He was The three-time Grammy Award winner, who withdrew from making music in the mids, died on Monday in Los Angeles, the statement said. In this difficult time, we pray his music offers comfort and entertainment as fans hold tight to loved ones. They have powerful melodies and perfect grooves melded with a smooth voice that conveys honesty and complex emotions without vocal acrobatics. He was a beautiful man with a stunning sense of humor and a gift for truth.
Bill Withers Lyrics. 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 We all need somebody to lean on. I just might have a problem that you'll understand, We all need somebody to lean on.
It was released in April as the first single from his second album, Still Bill. It was a number one single on both the soul singles and the Billboard Hot ; the latter chart for three weeks in July Bill 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 had lived in a decrepit house in the poor section of his town. Withers recalled to SongFacts the original inspiration for the song:. 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. Withers stated in the same interview that he made an effort to keep the lyrics simple. Several members of the Watts rd Street Rhythm Band were used for the recording session in A string section was also included as well.
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