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 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

chorus

(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


Lyrics submitted by DaveyHavoc666

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    General CommentThis song os the most kick ass Howie Day aside from Secrets acoustic. I downloaded this song hoping it was the Toto remake and sure enough it was. I fell in love with it super fast! I love acoustic stuff! I just dont want him to become big like John Mayer and Jack Johnson. If he does good to him people will see how talented and how good he is. Hes simply amazing! Cant say much else! Download this song its the best.
    DaveyHavoc666on September 07, 2002   Link
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    General Commentlove this song...well, I don't even like the Toto version, but I love the remake. maybe because it's Howie. I dunno.
    sarah.millson September 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentHe plays this song and I just want to move... I love when he sings in his different voices, and does the looping at the end... awesome!
    JadedOneon April 09, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI love the original song being the product of the eighties that I am. But Howie does another amazing cover. His voice sends chills down my spine.. this and Karma Police OMG just awesome!
    cheren28on March 21, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love this song.. especailly the lines "it's gonna take a lot to drag me away from you, there's nothing a hundred men or more could ever do". just such amazing lyrics
    laxgrl28on April 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti dont get very well the meaning.. any opinion?
    cutejsyon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti dont get very well the meaning.. any opinion?
    cutejsyon July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commentlove this song. except it gets kinda scratchy in some part... i wish it was an actual album track... but, fantasic remake :D
    kdooon October 28, 2006   Link

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