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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

As If
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

Each day I wake up with a song
A million new ideas before me
As if I'd centuries to spend
And yet I savour, deep and long
The many pleasures life has for me
As if tomorrow it might end

I say because of loving you
I can forget all pain and sorrow
As if the world was only good
I say the golden age is due
A brotherhood of man will follow
As if I still believed it could...........!

And though the world is as it is
I make believe
And though the world is as it is
I act as if
I act as if
As if......

I make my childrens' dreams come true
Nothing's too hard to do, too trying
As if I ruled the universe!
But sometimes when I'm feeling blue
It's they who dry the tears I'm crying
As if our roles were in reverse

I want to give them faith to see
That they will move the mountain ranges
As if the choice was mine by right!
And I prepare them fervently
For futures free of fear or dangers
As if I felt no doubt or fright

And though the world is as it is
I make believe
And though the world is as it is
I act as if
I act as if
As if.......

I tell myself there's not a thing
Can break apart a love enduring
As if death were an unknown word
I say no force on earth can bring
A change from loving to abhorring
As if that never had occurred!

And yet I savour, deep and long
The many pleasures life has for me
As if tomorrow it might end
Each day I wake up with a song
A million new ideas before me
As if I'd centuries to spend

And though the world is as it is
I make believe 
And though the world is as it is
I act as if
I act as if
I act as if
As if
As if..........!


 










RECORDINGS

  • IN TIME TO BE - Charles Aznavour (1983 Barclay)

 

 


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