Our Salvation is in hand


Our Salvation Is in Hand




the Mountain Goats



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Handball is the 24th song on the compilation Our Salvation Is in Hand. It was one of two Mountain Goats songs (the other being "Alpha Omega") to appear on the compilation. It was re-released on the compilation Protein Source of the Future...Now!.


I am the dry meat that fills the mouth
I am the fire that burns without wood
I am evil forest
I kill a man on the day that his life seems sweetest to him

I did not come to play hand ball
I did not come to play hand ball

Comments by John Darnielle About this SongEdit

Things Referenced in this SongEdit

The first four lines reference the novel Things Fall Apart by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe.

Live Shows this Song Was Played atEdit

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