Humble Beginnings

by Handheld

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HANDHELD IS:
Nathan Avila - Bass
Olivia Bellito - Vocals / Guitar
Joel Todero - Guitar / Vocals on "Cold"
Rachel Wild - Drums / Harmonies on "Driver's Ed"

Dave Reiser - Recording / Editing / Mixing @ Rock Hard Studios

Grace Boak - Album Art

All Songs Composed / Arranged by - Handheld

Lyrics by - Olivia Bellito & Joel Todero

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released July 2, 2016

Handheld would like to thank Dave at Rock Hard Studios for recording us and then recording us again when we fucked it up the first time, Grace Boak for the Cover Art, Billy Mack, Kenny Miller, and David Roberts for being our loveable guy

Nathan - Thank you to my family, and the bushkill bois for always coming out.

Olivia - I would like to thank my family, friends, and my dogs. I'd also like to thank Handheld for being my best friends; i love u guys sm (also joel succs eggs)

Joel - thanks Frank Felix for lending me so much stuff constantly and dealing with me. and thanks David Roberts for always being the guy and letting me use your PA system for shows. love u.

Rachel - I'd like to thank my parents for letting us play loudly in my basement without complaining too much. I'd like to thank the members of handheld for bein the best pals and for helping carry my drums u guys the real MVP's also shout out to my cats love u guys

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Track Name: Babies Crying
Collect all of my tears in a mason jar
Leave them in the back of your brand new car
Doesn't really matter just who you are
Because you'll never really see me again

Remember sitting under our tree
Looking out talking about who we'll be
There was something that I wanted to ask you
But I don't think I can remember it
Track Name: Dive
We used to have fun
But you went off the deep end
Swimming too far out

I'll send David Hasselhoff to meet you
On the same island from castaway
But you'll have nicer shoes

I can't be anything other
Than what I am
So take your neurotic tendencies
And shove them

We used to stay out
Late past my curfew
Thought we'd never get caught

Until my mom locked the window
From the inside
We sat in your toyota all night

Take a dive
In the shallow end

Stay alive
You owe me that

Corner of your backyard
Staring up at the sky
Thought you'd never ask
Thought you'd never try
Track Name: Driver's Ed
I'm on a changing spectrum
You're just never on the same wavelength

There is no experiment to fix it
No theorem to change it

Your science degree means nothing to me
I don't want to listen to your thoughts or feelings

Night driving is so different
Please practice with your parents
We could be so different
But please don't tell your parents

I didn't mean to hurt you
Your check is in the mail
Signed, sealed, delivered
So please stop calling me
I hate the sound of my ringtone
Track Name: Sugar Coated
Sugar Coated Suggestions
To meet your friends
Never did get to Philly
The night was long

But we traveled on
Down the highways
The night was dark

Do you see your mom every other sunday still?
Skipped math homework, never was good at calculus

We are going through the motions
Let's make this routine a good one

Scratched out
Drawn up again

Looked out the window
Couldn't see through the blinds
So I just shut them
Time to sleep again

Couldn't pay rent
They shut the lights off
I'll sleep on your porch until sunrise

We are going through the motions
Let's make this routine a good one
Track Name: Keep On
Who said giving in was giving up?
Got a lot shit keeping me down
Not a lot to prove so there's nothing left to lose
No choice but to get over it

I'll stay resilient in the face of everything keeping me down
You're no saving grace, I can tell by the look on your face
A devil in disguise, or someone who wishes I would just

I'll stay only cuz there's nowhere else to go
But don't think for a minute, I'l call this place home

I'll stay resilient in the face of everything keeping me down
You're no saving grace, I can tell by the look on your face
A devil in disguise, or someone who wishes I would just

Keep on, or stop trying altogether

I'll stay resilient in the face of everything keeping me down
Track Name: Cold
Melt into the couch
Couldn't find the tv remote
Never take my iced tea with ice cubes
You know you can never be too cold

Parents ask me all these questions
"what are you gonna do with your life?"
Stare right back plainly at them
Tell them I'm already in overdrive

I'm looking for something that resembles something else
Go and park my car and contemplate for hours
Your idea of time is like an ordinary plane
Like a line graph with no real loss or gain

Tried to climb a fence but fell down
I think that I just had a heart attack
Been running from all my problems
I hope in time that they won't come back