Who Sang Lean on Me? The Housemartins

The Housemartins London 0 Hull 4 cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1986
Genre: Rock Funk / Soul Pop
Style: Indie Rock/Pub Rock/Pop Rock/Vocal
length: 4:29
producer: John Williams
piano: Pete Wingfield
lead vocals: Paul Heaton
vocal: Paul Heaton
engineer: Phil Bodger
background vocals: Paul Heaton
harmonica: Paul Heaton
lyricist: Paul Heaton
composer: Pete Wingfield
Heavy burden on your shoulder
Lean on me
Heavy burden on your shoulder
Lean on me
Heavy burden on your shoulder
Everyday just a little bit harder
Heavy burden on your shoulder
Lean on me
Down and out without hope
Lean on me
Down and out without hope
Lean on me
Down and out without hope
I'm right here, I'll help you cope
Down and out without hope
Lean on me

Grab a rope and pull me in
But lean on me
Everyday, you'll have a friend
But lean on me

Grab a rope, pull me in
Everyday you'll have a friend
Grab a rope

In the world, ??
And if you're looking for a rainy day friend
Well grab a rope, pull me in
Lean on me
Heavy burden cloudy skies
Lean on me
I'll be the ?? of weeping eyes
But lean on me

If you always feels like rain
All you've got in life is pain
Heavy burden, go away
Oh...goodbye
Heavy burden, on you shoulder
Lean on me

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Hour
  • 2 Get Up Off Our Knees
  • 3 Flag Day
  • 4 Anxious
  • 5 Reverends Revenge
  • 6 Sitting on a Fence
  • 7 Sheep
  • 8 Over There
  • 9 Think for a Minute
  • 10 We’re Not Deep
  • 11 Lean on Me
  • 12 Freedom
  • 13 I’ll Be Your Shelter (Just Like a Shelter)
  • 14 People Get Ready
  • 15 The Mighty Ship
  • 16 He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother