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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

Getting The Right Thing Wrong
(Dee Shipman / Petula Clark)

Just because something's good
Don't tell yourself
That'll make it right
I let the good sense of day
Give way 
To the madness of his nights

I'm the one who thought 
She had the answers
In control, and knowing it all
But setting your sights too high 
On someone else....
That's when you fall

I could make an art
Of self - deception
Love's a game to someone like him
As so many women do
I played along...........
Getting the right thing wrong

Just because something's good
You tell yourself 
"That'll make it right"
I let the good sense of day
Give way 
To the madness of his nights

Sadder and wiser now
He certainly opened my eyes
But even when you know the truth
Doesn't stop you 
Longing for the lies..........!

No one grows in someone else's shadow
Need your space 
Your place in the sun
But learning to be your own 
Best friend takes time.....
(And) I've just begun

And I tell you I

Feel so bad right now - 
But I'll recover.....!
Being hurt is being alive
But I can survive
I'm strong
I won't go on
Getting the right thing wrong

'Cos win or lose life still goes on
So I refuse to carry on
Getting the right thing wrong!

 










RECORDINGS

PETULA CLARK - DOWNTOWN TO SUNSET BOULEVARD

SOMEONE LIKE YOU

MOIRA DANIS - BEAUTIFUL SOUNDS

 

 


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