Lean On Me
Lean on me,
when you’re not strong
And I’ll be your friend
I’ll help you carry on…
it won’t be long
‘Til I’m gonna need
Somebody to lean on…
I have heard this Bill Withers song, Lean on Me, hundreds of times in my life… possibly thousands. And not until tonight did these words really sink in thanks to the fine boys and girls at Willink Middle School at Rebekah’s chorus concert.
At the risk of ridicule I will say I actually thought to myself “Oh, really? Those are the lyrics?”
The lyrics are simple and authentic. It’s an amazing song about what it means to be a loyal friend. One that looks out for one another. We all need them, know who they are in our own lives. We appreciate their support when we need it most, and we’re ready to answer the call to return the favor.
I know, call me Captain Obvious.