Toto/Africa: What the fuck does this song mean?
#41
I've listened to the song at least 50 times since I made this thread and I still don't get it.

He hears drums but she hears the whispers of a quiet conversation?? Wut??
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#42
"Rosanna" makes sense linguistically...

I'm just confused about why they made it sound so happy and upbeat when it's actually a sadass song.
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#43
"99" makes sense, all except the "99" part.

What, is he talking about Agent 99 from "Get Smart"??

Did he have a crush on her as a kid? It would make sense.
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#44
OMG whhhooooaaaaa...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_(song)

Quote:The song was written as a tribute to George Lucas's film THX 1138, and the music video resembles a scene in the movie.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/99_(song)

Dude, wow.

I never figured it'd be about some REAL shit... THX 1138 was an iconic fucking film.
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#45
mindblown2
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#46
I'm sooo glad I decided to go down the rabbit hole on this subject.
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#47
This is what happens when we get confused and look for answers really hard.
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#48
I need someone to explain to me what this means.
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#49
Bless the rains??
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#50
"It's gonna take a lot to take me away from you"??
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#51
Oh wow, apparently it's "drag"??

Ahahaha BULLSHIT.

In the timeline where I made this thread, the words were "TAKE" me away from you.
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#52
Y'ALL AIN'T GON' FOOL ME THAT EASY.
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#53
Cuz I was like, is he really gonna say "take" twice in a row??

It was actually a pet peeve of mine with the song.

And TBH now that it's "drag", I like "take" better.
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#54
OMG BUT THEN THERE ARE STILL SOME SOURCES IN THE SEARCH RESULTS THAT SAY IT IS "TAKE"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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#55
REAL TIME MANDELA EFFECT HAPPENING!!?!?!?!?!!??!!?!?!?!?!??!!?
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#56
I guess I'm gonna have to listen to the fuckin' song AGAIN?!
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#57


He's DEFINITELY saying "take"...

Why the fuck would they let FALSE LYRICS be the first thing that comes up in Google search?!

IDIOTS.

As if the song isn't CONFUSING ENOUGH??!!?!?!?!?!!!!?!?
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#58
When the camera zooms in on the mask’s eye region, the direction the native’s spear is headed, she loses her glasses and the books are burned. The song could be about the retention of knowledge. The retained missing triangular piece of the page could represent trinity of man, woman and child. The setting is Africa or tribal community where knowledge was passed verbally. She hears the whispers of a quiet conversation.
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#59
Wow...

I REALLY like that explanation...

hmmm
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#60
Kinda like how the Khmer Rouge killed people in Cambodia if they wore glasses.
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