"Lean On (feat. Major Lazer)" as written by Thomas Pentz, Philip Meckseper, William Grigahcine, Karen Orsted and Martin Bresso....
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

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

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

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

All we need is somebody to lean on
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

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


Lyrics submitted by Mellow_Harsher

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    My InterpretationIt's about young love looking into the future and hoping that person is still by their side to lean on.
    Mellow_Harsheron June 02, 2015   Link
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    My InterpretationThe chorus of this song contains two conflicting messages. You can either give love or hate--either way, the two share a common ground because you have to make a decision in life.

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

    When you "walk on the sidewalk," you're steering clear of danger and risks. These two people were innocent in a small world. They did not think of anyone but each other--perhaps even carefree and not having to deal with the problems of the real world.

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

    Because they were young, they were eventually able to expand their horizons. They did not have a choice in stepping from the sidewalk--the wind/fate took them to new experiences. But they held on to the past and their securities despite the fact reality was the reality.

    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

    Whether a person gives love or hate, they need a following or a passion.To make a positive or negative difference requires someone to do this. It doesn't depend on which you choose--either way you are still dependent on it. This "choice" (or path you are thrown on) dictates what will happen in the rest of your life.

    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

    The speaker is beginning to have insecurities about the future. They are no longer on the sidelines. They must decide which path or following to choose in life, and this can conflict with a lot of others. Will they be able to lean on this decision? Is this something they can follow through on?

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

    This person is older--the nights used to be warm and full of promise; now they are long. The decision is is no longer that. The person has received their fate but still wants the other to return to them. Their path in life no longer takes precedence over what they want.

    Musically, this song's strongest points is in its lyrics. It is poetry. The melody is decent--a bit disjointed in parts but mostly nice. I'm not one for electronic music, but this song has deeper meaning than most of the current pop, so I have to say I like it.
    Italia8989on October 06, 2015   Link

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