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

Let's Drink
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

While we can live and breathe each day 
Be in control of what we say 
As far as madness and decay 
Letís drink! 

To cheating bodies ripe with years 
The souls of girls with virgin fears 
To single mothers and their tears 
Letís drink!

To our long suffering dear wives 
Victims in fantasies contrived 
Just to escape their boring lives 
Letís drink! 

ĎTil we collapse in Bacchusí arms 
Let wine seduce us with its charms 
If we are happy, whereís the harm? 
My friends letís drink! 

Itís great to shock the Middle Class 
Theyíre all still living in the past 
Donít know their elbow from their arse 
Letís drink! 

To lovely virtuoso whores 
With breasts deserving of applause 
And laps like warm and welcome shores 
Letís drink! 

To crazy nights we raised the roof 
Amazing orgies of our youth 
To God, the devil, wit and truth 
Letís drink! 

Weíll get the future we deserve 
Wine numbs the memíry,and preserves 
Arouses senses, vigour, nerve 
So friends letís drink! 

Letís leave the sad days to the damned 
And paint the town to beat the band 
Defy cirrhosis, glass in hand 
Letís drink! 

To models freezing for artís sake 
To all our loves, sincere or fake 
To all the cuckolds that weíll make 
Letís drink! 

To bankers worried for our stocks 
To troubled parents, and de-tox 
To perfumed pleasure and the pox 
Letís drink! 

Who gives a shit what people think 
Their double-standard morals stink 
Letís live as though weíre on the brink 
Of death, letís drink! 
Letís live as though weíre on the brink 
And letís drink! 

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