The Traveling Wilburys - Handle With Care (Official)




The Song was released in October 1988 as their debut single and as the opening track of their album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. The song was the first recording made by the group, although it was originally intended as a bonus track on a European single by George Harrison.


The song was written primarily by Harrison, although, as with all the tracks on Vol. 1, the writing credit lists all five members of the band: Harrison, Lynne, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty.

"Handle with Care" was the Wilburys' most successful single.





Lyrics


Been beat up and battered 'round

Been sent up, and I've been shot down

You're the best thing that I've ever found

Handle me with care


Reputations changeable

Situations tolerable

Baby, you're adorable

Handle me with care


I'm so tired of being lonely

I still have some love to give

Won't you show me that you really care?


Everybody's got somebody to lean on

Put your body next to mine, and dream on


I've been fobbed off, and I've been fooled

I've been robbed and ridiculed

In daycare centers and night schools

Handle me with care


Been stuck in airports, terrorized

Sent to meetings, hypnotized

Overexposed, commercialized

Handle me with care


I'm so tired of being lonely

I still have some love to give

Won't you show me that you really care?


Everybody's got somebody to lean on

Put your body next to mine, and dream on


I've been uptight and made a mess

But I'll clean it up myself, I guess

Oh, the sweet smell of success

Handle me with care




Songwriters: Bob Dylan / George Harrison / Jeff Lynne / Roy K Orbison / Tom Petty

Handle with Care Lyrics © BMG Rights Management, Peermusic Publishing, The Bicycle Music Company



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