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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

Shadows And Echoes
(Dee Shipman / Ralph Lewin)

Shadows of circles
And echoes of questions
Are spinning an endless charade
Stirring to waking
The memories of breaking
The vows we made

Shadows descending
To echo unending
In circles of sadness and pain
Haunting the midnight
Love's shadows and echoes
Are all that remain

Can't we go back in time?
Can't we re-write one line?
Couldn't we play that scene
Changing "goodbye" to "I love you"
Oh why do I love you?

Why can't I forget you
Why can't I begin to
Start living my life once again?
Now that you've gone, and
Love's shadows and echoes
Are all that remain?

Shadows of lovers
And echoes of laughter
Are all I have left of the past
Whispers revealing
The ghost of the feeling
That could not last

Shadows surrounding
The minor chords sounding
A bitter-sweet echoed refrain
Haunting the midnight
Love's shadows and echoes
Are all that remain

Can't we re-live once more
All that we shared before?
Why do our hopes and dreams
Take us so high when the love grows
And die when the love goes?

In shadows of circles
Are echoes of questions
Whose answers will never be known
Love calls your name in
The shadows, and echoes
The sound of "alone"






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