Saturday, March 19, 2011

GT: Wind Beneath My Wings

It was in 1982 that the song Wind Beneath My Wings was heard in the radio and I guess my grandfather fell in love with the song in an instant. He bought a cassette tape of Bette Midler, he liked her rendition of the song best.

Since then, it played hours and hours, day by day. Me and my siblings ended up disliking the song :(. Until I grew up and matured a little bit, I came across the lyrics of the song and understood why my grandfather loved the song so much. He dedicated the song to my grandmother.

My grandfather was a soldier, a businessman, a philanthropist and was a bit into politics as well. In all of his works, my grandmother was always there to support him.

The lyrics of the song,

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,
'cause 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. definitely fit for my grandmother's qualities as a wife, a mother, a homemaker and a friend. All of us looked up to her for her good words of advice, a positive outlook in life and for her expressions of faith.

Since the time I came to realize the meaning of the song, I came to like it as well and dedicate the same to my grandmother and grandfather too.

Both of them have passed away already and every time I get to hear this song, my tear ducts definitely swell until tears flow from my eyes.

To my maternal grandparents, Col. Sabiralam Bin A. Maut, Al-Hajj (1915-2003) and Emerita Quijano-Maut (1915-2005) this song will always remind me of both of you and the good life I had with you.


  1. one of the sweetest songs of all time! i LOVE this! and yes, it also reminds me of my late grandfather because he loved the song too :)

  2. wow! this is sweet.. this perfectly fits my grandmom. :)

  3. i miss bette midler- she's one of my fave singers too

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