I've got the power (Snap!)

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Raaaaaaah la bagnole en ville dans les bouchons sous la pluie... le petit bruit énervant des essuies-glaces...

Et puis j'ai mis la musique et j'ai eu une tirade en russe mentionnant notre chat "Sputnik"

et cette page youtube a la gentillesse de nous expliquer

Американская фирма Transceptor Technologies приступила к производству компьютеров «Персональный спутник»",

of which a better transliteration would be:

"Amerikanskaya firma Transceptor Technologies pristupila k proizvodstvu komp'yuterov Personal'ny sputnik"

Can be translated as "American company 'Tranceptor Technology' started producing 'personal companion computers"

évidemment, si vous n'êtes pas trop djeunes ou si vous êtes djeunes mais que vous avez un minimum de culture musicale (tout est possible en ce bas-monde), vous vous souvenez:

C'est des Teutons en fait (qui font plutôt Afro-américains, faut dire), c'est sans doute pour ça que c'est du bon et du solide malgré son âge respectable - 25 ans déjà:

The Power est une chanson du groupe de musique allemand Snap! issu de leur album World Power (1990) (source: wikipédia)

ça a notamment bercé mon long voyage en Afrique de l'Ouest hiver 1991-printemps 1992, on l'entendait dans les boîtes les plus "djungle" (au propre et au figuré) et tout le monde criait "I've got the power" ce qui avait un je-ne-sais quoi d'anticolonialiste, voire, osons le mot, de carrément révolutionnaire qui n'était pas pour me déplaire.

Lyrics

Американская фирма Transceptor Technology
приступила к производству компьютеров
Персональный спутник

I've got the power
I've got the power, hey yeah heh

Like the crack of the whip, I snap attack
Front to back in this thing called rap
Dig it like a shovel rhyme devil
On a heavenly level
Bang the bass turn up the treble
Radical mind day and night all the time
Seven to fourteen wise divine
Maniac brainiac winning the game
I'm the lyrical Jesse James

Ooh whoa oh, whoa yeah, hey yeah eh eh
Ooh whoa oh, whoa yeah
Gettin' kinda heavy
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy

I've got the power
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
I've got the power
Ooh whoa oh

I've got the power
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
I've got the power
Ooh whoa oh

It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy
It's gettin' it's gettin' it's gettin' kinda heavy

Quality I possess some say I'm fresh
When my voice goes through the mesh
Of the microphone that I am holdin'
Copywritten lyrics so they can't be stolen
If they are snap
Don't need the police to try to save them
Your voice will sink so please stay off my back
Or I will attack and you don't want that

I've got the power
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
I've got the power
Ooh whoa oh

I've got the power
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
I've got the power
Ooh whoa oh

Quality I possess some say I'm fresh
When my voice goes through the mesh
Of the microphone that I am holdin'
Copywritten lyrics so they can't be stolen
If they are snap
Don't need the police to try to save them
Your voice will sink so please stay off my back
Or I will attack and you don't want that

I've got the power
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
He's gonna break my heart
He's gonna break my heart of hearts
I've got the power
Ooh whoa oh
I've got the power

Written by:
	

Benito Benites, John "Virgo" Garrett III, and Toni C. 

et si vous voulez en savoir plus sur "La" phrase:

(Jocelyn Brown discusses her voice behind SNAP's record "The Power" on BBC1 TV Interview)

Allez les gars: I've got the power (et vous aussi)

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