Stan Bush Made My Childhood That Much Better

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Back in the late 80s, Stan Bush and Vince Di Cola gave the world two great songs. As an 8 year old kid, I was lucky enough to be able to listen to them. Back then I didn't really put too much thought into what the songs meant… what kid goes out and analyzes song lyrics right? It wasn't until recently that I realized how much these songs made an impact. A lot of the lyrics just became like a mantra to me which I used subconsciously growing up. For those who watched the original Transformers movie, you'll know what I'm talking about.

The first song, “Dare” is about holding on to your dreams and having the courage to keep it alive even if the whole world seems to turn against you. It’s about never giving up. I love this song. As a kid this gave me an extra push or nudge when I was faced with new things I wanted to try. (lyrics at bottom of post)



The second song, “The Touch” is about lifting yourself up. You know the feeling you get when you listen to Eye of the Tiger? This is like that. It' encourages you to become better since all the power you need to succeed is already within. I listen to this when I feel down. More of this type of song should be made. (lyrics at bottom of post)


Both are awesome songs that I still listen fairly frequently. It doesn’t hurt that they are in the Transformers movie which I try to watch at least once every quarter. I can’t imagine growing up without them.
Lyrics:
Dare
Sometimes when your hopes have all been shattered
And there's nowhere to turn
You wonder how you keep going (going)
Think of all the things that really mattered
And the chances you've earned
The fire in your heart is growing (growing)
You can fly, if you try, leaving the past behind
Heaven only knows what you might find
Dare, dare to believe you can survive
You hold the future in your hand
Dare, dare to keep all of your dreams alive
It's time to take a stand
And you can win, if you dare
Everybody's trying to break your spirit
Keeping you down
Seems like it's been forever (ever), oh
But there's another voice if you'll just hear it
Saying it's the last round
Looks like it's now or never (never)
Out of the darkness you stumble into the light
Fighting for the things you know are right
Dare, dare to believe you can survive
The power is there at your command
Dare, dare to keep all of your dreams alive
It's time to take a stand
And you can win, if you dare
Dare, dare to believe you can survive
You hold the future in your hand
Dare, dare to keep all of your dreams alive
The power is there at your command, oh
Dare, dare to keep all your love alive
Dare to be all you can be
Dare, there is a place where dreams survive
And it's calling you on to victory
Dare, dare.


The Touch
You got the touch!
You got the power!
Yeah!
After all is said and done, you've never walked, you've never run
You're a winner!
Got the moves, you know the street. Break the rules, take the heat!
You're nobody's fool!
You're at your best, when the going gets rough!
You've been put to the test, but it's never enough!
You got the touch, you got the power!
When all hell's breakin' loose, you'll be right in the eye of the storm!
You got the heart, you got the motion!
You know that when things get too tough, you got the Touch!
You never bend, you never break! You seem to know just what it takes
You're a fighter!
It's in the blood, it's in the will! It's in the mighty hands of steel
When you're standin' you're ground!
And you never get hit, when your back's to the wall!
Gonna fight to the end, and you're takin' it all!
You got the touch, you got the power!
When all hell's breakin' loose, you'll be right in the eye of the storm!
You got the heart, you got the motion!
You know that when things get too tough, you got the Touch!
You fighting fire with fire!
You know you got the touch!
You're at your best, when the going gets rough!
You've been put to the test, but it's never enough!
You got the touch!
You got the power!
Yeah!
You got the touch!
You got the power!
Touch!
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