Breaking Benjamin: Had Enough Meaning
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Had Enough Lyrics
Make sure you get there first.
The apple of your eye.
The rotten core inside.
We are all prisoners.
Things couldn't get much worse.
I've had it up to here, you know your end is near.
You had to have...
HowCouldYou May 15th, 2009 5:23pm report
About some 'other' that took or is 'taking advantage' of 'a situation' or person
or group of people, and appears to know it, and how an 'accuser', in this case
the author, warns the 'other' that the 'taken advantage of' must be repaired in
some way and suggests 'total moral and physical destruction' upon the 'other'
as their chosen form of retribution if they were to be given the chance to
make that judgment.
I would like to talk about the 'appears to know it' aforementioned. The second and
third verse of the first stanza implies that the 'other' was either high in
rank or had a well established and trusted reputation to do good deeds but 'turned'
bad by making a series of poor judgments that caused someone harm, physical damage
or mental anguish, or personally physically or mentally harmed another with their own
body, words, or some other weapon.
The 'Hold me down' statement shows weakness since the statement implies threat of
harm that can be held back, in fact, the entire song has threats of harm and could
be said to be a warning.
The accuser is not sure what to do, but so fed up that they are willing to risk
their reputation and pride by acting like a complete idiot with 'burn down that
world' kind of nonsense in an effort to divert attention away from the truth or
lies to keep situations in their past from affecting a future they want and can
not have if the accusations remain as a matter of fact because they are on record
but were not refuted, because of something that happened out in the public for all to
see, that they exposed on their own by accident, do not want leaked out
to damage their reputation, or to protect someone else's reputation.
Those that are the 'other' may be as close as a family member known for many years,
believing that Family is there to uphold or restore which in fact does the opposite and
acts as a form of mental abuse by implying that the 'victim' is powerless to regain
their own power. I appreciate the previous interpret and feel for your situation since I
perpetrated my own act of 'trespass' and the 'victim' went on to accept a proposal
from some 'other' soon after. Going back to the lyrics though, the need
to correct a misdeed or to regain some sense of security is the goal, but the
desparation is sickening.
Twisting of the truth in the second and third verse of the first stanza
when the person looked them in the face and said they would not share
the information, but then turned around and exposed the truth or looked them in
the face, twisted the facts, and told people things that were incorrect as to what
took place and could be happening still.
The fifth verse of the first stanza is about the act of sinning. We all sin or
do wrongs in various degrees. I new someone would get hurt, but I blocked the thoughts
that were so horrific that I imagined they could not occur perhaps through some ingrained
'truth' or because of feelings of despair or lack of confidence to control the situation
that I failed to act and, when it happened, it instilled more despair
and shame, until recently and despite my desire to deny this, I realized that things
happen for a reason, things have to be in just the right order to happen or not and in a
blink a fresh idea, a change in heart or attitude regarding the entire process can either
block, delay, or eliminate the ability for the 'unhappy ending' from taking place.
When bad things happen we must not accuse ourselves of not acting upon
the 'information' provided, we have to choose to learn from what happened, why we
'chose' to act or not or why our actions may or may not have had the desired result.
Getting help requires facts showing that 'ill-will' was perpetrated and intended and
if the facts are embarrassing or based on an unscientific process, nothing gets better
until a 'sudden-death' occurs to free the accuser of harmful actions being perpetrated,
because of the thought that no one will believe or is incapable of believing what you are
going through because of instilled scientific or religious 'truths'.
Those that 'live' through a 'trespass' of some 'other', are the victims that sometimes
do not know it or refuse to accept or believe it and later in their lives the memory may
'haunt them' or skew the way they think in ways that could make living much 'more difficult
than it needs to be.' And those close in proximity to the 'suffering' also suffer with
the shame they feel for not being there to help prevent the acts or to protect. Shame can
kill you if you are not careful to pick up on the physical symptoms and then address them
with drugs or a better understanding of why those feelings are there and how to 'control'
the symptoms in some other 'natural' way. I have 'tried' both and neither really helps
except to stay 'normal' to the best of my ability with regular sleep, plenty of exercise,
and various foods and vitamins. If any of those goes out of wack, it is easy to predict
that those that observe me will see obvious changes in personality and interests.
I must transfer a chain that will offer great strength and good will to the 'victim', I must
undo set things right for myself by making this offering and only then will I be able to move on.
The ring was taken and the author is asking for forgiveness and trying to offer understanding
to the 'victim' that is coming forward with their descriptions of the 'truth'. The author,
the other, is saying we had a great time didn't we, we can do it better this time, come back, I did not
intend to hurt if that is what you think then I am sorry, but whatever you do 'stay silent', I do not
want to hurt anyone else, the ones I care for. Friday nights I like to go to the same place, plenty
of people, but I only communicate with the employees and yet I fail at all the rest, you can find me
there, those following me know. My scab is all but healed, but my pelvis got banged last night, and
the night before I thought I was getting kissed, I can not endure much more, help me, bring her, I will explain why I did what I did, and you will be justly rewarded in time, and perhaps finally get the revenge you seek.
anonymous Sep 9th, 2007 9:29pm report
This song is about the feud between bb and their former drummer, who filed a lawsuit against them claiming several million dollars..
anonymous Jan 8th, 2009 1:26pm report
This song could be about anybody, from ex-drummer Jeremy Hummel to the Devil himself. I tend to prefer the latter, and imagine a song written by a man that has triumphed over a troubled past (no longer live that life), willing to "burn the whole world down" rather than return to that way of life. This is easy to relate to, we have all overcome demons by the grace of God. Someday all of us will have the opportunity to say these words to Satan, for "his end is near", and he has already been defeated, thus paving the way for songs like this.
