"Lean" as written by and Aaron Brooking Dessner Matthew D. Berninger....
Everybody needs a prayer and needs a friend
Everybody knows the world's about to end
Everybody wants to know what the end will be
Everybody wants to look before they leap
Everybody wants a sip of wine to drink
Everybody wants a little more time to think
Everybody needs a reason why they run
Everybody wants to know what they're running from

And I can see your fever's on the rise
I can see the waters in your eyes
And I can see the way the water leads
Love will lead us all to smithereens
Dying is easy, I believe my love, and my love relieves me
Dying is easy, I believe my love, and my love relieves me
You said it was everything

Everybody takes forever to fall asleep,
Everybody's got a love they don't want to keep
Everybody needs a prayer, needs a friend
Everybody knows the world's about to end

And I can see your fever's on the rise
I can see the waters in your eyes
And I can see the way the water leads
Love will lead us to smithereens
Dying is easy, I believe my love and my love relieves me
Dying is easy, I believe my love and my love relieves me
You said it was everything
And I'm gonna let it in

And I can see your fever's on the rise
I can see the waters in your eyes
And I can see the way the water leads
Love will lead us all to smithereens?
Dying is easy, I believe my love and my love relieves me
Dying is easy, I believe my love and my love relieves me
You said it was everything
And I'm gonna let it in


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"Lean" as written by Matthew Donald Berninger Aaron Brooking Dessner

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    General CommentNo comments? Really?
    This song means so much to me. It was by far the best song on the Catching Fire soundtrack imo (closely followed by Atlas). It's beautifully darkish and the words are amazing.
    I believe this song could mean different things to different people. To me, it remiss me of (spoilers for Mockingjay if you haven't read the book) The Hanging Tree song that Katniss' was taught when she was little. Almost as if two lovers were to die together and are trying to assure each other everything will be okay.
    Once again, it could mean something different to someone else. This was just my interpretation of the song.
    greeneyedghoston May 15, 2014   Link

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