Carmen Ezgeta
 Carmen Ezgeta

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 blessed 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 Serengeti
                                                       I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become

[CHORUS]

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 blessed 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 Serengeti                                               
I seek to cure what's deep inside, frightened of this thing that I've become                                                      

[CHORUS]

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 blessed the rains down in Africa,
                           I blessed the rains down in Africa
                                   I blessed the rains down in Africa,
                                        
I blessed the rains down in Africa
                                                 I blessed the rains down in Africa
                                                       Gonna take some time to do the things we never had

                         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 old forgotten words or ancient melodies
         He turned to me as if to say, "Hurry boy, it's waiting there for you"

[CHORUS]

David Paich

Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro

(1954 1992)
 

David Paich
Jeffrey Thomas Porcaro