Song Lyric Sunday – Lean On

There was this commercial that started playing a few months ago and for the life of me, I could never remember what it was about, but I would always get the song stuck in my head. I finally paid attention to it the last time it came on (the ad was for a Nexus phone) and the next morning, I Googled the song.

I’ve never heard of the group before because I don’t think they sing the kind of music I am usually into, but I am obsessed with this song! I really love the lyrics, and I think the beat and the music are super catchy.

I ran into an issue after I decided to use this song though, because one of my favorite groups did a cover of it and I actually like that version better! I’m going to include both versions and you can let me know which you prefer.

I think the reason I like Pentatonix so much is that they are a vocal group and I was in a choir all through high school. I also like that their music, including most of the background, is all from their voices. I think they might add drums or other background for effect, but for the most part, it is all them! I also love their harmonies, a lot!

Anyway, I hope you like this installment of Song Lyric Sunday. Oh, and you’re welcome! I guarantee it will be stuck with you for days!

Lean on by Major Lazer &DJ Snake
Lyrics found at AZ Lyrics

Lean on by Pentatonix
(I’m also breaking one of my unspoken rules because Pentatonix hasn’t released an official version on YouTube, but I did find this one. Hopefully the link will continue to work…)

Do you recall, not long ago
We would walk on the sidewalk
Innocent, remember?
All we did was care for each other

But the night was warm
We were bold and young
All around the wind blows
We would only hold on to let go

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on

Eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh

What will we do when we get old?
Will we walk down the same road?
Will you be there by my side?
Standing strong as the waves roll over

When the nights are long
Longing for you to come home
All around the wind blows
We would only hold on to let go

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on

Eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh
All we need is somebody to lean on
Eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh
All we need is somebody to lean on
Lean on, lean on, lean on, lean on…

Blow a kiss, fire a gun
We need someone to lean on
Blow a kiss, fire a gun
All we need is somebody to lean on


 

Here are the “rules”:

  • Post the lyrics to a favorite song or a new song you want to share
  • Make sure you credit the singer/band and provide a link to where you found the lyrics
  • Link to the YouTube video, or pull it into your post so others can listen to the song
  • Ping back to my post that will go up every Sunday by 9am MST (or as early as I can…)
  • Read at least one other person’s blog so we can all share new and fantastic music and create amazing new blogging friends in the process
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10 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – Lean On

  1. Pingback: Song Lyric Sunday: Tiny Human | willowdot21

  2. OH! Helen this so difficult I just adore both …. I adore the Bollywood production effect on the Major Lazer &DJ Snake and I love the woman voice so much , and …………… yet like you I adore Pentatonix keep listening and I cannot decide. Great song great pick!! xxxx

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  3. I love the Pentatonix version and can never quite get enough of Mitch’s voice. Just to let you know they don’t add drums to their music. It’s all Kevin, the beat boxer along with stomps and claps. They also had the choir from A Cappella Academy sing back up on part of this song, but it’s still all voices.

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