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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
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


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 (Chorus)
We all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem that you'd understand
We all need somebody to lean on


Second Verse
(Chorus)

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

(Chorus)
Call me (if you need a friend)
Call me (call me)
Call me (if you need a friend)
Call me (if you ever need a friend)
Call me (call me)
Call me
Call me (if you need A friend)



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    UnregisteredOct 3, 2013 at 7:26 pm
    This was my mom's song she died June 6th of 2013 and I mis her alot. But she lived by this song and I will always cry when it comes on. She was always there for me and fro her friends. She taught me and my friends to lean on each other when times got tough well they are tough for me now but I have a really good support structure. This song really taught me a lot about the importance of friends and family. I hope you all take it this way too. Rip mom.
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    UnregisteredFeb 17, 2012 at 2:39 am
    It's all about getting through hard times together, something that we (being humans) have never been all too good at. It's a song about friendship, sticking together, helping each other out, but also being able to admit when you need help, because no-one can help if they don't know you need any help. If nothing else, it's a good and fun song to sing with friends because it's really just light hearted and just has that "just kicking back and hanging out with friends" feeling.
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    rvdumbacherJul 5, 2008 at 5:14 am
    That people should be kinder to each other all over the world. To bank good karma, you have to put forth good karma. People either forget this or never knew. Let other cars go in front of you, open doors for others, be charitable at Christmas and all year long - help your community by giving to the County Food Bank. Lean on Me and when I need to, I'll lean on you.
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    UnregisteredSep 25, 2013 at 11:24 pm
    Life really hits you with a hammer some days, over and over until you just want to curl up and cry. I've had those days, and they hurt like crazy, but with a single kind word by a good friend, it doesn't hurt so bad anymore. With a bunch of friends who are there for you, even if you don't talk, just cry, pretty soon, you won't want to cry anymore. It may still hurt, I do sometimes, but it gets better with time, and love. Remember that. It gets better.
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    UnregisteredMar 30, 2012 at 4:46 pm
    I love my little sister because even though she isn't my sister by blood she is always there when I cry get mad and etc. And I dedicated this ong to her because what she does for me I can do the same for her. I even dedicated another song. I knew that we wern't sisters by birth but we both knew that. Fate brought us together to be sisters by heart and I'm gad I found her.

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