Lean On Me
By Bill Withers
Sung by Alex Newell, Damian McGinty Jr., Lindsay Pearce and Samuel Larsen
Type Homework Assignment
Episode Generosity

Lean On Me is the Homework Assignment song performed by the top four Alex, Damian, Lindsay and Samuel in the ninth episode of the first season of The Glee Project, Generosity. Kevin McHale was the guest mentor. The song was originally sung by Bill Withers. Lindsay won the Homework Assignment that week.


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

Just call on me brother, when you need a hand
'Cause we all need somebody to lean on
I just might have a problem, that you'll understand
'Cause we all need somebody to lean on
Lean on me

Yeah, yeah, yeah
I'm gonna need somebody to lean on
Somebody to lean on


  • This song was performed by New Directions on Glee's Season One episode "Ballad."
  • Matheus and Damian sang it for their Myspace auditions



Lean On Me - The Glee Project Cast01:39

Lean On Me - The Glee Project Cast

The Glee Project - Lean on me

Bill Withers - Lean On Me04:06

Bill Withers - Lean On Me

Bill Withers - Lean On Me

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