Song Lyric Sunday: 8th September

Our theme for September 8, 2019 is Bird/Fly/Sky/Wing.
I’ve covered all bases in the lyrics of my choice today.
Thinking about my Mum always brings Wind Beneath My Wings to mind.
I used it before with Bette Midler’s official video for a different music challenge, but today I’m going with another version.
The first time I heard it and decided to play it was after hearing Marti Caine sing it on her show.
Born Lynne Denise Shepherd on January 26th 1945, she was an English comedian, actress, dancer, presenter, singer, and writer, who first came to national attention by winning the television talent show New Faces in 1975.
She went on to become a variety star on shows including the self-titled Marti Caine, and as host of the revived New Faces.
Sadly she died on November 4th 1995 from lymphatic cancer.
(Source WIKI)

Now Mum loved this song having heard Bill Tarmey (aka Jack Duckworth from Coronation Street) sing it. I couldn’t find a copy by him anywhere at the time to buy her so settled for a version by Gladys Knight.

This is for you Mum, always in my thoughts, especially these last few days :

It’s followed by Joe Longthorne’s version, another underrated entertainer no longer with us. I hope they are singing to her and my Dad in the Garden of Forever.


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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.

Did I ever tell you you're my hero?
You're everything, everything I wish I could be.
Oh, and I, I could fly higher than an eagle,
For you are the wind beneath my wings,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Oh, the wind beneath my wings.
You, you, you, you are the wind beneath my wings.
Fly, fly, fly away. You let me fly so high.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.
Oh, you, you, you, the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
So high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you,
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to Song Lyric Sunday: 8th September

  1. This was the first song that came to my mind too when I saw Jim’s theme for this week.
    Great song!

  2. Never heard this version before. Lovely. 😊

  3. Great pick Di, it was good to hear this again. This song was in the Bette Midler movie Beaches.

    • I loved the film Beaches and used Bette Midler’s official video for the other challenge which involved a song for a loved one. Mum liked Bill Tarmey, and Joe Longthorne apparently did a duet of it with Marti Caine, though I couldn’t find it. It’s a lovely piece, and one I play whenever I sit at the keyboard.

  4. msjadeli says:

    He sings this song so well, with feeling. Inspirational!

  5. J-Dub says:

    This song is lovely. Always brings a tear to my eyes no matter who sings it. Now I’m thinking of my mom too. Beautiful ❤

  6. aisasami says:

    This song is a hard song to listen to because it was my grandmother’s favorite song. And, it was played at her funeral. I can listen to it now but I had a few years where I couldn’t listen to it or I would just cry. Without this song though I can remember the little things about her.

    BTW, this song was covered in Japanese by Miyuki Maruyama in 1990. This is the music video: (It isn’t a bad version)

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