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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

Two Worlds
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

Two worlds 
Live side by side but never see 
Each sep’rate world is part of me 
One cold and dark, one light and free 
I feel them both with all my being

Two worlds 
In one a prisoner of birth 
In one a passport for all Earth 
Half trav’IIer, half a man apart 
So 
I carry both worlds in my heart 

Two worlds 
That turn by turn are friend and foe 
The one the people think they know 
The one inside I never show 
That comes alive behind a closed door 

Two worlds 
Though one’s preoccupied with caste 
And one rebels against the past 
Each knows its value to my art 
So 
I carry both worlds in my heart 

Life is a constant war I’m fighting 
I’m like a man who has to choose 
Between two women who delight 
Which one is wrong for me, or right 
Which one I keep, which one I lose 

Two worlds 
Where diff’rent voices blend and sing 
Where courtesan duets with king 
Each fool or actor has their part 
So 
I carry both worlds in my heart 

Two worlds 
Confined in one they must get by 
Weighed down with ‘if’ and ‘how’ and ‘why’ 
One glad to dance a joyous lie 
One resting on its name and high rank 

Two worlds 
The children of the freedom street 
The old guard of the Royal elite 
And bitter feelings don’t depart 
So 
I carry both worlds in my heart 

Two worlds 
One that my family represent 
One where my simple soul’s content 
To join the young in their intent 
To celebrate a brave new century 

Two worlds 
But self-respect and pride can hurt 
And so both sides remain alert 
Afraid old envies may re-start 
So 
I carry both worlds in my heart 

If one world gets too hard to bear, then 
I have the other to turn to 
But though accepted everywhere 
Detached, I hover between chairs 
Half citizen, half passing through 

Two worlds 
So diff’rent, yet I have to say 
From neither can I break away 
Or I would just be torn apart 
So 
I carry both worlds in my heart 
In my heart 










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