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Bette Midler: Wind Beneath My Wings Meaning

Song Released: 1989


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Oh, oh, oh, oh

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...

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    anonymous
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    Jul 6th, 7:18am report


    I retired from Law Enforcement after 27 years of service. This song was played at a funeral for one of the many I've attended for Police Officers that were killed in the line of duty. I never really get emotional but this song made me break down and cry as I watched the flag being given to the Officer's now widow wife, and children he left behind. I would like to thank Bette Midler for recording this and a big thank you to all Law Enforcement Officers, and of course, to all of the personnel of the United States Military. It seems these days, there is hardly any support for you who have chosen this field, but know that you are always in our prayers and you all are the wind beneath our winds.



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    kooljohn176
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    May 14th, 5:16pm report


    A beautiful and enduring song , sung by BETTE MIDLER, whereby her right wing point of view within this song which could be about a woman and God[Jesus Christ] as her unknowing Hero, Who at first seemed He wasn't received and appreciated as a ''over shadowed man'', but He must've let her have her free will that put herself ahead of Him to be guided first more by her left wing higher path many times, whereby at last she finally learned to balance her flight to appreciate the love of him being her hero who pushed the wind beneath her wings and who paid the price for letting her just go and be herself to experience the pride and beauty of her splendid glory. Oh , what we man have to put up with many times.



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    anonymous
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    Jan 22nd, 2019 1:49am report


    Yes this song was dedicated to a dear friend of Bette's who died from cancer who had supported her at the early start of her career.



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    anonymous
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    Jun 28th, 2017 6:00pm report


    I played this song at my sons funeral/ He was the wind beneath my wings and I was the wind beneath his. His 20 years on earth was filled with alot of good and bad times but I was there for his shine and his struggle as he was with me! RIP Lil Kevin



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    ICUP36
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    Dec 22nd, 2015 12:24pm report


    I hold this song in high regard and my interpretation is this. It's about support and encouragement think of it like this how can a bird or airplane fly its the "wind" that holds them up and how someone in your life whether a best friend,relative or that one special person who always stands or stood by you even though what they do or may have done for you may gone unnoticed they are your strength they gave you that push that you needed. They have helped you through the rough times and it's a way of you saying thank you for helping me.



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    anonymous
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    Jul 23rd, 2014 7:51am report


    supporting, sharing and helping others , tho they wont be able to know you. and for me i always say this phrase " i will always be the winds beneath your wings " to my sons and grandkids , coz i will always be with them to give love and support unconditionally. they will always feel my presence , just like the wind .



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    anonymous
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    Mar 25th, 2014 3:40am report


    it is actually about her best friend and her battle with cancer. this was Bette's way of sending her off in peace and also saying thankyou for always being there to support her through her toughest years and everything they have gone through together



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    anonymous
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    Jun 6th, 2013 6:19am report


    it is a close family love song



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    m320753
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    Mar 4th, 2011 3:16am report


    this song is dedicated to someone who supported bette during her early years. either by supporting her financially or by faith in her talent. it could be her husband whom this song is about , but i think it could also be God who answered her prayers




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