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Toto - Africa Lyrics

Song details
TitleAfrica
ArtistToto
AlbumLa Collection RTL Georges Lang Volume 2 [2012]
album from the compilation series La Collection RTL Georges Lang [2006], Track 4
In Concert-2004-Vina Del Mar Chile [2012], Track 8
100 Tubes RFM Party 80 - Love & Party [2010]
album from the compilation series RFM Party 80 [2008], Track 17
Steel Box Collection: Greatest Hits [2009], Track 9
Collections [2008], Track 10 Disc 4
Driving Music 2007 [2007]
album from the compilation series Driving Music [1999], Track 13
Greatest Hits: Unplugged [2004], Track 9
Africa [2003], Track 1 Disc 2
Greatest Hits & More [2002], Track 9
Love Songs [2002], Track 1
Hold The Line - The Best Of Toto [2001], Track 9
Driving Music 2 [2000]
album from the compilation series Driving Music [1999], Track 15 Disc 2
A Rock And Roll Band [1999], Track 6
Rock Breakout Years: 1982 [1999], Track 6
Best Ballads [1996], Track 3
Absolutely Live [1993], Track 8
25th Anniversary: Live In Amsterdam [1993], Track 8
25th Anniversary Live In Amsterdam [1993], Track 8
Past To Present 1977-1990 [1990], Track 2
Hit Collection [1984], Track 9
TOTO IV [1982], Track 10
GenreRock
Duration00:04:35
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Song lyrics
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 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 have, oooh

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 have, oooh

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, oooh
corrected by valdez on October 29th, 2010
written by Stone
copyright with Lyrics © Sony/atv Music Publishing Llc

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 Song comments
0 likes - like | 28-11-2010 20:59 bkeskin 
bkeskin
 
935 posts
i really like the melody
0 likes - like | 29-10-2010 22:26 valdez 
valdez
 
9,520 posts
Awesome song !!!
It is always with me (I have it stored on my phone's memory card)
0 likes - like | 02-08-2009 01:36 avitalcan 
avitalcan
 
2 posts
WHy did karl wolf screw with this song? one of the best songs ever made
0 likes - like | 18-07-2009 16:40 joshua7 
joshua7
 
15 posts
Good one!
0 likes - like | 26-06-2009 06:46 rickygee2 
rickygee2
 
1 posts
Check out youtube or myspace for perpetuum jazzile doing africa....it's awesome...turn it UP!!
0 likes - like | 15-06-2009 20:30 gostampsgo 
gostampsgo
 
228 posts
Brilliant. Much better than Karl Wolf's version.
0 likes - like | 20-07-2007 17:23 panther00 
panther00
 
10 posts
Ok folks, this is my ALLTIME favourite! Toto rules!
"It's Gonna Take A Lot To Drag Me Away From You..."
Can't stop singing it in my head!
0 likes - like | 06-03-2007 12:35 LibraSue 
LibraSue
 
233 posts
Toto will always rock out loud!!
0 likes - like | 18-02-2007 03:48 ZzZzZzZ 
ZzZzZzZ
 
2,984 posts
Absolutely beautiful
0 likes - like | 17-02-2007 08:53 LudMan 
LudMan
 
1,216 posts

This is really a very good song,though,because I had to leave the woman I

loved(at that very time/late in'82), it always takes me back to those

bittersweet memories,so,now, I hope I don't ever hear this song again and

go back "there".
0 likes - like | 10-09-2006 17:53 musicman111 
musicman111
 
11 posts
I like it a lot. the chorus is what makes it so great. i was actually not impressed until i heard it. but it is gooood.
0 likes - like | 06-09-2006 16:19 Paulina 
Paulina
 
3 posts
This is what music should be like...not the wannabe's of today. The video of this song is so cool...and I have to admit it , Steve Lukather looks so..
0 likes - like | 20-08-2006 12:34 CharmedInMusic 
CharmedInMusic
 
32 posts
Freaking awesome song!!!!!! I loved it when I first heard it on the radio a few years ago!
0 likes - like | 19-08-2006 20:57 badbob 
badbob
 
27 posts
I love the synthesizer in the background. The note it plays at 34 seconds in is very clean and pure. The words could be about anything but I will always love it. Possibly my favourite song of all time.
0 likes - like | 15-07-2006 21:32 valdez 
valdez
 
9,520 posts
"Africa" is one of my all time favorites. I've loved it at the first time I heard it
0 likes - like | 15-07-2006 21:32 valdez 
valdez
 
9,520 posts
"Africa" is one of my all time favorites. I've loved it at the first time I heard it
0 likes - like | 17-04-2006 02:47 jimbojones 
jimbojones
 
5 posts
TOTO rules and will live on forever!!! must download!!! Cheers Mate!!!
0 likes - like | 13-04-2006 16:50 Kacktjarn 
Kacktjarn
 
4 posts
Thins tong is the best toto song.... And it has a wonderful text too... Halleluja
0 likes - like | 24-03-2006 20:20 Meistars 
Meistars
 
142 posts
I have known this song already for a long time, but when I downloadet it and started to listen to it for many times.. I can't stop listening this song such a great rhythm and a guitar in the end of song, when he sing "I bless the rains ..." and guitarr...
0 likes - like | 28-02-2006 04:26 buckchuck27 
buckchuck27
 
2 posts
it is definitely a great song but just one think, what is it about?
0 likes - like | 22-11-2005 21:21 LADY14 
LADY14
 
6 posts
This song is G-R-E-A-T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I love retro since I was a baby and this song is one of my favourites. You just gotta love it! If you haven't heard it yet, download it a s soon as possible!
0 likes - like | 20-11-2005 11:25 kaisuliini 
kaisuliini
 
24 posts
i like this song, yeaa !
0 likes - like | 19-08-2005 15:59 Ilsetjuhh 
Ilsetjuhh
 
160 posts
A fantastic classic .
0 likes - like | 19-08-2005 15:34 clash_man 
clash_man
 
204 posts
i love it its great!
i love the melody!
0 likes - like | 19-08-2005 12:50 RoxFan_Rio 
RoxFan_Rio
 
101 posts
Toto is wonderful! This song too

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