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Lean On
Song

Lean On

Major Lazer
Album:
Peace Is The Mission

Song Meaning and Background of Lean by Major Lazer


With composition regarding the creative process behind "Lean On", producer Diplo of Major Lazer said, "We wrote this song with MØ very early from an instrumental Jr Blender created in some sessions in Trinidad. It was a strong hook. Very big to me but the production was lacking an attitude we needed. A year later I remixed the song at a completely different tempo and asked DJ Snake for a signature post chorus. After he did his thing, me, MØ and Blender rewrote the song at the new tempo in Las Vegas and made something very unique that became our album's lead-off single. We're super proud of this song."


Diplo offered the song to Rihanna first, who rejected it, and also to Nicki Minaj, who turned it down. Diplo called this turn of events "a blessing in disguise," and that "MØ sounds better than anybody was going to sound on that record."


A financial and critical triumph, "Lean On" peaked at number two on the UK Singles Chart and number four on the US Billboard Hot 100. Along with many other nations, it peaked at number one or in the top 10 in Argentina, Australia, Denmark, Finland, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Mexico, and Switzerland.


Lyrics of Lean On by Major Lazer


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

 

[Chorus 2x:]

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

 

(Eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh) [4x]

 

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

 

[Chorus 2x:]

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

 

(Eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh) [2x]

All we need is somebody to lean on

(Eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh, eeh ooh) [2x]

All we need is somebody to lean on

Lean on, lean on, lean on, lean on...

 

[Chorus 2x:]

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

Release Date

2015

Songwriter/s

Karen Marie Ørsted, Thomas Pentz, William Grigahcine, Philip Meckseper, Martin Bresso

Producer/s

Major Lazer, DJ Snake

Label/s

Mad Decent

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