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

"This was the song that changed my life in the most unexpected and beautiful way........!

I'd had the idea for the lyric because I wanted to change the association of a bridge made of rainbows from its traditional esoteric symbol as the connection between life and death, to reverse that, and give it a meaning of life and hope, of moving from darkness to light and life.

Roger wrote the music, and later Danny Williams recorded it.

Then I met Paul Jacobs................... and he listened to various songs I'd written, getting to know some of the inner me, my 'inner team' through my writing.

I was sitting with him in our training room at The Dower House when he heard The Rainbow Bridge for the first time. ......

He listened intently, very still - and when it finished he played it again....... and again.......and yet again!

"That's it!", he said. "That's our metaphor for what we do as NLP Trainers and Coaches........! We help people fire sunbeams at their raindrops and create rainbows in their lives..!"

And so it became our theme song, played at our trainings; it became our symbol; our metaphor; and the name of our charity, The Rainbow Journey.

And that was the start of my amazing new journey in partnership with Paul in New Oceans, the beginning of my NLP story......... 

So yes, this is the song that totally changed my life.... in the most incredibly wonderful way! "

 

 

  


The Rainbow Bridge
(Dee Shipman / Roger Webb)

Remember you closed your childhood eyes at night
And in your imagination
You took flight
A river of darkness
You flew with colours
Discovered a rainbow bridge of light

Remember the world was like a
long July
A magical Summer land
Of how and why
When rivers of darkness
Ran through your colours
You drew a new rainbow for your sky

Children can fly 
In sunshine dreams
Nobody falls
And all are free
As we grow older
The way becomes grey and colder
But love will remind us
Of colours we once could see
The journey will lead 
Where we...... 
Should be........ 
Cross over the rainbow bridge 
With me

We all of us need a helping hand
Now and then
It's hard to find angels
In this world of men
But rivers of darkness
Can flow with colour
Discover your rainbow bridge again

Children can fly 
In sunshine dreams
Nobody falls
And all are free
As we grow older
The way becomes grey and colder
But love will remind us
Of colours we once could see
The journey will lead 
Where we....... 
Should be........ 
Cross over the rainbow bridge 
With me

And love will find us
The colours we once could see
Cross over the rainbow bridge
With me...

 










RECORDINGS

  • Original demo recording by Sue Glover (1993)

  • THE GENTLE TOUCH - Danny Williams (1996 - Upbeat) CLICK TO LISTEN»

 


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