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"I've played music on the radio by many great songwriters, but I can think of no finer lyric writer than Dee Shipman. She has a great way with words, and a highly creative mind!"  

- David Hamilton

What Can You Do?
(Dee Shipman / Roger Webb)

 
Joe... but perhaps the chick died because you're not a natural born raiser of day-old chickens. 
It's not your fault............


What can you do?
Can you change what you don't understand?
All the strange mysterious ways
That God has at his command
Why does the Lord create chicks
You buy for a pet and nu?
After a day they're late chicks
So tell me what can you do?

That a thing so small
Can survive at all
Is a miracle to me
So what can you do.........?
That's how it's meant to be!

The Lord won't give you reasons
For what the Lord ordains
Even if he would
Even if he could
Better that you shouldn't ask him to explain!

What can you do?
God supplies us with no guarantee
If you're wise don't hesitate
You must take every chance you see
One thing alone is sure Joe
At least that's the way it seems
Basically if you're poor Joe
Then life is all work and dreams

Papa works abroad
'Cos he can't afford 
All the dreams he has for you
So what can you do
But pray that his dreams come true?

Though one dream turns to ashes
Another can come true
Maybe Sam or Joe's
Who can say?
Who knows?
That's the way it goes
So what can you do?

(Rebecca: "What CAN we do Mr. Kandinsky?"

Mr. Kandinsky: "Hope Rebecca, hope and pray. And if please God your husband should make no more in Africa than enough to pay the price of a single fare back home, safe and sound, to you and little Joe.... then let that be enough!"

Rebecca: "Please God, Mr. Kandinsky... Enough and more!")

If my father's goal
May God rest his soul
Never came to pass for me
What can you do?
That's how it's meant to be!

Though one dream turns to ashes
Another can come true
Maybe Sam or Joe's.........
Who can say?
Who knows?
That's the way it goes
So what can you do?

A chicken is a chicken!
A man is just a man......
So, what can you do
Except do the best you can!










RECORDINGS

  • Original demo recording by Mike Sammes, Dee Shipman arranged and produced by Roger Webb CLICK TO LISTEN»

 

 


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