Pale
Within Temptation Lyrics


Jump to: Overall Meaning ↴  Line by Line Meaning ↴

The world seems not the same,
though I know nothing has changed.
It's all my state of mind,
I can't leave it all behind.
I have stand up to be stronger.

[Chorus]
I have to try to break free
from the thoughts in my mind.
Use the time that I have,
I can't say goodbye,
have to make it right.
Have to fight, cause I know
in the end it's worthwhile,
that the pain that I feel slowly fades away.
It will be alright.

I know, should realize
time is precious, it is worthwhile
Despite how I feel inside,
have to trust it will be alright.
Have to stand up to be stronger.

[Chorus]

Oh, this night is too long.
I have no strength to go on.
No more pain, I'm floating away.
Through the mist I see the face
of an angel, who calls my name.
I remember you're the reason I have to stay.





[Chorus]

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to "Pale" by Within Temptation express an internal struggle to break free from negative thoughts and feelings. The singer feels trapped in their own mind and unable to let go of the pain they are experiencing. They acknowledge that time is precious and worthwhile, but still find it difficult to move on. The chorus serves as a call to action, urging the singer to fight and stand up to be stronger. In the end, the singer sees a glimmer of hope as they envision an angel calling their name and remember the reason they have to stay.


The melancholic tone of the song is emphasized by the hauntingly beautiful instrumentation and Sharon den Adel's emotive vocals. The use of metaphors of mist and angels further contributes to the ethereal and otherworldly atmosphere of the song. Overall, the lyrics of "Pale" convey a powerful message of resilience and determination in the face of emotional turmoil.


Line by Line Meaning

The world seems not the same,
The world appears different from my own perception.


though I know nothing has changed.
Despite the world appearing different, nothing has physically changed.


It's all my state of mind,
The difference lies only in my perception and attitude.


I can't leave it all behind.
I cannot simply forget about it and move on.


I have to stand up to be stronger.
I need to gather my strength to face my issues.


[Chorus]
The chorus represents the need to fight the negative thoughts and emotions.


I have to try to break free
I need to make an effort to escape from negative thoughts.


from the thoughts in my mind.
I need to escape from the negativity plaguing my thoughts.


Use the time that I have,
I need to use the time I have to make things better.


I can't say goodbye,
I cannot give up.


have to make it right.
I need to correct the situation.


Have to fight, cause I know
I need to fight despite feeling low.


in the end it's worthwhile,
The fight will be rewarding in the long run.


that the pain that I feel slowly fades away.
Eventually, the pain will slowly fade.


It will be alright.
Everything will be okay in the end.


I know, should realize
I understand that I should recognize the value of my time.


time is precious, it is worthwhile
Time is precious and must be used wisely.


Despite how I feel inside,
Despite feeling negative emotions,


have to trust it will be alright.
I need to have faith in the future.


Have to stand up to be stronger.
I need to gather strength to adequately cope.


[Chorus]
The chorus again represents the need to fight negativity.


Oh, this night is too long.
The current situation seems too long and drawn out.


I have no strength to go on.
I feel like I cannot continue.


No more pain, I'm floating away.
Without pain and suffering, I feel floaty and detached.


Through the mist I see the face
I visualize a face through the haze.


of an angel, who calls my name.
I see an angelic figure calling me towards a better future.


I remember you're the reason I have to stay.
I realize that there are reasons for me to keep going.


[Chorus]
Once again, the chorus represents the need to fight negative thoughts and emotions.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: ROBERT WESTERHOLT, SHARON J. DEN ADEL

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
To comment on or correct specific content, highlight it

Genre not found
Artist not found
Album not found
Song not found

More Versions