Who Sang Africa? Toto

Toto Toto IV cover art

Some other versions of "Africa"
Credits
publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: David Gerges, Ken Kiprono Ring
release date: 1982-4
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Soft Rock/Classic Rock
length: 4:58
producer: Toto
lead vocals: David Paich and Bobby Kimball
electric guitar: Steve Lukather
recording engineer: Al Schmitt
bass: David Hungate
background vocals: David Paich, Bobby Kimball, Timothy B. Schmit and Steve Lukather
acoustic guitar: Timothy B. Schmit
percussion: Joe Porcaro and Lenny Castro
piano & keyboard: David Paich
recorder: Jim Horn
synthesizer: Steve Porcaro
congas: Lenny Castro
drums (drum set): Jeff Porcaro
marimba: Joe Porcaro
gong: Jeff Porcaro
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



Tracklist
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

  • Album Information
    label: CBS
    country(area): United States
    format: Vinyl
    barcode: 07464377281
    script: Latin