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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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    ToxicsproutJan 16, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    When you cry, I will wipe away your tears
    when you sob, I will hold you tight
    when you have a worry, I will listen
    I will share your fears and help you through difficult times. We are friends and one day, if I need you, I hope you will be there for me too.
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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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    AdalaideMar 21, 2009 at 12:59 am
    Like in the song We all have some one to lean on even if all it is, is our pets and then one day you will find that somebody special to help take care of you and then you won't be alone anymore.
    Thx Holly
    3/20/09
    love you! You are my Bffl.
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    UnregisteredOct 26, 2013 at 12:37 pm
    This was my dear friend's favorite song when we were young and it has stood the test of time in our real lives. We all have leaned on each other to share our sorrows and losses She passed away yesterday and I will always have her in my heart. Here's to you Denise.

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    UnregisteredAug 7, 2012 at 2:18 am
    My meaning is that this song means like
    some people think they can be sad but still get through life alone
    but thats not true cause everyone needs somebody
    you cant leave without knowing you have somebody
    thats what this song means to me
    and that you'll find that person that you can lean on and they can lean on you
    ~alaina
    age 11

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