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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

Asylum
(Dee Shipman / Herman Van Veen)

The sudden shock of seeing you again
Has sent me reeling
And though my head's in place
I'm dizzy from the feeling
I was never good at trite hellos
What the hell....
You're looking well
But from the corner of my eye
I see that lie denied

You always used to be so good
At handling situations
But now you're like a child
Who's trapped in regulations
You have banged your head against the wall
You're bruised, your fight defused
And from the corner of my eye
I see your tongue is tied

We once believed
You had a choice
To get away with clowning
But coming down to life
We had to stop you drowning
And the joke's on you
But still you smile, like to laugh....
I'd love to leave!
'Cos from the corner of my eye
I see the gates rise high

Hard to know
Who's really free
Or tied by moral obligations
You, lost in thought
Or me, 
Surrounded by relations
Better say goodbye
Before I lose my wits
Or fall to bits
'Cos from the corner of my eye
I see the doctor standing by............

 










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