We all need somebody to lean on

This song by Bill Withers is really speaking to me right now. In it he says “For no one can fill those of your needs that you don’t let show.”

I am pushing myself to let my friends know that I need them and it makes me feel so much better! You really cannot always expect people to know exactly when you need something (support or whatever) and what you need.

Click here to listen to the song.

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 don’t let show

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

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

So 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’d 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
Till I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on

Lean on me…

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2 thoughts on “We all need somebody to lean on

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  1. I totally feel you. It’s amazing the type of support friends can offer when they know you need it. Of course, asking for it is so often the hardest part, because we like to think we’re self-reliant, or at least we hope the rest of the world thinks we’re self reliant.

    But if we share a bit more about our problems, private as they sometimes are, it’s a reminder to everyone that we share the same problems, the same community, and ultimately the same world. The truth is, we’re never alone in our struggles.

    1. Thank you AmyGo for reading my blog and sharing your ideas about this post. Actually, my reason for not sharing is that I wish that they’d know to offer. But everyone has their own stuff going on and if you’re going to sit around waiting then you’re not necessarily going to get what you need.

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