Africa Lyrics



publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Gerges, Ken Kiprono Ring
album: Track 10 in album Toto IV
release date: 1982-4
popularity : 404 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

Cover Art

Toto Toto IV cover art


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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


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