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"Wings" is a song by British girl group Little Mix from their 2012 debut studio album DNA. The group wrote the track with production team TMS and songwriters Iain James, Erika Nuri, Michelle Lewis, Mischke Butler and Heidi Rojas. It has a message of empowerment inspired by Little Mix's overcoming of the doubt and negativity they felt during the eighth UK series of The X Factor, being a girl band and the favourites to be eliminated after the first week of live shows. Eschewing dance music popular at the time, "Wings" is an uptempo bubblegum pop and R&B song composed of syncopated handclaps and a varying kick and snare drum arrangement. It has a complex song structure with a double chorus that has a key change from E minor to E major halfway. The track was released as DNA's lead single on 24 August 2012; it debuted at number one in the UK and Ireland, making it Little Mix's second consecutive number-one single in both countries. It also charted in the top 10 in Australia and Japan, the top 20 in New Zealand and at number 79 on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was acclaimed by music critics who found it catchy, and complimented its chorus and the group's vocal performance. The music video shows the group dancing in front of personalised backgrounds. Little Mix promoted the single with televised performances on T4 on the Beach, Friday Download, This Morning, Red or Black? and Daybreak. The song has been performed on all six of the group's concert tours, the most recent being LM5: The Tour in 2019. 


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2012
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Mama told me not to waste my life
She said spread your wings my little butterfly

Don't let what they say keep you up at night
And if they give you shhhh
Then they can walk on by

My feet, feet can't touch the ground
And I can't hear a sound
But you just keep on running up your mouth yeah

Walk, walk on over there
'Cause I'm too fly to care, oh yeah
Your words don't mean a thing
I'm not listening
Keep talking, all I know is

Mama told me not to waste my life,
She said spread your wings my little butterfly
Don't let what they say keep you up at night
And they can't detain you
'Cause wings are made to fly
And we don't let nobody bring us down
No matter what you say it won't hurt me
Don't matter if I fall from the sky
These wings are made to fly

Huh huh
I'm firing up on that runway
I know we're gonna get there someday
But we don't need no ready steady go, no
Talk, talk turns into air
And I don't even care, oh yeah

Your words don't mean a thing
I'm not listening
Keep talking, all I know is

Mama told me not to waste my life,
She said spread your wings my little butterfly
Don't let what they say keep you up at night,
And they can't detain you
'Cause wings are made to fly
And we don't let nobody bring us down
No matter what you say it won't hurt me
Don't matter if I fall from the sky
These wings are made to fly

I don't need no one saying hey, hey, hey, hey
I don't hear no one saying hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
You better keep on walking
I don't wanna hear your talking, boy'd
You better keep on walking
I don't wanna hear your talking, boy'd

Your words don't mean a thing
I'm not listening
They're just like water off my wings

Mama told me not to waste my life
She said spread your wings my little butterfly
Don't let what they say keep you up at night
And they can't detain you
'Cause wings are made to fly
And we don't let nobody bring us down
No matter what you say it won't hurt me
Don't matter if I fall from the sky
These wings are made to fly

And we don't let nobody bring us down
No matter what you say it won't hurt me
Don't matter if I fall from the sky
These wings are made to fly

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Little Mix

Little Mix are a British four-piece girl group formed in 2011, consisting of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall. They were formed exclusively for the eighth series of The X Factor, where they became the first group entry to win in the programme's eight-year history. Following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Records. Little Mix have been branded the next Spice Girls as well as the UK's next biggest girl group capable of international success. more »

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Written by: Iain James, Tom Barnes, Peter Kelleher, Ben Kohn, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall, Michelle Lewis, Mischke Butler, Erika Nuri, Heidi Rojas, Christian Dotson, Kyle Christopher

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