AFRICA – by Toto
You hear the thudding of soft drums, an almost tinkling counterpoint, and then the words come softly:
I hear the drums echoing tonight…
But she hears only whispers of some quiet conversations…
The beat continues and the words unwind their images –
…Sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti –
..and the drums continue. Africa…
I think, somehow, we all have an affinity for The Skull-Shaped Continent. Did life come from there? I don’t know, but we all have roots in its soil, we all have images in our minds of bright clothing, of mountains or plains, deserts – all the fabulous wealth of human civilization, some of them existing in our knowledge only as memories. Africa.
And every time I hear Toto’s song I stop and hear the drums…
Africa lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
I love Africa! It sounds so soothing to me. And Toto is one of my favorite bands. (And you have captcha on. )
Love this song! Thanks for reminding me of it! 😉
thanks, Al 0It's one of those songs that make me stop whatever I'm doing and listen.
Thanks for stopping by, Lara!
Oh I haven't heard this song in ages! It's a good one for sure. :)A-Z participant blogging from Elise Fallson
Great sound image with the drums of Africa. Have always dreamed of visiting that country. Just checking back to read your a-z posts. A new follower and enjoying your blog.