Thursday, November 4, 2010

Lean On Me

"Lean On Me"
watercolor (5" x 7")
 Painting on Arches paper mounted on archival museum board,
UV and archival varnish coated. Display easel included.
$150
Well, this is the last of the pears...(for a bit at least). I loved doing this painting, because with every brush stroke I kept hearing the song "Lean on Me" in my head...and then that made me think of how blessed I am that I have the few key people in my life that I can truly lean on. Do you have a special someone in your life that you can lean on?


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... 

                                                                                - Bill Withers, 1972