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

We Do Not Have A Child
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

We do not have a child
The choice was yours alone
You said it would be hell
For your body to swell
With a child
So frantic to retain
Some gold eternal Spring
Determined to restrain
The changes time must bring
You wanted only youth
To dazzle and beguile
You couldn't face the truth...........
We do not have a child

We do not have a child
Nine months, you coldly said
Was time you couldn't spare
Wouldn't carry and bear
Me a child

But nothing now remains
Of your once-perfect breasts
Today it's very plain
Your body's past its best
A tree that's lost its bloom
And fruitless all the while
A flower without perfume............
We do not have a child

Each beauty treatment and massage they sold
You would buy it
But we all must grow old, and time takes its toll
Can't deny it
Too late for any tears
You owned up to your fears
To discover.......
The love that we once shared......
Was over

We do not have a child
To this I am resigned
But I've got someone new
And with her, not with you
I've a child!
My secret'til today
A son who's nearly three
I hold him,and we play
He looks a bit like me!
You'll never understand
This joy you never knew

I am a happy man..............
And how I pity you!


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