I was over at David Bowies house takin a shower
When Catherine Deneuve walked in
"Vincent" she said, "its raining"
I looked at her and said
"Yes, I know"
"Would you like to take a walk in the rain?"
She slipped off her robe and came in
She came in so very slowly
She stared into my eyes
Hers were smoldering
Dave was in the living room typing
He put on a song
It was China Girl
Catherines arms were snaking around me
Like a sensual octopus
The rain flowed through our hair
Onto our shoulders and down
To the fire where our bodies met
She began kissing me
They were French kisses
And I in turn kissed her
Dave whistled a tune
As he made himself lunch in the kitchen
I bit Catherine on the neck... gently
I sprouted horns and said in a deep throaty voice:
"You make me feel so French
Her hands explored every part of me
And mine hers
Suddenly we were one
Our passions were like tomatoes in the rain
Like French grapes
Spiced with our breaths
Our lips melting
Her face turning red of fire
As she lit me ablaze
We were animals
I began to wonder what our children would look like
I just knew there would be children
Would they look like Sartre or Jean Genet?
Would they look like Joan of Arc?
Suddenly we smelled somethin
It was Alfred sitting on the toilet
I hollered out to Dave
What is Hitchcock doing here?
"Its okay", Dave said
"He practically lives here"
Suddenly I realized I was caught in a film
Just like The Hunger
Catherine was revolted by the smell
Her passions waned
I waned as well
There would be no children
Hitchcock was very polite as he transferred to the bidet
Then Dave mentioned that he needs to take a shower
Has to run down and see his agent or something
I started to get out
Dave said thats okay
I thought it was a curious overture
But he was just being his well adjusted self
There were two nozzles
Then right when I dropped the soap
William Burroughs was standing there
Outside the shower curtain
"Vincent" he said, "your gonna be huge"
"Im already huge" I told him
"Would you like to see?
And by the way" I asked
"How on Earth did you ever learn to write
Those convoluted lines in Naked Lunch?"
He said You gotta get dirty
By then he was on the bathroom sink
Shooting something into his vien
He asked me to come out and squeeze his arm
So I did
Just as Dave and I walked
Into the living room naked
Bill slumped over the sink
And fell on the floor
The maid shrieked in horror. "Hes dead" she said
Iman laughed when I said
Hell never die
She toweled off Dave and threw me a towel
Dave lit a cigarette
"Vincent", he said
"You write a mean song
I want you to meet a friend of mine from Berlin"
Out on the balcony
Overlooking Central Park
It was Marlena
I was a bit shocked
I thought you were
Just then Andy Warhol stood up
"Dead?" he said, "I believe the word is dead"
Marlena broke into a gentle song
Falling in love again
Then she looked at me and said
You are the soul
"The soul of what?" I asked
You are the young and handsome soul of Europe
"Im just a big nobody" I insisted
"Im just a gargoyle on the left bank
Im a two bit street houdlum
A penniless nothing
A struggling wretch
A nobody, you hear? A nobody!
Its you people that have it all
Youre the beautiful people"
Then Marlena smiled and said very sweetly
I remember you
I remember your mother in France
Before you were born
And I will always remember you
And I you, I said to Fraulein Dietrich
"Dont ever give up" she said
"Dont ever let go of the dream"
I wont I said
"I promise you
I will never ever ever wake up
I will dream until they shoot me"
Just then Bill came out of the bathroom and said
Dont ever let them shoot you
"I wont" I said, "I wont let them shoot me"
"Unless theyre using a camera" Andy interjected
"Dont let them shoot you like they shot me"
As I looked over the edge of the balcony I saw Yoko
Twenty floors below
Laying flowers on Strawberry Fields
Looking like a woman forever trapped
In the face of a child
Then I felt a hand on my shoulder
"Youve got to kill your idols" John whispered
"Youve got to believe that we are your equals"
And we believe in you Marlena said
"Because you believe in all of them
All of those people down there
Who only seem small from up here"
Sure its a dream they all told me
"Its the best dream you can ever have
To be who you are"
"Ive known that for a long time" I said
"And I knew that you knew it too"
We all have the potential to be
Far more beautiful on the day we die
Than on the day that we were born
Just then the wind blew through the city
A clean fresh new wind
And we were all alive
You and me and all of them
Sailing in a brand new wind
Like a new Spring