Toto - Africa
Tekst en muziek: David Paich en Jeff Porcaro
(1982)






I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She’s coming in 12:30 flight
The moonlight 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’



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
We gonna take some time to do the things we never had, ohoh



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
As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serangetti
I seek to cure what’s deep inside, frightened of this thing that I’ve become



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
We gonna take some time to do the things we never had, hoho



Hurry boy, she’s waiting there for you



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 passed some rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
I passed some rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa



We gonna take some time to do the things we never had, hoho









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