And I can make you wanna buy a product
Movers shakers and producers
Me and my friends understand the future
I see the strings that control the systems
I can do anything with no assistance

Cuz I can lead a nation with a microphone
With a microphone
With a microphone

I can split the atom of a molecule
Of a molecule
Of a molecule

Look at me
Look at me
Driving and I won't stop
And it feels so good to be
Alive and on top
My reach is global
My tower secure
My cause is noble
My power is pure
I can hand out a million vaccinations
Or let'em all die in exasperation
Have'em all healed leavin lacerations
Have'em all killed by assassination
I can make anybody go to prison
Just because I don't like'em and
I can do anything with no permission
I have it all under my command

Because I can guide a missile by satellite
By satellite
By satellite
I can hit a target through a telescope
Through a telescope
Through a telescope

I can end the planet in a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust
In a holocaust

I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handle bars
No handlebars
I can ride my bike with no handlebars
No handlebars
no handlebars

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MMHMMMM | Reviewer: mikemikemike | 1/25/12

i think you guys are on the right track but missed a few things along the way. Consider what the handle bars are responsible for on a bike; they give the bike direction when operated by humans. Furthermore its not the handlebars that drive the bike forward; its the peddles. So basically a bike with no handlebars will continue to travel forward but with out a means of controlling the direction the bike takes. so perhaps consider the bike to be america basically plowing forward with out a means of controlling the direction the country takes. Just my personal opinion .. comments welcome .. cheers s

~~This is about Politics~~ | Reviewer: Anonymous | 7/29/11

This is a great song about how politicians say all these crazy things to make themselves sound awesome and sometimes they're not true and they just say those things to make you vote for them and they get away with it. :D

Btw: I'm 12! Burn!!!!!!

Corruption | Reviewer: Kaiko | 7/18/11

To me, this is about how intelegence and power lead to corruption. It starts with a child being a little out-of-the-ordinary, such as being able to do things that only adults can usualy, than as he/she moves through life realises how easy it is to sneak into the system and poison it. When you have a brain and can do things that other people can't it makes you feel unstopable, mostly because with enough support, you are. As the person grows up they start life, get a job, and innocently help by making things better, but after being given a position of power, it all goes to their head and they eventualy abuse it and take pleasure in making others miserable, just because they can.

Thought this was political | Reviewer: Colt | 12/9/09

Flobots is super political and most of their music is in a critique of governmental systems. I think it's supposed to show the gap of the common man to those in power. That the US government takes more and more power in increments and now has become an almost all-powerful being capable of destroying humanity. So in summary, the governments gone from being a good friend, to a very scary power.

Amazin | Reviewer: Anonymous | 3/24/09

this song is about a young emcee who is picked up one day one a corporate jet by his buddy who had been living in the future for 25 years, and he tells the emcee about his story and the emcee tells his friends and they form a band called flobots and tell everyone about the incident through their song, "handlebars" . obviously.

awesome | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/17/09

i love this song. see, it's all about two dudes who were friends and they are bragging to each other about what they can do and the corporate friend goes insane with power and kills the laid back friend. kinda sad

Awesome! | Reviewer: Laura | 12/6/08

I love this song! I love how it has a meaning behind it, like how having too much power corrupts and how some people are greedy and never happy with what they have (driving and i won't stop). This song warns us that if we get too power-hungry the world will end in a holocaust.
Love it though. x]

story | Reviewer: olli m | 8/21/08

this song can have many different meanings depending on how you interperet them

watch the video

it basically tells of two friends who choose different lifestyles

1. a man who stays with his family and friends and has an average job

2. a man who chooses the corporate life style

they tell eachother of what they can do or have done with their lives

then in the final verse the second man has become power hungry and tries to own everything

he invades his friends town where man 1 leads his friends and family against him

in the end the corporate man kills his friend

it then shows the two friends both back riding their bikes without handlebars

the brief story: how having too much power can corrupt and turn you into evil, ruin and destroy things you used to love

First Post! && Hidden Meaning | Reviewer: Roo | 8/15/08

woooooo first post!

this song is effin amazing!
& its got a proper meaning to it;
it starts off with a little kid bragging about an innocent kid thing - riding a bike with no handlebars. And as the song goes through it goes to other innocent childlike things like 'me and my friends saw a platypus' and 'me and my friends made a comic book' and then it starts going on to big things like war basically. and the cute child has changed into a world dominating, power hungry man who can 'end a planet in a holocaust'
cute and innocent to completely evil...

video is even better...

love this song!!


Roo x

1st post! This song = MAAAAZE! | Reviewer: Roo | 8/15/08

(maze = mazin...)

this song is so good! and so is the video!
it's got such a good message & story; an innocent kid telling his friend he can ride a bike with no handlebars, and then the kid telling everyone things like 'Me and my friends saw a platypus' and
'Me and my friends made a comic book'
And then as he grows up, his bragging becomes less childlike and more corrupt (like the nation i guess -shrugs-)with things like 'And I can hit a target through a telescope'
and the worst of all 'And I can end the planet in a holocaust' which is pretty much the ending of the song until it comes back to 'I can ride a bike with no handlebars' to remind you of an innocent kid, brought up in a corrupt world to become corrupt himself...

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