Evanescence: Good Enough Meaning
Song Released: 2007
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Good Enough Lyrics
I can't say no to you.
Crave my heart and it's bleeding in your hand.
I can't say no to you.
Shouldn't have let you torture me so sweetly.
Now I can't let go of this dream.
I can't breathe but I feel...
anonymous Oct 8th, 2006 10:15am report
This is song is about her new boyfriend, josh. In "the open door" cd in the "thanks section". There's a part there that says "josh, you are my muse. Nothing inspires me the way you do. Thank you for all my missing pieces. Thank you for your strength and love. Thank you for letting me see myself through your eyes, because only then could I know that I am good enough for you". Basically, amy is saying that she let him flirt with her for a while and then she started to ("shouldn't have let you torture me so sweetly, now I can't let go of this dream") she feels like she's good enough for someone again. These next lines:
"and I'm still waiting for the rain to fall,
pour real life down on me
cause I can't hold on to anything this good enough"
means that she's waiting for the worst to happen between them because she could never hold on to her relationships, no matter how badly she wanted too.
I believe this song is about finally being with someone- filling the heart once more, but not as oneself. Because ones self isn't "good enough" they've become someone they're not "torture" but for something so sweet "sweetly." saying "yes" went they meant "no" but loving every moment of it, but also finding frustration, which only drowns itself in the found love. "am I good enough for you to love me too?" am i, without this aegis...Also worthy of your love? And with such a cataclysmic answer she gives up and sings...Just be careful...Because I can't say no... *not to you my love*
plainly I believe it's about losing yourself in a great desire.
anonymous Jul 22nd, 2014 7:12am report
To me this song is about finally feeling good about yourself. hand yes it was through finding love. it gives me hope that maybe one day I'll feel good about myself. however the lyric about the rain shows that self doubt will always lurking there
anonymous Jun 17th, 2014 6:15am report
she is asking her new boyfriend if she is good enough for him because she feels that she is good enough for him.
anonymous Jun 13th, 2013 6:57pm report
It's about her trying to be 'Good Enough' for a guy to love her.
anonymous Oct 12th, 2012 10:33pm report
It's about her feeling good enough for her fiance (husband, now?), who used to actually be her psychiatrist. Beautiful song, the slowness of it makes me feel a little bit depressed, though...
anonymous Jul 13th, 2012 7:57am report
This song is about Amy coming out of depression because of her boyfriend helping her.She started flirting with him and he did as well, soon they fell in love and...viola! The song was created! :D
But the bit:
"And I'm still waiting for the rain to fall.
Pour real life down on me.
'Cause I can't hold on to anything this good enough.
Am I good enough for you to love me too?"
Is saying that 'cause of her past experiences, she is not to be trusted.
anonymous Jul 2nd, 2012 7:36pm report
I believe this song is about a person being "manic" mania is a state of bipolar disorder where you are very hyper and happy and have an unusual high self worth level that you usually dont have at all because the other state is pure depression.. what i believe shes saying that she is under its spell again and when she says i cant say no to you she is talking about not being able to say no to her "urges" she feels good enough because she has high self worth during that time that she never has when shes not like this.. and when she says i keep waiting for the rain to fall pour real life back on me bacause i cant hold on to anything this good enough she is aware that this dream wont last forever. i am bipolar and this is how i see it im not saying im right because im probably not
anonymous Jun 19th, 2010 6:11pm report
This song has different meanings depending on your own relational value and her meaning. Each meaning is only going to be understand by that one person you share it with it. As you listen to the song, there is a melodic tone; however, it is peaceful with intermittent mixes of hesistation. There is satisfaction in knowing; however, it is not complete. This song is very reflectionary and questioning. It is important to understand that the song is uplifiting but there is the understand that you should not get to comfortable. The past has proven to be the same repitious pattern. So what makes this any different? Am I really good enough for this person to love me this much? Will it all fall apart? I have a dream and be careful because I plan on living it, so don't break my heart because I am content.
In the first verse she's meaning to tell him how basically she would move heaven and hell for him saying 'I can't say no to you' and 'crave my heart and its bleeding in your hand'. On the second verse she doesn't want to let go of something so sweet as meaning to that beautiful dream she thinks she's living in when she's with him and saying I think that for the first time she feels good enough for something or someone.
