Rosanna

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"Rosanna"
Rosanna cover
Single by Weezer
Released May 24, 2018
Format digital, 7" vinyl
Recorded May 2018
Length 4:52
Writer(s) David Paich
Producer Pat Wilson
Status Officially released
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Weezer singles chronology
"Happy Hour"
(2017)
"Rosanna"
(2018)
"Africa"
(2018)

Rosanna is a non-album single released by Weezer. It also appeared as a b-side on 7"-vinyl releases of "Africa". It's a cover of Toto's song from 1982.

Overview

In December 2017, Twitter user "@WeezerAfrica," run by 14-year-old Cleveland, Ohio resident Mary Klym, tweeted, "@RiversCuomo it's about time you bless the rains down in Africa." After much back-and-forth between Mary and Pat Wilson, the band released a cover of Toto's "Rosanna" instead, as a digital download, on May 24th, 2018. The band would, in fact, release a cover of "Africa" days later, on May 29th. "Rosanna" appeared as a b-side on 7"-vinyl releases of "Africa".

Track listings

Digital single

  1. "Rosanna" - 4:52

Urban Outfitters exclusive 7" (transparent green vinyl)

  1. "Africa" - 3:56
  2. "Rosanna" - 4:52

Black Friday 2018 exclusive 7" (picture disc)

  1. "Africa" - 3:56
  2. "Rosanna" - 4:52

Audio

Lyrics

All I want to do when I wake up in the morning is see your 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

See also