The lyric in the first verse of the song, "we are all prisoners//This couldnt get much worse" further allows this spiritual imagery. Galatians 3:22-23:
22But the Scripture declares that the whole world is a prisoner of sin, so that what was promised, being given through faith in Jesus Christ, might be given to those who believe.23Before this faith came, we were held prisoners by the law, locked up until faith should be revealed.
we are all prisoners to sin, freed only by faith in Christ. This is attested to the many who claim freedom from said struggles (demons) in Jesus. Further, this verse corrects the misunderstanding that Christianity is all about rules. On the contrary, the following verse in Galatians says that faith frees us from the bondage that is the law, not puts us into it. So...Mr. Burnley of Breaking Benjamin may be on to something deeply theological when he notices that we ARE all prisoners, and that this world is not the way our Creator intended it.
anonymous Apr 29th, 4:23pm report
I think the meaning of this song correlates to the name of the album: "Phobia". Ben is sick of his fears getting the best of him and is finally calling them out and calling them what they are.
"You had to have it all, well have you had enough"
He's addressing his fears and saying "You've taken so much from me. Have you had enough?"
"You greedy little bastard you"
Fears are very greedy. They take away our will to do certain things, like in Ben's case flying, driving, etc. They beat us down inside and make us feel helpless.
"will get what you deserve"
He's finally ready to confront his fears and is saying "Fuck it, this is ending now."
"When all is said and done"
When he's finally taken down his fear, this is what happens afterwards
"I will be the one, to leave you in the misery and hate what you've become"
He's going to leave his fears behind, and let it rot in the misery it gave him. He's basically giving it a taste of it's own medicine.
Just my cup of tea. I think this is a pretty accurate interpretation of the song, knowing the band and the overall message they send in their music.
anonymous Apr 28th, 2017 4:37pm report
He's pissed off, and he's had enough with someone. I think the lyrics are pretty self-explanatory, lol.
anonymous Feb 10th, 2015 2:55pm report
Apparently Ben wrote this song because one of the band members ate the last piece of Pizza
anonymous Jan 19th, 2015 1:25pm report
.it's a cheap shot against their drummer but in reality it is about the drummer because he did try to sue them for millions's and he was a big asshole when he left trying to stop him from singing the songs that he co-wrote.
he co-wrote a lot of the songs
anonymous Jun 18th, 2014 6:55am report
I think that he saying it to all the greedy people out there.
anonymous Dec 28th, 2013 12:13pm report
are you sure its not a bf or gf whos been cheating but one of them knows about it (You had to have it all,
Well have you had enough?
You greedy little bastard,
You will get what you deserve) and there just
(snap but there get shot by the other lover
anonymous Nov 21st, 2013 11:30pm report
i think its about a past relationship...like all a woman thinks about is money. basiclly there greedy.. when i listen to this song, i think about my baby mama.. she has everything. gets what she wants but never cares what the child needs. she wont let me see my child only because i wont pay child support kaz im on ssi... my back is curved and i cant really do hard labor... my daughter isnt merchandise. i shouldnt have to pay to see my child... COURT ORDER says i am to see my child... she wants me to pay... aint happening... i can take care of my child with the little i have because i am not greedy.. im happy for what i get..im not hungry to get more and more... screw that..
anonymous Apr 10th, 2012 4:01pm report
Actually I heard that this song was written about Hitler. Dont know the truth behind it, but sounds reasonable.
anonymous Apr 27th, 2011 4:32am report
To me the song is quite straight forward. BB are talking about how we are being held prisoners inside this fucked up reality. Just like in the movie 'MATRIX'
The lyrics fits in perfectly.
anonymous Oct 20th, 2010 10:04am report
Doesn't sound really deep. Sounds like he just doesn't care anymore and will risk anything to get this bastard.
bradford_sammy May 8th, 2009 5:41pm report
For me this interpretation was not too hard but I think it could just be relative to a few things, as for myself, my fiance was raped. Alot of this song applies to this. Especially "you greedy little bastard you will get what you deserve" and "you think you won this fight, you've only lost your mind", or the one line that (to me) says "ill burn this whole world down" to find you...thats my 2 pence
anonymous Feb 13th, 2009 2:23pm report
I am more than likely wrong,
i thought, when i first heard this song, it was about a guy that stole a girlfriend from him. "you had to have it all, well have you had enough you greedy little bastard you get what you deserve"
I don't know i could be and probably am wrong.
anonymous Apr 12th, 2008 4:31am report
Spiritually talking he refers to the devil...like the song dance with the devil....in the song had enough when he says intoxicated eyes.. He means somthing related to drugs..its known that wen you do cocaine its called dancing with the devil...any ways what I think he means is that the devil is going to get what he deserves and that the devils end is near
anonymous Dec 27th, 2007 12:08pm report
When I listen to this song I always think it's about depression.....
it says depression took it all everything happiness and everything and how they want it to be over. It also says how on the end they hope happiness will win. and it says I will be happy someday no matter what I will do it!
overcoming a battle with depression is the worst thing ever I promise you that.
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