EXPLANATION OF THE GLOSSING SYSTEM
(to understand how I describe the signs in this translation).
UP-TO-NOW ME ON-TOP--->A-CL'hold, then press B-CL down with thumb'ME SUCCEED WHY? YOU BEHIND SUPPORT++.
YOU FEEL A-CL'pressed down by B-CL'
ME ON-TOP--->A-CL'hold, become the top of HELP'.MAYBE SEEM ME (2h)alt.OVERLOOK,
WHY? YOU B-CL'bottom of HELP and pushes to the heights'.
||: LET-YOU-KNOW ME LOOK-UP WHO? YOU.
MY HIGH-GOAL, YOUR HIGH-GOAL, TWO-OF-THEM MATCH.
ME ON-TOP--->A-CL'hold, become the top of HELP'.
WHY? YOU B-CL'bottom of HELP and pushes to the heights'. :||
Notes: At the beginning, middle, and end you see some two lines that are in a different font. This is because I had to preformat these to show the behavior of both hands. The lower italicized line represents what the NDH (non-dominant hand) is doing.
ON-TOP - The sign [A] (handshape), PO > NDS (palm orientation towards non-dominant side), thumb pointing up moves upwards in an arc curving away from the body, like part of the sign for "executive" or "higher-ups". This handshape is held in place while the NDH signs YOU (the honorific you with the [B], PO up points away and descends slightly) FEEL, then the NDH [B], PO down, is held out and the DH [A] turns the thumb down and pushes down the NDH with its tip.
NAME~SHINY - Starts like the sign NAME, the NDH is left in place while the DH touches it with the [open 8] (as in the sign FEEL), then moves upwards while twisting the wrist.
LET-YOU-KNOW - The one handed sign me-INFORM-you.
For the middle and last line, which are the same, the [A] of ON-TOP is held in place and the NDH signs WHY? YOU and then the [B], PO up, moves under the DH which moves down slightly then both of the hands move up like HELP.
STORED-INSIDE-heart - FT of [C] held against the heart while [O^] (as in TEACH) is stuffed several times into the top of the NDH.
(2h)alt.OVERLOOK - The hands alternately sign OVERLOOK, where the [B] passes diagonally across the face.
The words inside the symbols "||:" and ":||" are repeated as used in musical notation.
On a lighter note, I heard that one interpreter spread out one arm and fanned her underarm to show "You are the wind beneath my wings." Tee hee, gag.
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.
Chorus: Did you ever know that you're my hero,
and ev'rything 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 with out you.
Fly, fly, fly away,
you let me fly so high.
Oh, fly, fly,
so high against the sky, so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, thank you, thank God for you,
the wind beneath my wings.
To hear the music (without words), go to MIDI - The wind beneath my wings.