"Pamela" as written by Joseph Stanley Williams and David Paich....
Side by side, I'll be yours forever
Rain or shine, any kind of weather
There isn't anything I wouldn't do for you
Let's take what's getting old and make it new

Oh, eye to eye, it's a blinding confrontation
You and I, we're a deadly combination
So don't start mixing truth with jealousy
The road we're on is clear as far as I can see

Pamela, don't break this heart of mine
Just remember, it may not heal this time
Pamela, there is no second chance, for the one who leaves it all behind, yeah yeah

Black and white always go together
Day and night you're the precious jewel I treasure
Wanting every part of you is not a crime
Or could it be that you're the one who's wrong this time

Pamela, don't break this heart of mine
Just remember, it may not heal this time
Pamela, there is no second chance, for the one who leaves it all behind

All that I love (all that I love)
Thousands of miles away, but always in my heart

Pamela, don't break this heart of mine
Just remember, it may not heal this time
Pamela, there is no second chance, for the one who leaves it all behind

Pamela, don't break this heart of mine
Just remember, it may not heal this time
Pamela, there is no second chance, for the one who leaves it all behind, leave all behind


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"Pamela" as written by Joseph Stanley Williams David F. Paich

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group, Spirit Music Group

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    General CommentOh man! Did this song ever fit my life when it came out. I was going crazy over an unrequited love interest who happened to be named Pamela. We were only separated by three years in age, but were looking for different things, each with good reasons. Getting to the song, I think this is pretty much straightforward; he wants the relationship to be more than she does, feels much more than she does, what I DON'T get is how he seems to be implying that she's jealous...if anything, I think he is (rightfully) jealous of her. She seems to not want anything serious between them, he's saying "wanting EVERY PART OF YOU is not a crime."
    Well, that's just MHO of what this song means, of course it was greatly influenced by what was happening to me at the time. Mary's Prayer by Danny Wilson was out at roughly the same time, and that song can bring back even more emotion than this one (especially when watching the video), but I digress.
    fandangooseon June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentProbably the best Toto song. While there have been others that were bigger hits i.e. Rosanna, this song beats them all. Great lyrics, GREAT horns, fine looking girls in the video. BTW, they were the girlfriends/wives of the band members. Cool, huh?
    groundHOG63on January 04, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI've recently bought Awesome 80's #8 and was glad to find this one included. I'm a die-hard Rosanna fan, it is their best, and Pamela will always be in its shadow, but I appreciated the two very lucid comments. Thank you for both your insights. The song is great and I've been replaying it at full volume, wow! Interesting what the second reviewer commented about the girls in the video being the wives and girlfriends. Well then, which one is Pamela? Wikipedia says one of the band members dated a Pamela at the time, and after all, this follows on Rosanna that was inspired by Rosanna Arquette.
    Anyway, a cool hit!
    ravenglamon December 25, 2014   Link

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