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.
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.
Written by: JEFF SILBAR, LARRY HENLEY, LARRY J. HENLEY
Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc., BMG Rights Management
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
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.