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Dee Shipman  Dee Shipman  Dee Shipman

"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

Child Inside The Man
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

When I recall
Those nursery days together
Remembering all the pain the years have spanned
I look at you today
And wonder whether
I've lost the child inside the man

They said you'd never walk again
You laughed it off, and took your pen
And sketched cartoons to make me smile
And when your legs refused to grow
Into your fantasy you'd go
Where you could run like any other child

When I was frightened
You were always calming
When I was tired
You gently held my hand
My ugly duckling
You were my Prince Charming
I miss the child inside the man
I miss that child inside this man

I cannot live in memory much longer
Without my knight to rescue me
I'm damned
Your father's distance
Makes my yearning stronger
To hold the child inside the man

Lord was my marriage then so wrong?
And we both suffered for so long
Dear God, explain the why and how
My need to love the man I wed
Who comes no longer to my bed
Leaves son and mother like two strangers now

Please give me back
Our life of love and sharing
This is my prayer
It's in your power to grant
Give me one week
For every year of caring
I need the child inside the man
I love the child inside the man

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