September 17, 2012

Two Track: Handle with Care

Jenny Lewis is joined by M. Ward, Ben Gibbard, and Conor Oberst in this 2005 remake of  the 1988 hit  song originally performed by supergroup, The Traveling Wilburys. Actually I don't even know if you could call it a "hit." It only reached #45 on the Billboard charts.

Have I told you lately that I love Roy Orbison? I was ten years old when he died. I didn't really understand death at the time outside of my aquarium fatalities. He was the first rock and roll  death I can remember and I remember thinking Heart attacks were really "bad."

Jenny Lewis and Gang


The Traveling Wilburys


Been beat up and battered round
Been sent up, and Ive been shot down
Youre the best thing that Ive ever found
Handle me with care

Reputations changeable
Situations tolerable
Baby, you're adorable
Handle me with care

Im so tired of being lonely
I still have some love to give
Wont you show me that you really care
Everybodys got somebody to lean on
Put your body next to mine, and dream on

Ive been fobbed off, and Ive been fooled
Ive been robbed and ridiculed
In day care centers and night schools
Handle me with care

Been stuck in airports, terrorized
Sent to meetings, hypnotized
Overexposed, commercialized
Handle me with care
Ive 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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