Steve Almond comes to you on behalf of Toto

Africa:

This seems to place him in or around an airport, the sort of airport within earshot of drums. He can see the wings of the plane which are lit by the moon, and are also able, curiously, to reflect stars. [...]

This tells us two more vital things: first, he is North of Africa. Second, he is in position to bless rain.

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7 Responses:

  1. Edouard says:

    But "Rosanna" is still a great song, right? Don't take that away from my 80's self...

  2. No idea if it's mentioned in the bits of the video I didn't watch, but I understood Africa much better after the song's Wikipedia entry:

    "The initial idea for the song came from David Paich. Jeff Porcaro explains the idea behind the song: "... a white boy is trying to write a song on Africa, but since he's never been there, he can only tell what he's seen on TV or remembers in the past.""

  3. Elusis says:

    In case anybody needs a chaser to get the earworm out, or at least improved...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1Vvx3WdYOo