Songwriter, Author & Master Coach
Helping people to write their own tickets to success...

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

(Dee Shipman / Herman Van Veen)

The loser quits the race
At fifty - five years old he's through
He can't stand the pace
It's not what you know 
But who
It never was enough
To just be glad to be alive
Gentle man you always lacked 
Ambition's ruthless drive

On a scale from ten to zero
Who is failure?
Who is hero?

The birdman leaves the ledge
The screams are just the way he sings
Once over the edge
I notice that he has no wings
Alas when the bird has flown
Too late my tongue untied
Pushed or jumped or fallen
What's the difference
How he died?

Measure brave from ten to zero
Who is saviour?
Who is hero?

The drunk begins to drown
Can't swim!
Starts to cry...........!
And as he goes down
A crowd of people pass him by
One man has four children
One has asthma and no breath
Others are too busy
And the drunk is scared to death!

Counting down from ten to zero
Who is drowning?
Who is hero?

All presidents learn braille
When really they've been blind for years
Integrity for sale
Honesty is in arrears
And now, when we need them most
They disregard our fight
Staying safely neutral
Out of touch
And out of sight

Having gone from ten to zero
Who is con man?
Who is hero?







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