Toto/Africa: What the fuck does this song mean?
#21
Heart 
(03-21-2020, 02:42 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: WTF, they had another song!?



I haven't heard this one in like a million billion years ermergerd?!

It makes me nanner feel all sloppy!!!

Nana Party

Fuuuuuck!?
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#22
TBH I gotta be 100% though, I do think "Africa" is a better song.

There are too many musical mixups in "Rosanna" and that kinda stuff bothers me...

If I feel like I need to trim several parts out of a song, then something is whack.
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#23
lets go hunting giraffes in Africa mo holding hands and listening to toto and shooting high calibre rifles

god intended for us to plunder the earth
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#24


WTF look at this righteous fucking album cover LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydra_(Toto_album)

1979...

This band's only saving grace is that it didn't come any later in the 80s...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toto_IV

1982 re: Rosanna and Africa.

Had it been any later their music would have had too much of that late 80s early 90s craptastic touch to it.
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#25
Hearteyes 
(03-21-2020, 02:47 PM)Guest Wrote: holding hands

 Nanaluv
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#26
NONE of their songs make sense though.

I'm just gonna go ahead and definitively state that.
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#27
I MISS THE RAINS DOWN IN AAAAFRICAAAAA
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#28
See i totally understand rosanna song also. Maybe its a guy thing . I dont bother finding out the totality of the lyrics good lord you romance killer. I met a girl named roxanne in the mental hospital and she always comes to mind when i hear this song its all about a certain feeling and the words to songs are very secondary and many times purposely ambiguous
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#29
Guest have you written a book about your life yet?
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#30
Cuz do it.
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#31
So like...

Is he in a passport office or a library?

I don't get it.

Is she a librarian or a receptionist at a passport office/embassy??
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#32
Props to them for successfully fitting Kilimanjaro and Serengeti in a song though, like wow.
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#33
The SAME verse no less lmfao omg!
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#34
Who the fuck wrote these songs???
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#35
Apparently these two wrote "Africa"...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Paich

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeff_Porcaro

Keyboard player and drummer.

Both of them are Chinese zodiac Horses.

I should really understand them, BUT I JUST DON'T.

Porcaro is even an Aries like me!

Bah...

I might just have to look it up.

So here's the Wiki page about it...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Africa_(Toto_song)

Oh wow, look at that baller graphic! It's a map!

You guys know I have a map fetish!? https://www.sectual.com/thread-12000.html

But on the real...

Quote:The initial idea and lyrics for the song came from David Paich.

Ooookay.

Quote:He completed the melody and lyrics for the chorus in about ten minutes, much to Paich's surprise.

Wuuuuuuut.

Quote:"I sang the chorus out as you hear it. It was like God channeling it. I thought, 'I'm talented, but I'm not that talented. Something just happened here!'" Paich reckons that he refined the lyrics for six months before showing the song to the rest of the band.

Whooooa. Damn. That's sorta weird?!

Usually that's where the best stuff comes from though...

hmmm

Quote:Paich explained that the song is about a man's love of a continent, Africa, rather than just a personal romance. Some additional lyrics relate to a person flying in to meet a lonely missionary.
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#36
I mean, I don't give a shit about Africa, but this is a great song, gnomesayin'!?
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#37
Blink 
(03-22-2020, 01:44 PM)Mister Obvious Wrote: Who the fuck wrote these songs???
Peeps on shrooms man
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#38
Drool 
NOMMMZZZ!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#39
Thankyou for your diligent research. Mo you kind of remind me of this big cat sanctuary lady in florida that killed her rich husband cuz he was fucking a costa rican lady. They say she fed his body to her tigers and lions. Thats a passionate woman . One day i hope we can do a weeny roast and feed things to giraffes and have a pet leopard and take mud baths . I want to live in a swamp with you like shrek and fiona
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#40
Also like...

Isn't Africa one of those places where it DOESN'T rain a lot??

nod
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