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"Every song I have translated is well translated, the one who works on the very difficult songs with me is Dee Shipman. I know her telephone number by heart, and her fax. It goes back and forth - 'No! I don't like this word!' And she comes back and says 'Because you don't understand English!' So I have to convince her and she has to convince me, and the rapport is fantastic." 

- Charles Aznavour

Afternoon Departure
(Dee Shipman / Herman Van Veen)

This is a nice afternoon to be dying
Peaceful and clean now you see me
Old rattle-chest politely lying
Exchanging little death-bed pleasantries

Talking insurance and God and my pension
We know it is true, I am going
No point in cursing or dissension
He's had enough 
His heart is slowing down

There's only one thing I feel makes death sweeter
It brings relief from mistakes made
From debts that dog us and defeat us
From lies and ties
The whole mad masquerade

So barely half here, I wait for my password
Then I will leave life dutifully
And it won't matter what I make my last word
All they'll remember is......
I said it beautifully................!

 










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