Africa, brano più famoso della rock band dei Toto.

Uscito nel 1982, contrariamente a ciò che molti pensano, non è una canzone della solidarietà per il continente africano. Infatti, viene semplicemente narrata una storia d’amore immaginaria, e i vari riferimenti a Tanzania e Kenya sono solamente espedienti poetici. Attualmente, però, è stata oggetto di una curiosa installazione artistica: nel profondo ed aridissimo deserto della Namibia, Max Siedentopf ha posto dei pannelli solari ad alimentare un Ipod collegato a dalle casse. Che suoneranno per sempre Africa dei Toto.

 

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 ancinet 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 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 Serangetti
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 passed some rains down in Africa x2
I bless the rains down in Africa
Gonna take some time to do the things we never had