Well, his passing hasn’t really sunk in, but I started thinking about which of his songs would be my favourite, which I couldn’t, but this one has some great symbolism, to do with heroin addiction ( a recurring them in his music).
My own little re-appropriation is to have it refer to the Chinese arts, in particular, Chigong, for example:
“…and when I get excited
my little China girl says
Oh baby, just you shut your mouth.