Toto - Africa Lyrics

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I hear the drums echoing tonight
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversation
She's coming in, 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 long 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 take 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
As 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 rain)
I bless the rains down in Africa
(I bless the rain)
I bless the rains down in Africa
I bless the rains down in Africa
(Ah, gonna take the time)
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had
Track Listing
Vinyl 1
  • 1 Rosanna
  • 2 Make Believe
  • 3 I Won't Hold You Back
  • 4 Good for You
  • 5 It's a Feeling
  • 6 Afraid of Love
  • 7 Lovers in the Night
  • 8 We Made It
  • 9 Waiting for Your Love
  • 10 Africa


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: David Gerges, Ken Kiprono Ring
    album: Track 10 in album Toto IV
    release date: 1982-4
    popularity : 725 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Pop Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
    length: 4:58
    writer: Jeff Porcaro, David Paich
    Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    script: Latin