"my name is Vincent,"
"call me Vincent"
I wonder which one of these expressions you use the most
or do you use them all interchangeably?
When you are away in that distant land across the blue pacific
You are just Vincent,
girls of the west giggle
when they see the stranger from the east
they are fascinated by your charisma and your charm
the grace in your movement and the way your hips sway
when you walk around you are finally free
free of the pressure of being watched and judged
free from expectations and your own quest of perfection
you can be yourself,
whatever that means
you can catch crabs
grab a few drinks in a bar
snap a few pictures of houses
bikes, railroad and laughing children
I hope you are having fun
"just call me Vincent,"
you must have told one of the many people who recognized you
from your DVDs that are sold in North America
I wonder what expression would you have on your face
when you hear your Chinese name being called on the streets of Vancouver
while you are on your way to Stanley Park or Kingsgate Mall
"just call me Vincent"
I imagine you saying it with a smile,
and a firm handshake
your hands are warm and inviting
as you are open and relaxed
all the ladies whisper behind your back
who is that handsome stranger
why is it that my heart flutters when he looks my way
why do I find myself falling?
In this land far away you are just Vincent
a man not unlike many others in Vancouver of British Columbia
but to us you are the man we love we miss you every day each moment
Take it easy get some rest eat lots of crabs -- we are here when you