The intro has the samples “hold it now”, “wait a minute” and “come on” in it, where are they taken from?
In the song, some italian words (“ora che ho perso la vista ci vedo di piu”) can be heard. What do they mean?
► Kurtis Blow – Christmas Rapping (1979)
“Hold it now”
► Frank Zappa – Dancing Fool (1979)
“Wait A Minute”
► Public Enemy – Power To The People (1990)
The italian towards the end: Translated directly, it means “now that I lost my sight, I see better and more”. It was taken from the film Cinema Paradiso. It is directly connected to the lyric preceding it: “I can see much clearer now I’m blind”.
The video “Take The Time” has the first word as “adesso”, but the meaning is the same.