"Rosanna" as written by and David F Paich....
All I want to do when I wake up in the morning is see you eyes
Rosanna, Rosanna
I never thought that a girl like you could ever care for me, Rosanna

All I want to 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

Not quite a year since she went away, Rosanna
Now she's gone and I have to say

(Chorus:)
Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna
Meet you all the way, meet you all the way, Rosanna

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 want to tell you is now you'll never ever have to compromise
Rosanna, Rosanna
I never thought that losing you could ever hurt so bad

Not quite a year since she went away, Rosanna
Now she's gone and I have to say

(Repeat chorus)

(Instrumental break)

Not quite a year since she went away,
Who is it? Rosanna
Now she's gone and I have to say

(Repeat chorus)

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


Lyrics submitted by Winston2000

"Rosanna" as written by Tom Snow

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP

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    General CommentI really dig that show burntfire. Too funny.

    If I recall correctly, the keyboard player dated Rosanna Arquette for a while and dumped him for some Hollywood big-shot. Strangely enough though, one of the other guys wrote the song, not the keyboard player. Good song, though. I always enjoy hearing the little musical intricasies that accompany the song, but not pervade it.
    jules4099on March 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti really like the part when they go all softer for
    "Not quite a year since she went away, Rosanna yeah
    Now she's gone and I have to say"

    then they go
    MEET YOU ALL THE WAY, ROSANNA YEAHHH

    to bad she never did.
    deludedon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General Commentdarndest Peter gabriel
    deludedon May 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentRosanna Arquette was dating Steve Porcaro, backup keyboards and song composer. David Paich, lead keyboards, wrote this song about them.

    Another song, In Your Eyes, by Peter Gabriel was written about her as well. Damn, is she a heartbreaker or what?
    captivatedon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti love the way this song changes up first time i heard it Clay was singing it and i fell in love with the way the drums sound live.
    C301626on June 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentJeff Porcaro is pwning on this track
    jsemon October 25, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningThe song was written by David Paich, who has said that the song is about several girls he had known. As a joke, the band members initially played along with the common assumption that the song was about Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro at the time and coincidentally had the same name
    XXX729on March 18, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThis song is NOT about Rosanna Arquette. Have you guys ever listened to a Toto interview? Steve Porcaro was dating Rosanna Arquette, but David Paich wrote the song. He just borrowed her name because he said he liked it and it fit.
    gardensyroseson November 12, 2014   Link
  • -1
    General CommentIt's about Rosanna Arquette.
    And that's it.
    DanVitaleRockson June 18, 2003   Link
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    General Comment^ yup. Anyone know why its used so much in Scrubs? well I can only remember twice, but they were random bit that could have used any song, but chose to use Rosanna. My guess is Bill Lawrence must really like ot or something.
    burntfireon March 12, 2005   Link

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