"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"
To me, it's difficult to imagine anyone thinks there is a 50/50 chance that this song is good.
This line, by itself, makes me wonder what the A&R guy was thinking when this song was approved.
A&R Guy: Hey boss, that band Toto is the next Bob Fucking Dylan. Maybe better. Definately better than Carole King. Listen to these lyrics... "As sure as Kilimanjaro rises like Olympus above the Serengeti." Brilliant. Just fucking brilliant!
Boss: Jesus. You're right, I think. Listen, this is my last day here at the record label, and I'm fucking drunk and stoned, and I've done a bunch of blow. So, yea. I trust your judgement. Let's go with that Australia song by Tootie.
A&R Guy: Africa, by Toto.