Hand to Hold

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"Hand to Hold"
Demo by The Relationship
Length 2:32
Label none
Writer(s) Brian Bell, Rivers Cuomo
Producer Brian Bell
Status Demo circulating

"Hand to Hold" is a demo by The Relationship.

This song is part of the "Private Message" lineage of songs

Overview

"Hand to Hold" is a reworked version of the song "Private Message", a Weezer demo originally written by Rivers Cuomo in consideration for the band's eventual fifth album. A few years later, Brian Bell asked to rework the song for possible inclusion on a release by The Relationship. Bell stated in a fan interview in 2006 that he didn't believe the song would make an album, but rather would be a "perfect b-side." The song was likely demoed in consideration for Weezer's Red Album, as the title can be seen listed among other potential songs in the liner notes included with the Deluxe Edition of the album. The song has never seen an official release.

Audio

Lyrics

I want you so badly
Too bad that you slammed me
And when you are reading the words I write
You think that I'm just some dumb, horny guy.

I've been thinking about true romance
How could love even stand a chance?
The game is rigged, it's way too old
I just want to have a hand to hold

I want to get near you
Too bad that I fear you
'Cuz you're all surrounded by your girlfriends
Do I have to be in some famous band?

I've been thinking about true romance
How could love even stand a chance?
The game is rigged, it's way too old
I just want to have a hand to hold

Hold my hand
Tell me that you love me for who I am
Tell me that you love me, baby
Hold my hand

It may be old-fashioned
Not looking for action
And if I ain't kissin' you right away
You think that I might be a little gay

I've been thinking about true romance
How could love even stand a chance?
The game is rigged, it's way too old
I just want to have a hand to hold
A hand to hold

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