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

Take A Lesson From A Loser In The Game
(Dee Shipman / Roger Webb)

Take a lesson from a loser in the game
Learn as quickly as you can
That you you must never make the same 
Mistakes I've made
If every heartache was a spell
For getting rich
I could put Mister Rockefel - 
-ler in the shade!

Take a lesson from a fool who knew it all
Just remember pride's the kind 
Of ego-trip that makes you fall
Flat on your face
If getting nowhere very fast
Could take the prize
I'd be the first to be the last 
In every race

They say that love's a game
And if you learn the rules my heart you can't go wrong
Then you discover that the other guy 
Is breaking them
And making up 
Some new rules all along the way
And having fun
But you're the one
Who has to pay
The price
Take my advice

Take a lesson from a sad but wiser friend
Names and faces may be different 
In your story
But the end 
Could be the same
While you're still strong enough to choose
Then use your head
And take a lesson from a loser in the game

You must believe me 'cause I know
The best of lovers come
Then go
Don't burn a solitary flame
Don't make concessions to the blues
Don't break a heart that you could use
To take a lesson from a loser in the game!



  • Original demo recording by Tony Burrows arranged and produced by Roger Webb 

  • Anne Thomas - Secret Dreams (1999 - A Records) 



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