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Song Lyrics For Africa by Toto
I hear the drums echoing tonight
Song Fact:The Tune Africa by Toto hit number 1 on the U.S. pop charts in Feb of 1983.
Toto Artist Fact:The albums of Toto include The Seventh One, Kingdom of Desire, Tambu, Mindfields, Through the Looking Glass, Falling in Between, Dune, Past to Present 1977-1990, Absolutely Live, Toto XX, Livefields, Live in Amsterdam, and The Essential Toto....Read Toto Bio
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great song i only no it form the begining of jojos song anything
#1 - sophieee - 06/06/2007 - 13:01
Best Song I Have Ever Heard
#2 - ross - 09/30/2008 - 16:22
this song has a way of growing on you...
I'm still uncertain about what it means though... The interpretation that a man has moved to Africa, and now waits to be joined by his lover from abroad seems to make the most sense (http://www.waze.net/china/africa.php). However, the music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPT_3PEjnsE) and Jeff's quote on wikipedia that "... a white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he's never been there, he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past" don't really support that idea.
It seems clear that the singer is meeting someone (coming in 12:30 flight) who is not on the same page as him. Maybe he has become passionate about something in her absence (the allure of a distant, unknown place: Africa)... but he's becoming distracted from "doing what is right" - i.e. fulfilling his role as a boyfriend. Or maybe the singer fell in love with a girl from Africa, and he's struggling to understand where's she's coming from without ever having been there himself. Who knows...
#3 - jayne - 02/28/2009 - 19:37
this song is soooo beautiful i luv it
#4 - Stef!!!! - 03/24/2009 - 21:06
great song,,love the video clip and the words are so beautifully expressed.
#5 - Ritesh Chandra ( Fiji ) - 09/16/2009 - 21:16
this song has an spooking meaning for me. Right after it's release my husbands job was on the line. Little did I suspect that I was going to be living in Zimbabwe. He took the job & we packed up our life, got on a plane & landed in a magical land! This song portays how you start feeling about Africa. I'd go back in a heart beat. It's beyond all you can imagin! It left a huge footprint on my life & don't regret a second spent in complete awe. There's an old saying that if you visit 2 continents in your life, go to Africa twice! If you spend enough time there you'll look at the world with eyes that see far more than the majority in our county. You'll have gained wisdom that no one can come close to teaching. It'll also break your heart. We weren't missonairies, just people without a plane. Your life will forever be changed!
#6 - Madeleine Allgeier - 10/11/2009 - 19:44
I, like Traveler, was suprised to learn at the age of 13 that I would be moving to Africa. Due to a job transfer I spent all of my teenage years living in S'Africa and traveling to other places in Africa as well. I loved EVERY MOMENT of it! The African continent and its people have touched my soul and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about it and miss it. It has been many years since I've been back, but this song brings me to tears every time I hear it.
#7 - Christina D - 10/13/2009 - 07:51
vertical and horizontal
Traveler, thirty years ago I was offered a job in Zimbabwe which would have taken me away from my wife and two young children for many many months, perhaps years. I wanted desperately to go, but couldn't see leaving them that long, and couldn't afford the move. This song came out precisely when I was having to make the decision. It was the line about "doing what's right" which kept me home with my family despite the calling that urged all the greater when listening to the song. Kids are grown, wife divorced long ago, and I still wonder of my choice. Over the years I found many deeper meanings I could sense from this amazing tome. Salvation, indeed. More on youtube one day.
#8 - LoveLost - 10/26/2009 - 03:58
incredibly powerful song - just like Africa. I\'ve only been there once, recently, for a work trip, and ws completely blown away by the Cape of Good Hope... its name is a wonderful optimistic one for the future of this breathtaking, awesomely inspiringly beautiful place - the scale of the mountains, the sheer daunting numbers of indigenous plants and the beauty of the people native to this country. If these things are not enough to convince anyone of divine artistic expression, then nothing will be.
#9 - Joelle Thomson - 10/06/2010 - 05:09
this song is awesome
#10 - Tia - 10/07/2010 - 14:59
Nice song coool I like it
#11 - Nandu15@live.com - 10/21/2010 - 00:29
ilike the song
#12 - hi - 03/04/2011 - 11:27
I love this sogn. it reminds me of my girlfriend... when i was in kindergaten... yeah thats when i got her.. and then she said i brake up with you... and i never got to see her
#13 - ethan - 07/08/2011 - 17:57