Toto - Rosanna (Official Music Video)

Toto - Rosanna (Official Music Video)




The song was written by David Paich, who has said that the song is based on numerous girls he had known. As a joke, the band members initially played along with the common assumption that the song was based on Rosanna Arquette, who was dating Toto keyboard player Steve Porcaro at the time and coincidentally had the same name. Arquette herself played along with the joke, commenting in an interview that the song was about "my showing up at 4 a.m., bringing them juice and beer at their sessions."


The drum pattern is known as a "half-time shuffle", and shows "definite jazz influence", featuring ghost notes and derived from the combination of the Purdie shuffle, Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham's shuffle on "Fool in the Rain", and the Bo Diddley beat. The Purdie shuffle can be prominently heard on Steely Dan's track "Home at Last" from Aja, which Jeff Porcaro cited as an influence.






Lyrics


All I want to do when I wake up in the morning is see you eyes Rosanna, Rosanna 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

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

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, yeah Now she's gone and I have to say

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

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

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

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

Songwriters: David Paich Rosanna lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.



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