This is a page from my diary
The fifteenth day of November
This is a page from my diary
What happened that day
I don't remember

But I do remember when
I wrote these words and then
And then reread them
Slowly to myself
Without emotion

And although the feelings changed
The words still sound the same
O Pamela
Tell everyone
Hang my head in shame
Take your name in vain
O Pamela
O Pamela
I have no soul
I'm as cold as December
Maybe twice as cold
And I'm as white as the snow
Because of my age
But my hand was shaking
As I wrote this page

And although the feelings changed
The words still sound the same
O Pamela
Tell everyone
Hang my head in shame
Take your name in vain
O Pamela
O Pamela
You have everything
Everything you bargained for
Everything you worked for
Everything you would have killed for
Take everyone
Take everything
O Pamela
O Pamela
O Pamela
O Pamela

Open the door
I'll let the rain pour in
And first thing in the morning
The telephone rings
Pamela says
"Oh, look at the time"
Believe me, that's the last thing on my mind
Will you take a walk with me in the sunshine
O Pamela, before it's too late?
Will you take a walk with me by the ocean
O Pamela, before it's too late?
Yes before it's too late

O Pamela
Tell everyone
Hang my head in shame
Take your name in vain
O Pamela
O Pamela
You have everything
Everything you bargained for
Everything you worked for
Everything you would have killed for
Killed everyone
Killed everything
O Pamela
O Pamela
O Pamela
O Pamela


Lyrics submitted by Prometeo, edited by temen

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    General CommentSeems like it's about a man trying to avoid divorce after a long marraige. Maybe he cheated... Either way it seems like he destroyed something. He's seeing that she's moving on and trying to bring her back while reconsiliation is still possible.
    nosoulboy13on October 26, 2006   Link
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    General CommentMore than 3 years ago I ended up a relationship with my girlfriend, curiously enough, the 16th of November.
    I thought I was making the correct decision. And perhaps I did as the relationship was wearing down by that time.
    But that doesn't help with the longing feelings of loss.
    And, much like in the song, the last time I spoke with her was on the phone, discusing a heavy rain, a thunderstorm that was hitting the city. She kept on talking about the weather, all I wanted was to embrace her.
    The "I have no soul" line is dead on on the "emptiness" of the aftertaste... a feeling one can carry for years, uninterested in anything.
    Eventually, over time, you get over it; but a racconto can show you that those feeling are there... just buried.
    Prometeoon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentprometeo, what you said is exactly what this song is about. it's about trying to stop time, "will you take a walk with me in the sunshine..before it's too late" and just live in the moment with your memories of the person before everything becomes tainted with grief.

    the best thing about this song is that it expresses something that is secondary to just anger or betrayal, but a subtle feeling, as prometeo says, "one can carry for years, uninterested in anything". combined with the ethereal music...god this song is such a gem.
    paul_bankson August 18, 2007   Link
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    General CommentRight, I know for a fact these lyrics are wrong. because I just got here comes everybody from ebay and it has a lyrics sheet. I'll put everything up my friends!
    nic-ckon December 14, 2007   Link
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    General Commentprometeo is right. It's the feeling of unrequited love and I guess the melancholia that comes along with it. I wonder if pamela was ever a real person, or maybe "vincent" whos name is mentioned in melancholy man.
    nic-ckon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentBasically my original thoughts on the character is that he's a younger person who is mentally aged from the break up of his relationship with pamela. A love he had for her that he put so much into and gave up so much for, that when she went he was left with nothing - he is turned cold and empty. The first part of the song is a reflection while reading his diary.

    The part of the song where he opens the door and lets the rain pour in is a moment of numbness. When Pamela says "oh look at the time" - it's her on the phone, giving her reasons for hanging up after a short conversation, when he has so much more to say.

    "Oh Pamela, tell everyone, hang my head in shame, take your name in vain...You have everything, everything you bargained for, everything you worked for, everything you would have killed for - take everyone, take everything" - Blinded by bitterness. In his mind he's been used and feels she has taken everything from him (even though it was never intention). In his mind he feels she'll be the eventual end of him, but has given up. "do your worst".

    "Will you take a walk with me in the sunshine? O Pamela, before it's too late" - His dreams.
    nic-ckon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"It's based on imagined as opposed to real events. Just a way of thinking about a relationship between two fictional characters from the perspective of the one who knows time will change everything" - Caesar

    I was later told that the detail I go in, an as many of you have already gone into, is spot on. Time changes everything and in the case of this song, it did.
    nic-ckon August 04, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti may be wrong, and i am sure someone will tell me if i am haha, but i interpreted this to be from the point of view of an elderly man reflecting on a diary entry and pamela was probably a love from his youth. I think he wronged her. not the other way round. The reason i think he is old is purely from these lines.. by stating he is old and then referring back to when he wrote the entry his hand shaking sort of links the two times in the mans life together.. he shook then obviously because whatever he wrote affected him emotionally and also the fragility of youth.. now he would shake because of his fragility and old age

    And I'm as white as the snow
    Because of my age
    But my hand was shaking
    As I wrote this page


    I also got from this that it might be near the end of his life..

    Will you take a walk with me in the sunshine
    O Pamela, before it's too late?

    also the line

    Pamela says
    "Oh, look at the time"
    Believe me, that's the last thing on my mind

    he doesnt have much time left and doesnt want to think about it, just wants to enjoy his conversation with pamela.


    I'm sure this is a completely wrong interpretation, and everyone elses fits too but i just like to imagine it this way :s the song has a lot more meaning for me personally this way. not because i am old because i am a youthful 19 haha.. i just get more out of it thinking of it this way lol.
    katlo90on October 21, 2010   Link

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