Make Believe
by Toto

Album: Toto IV (1982)
Charted: 30

Songfacts®:

  • "Make Believe" was the second single released off Toto IV, which also produced hit singles "Rosanna" (which was the first single released off the album), "Waiting for Your Love," "I Won't Hold You Back," and "Africa."
  • Bobby Kimball sings lead vocals on this one, but Toto's main songwriter David Paich wrote the tune. In the song, Kimball's asking a lover to pretend they're in love again. There's some indication the story is autobiographical and not just a work of poetic fancy, with the very specific detail in the lines:

    Always remember the day we met in the foreign ran
    You were content and we went our separate ways


    The idea's not far outside the realm of possibility, as Paich wrote "Rosanna" about one of his own first loves.

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