"Jamelia" as written by and Daniel Victor Snaith....
If I can't be a man, tell me what I am?
Tell me what I'm here for?
If I can't be the one, tell her what I've done
What good can I be?

Did I not do enough to save the two of us?
What more could I give her?
What more could I do to see her point of view?
Why can't I believe her?

You got to make the change
I can't take you no more
These things you know
Do go, oh, oh

Oh, Jamelia
You got to to go away

Oh, oh

You got to make the change
I can't take you no more
These things you know
Do go, oh, oh

Oh, Jamelia
You got to to go away
You can't come
Oh, oh


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"Jamelia" as written by Daniel Victor Snaith

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    General Commenti think the textures, the contrast in sounds and the timbre of his voice say more than the lyrics do.

    really, really wonderful song. it can make my eyes water like few can
    HornlessUnicornon February 28, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    AvrilFourteenthon May 10, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is hauntingly beautiful to me and has such a true, familiar story that so many can relate to. I'm surprised there's only one comment on it so far.

    This is what it means to me:
    After months, perhaps years, of struggling to live up to Jamelia's standards, the singer is finally seeing their relationship in a new light. He realizes that he will never be the man she wants him to be, no matter how hard he tries. If they are going to have any chance of surviving as a couple, she, not he, will have "to make the change", and quickly, because he "can't take you(Jamelia) no more".
    It sounds to me that if Jamelia doesn't change a little of herself for him, he's going to give up and leave her.
    ValaVardaon January 30, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsuch an emotional, beautiful song
    mbernardon March 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationAre these lyrics verified? I hear the chorus a little differently.

    To me it sounds more like as follows -

    "Sometimes the things they say; I can't take it no more
    They think you've gone too far, oh oh
    Oh, Jamelia; you've got to go away
    And take time, oh"
    breakalimeon October 26, 2014   Link

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