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“Sometimes in our lives
we all have pain, we all have sorrow
but if we are wise
we know that there’s always tomorrow.

Lean on me when you’re not strong
I’ll be your friend, I’ll help you carry on
gor it won’t be long
‘til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on.

Please swallow your pride
if I have things you need to borrow
for no one can fill those of your needs
that you won’t let show.

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand
we all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
we all need somebody to lean on.

Lean on me when you’re not strong
and I’ll be your friend I’ll help you carry on
for it won’t be long
‘til I’m gonna need somebody to lean on

You just call on me, brother, when you need a hand
we all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you’ll understand
we all need somebody to lean on.

If there is a load
you have to bear
that you can’t carry
I’m right up the road
I’ll share your load
if you just call me.

Call me if you need a friend
call me, call me, uh-huh
call me when you need a friend
call me if you ever need a friend
call me, call me
call me, call me
call me, call me
call me, call me
call me if you need a friend
call me, call me
call me, call me
call me, call me
call me, call me
call me”.

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Bill Withers, Lean on me – 4:17
(Bill Withers)
Album: Still Bill (1972)
Singolo: “Lean on me / Better off dead” (1972)

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Citazioni.

Lean on Me è un brano musicale scritto e interpretato dal cantautore statunitense Bill Withers. Il brano è stato pubblicato nel 1972 come singolo estratto dal secondo album in studio dell’artista, ossia Still Bill. Nel 1987 il gruppo musicale statunitense Club Nouveau ha pubblicato una cover del brano, quale estratto dal loro primo album Life, Love & Pain. Anche il gruppo hip hop tedesco 2-4 Family, nel 1999, ha pubblicato una cover della canzone, in particolar modo presente nel loro primo album Family Business. Il brano inoltre è stato reinterpretato anche da Al Jarreau (1985), DC Talk (1992), Michael Bolton (1993), Bonnie Tyler (1999), Mud (1976), Glen Campbell (2004), Garth Brooks (2013), Mitchel Musso (2008) e altri”.

(Wikipedia, voce Lean on Me (Bill Withers))

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Lean on Me is a song written and recorded by American singer-songwriter Bill Withers. It was released in April 1972 as the first single from his second album, Still Bill. It was his first and only number one single on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot 100. Billboard ranked it as the No. 7 song of 1972. It is ranked number 208 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”. Numerous cover versions have been recorded, and it is one of only nine songs to have reached No. 1 with versions recorded by two different artists.
Withers’ childhood in the coal mining town of Slab Fork, West Virginia, was the inspiration for “Lean on Me“, which he wrote after he had moved to Los Angeles and found himself missing the strong community ethic of his hometown. He lived in a decrepit house in the poor section of town. Withers recalled to Songfacts the original inspiration for the song: “I bought a little piano and I was sitting there just running my fingers up and down the piano. In the course of doing the music, that phrase crossed my mind, so then you go back and say, ‘OK, I like the way that phrase, Lean On Me, sounds with this song'”. Several members of the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band were used for the recording session in 1972. A string section was also included as well. Wither’s version is noted for its Bridge section: (“Just call on me, brother”), as well as the Coda section, where the words: Call Me,” is repeated a total of 14 times, before the song ends on a cadenza on the strings. Several radio stations, as well as the single version, fade out during the repeated Coda, due to time limits as well as the repetition of the lyrics. Some radio versions cut the number of “Call Me’s” to six times before the song’s end”.

(Wikipedia, voce Lean on Me (song))

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