Bill Withers could never be accused of being fame hungry. The late singer, who died this week aged 81 , kept himself in the spotlight — by his own count — for about eight years. By that time, though, Withers was done. He walked away. The comparison is apt; Withers was an everyman of sorts, singing of the simple things; love, lust, loss. Perhaps he would have faded away regardless — his later albums lacked the uncluttered clarity of his first couple of releases — but maybe more gems would have appeared. Still, his eight years gave the world plenty. Withers was a soul man without the cliches; there was no screaming, no theatrics, no costume changes and stage show set pieces.
Use Me (1972)
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.
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