TOTO


Africa Lyrics

I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in the 12:30 flight
The moonlit wings reflect the stars that guide me towards salvation

I stopped an old man along the way
Hoping to find some old forgotten words or ancient melodies
He turned to me as if to say
"Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you!"

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

The wild dogs cry out in the night
As they grow restless longing for some solitary company
I know that I must do what's right
Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti

I seek to cure what's deep inside
Frightened of this thing that I've become

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

Hurry boy, she's waiting there for you

It's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you
There's nothing that a hundred men or more could ever do
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa, I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

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Songwriter(s): P. Losito, S. Cotugno, Toumani Filifing Diabate, David Paich, John M. Mccurry, Karl Wolf, Cyndi Lauper, S. Ward, V. Pallavicini, Desmond Child, Jeff Porcaro
Copyright: Kat And Mouse Music, Universal Polygram Int. Publishing Inc., BMG Rights Management (Uk) Ltd., Rellla Music Corp., Touman
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Meaning to "Africa" song text (2 meanings)
scuoongs 11/06/11,05:55
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ah've no idea wat the song actually means... but ah'm captivated by it's overall sound & presentation. Thanks 4 ur Help; in spite of my previous xtreme ignorance of the the lyrics...
andrew 05/31/11,16:23
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beastly song! Love it!! don't know when this song was written, but the 80's is my favorite decade for music.
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