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

Neatly Secure
(Dee Shipman / Herman Van Veen)

Neatly secure
You're so contained and sure
Though you can't breath
You're finally at ease
All your feelings asleep

You cannot lie
Could any love survive
Such a clean sweep? 
As you blur away
Each empty day.........

You with your 'taste'!
You with your airs!
You with your frail embrace!
You with your night cream face!

You'll never know the half of
What I still feel for you
But all that is warm inside of me
Is ice when you get through..!

World of china bric-a-brac!
Lady fingered tea!
Making certain, even in hell
The corners are dusted well...!

Iron everything out
Press everything flat
And I know what I'm talking about
Because I was nearly caught by that
Addicted since the age of three
To cakes and cups of tea

Neatly secure
You're so contained and sure
Only afraid in case you put on weight
How you love to fake

You make me feel bad
As if my words could make you sad..........!
Your heart won't break!
And your eyes can't hide
All the hate inside

You with your smile!
You with your social grace!
You with your immortal soul!
You who love the whole human race............!






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