Shirley Bassey - Wind Beneath My Wings Lyrics




It must have been cold there in my shadow
To never have sunlight on your face
You were content to let me shine
You always walked a step behind

I was the one with all the glory
While you were the one with all the strength
Only a face without a name
I never once heard you complain

Did you ever know that you're my hero?
And everything I would like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle
'Cause you are the wind beneath my wings

It might have appeared to go unnoticed
But I have it all here in my heart
I want you to know, I know the truth
I would be nothing with out you

Did you ever know that you're my hero?
And everything I would like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle
'Cause you are the wind beneath my wings

Did you ever know that you're my hero
And everything I would like to be
I can fly higher than an eagle
'Cause you are the wind beneath my wings

You are the wind beneath my wings
You are the wind beneath my wings





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  1. Karina Le-Talbot

    We'll be playing this for my beautiful dad at his service on 10th September.

    I miss you daddy
    Please come home to us
    I love you xxx

  2. Raarotongaa Ruffin

    SHIRLEY BASSEY, YOU ARE JUST BEAUTIFUL !!!!!!!!!

  3. Joshua Rhodes

    She reminds me so much of patti

  4. Yuky Kha

    Truely great thanks ,

  5. Jack Mcmiillin

    As always, a perfect diamond. May God let us have you FOREVER.

  6. Tony Gutierrez

    This song belong to Shirley Bassey, her rendition is fantastic.
    Great Performance.

  7. Jade Pixie

    Shirley sings it so boldly and lovely. 💗

  8. SkyHigh87

    My parents taped this on VHS when it first aired. I was only 3 years old when she performed this. I used to always say she was the "Lady with the sparkly dress and lovely voice." Love Shirley. Thanks for the memories. <3

  9. robert rodriguez

    No words to express but its not her song !

  10. Georgia Jawaid

    What a voice!!!!! She sings without any effort & she does not sound like she's screaming. Very unique talent.

    Jack Mcmiillin

    What a beautiful voice, to go along with such a beautiful woman. Sing forever Dame Shirley

  11. Ruth Hildenbrandt

    she is the best damned singer of all time.

    Crazy organist

    Ruth Hildenbrandt amen to that makes me so proud to be welsh

  12. Nicholas Oerton

    Have a listen to this every so often,as the arrangement was done by my father Trevor Oerton, Shirley loved the arrangement and it shows just how effortless she makes it sound

    Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    Nicholas, Most people listen to a great singer, such as Shirley Bassey, without even thinking about all the talented people who helped create the great music and instrumentals.  Thank You to your date,  Mr. Trevor Oerton for providing this great arrangement, as I think it is the best version of this song I've ever heard. Regards, Scot

    Nicholas Oerton

    Thankyou for your kind words

    Crazy organist

    Stunning version I love the orchestration

  13. robert hook

    without question an excellent rendition but for me no one can sing this better than Barbara Streisand. And before anyone jumps down my throat there are songs that Shirley sings beter than Barbara

  14. Marco 45665

    Indeed, She needs Not to shout by force ...but just so easy to sing ....with a simple intrepretaton but so nice ...

  15. scalyface

    Look how far away she is standing from the microphone. She making no effort to sing at all. All of todays supposed superstar singers should hang their heads in shame. This woman is now 79 years old and can still sing like a 20 year old.

    Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    You are so right in your comment when it comes to Shirley Bassey's amazing vocal abilities.  On the Ranker.Com list of greatest female vocalists Shirley is listed around 69!  I know it's a popularity contest, but Shirley should be listed in the top 20.  If everyone who wrote comments like yours actually placed Ranker.Com on their desktop and voted for Shirley once per day, she would move up to where she really should be.  You won't believe some of the people who are listed above her.  It's too bad, and not right.  Regards, Scot

  16. Ann Chirppie

    Loves listening to Shirley Bassey sing. She's my favourite singer of all time! Never did I ever hear someone as great as or better than her in interpreting love songs, for she's the best among the rest!

  17. Allen John

    I first saw Shirley in concert in 1961 and I have never seen another artist who deserved standing ovations more than this lady.We the audience left the theatre on a cloud ! Shirley once said that there are better singers than her around, but to me, few can give such a performance ! As Bob Fox said, Hugs around you always.ps...as I am getting older, I would like to forward a few concert programmes to someone if they will contact me.

