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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

If I Could Be Somebody Else
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

If I could be somebody else 
Just for the moment not myself 
And get away from life’s routine 

If I could only have the choice 
To change my name or face or voice 
Become someone I’ve never been 

Maybe a padre or a prude 
Or esoteric or plain crude 
A lawyer or a libertine who’d 
Dance nude!

I’d alter life-style day to day 
Not give a damn what people say 
A diff’rent man, a new demeanour 

If I could be somebody else 
I’d have a vast parade of shells 
And turn by turn they would be shown 
A Samurai or matelot 
Tibetan monk, or gigolo

Every career but my own! 
Shuffling the cards and having fun 
Doing in war what must be done 
Cutting my way through life and owned 
By no-one 

What satisfaction I would find 
If I could leave myself behind 
And take a different persona 

If I could be somebody else 
And have an accent that excels 
I could put everyone at ease 

My quiet confidence and charm 
Would first intrigue and then disarm 
And bring the women to their knees 

The pampered, popular, and bright 
Look in the mirror with delight 
At a reflexion that agrees 
They’re just right..!

As I’m uglier than sin 
And I don’t fit inside my skin 
Not seeing me would really please me 

If I could be somebody else 
Instead of someone who repels 
I’d light your days up with a smile 

You’d love me for myself alone 
Not what I say,’ be more your style 
You’d never feel the urge to spend 
Another night with other men 
Leave me alone and drunk again, 

But what’s the diff’rence who I play? 
I can’t forget you, night or day
It makes no diff’rence either way 

If it’s my fate to still remain me 

All lyrics and all texts are copyright Dee Shipman and no unauthorised use will be permitted
©  2010