Let’s Get Lyrical #21 – Toto

Ah, Toto.  A simple band, with simple needs.

All I wanna do when I wake up in the morning is see your eyes
Rosanna, Rosanna

Some people want money, power, fame, or even breakfast.  He just wants to see your eyes.  How nice.  Or sick making, depending on your outlook.

I never thought that a girl like you could ever care for me, Rosanna

Yeah, cause girls notoriously hate guys in bands.

All I wanna do in the middle of the evening is hold you tight
Rosanna, Rosanna

The middle of the evening?  When is that?  9ish?  How oddly specific.

I didn’t know you were looking for more than I could ever be

Uh oh, spaghetti o’s…

Not quite a year since she went away, Rosanna yeah

Once again, specific but vague.

Now she’s gone and I have to stay

Why?

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

So what, did she just text you saying ‘brb’ and never come back?  Where are you meeting her?  What?

I can see your face still shining through the window on the other side
Rosanna, Rosanna

Wait, where was it she went?  Is she just out in the garden?  You are one clingy boyfriend…

I didn’t know that a girl like you could make me feel so sad, Rosanna

Well to be honest, it sounds kind of like you get yourself upset over nothing, which is hardly her fault.

All I wanna tell you is now you’ll never ever have to compromise
Rosanna, Rosanna

Actually, compromise is a fundamental necessity in any relationship.  If you let her get her own way all of the time she will be able to walk all over you, and ultimately she’ll lose all respect for you and you will come to resent her.  Like the relationship between Timothy Spall and Susan Sarandon in Enchanted.

I never thought that losing you could ever hurt so bad

Way to make the previous stuff about ‘all you want to do at 9pm is be with her’ sound empty and hollow.  If you love someone that much, you would expect losing them to hurt.  Unless of course, you’re all talk.  Ya poodle haired poser.

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

… yeah.  He’s a blether.  I don’t think he ever knew this so-called Rosanna very well.  He was in love with the idea of being in love with her, but nothing he says indicates that he knew her particularly well – “I loved you, I wanted a hug, but you went away, which made me sad, but I didn’t come after you because of an unspecified reason that I may explain at a later date.  But don’t get your hopes up.”  Wow, that dude’s a keeper.  No wonder Rosanna got out of there.

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