What's mean "the Touch"?

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  1. Russian fan

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    I know Stan Bush's song since I've became a fan and I very like it (once I and my friends even sang it that night when we was making Sideswipe's costume:D ).
    But during all this years I can not understand the sense of a phrase "You've got the Touch" just in this song and there is no one english-russian dictionary, that helped me. I know, what "touch" means, but it seems in the song this word have deeper sense.
    I know there's a lot of wise experts ;)  Uncover this secret to me please.
     
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    Basically "You've got the skill" or "You Can Do It"
     
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    ^Yeah, it means skill.

    But "You've got the skill" doesn't sound as good.
     
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    I assume it is supposed to mean like "special touch". You can even see that in the lyrics "You've got the touch, YOU'VE GOT THE POWWAAAAHR".
     
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    It means "Sylvester Stallone is gonna take on crime, one bullet at a time, oh crap they don't want it just stick it in this cartoon".

    The Touch - Transformers Wiki
     
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    Very interesting. I begin understand. It's like a talent, innate ability to something, "special touch". Ability to fight, to defend, to make friends, to love = have a soul!
     
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    The term 'the touch' is often a shortened version of something called 'the midas touch', an old story in which everything King Midas touches turns to gold (in his case, with some unfortunate results), but the term 'having the touch' means, loosely, everything you touch turning to gold, or 'coming out golden', meaning it turns out well.

    but yeah, the touch = the ability to make things turn out well
     
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    Wow, thank you :) 
     
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    Ask Dirk Diggler
     
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    Interesting. I always figured it was for a Rocky movie, a training montage. A lot of the lyrics like "you never give in when your backs to the wall / gonna fight to the end and you're taking it all" sort of leave it open like that.

    That being said, I can see it for a more Rambo style movie now.

    I always figured Dare was the same way, originally written for a Rocky movie. Some of the lyrics in there again sound very much like something that'd be at home there (particularly there's one lyric talking about "believing it's the last round"). Plus Vince Dicola did work for one of the Rocky movies, so there might be some crossing over going on.
     
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    "The touch" is a figure of speech that implies effortless mastery of something. Someone who was able to look at a broken machine, fix it without any blueprints or previous experience, and have it working perfectly on the first attempt would just look at stunned witnesses, shrug, and say "guess I've just got the touch."
     
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    Optimus wanted to touch Jeffrey Jellyfish like Patrick.
     
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    Show me exactly where on this doll that the song touched you.

    But yeah, it's the thing of being capable or good at stuff. And what others have said.

    Not pressing flesh on a crowded bus.
     
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    Thank you! That's what google translate didn't say me :D  (and a big dictionaries too). In Russian to that person I would say "у тебя золотые руки!" (something like "You have golden hands")
     
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    Now I hear it, it really remembered me Rocky :) 
    But DOTM too :) 
     
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    If I remember right, there was an interview with Stan Bush where he said that the inspiration came from Iron Eagle where Chappy tells Doug "kid, you've got the touch!"
     
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    *brakes*

    The Touch was inspired by Iron Eagle?

    That's like...a multilayered onion made of awesome cheese!
     

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