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Radio 60, side B, track 7: “Turtle Power” by Partners In Kryme

Partners in Kryme - Turtle PowerOh, Partners In Kryme, yesssss!  I’ve been anxiously awaiting this one to show up on my track list and here it is.  As the DJ said at the end of this one, “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles” was the #1 movie in America when I recorded this off the radio and I can tell you why.  Because the movie is AWESOME, that’s why!  I saw this one at the theater when it came out, I think in Worthington, which was about a 45-minute drive.  And I also bought the video, because duh!  I have no idea how many times I’ve watched the original or the sequel.  I can tell you I watched the third one once.  It was pretty bad.  And that’s saying something, since I used to watch (and like) pretty much every movie I ever viewed.

Anyway, as excited as I am now to hear this song again, that’s but a pittance compared to the excitement I had when this song burst onto the radio scene.  As I’ve mentioned, I was a HUGE Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles fan.  So anything TMNT made its way into my bedroom.  I had a TMNT poster and a TMNT light switch and a TMNT towel set and a TMNT trash can and a TMNT storage box, plus I read the Mirage comics and the comics put out by Archie, not to mention the spin-off “Mighty Mutanimals”.  And of course pretty much every action figure ever made by Playmates.  What’s weird to me is that my obsession with the Turtles kinda just stopped, and when I re-embraced my geekiness, not a Turtle to be seen.  Case in point, my work desk:


Spidey and Star Wars and dinosaurs, but very few Turtles.  I guess maybe I outgrew them, but what’s to outgrow?  I giggle like a little baby every time I see a trailer for the new Star Wars movie, and if I wasn’t so out of shape and clumsy, I’d do a cartwheel every time a friend or loved one surprised me with a Spider-Man toy (which happens, awesomely, fairly frequently).  But why no more Turtle love?  Listening to this song again reminded me of just how enamored I was with my four green friends.  Hell, I even had one of my senior pictures taken with them.  Not sharing that picture, Partners In Kryme.  Maybe I need to revisit my old shelled friends, because Lord knows I need something new to obsess over.

“Turtle Power”

<awesome Partners In Kryme jam>

(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
On the half shell, they’re the heroes four
In this day and age, who could ask for more
The crime wave is high with muggings mysterious
All police and detectives are furious, ’cause they can’t find the source
Of this lethally evil force

This is serious, so give me a quarter
I was a witness, get me a reporter
Call April O’Neil in on this case, and ya better hurry up, there’s no time ta waste
We need help, like quick, on the double, have pity on the city
Man, it’s in trouble
We need heroes like the Lone Ranger, when Tonto came pronto
When there was danger
They didn’t say we’d be there in half an hour

‘Cause they displayed
Turtle Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
Now our ace reporter was hot on the trail
Determined ta put these crooks in jail
She spied the bad guys and saw what happened, but before she knew it
She fell in a trap and got caught

Yeah, she was all alone
With no friends
And no phone
Now this was beyond her worst dreams, ’cause she was cornered by some wayward teens
Headed by Shredder they were anything but good
Misguided, unloved, they called them The Foot
They could terrorize and be angry youth, and
They mugged the people, who needed proof
Then from out of the dark came an awesome sound
Shouted “Cowabunga!” as they hit the ground
From the field of weeds
The heroes rescued the flower
‘Cause they possessed
Turtle Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Power!

When you stand for whatchoo believe in

Find the strength ta do what’s right

That’s Turtle Power

Heroes on the half shell, they’re on a mission
When there’s a battle got the enemy wishin’ that they’d stayed at home
Instead’a fightin’ these ninja masters with moves like lightnin’
They were once normal
But now they’re mutants
Splinter’s the teacher so they are the students
Leonardo, Michelangelo
And Donatello
Make up the team with one other fellow, Raphael
He’s the leader of the group, transformed from the norm by the nuclear goop
Pizza’s the food that’s sure ta please, these ninjas are inta pepperoni and cheese
Back to the story, it’s not hard ta find
Ninja’s not just of the body but of the mind
Those were the words that their master instructed, but a letter from Shredder has Splinter abducted
That was the last straw
Spring inta action
Step on The Foot, now they’re gonna lose traction
Now this is for real, so you fight for justice, your shell is hard so you shout
“They can’t dust us off
Like some old coffee table”
Since you been born you been willin’ and able
To defeat the sneak
Protect the weak
Fight for rights and yo freedom ta speak
Now the villain is chillin’ so you make a stand
Back to the wall, putcha sword in yo hand
Remember the words of ya teacher, ya master
“Evil moves fast, but good moves faster than light”
Shining for your illumination
Good versus evil equals confrontation
So when you’re in trouble, don’t give in and go sour
Try to rely on your
Turtle Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(T-U-R-T-L-E) Power
(Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) Power

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