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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

We Were Brothers
(Dee Shipman / Charles Aznavour)

We were brothers
We were friends and every moment was exciting
Through the escapades, the barricades, and fighting
Side by side, the future beckoned us, inviting
And we were brothers

We were brothers
But it seems the passing years make many changes
Long ago we shared together fears and dangers
Then I saw you yesterday and we were strangers
Who once were brothers

We were brothers
But those ribbons on your chest now tell their story
V.I.P.'s all stand and honour you with glory
Though you shake my hand I see your eyes ignore me
And we were brothers!

We were brothers
And I too now wear the symbols of my status!
Cold at night I sleep still dressed in rags and tatters
Not to let myself get ill is all that matters
For me, my brother

We were brothers
You fly high, I see the sky, but it's all grey here
It's a prison, no-one ever gets away here
Walls defy us to survive from day to day here
And we were brothers!

We were brothers
Now each morning there's the changing of the guard, then
At midday I walk around the prison garden
And each night I dream fate offers a free pardon
To me, my brother!

We were brothers
You go up as I go down, gods curse or charm us
Now you're going to be 'our man' in the Bahamas!
Well perhaps we've both deserved our different karmas
Though we were brothers

We were brothers
Should we meet again, if, by some chance, I find you
Will you know me then, and will your heart remind you?
Of those once-upon-a-times you left behind you
When we were brothers!

We were brothers
We were friends, and every moment was exciting
Through the escapades, the barricades, and fighting
Side by side, the future beckoned us, inviting
When we were brothers..........












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