Flying Without Wings by Westlife

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When this song was originally released it talked to my soul and I played it on repeat constantly. Last year this song was in a TV advert and my Dad asked me where he could buy it as it had touched both his and Mum’s hearts too. I immediately ordered the CD (Unbreakable) from Amazon and had it sent as a gift to my parents. It arrived at their house on 10 December (2015) which was their 55th Wedding Anniversary. They were so pleased. My lovely Dad so very sadly passed away in March of 2016. As the song had touched us all and it was the last song I bought for him there was no question that this should be played at his funeral. It was the last song part of the service and it was just appropriate that he was actually flying away from us. I love the song but it tears my heart out and makes me happy at the same time.


Everybody’s looking for that something
One thing that makes it all complete
You find it in the strangest places
Places you never knew it could be

Some find it in the face of their children
Some find it in their lover’s eyes
Who can deny the joy it brings
When you found that special thing
You’re flying without wings

Some find it sharing every morning
Some in their solitary lives
You find it in the words of others
A simple line can make you laugh or cry

You find it in the deepest friendship
The kind you cherish all your life
And when you know how much that means
You’ve found that special thing
You’re flying without wings


So impossible as they may seem
You’ve got to fight for every dream
‘Cause who’s to know
Which one you let go
Would have made you complete

Well, for me it’s waking up beside you
To watch the sunrise on your face
To know that I can say I love you
In any given time or place
It’s little things that only I know
Those are the things that make you mine

And it’s like flying without wings
‘Cause you’re my special thing
I’m flying without wings

And you’re the place my life begins
And you’ll be where it ends
I’m flying without wings
And that’s the joy you bring
I’m flying without wings


Written by Steve Mac, Wayne Hector • Copyright © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management US, LLC

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