"Handle With Care" as written by and George Harrison Bob Dylan....
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


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"Handle With Care" as written by George Harrison Bob Dylan

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  • +3
    General CommentIt's been noted, that this song is about how the artists each felt as they rose to stardom. We, the public, don't see the nasty side.
    jadeiaon June 06, 2016   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHow has no one commented on this song? It is fucking amazing, man. I don't see why a band with such great, talented artists didn't last longer.
    The Lawloratoron March 30, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYes! It is fucking amazing song!!


    RIP Harrison!
    CommieASon April 26, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"Fobbed off" is British slang. It means that you've been lied to. Specifically it usually means that the lie was an excuse to get out of something. Eg "Bob was supposed to be in today but he fobbed off some excuse" ie. He made up some lie and got out of coming in. For this song I think the meaning is obvious, Its part of a list of bad things that have been done to him.
    020621843on June 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLawlorator, the band probably didn't last longer because Roy Orbison died just after they released their first album.
    oballon October 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentListen to Jenny Lewis and The Watson Twins' cover of this song, it's amazing
    iwishiwason December 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbeautiful
    Ocean Soulon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits funny how it was just a bet between bob and tom..... The story goes that they bob and harrison were doing some sort of songs together and tom was with orbison and he had left his guitar with harrison. So he called harrison and he and orbison went to see them and tom was like bob your such a great lyric writer write a song for us 4. Then bob said about what and i forget who but someone said just the first thing they saw which was handle with care becuase there was a box in there.
    Still an amazing song
    chunkymonkey102on February 06, 2006   Link
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    General Commentits funny how it was just a bet between bob and tom..... The story goes that they bob and harrison were doing some sort of songs together and tom was with orbison and he had left his guitar with harrison. So he called harrison and he and orbison went to see them and tom was like bob your such a great lyric writer write a song for us 4. Then bob said about what and i forget who but someone said just the first thing they saw which was handle with care becuase there was a box in there.
    Still an amazing song
    chunkymonkey102on February 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentreally lovely.
    DebbieNxCon April 19, 2007   Link

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