a short site about The Divine Comedy

French version

Bath

Original version (4:11)

“Time, like an ever-rolling stream,
Bears all its sons away.
They fly, forgotten, as a dream dies
At the opening day.”

Rub-a-dub-dub! Rub-a-dub-dub!
It’s time for a scrub, Time for a scrub
So through clouds of steam
To a cracked and faded cream
Bath-tub Tub
Wanders frail Frail
Aphrodite, Aphrodite
So pale Pale
Pink and white. Pink and white
She is naked as sin,
Wearing nothing but a grin
And a pin in her hair. Pin in her hair

Will she be drowned,
Found with her hair tied behind,
Shoulders back and head inclined
To the sound of music
Playing above
Bathing her in love?
But darkness and fear
Will disappear like the soap
When she opens her eyes.

She throws Throws
Back the dormer windows. Windows
Morning light shows Morning light
Ophelia raised
From her watery grave
In a brave new world. Brave new world