Monday, December 17, 2007

Monumental Soundbyte - 89

Bette Midler - Wind Beneath My Wings
This amazingly beautiful song is from the movie soundtrack to Beaches and hit number one in 1990.
Interestingly, even though we have all come to associate this song with Ms Midler, she actually didnt record it first. I am not exactly sure who performed this first but Sheena Easton, Gladys Knight and Lou Rawls all recorded versions.
This song is a feel good, inspirational song that can be played at weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and even funerals. In fact, a recent poll shows that this song is the most commonly played number at British funerals.
The words are simply amazing....
It must have been cold there in my shadow
To never have sunlight on your face
You were content to let me shine, that's your way
You always walked a step behind
So I was the one with all the glory
While you were the one with all the strength
A beautiful face without a name for so long
A beautiful smile to hide the pain
Did you ever know that you're my hero
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle
For you are the wind beneath my wings
It might have appeared to go unnoticed
But I've got it all here in my heart
I want you to know I know the truth
Of course I know it
I would be nothing without you
Did you ever know that you're my hero?
You're everything I wish I could be
I could fly higher than an eagle
For you are the wind beneath my wings


Nneka's World said...

I love this song....
I am a sucker for sappy music...Lol

just want to wish you merry xmas and happy new year

mystoriesmytestimonies said...

i love this song...

merry xmas..
happy new year..

laspapi said...

...the wind beneath my wings...

Daddy's Girl said...

Beautiful song. Everyone needs someone who's the wind beneath their wings.

Anonymous said...

My first boyfriend sang this song to me, recorded it for me and played it on the piano. I think he also proposed to me the day he played it to me on the piano. I was 15 and he was 17 but it still makes me smile...

Btw, Uzoma I'm not coming home anymore till March... long story... I'll call you soon. Hope you're well. MUAH!