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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

Orphan Of Your Heart
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

Thereís nothing in my head
But you, each night and day
Itís lonely in my bed
Each time you go away
Listíning for your footsteps
I am torn apart
Prisoner of my doubts
Orphan of your heart

A fever in my mind
Grey is all I see
I can feel no kindness
For a fool like me
All the world turns hostile
When we are apart
Exile from your arms
Orphan of your heart

I am weak alone
Desolate and poor
Scared of the unknown
Dependent and unsure
Torment is my home, where
Time has locked the door
Trapped here, I own up
Youíre my only cure

Too scared to question why
Love has poisoned me
Even God on high
Has no remedy
I lose faith and reason
When we have to part
Hostage to my fears
Orphan of your heart

Emptiness is all
All that I possess
Hopelessly Iím crawling
In my ugliness
Who can light my darkness?
Who can help me start
To no longer be
Orphan of your heart?

If my life was through
Nothing would be missed
If I canít have you
Then I cannot exist
You are joy, Iím sorrow
We are worlds apart
Captive in my pain
Orphan of your heart

No future, only past
There is too much space
God knows I canít last
In this empty place
Everything you are
Is what Iím living for
You are my harbour
Let me come ashore

With bodies soul to soul
Let our passions rage
You can make me whole
And open up this cage
Re-adopt me now
Never more to part
Never more to be
Orphan of your heart

Orphan of your heart

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