  18. Bob Fox

    ~ The Greatest "Diva" of my lifetime ~
    Dame Shirley You are still the Best....
    Hugs Around You Always,
    Bob

  19. Norbert Ramm

    magnificent!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  20. R. S. Kurtz

    A beautiful renditon of "Wind Beneath My Wings" by Shirley Bassey.  I think Dame Bassey does an excellent job with the song, but I also enjoy Bette Midler's version.  No need to compare. They are both first-rate vocalists.

  21. reinaldo brasil

    Maravilhoso Dame Shirley Bassey

  22. madison griffin

    This was at my great grand dads funerule last year november19

  23. Laurent Riviere

    To beautiful for words....to beautiful

  24. bucarelli11

    Y tú... sabías que eres mi heroína también... siempre lo has sido Dama Shirley Bassey, QUE DIOS TE BENDIGA SIEMPRE.

  25. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    I personally like this song, and also enjoy and appreciate the different artists who have recorded and sung it live. It was written with a mid-tempo beat but was changed shortly after to a ballad. But, within the ballad genre, I have found that each artists gives their own stamp to the song, and I have liked every version I have heard, including of course Shirley Bassey's version. But, I'm the glass is half full type of person...

  26. acoustic61

    I first heard Sheena Easton do the song in 1982. I was blown away. Far as I'm concerned, Bette Midler's cover was overdone, dragged out and she had to improvise because she had no range. I don't understand why every cover since Midler did it is a copy of her version. Especially when they are far more talented singers. The song is supposed to be a broadway show-stopper sung with every ounce of energy from the bottom of your toes. BTW, pianist Sue Keller has a nice version she sometime does live.

  27. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    I won't make any judgement against any other version, but Shirley's vocals are outstanding here!

  28. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    You are correct that a lot of people have recorded this song, but people think it's Midler's song because she had the biggest hit with it. However, Lou Rawls first had a hit with this song in 1983, and scored a top 10 hit with it. Gladys Knight & the Pips also scored a lesser hit in 1983. Bette's rendition came out in 1988, and any song associated with a movie (Beaches) tends to do very well. Shirley's rendition was simply a track on her 1991 LP; it's not a single, & hear she sings it live.

  29. acoustic61

    Virtually everyone tries to cover Bette Midler's lousy rendition. This one included.

  30. TOM TEOW

    It's such a beautiful sad song..whoever sings it with a little emotion I love it

  31. Trevor Lloyd

    I love it

  32. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    ATTENTION: Dame Shirley Bassey will be appearing at the 2013 Academy Awards Show In Hollywood on February 24th. She will perform for the 50th James Bond anniversary celebration! Wonderful News! Bassey is herself celebrating 60 (Diamond) years in Show Business, starting back in 1953.

  33. Andrea Moore

    Beautiful rendition. Listen to Australian Colleen Hewett's as well. So different but so beautiful.

  34. jenny schofield

    My dad loved Shirley, but mum didn't. So as a joke, when mum sang this song she sang "wind beneath my feet". (Smiles). Great memories!! This is for you Dad!!. xxx

  35. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    marcosvalenca - Great songs can be sung by many different artists who interpret them differently & most people like to listen to different versions. That's what makes the world go around. Obviously, you think differently that only the artist who has a hit with a song should ever sing it. What a boring place this world would be if that were the rule. And, Midler seldom sings it live now. Shirley sings this cover beautifully, and that's all that counts to Bassey fans.

  36. Shirley Bassey Music and Vids

    @marcosvalenca - Great songs can be sung by many different artists who interpret them differently. That's what makes the world go around. Obviously, you think different that only the artist who has a hit with a song should sing it. What a boring place this world would be if that were the rule. Shirley sings this cover beautifully, and that's all that counts to Bassey fans.

  37. Marcos Valenca

    Nobody sings this song better than The Divine Miss M - Bette Midler. Among all those who recorded this song, Miss M is the one chosen by the public to own it.

  38. Peter Brady

    Marvellous Memories-Sensational Singer.

  39. IFINEVERSING

    capturing the mood exactly...her precision is then enhanced by the pogmant vocals, quiet, reflective and then soaring with a hope not yet quenched