What it was like Growing Up in the Eighties (1980s)
  • Tue. Jul 16th, 2024

Toto – 1980s Music Rock Band

Toto’s best 1980s songs and their song lyrics.

Toto is a 80s rock band formed in 1977 in Los Angeles. The band’s current lineup consists of Steve Lukather (guitars and vocals), and Joseph Williams (vocals), as well as touring musicians, John Pierce (bass), Robert “Sput” Searight (drums), Dominique “Xavier” Taplin (keyboards and vocals), Steve Maggiora (keyboards and vocals) and Warren Ham (horns and vocals). The band enjoyed great commercial success in the late 1970s and 1980s, beginning with the band’s eponymous debut released in 1978. With the release of the commercially successful Toto IV (1982), Toto became one of the best-selling music groups of their era. Widely known for the Top 5 hits “Hold the Line”, “Rosanna”, and “Africa”, the makeup of the group continued to evolve.

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Africa – 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 stop to know that along the way Hoping to find some long forgotten words or ancient melodies He turned to me as if to say, “Hurry boy, it’s waiting there for you”

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 passed some 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

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(Instrumental break)

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


Rosanna – Toto

All I wanna do when I wake up in the morning is see your eyes Rosanna, Rosanna I never thought that a girl like you could ever care for me, Rosanna

All I wanna do in the middle of the evening is hold you tight Rosanna, Rosanna I didn’t know you were looking for more than I could ever be

Chorus: Not quite a year since she went away, Rosanna yeah Now she’s gone and I have to say Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah

I can see your face still shining through the window on the other side Rosanna, Rosanna I didn’t know that a girl like you could make me feel so sad, Rosanna

All I wanna take is a night you’ll never ever have to compromise Rosanna, Rosanna I never thought that losing you could ever hurt so bad

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(Instrumental break)

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Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna yeah


Stranger in Town – Toto

I remember it was late one night in the middle of a dream woke up in a pool of sweat thought I heard a scream Ran over to the window sill stuck my head out for a peek Dressed in black was a man I didn’t recognise running down my back street My heart skipped a beat CHORUS (2x) You better watch out, there’s a stranger in town You better watch out when he comes around Don’t make a sound The morning paper and the head-lines read:Danger to the queen Buckingham Palace better tighten things up The son of a bitch is mean. Vendors on the corner just doin’ their job acting like nothing’s new Scotland Yard’s still looking for him but he doesn’t leave a single clue CHORUS (2x) You better watch out.. Who’s this man who fell out of the sky ? What’s he done and where’s he live? How can a man who’s a criminal be a hero to the kids? The old couple swear that the Riper’s back they say it’s him all right. The young girl says it’s Jesus and he won’t be back again tonight I wonder who’s right ? CHORUS You better watch out…


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