Hands Down (3:07)

Cover of A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar

From A Mark, A Mission, A Brand, A Scar and 35 other releases

“Hands Down” is a song by Dashboard Confessional that was originally recorded for the acoustic So Impossible EP in 2001, which told the story of a date that Chris Carrabba had in his late teens/early twenties. It was re-recorded for the LP A Mark, a Mission, a Brand, a Scar in 2003 with a full band. Carrabba has said that this song is about the best date that he’s ever had, and introduces it as such at concerts.

Released August 12, 2003
Format CD
Genre Alternative rock, emo
Length 3:06
Label Vagrant Records

Writer(s) Chris Carrabba

* The song was heard playing on the Pilot episode of One Tree Hill.
* The song is available as downloadable content for the music video game series Rock Band.
* The song is in the music video game Band Hero


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Breathe in for luck, breathe in so deep
This air is blessed, you share with me
This night is wild, so calm and dull
These hearts, they race from self-control

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