Kanye West
Stronger
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Original Translation of Slang

Chorus
Now that-that-that that don't kill me
Can only make me stronger

I need you to hurry up now
'Cause I can't wait much longer
I know I got to be right now
'Cause I can't get much wronger
Man, I've been waitin' all night now
That's how long I've been on ya
I need you right now
I need you right now

Chorus
Anything that doesn't kill me
Can only make me stronger.
I need you to hurry up now
Because I can't wait much longer.
I know I've got to be with you right now
Beause I'm in a really bad condition.
Man (used for emphasis), I've been waiting all night now
That's how long I've been trying to attract you.
I need you right now.
I need you right now.

Let's get lost tonight
You could be my black Kate Moss tonight
Play secretary I'm the boss tonight
And you don't give a fuck what they all say, right?
Awesome, the Christian in Christian Dior
Damn! They don't make 'em like this anymore
I ask, 'cause I'm not sure
Do anybody make real shit anymore?
Bow in the presence of greatness
'Cause right now thou hast forsaken us
You should be honored by my lateness
That I would even show up to this fake shit
So go ahead go nuts, go ape shit
'Specially in my best stand on my Bape shit
Act like you can't tell who made this
New gospel, homey--take six, and take this, haters

Let's get lost tonight.
You could be my black Kate Moss tonight.
We can play a fantasy sex game in which you're the secretary I'm the boss tonight.
And you don't care at all what people say, do you?
That's great, the Christian in Christian Dior brand designer clothing.
Damn! (used for emphasis) They don't make songs like this anymore.
I ask, because I'm not sure,
"Does anybody make good music anymore?"
Bow in the presence of greatness
because right now God has abandoned us.
You should be honored that even though I am late
I came here for your poor quality music.
So go ahead--go crazy
Especially when I am wearing my Bape brand designer clothing.
Pretend you can't tell who made this song!
This is the new gospel, friend--take a few minutes off, and listen to this, jealous rivals!

Chorus

Me likey

I don't know if you got a man or not,
If you made plans or not
if God put me in the plans or not
I'm trippin', this drink got me sayin' a lot
But I know that God put you in front of me
So how the hell could you front on me
There's a thousand "you"s, there's only one of me
I'm trippin' I'm caught up in the moment, right?

Chorus

I like you.

I don't know if you have a boyfriend
Or if you have already made plans for this evening.
I don't know if God has me in his plans for you.
I'm acting crazy--drinking alcohol has made me talkative,
But I know that God put you in front of me,
So I really don't understand how you could pretend to me.
There's a thousand "you"s, but there's only one of me.
I'm going crazy--I'm excited about this moment--do you understand?

'Cause this is Louis Vuitton Don night
So we gon' do everything that Kan like
Heard they'd do anything for a Klondike
Well, I'd do anything for a blonde dyke
And she'll do anything for the limelight
And we'll do anything when the time's right
Uh! Baby, you're makin' it (harder, better, faster, stronger)

Chorus

Because this is my night,
we are going to do everything that I like.
I heard they'd do anything for a Klondike ice cream bar.
Well, I'd do anything for a blond lesbian,
And she'll do anything to get a lot of attention,
And we'll do anything when the time's right.
Uh! Baby, you're making it (harder, better, faster, stronger)

Chorus

You know how long I've been on ya?
Since Prince was on Apollonia
Since O.J. had Isotoners
Don't act like I never told ya (repeat 4 times)

Baby you're making it (harder, better, faster, stronger)

Chorus

Do you know how long I've been interested in you?
I've wanted you since Prince dated Apollonia back in 1984
and since O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend in 1994 while wearing Isotoner gloves.
Don't pretend I never told you about my feelings. (repeat 4 times)

Baby you're making it (harder, better, faster, stronger)

Chorus

You know how long I've been on ya?
Since Prince was on Apollonia
Since O.J. had Isotoners
Don't act like I never told ya (repeat 4 times)

You know how long I've been on ya?
Since Prince was on Apollonia
Since O.J. had Isotoners
Don't act like I never told ya (repeat 4 times)

Never over (repeat to end)

Do you know how long I've been interested in you?
I've wanted you since Prince dated Apollonia back in 1984
and since O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend in 1994 while wearing Isotoner gloves.
Don't pretend I never told you about my feelings. (repeat 4 times)

Do you know how long I've been interested in you?
I've wanted you since Prince dated Apollonia back in 1984
and since O.J. Simpson was accused of killing his ex-wife and her boyfriend in 1994 while wearing Isotoner gloves.
Don't pretend I never told you about my feelings. (repeat 4 times)

Never over (repeat to end)

Now that-that-that that don't kill me/Can only make me stronger Reference to a quote in philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche's 1889 book Twilight of the Idols: "What does not kill me makes me stronger."

Kate Moss A British supermodel who is also famous for being the girlfriend of self-desctrutive rock musician Pete Doherty.

thou hast forsaken us Biblical reference to Psalm 22:1 ("My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? Why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?" - King James Version)

Bape An expensive Japanese clothing brand designed by Nigo and favored by American rappers. The word stands for "a bathing ape."

New gospel Comparison to the Gospels in the New Testament of the Bible.

take six The usual expression for "take a break for a few minutes" is "Take five." Given the reference to the gospels, this is probably a reference to the Christian acapella group, Take Six. West is familiar with the singers; in his song A Million Freestyle Lyrics, he asks, " Can't we all just get along, spread love like Take Six?"

The Louis Vuitton Don West's nickname (Louis Vuitton is an expensive brand of designer clothing)

anything for a Klondike reference to the well-known "What would you do for a Klondike bar?" advertising campaign for Klondike brand chocolate covered ice cream bars, in which people did crazy things to get one. The advertisement is frequently referenced and parodied (as you can see if you search for it on Youtube).

Prince was on Apollonia Reference to supposed 1980s relationship between musician Prince and his protege, Apollonia (Patricia Kotero), who was the lead singer of the Prince-produced band Apollonia 6. Later, some suggested that the relationship was not real, but intended to get more publicity for them both.

O.J. had Isotoners Isotoner brand gloves were one of the key pieces of evidence in the Simpson murder trial. When the glove in question was too small for Simpson's hand, his lawyer, Johnny Cochran, famously said, "If it doesn't fit, you must acquit!"

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