Category: Bill Withers

Lovely Day

“Lovely Day” by Bill Withers

Many analysts have classified Bill Withers’ “Lovely Day” as a feel-good song, which indeed it is. But the vocalist’s “lovely” disposition doesn’t tell the entire story or even, in reality, capture the main point. And that...

Grandma’s Hands

“Grandma’s Hands” by Bill Withers

The lyrics of “Grandma’s Hands” are meant to serve as an ode to Bill Withers’ grandmother, and may we also say other maternal leaders of her ilk. There is a particular reason why this song...

Ain’t No Sunshine

“Ain’t No Sunshine” by Bill Withers

Interestingly, Bill Withers was inspired to write “Ain’t No Sunshine” after watching a 1962 movie entitled Days of Wine and Roses, which starred two A listers of the day, Lee Remick and Jack Lemmon.  The...

Lean on Me

“Lean on Me” by Bill Withers

“Lean on Me”, as originally rendered by Bill Withers, came out in 1971, a time when the Civil Rights Movement was still very much hot. As such, some have interpreted it as being related to the said...