Remember Casey Casem and the Top Forty? Remember that horrible Bette Midler song, "Wind Beneath My Wings," that was used for the Request and Dedication at least once a month from the time it was released until... well, until I was too old to be interested in the Top Forty?
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.
I hate that song. Hate hate hate.
Could it start off any more condescending, for one? Notice that this supposed tribute to the "hero" who's suffered so long in silence never once shifts from the reference point of the speaker. It must have been cold! That must have hurt! You might have thought I didn't notice, but I did!