Forth verse is kind of telling him that she 'completely lost herself' but she really doesn't care as long as she's with him. When she says 'I'm still waiting for the rain to fall, pour real life down on me' she's meaning to tell him that she's waiting for someone to pinch her and tell her its all a lie because nothing until that point has been so perfect and that she has never been able to hold on to anything like that. In the end 'so take care.....' she's telling him to be careful what he asks her because she can't say no, at least to him.
HowCouldYou Jul 4th, 2009 7:56am report
The lows and the highs make life worth living, cherish each moment, two minutes, two weeks, years, can seem like a blink, and after I shed tears watching and listening to this song, my chest opens up and for a while I am good enough. 'Be careful what you ask of me because I can not say no' and I struggle every day to do just that because I never want to be so in love with someone that I feel like a puppet.
a man befriends another giving promise of a job, the man brings the other to an apartment and there is a sixteen year old girl and twenty something year old 'boyfriend'. The man tries to get the 'boyfriend' drunk while drinking heavily himself and the other watches. The girl says she is going to take a shower and the other is tempted to rape her because he has been without sex, housing, regular food, and steady work for so long and she is so pretty. The other makes faces to the man getting drunk implying the thoughts and the man understands and there is a pivotal moment where the other realizes something must be sacrificed to save the girl and I speak out and say, 'NO!' and the man is upset. The man is very strong working with tires all day long. He has a confrontation with the 'boyfriend' and the other sits there. The 'boyfriend' fends off the man after a struggle and yet the man tries several times more before stopping. Barking, a good dog, playful and loving, brown, perhaps a rot is jumping around and barking because of the wrestling. The man starts to wrestle and get rough with the dog, I think the dog's name was Jack, but I could be wrong, and the man punches the dog in the jaw full force and laughs. The 'boyfriend' is completely quiet. The girl finally gets out and quickly leaves to go to her mother's apartment and the girl smells divine. The man signals me to punch the dog also, and at first I say no, but the other did it anyway several times, in all the dog, Jack, was punched at least two dozen times. The other leaves, did not get a job since the man would not provide him with a phone number or a shower nor the divine. Some time goes by and the other goes back to see if the girl is still there, still under her 'spell' and he comes across someone else and instead of asking for the girl out of embarrassment because she was so young askes if the dog that used to be there is still around. Was told something happened to that dog, it stopped playing, all it would do is lay around, and soon after it died from 'a cancer'.
I cry every time I see the video and listen to the song and first listened to it a few years ago and had to change the station to keep from showing my emotion. Not until brightside did the video resurface and I chose not to say anything afraid to expose too much to too many and afraid that I had already said too much.
anonymous Mar 30th, 2008 3:36am report
I have been listening to this song for a month straight...I met a guy. My husband hasn't been very good to me. But, I have stuck with him through it all and I don't plan on leaving anytime soon. But, it reminds me of a guy I met. I know I can't be with him, but he makes me feel a completely different way than anyone I have ever met. I know we want to say what were feeling but we cant...not allowed. So he needs to remember that even though he makes me feel, "good enough" he needs take care of what he asks of me, because I feel like I can't say no to him.
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Shorty1224 Jan 21st, 2008 1:25am report
Well, this will be my second time sending my interpretation of a song, so here goes...ok, I think this song is about (whether it be about Amy herself or someone else) who are in love with someone and cares about them so much that they can't say no to them, the person means so much to them that they would do anything for that person no matter what. Even through the most difficult times and as bad as it may be, they will still stick by that person. Just to prove they are "good enough" for that person and wondering if that person will ever notice...please let me know if any of you agree or disagree.
icky_nicki Dec 10th, 2007 12:11pm report
You also have to take into consideration that she is a christian singer. yes, this song is about her relationship. but you could also interpret it to be her saying that she is good enough for God to love her. The bridge part I'm not so sure about. but I think part of this song is about God.
Yeh, I love evanescence and I agree with you all.
I find that I'm in almost the same situation and this song seems to ring true for me. When you find someone you love so much that you feel yourself changing with everything else (whether they love you back or not), it's scary and you do question yourself for whatever reason. But the last line is the best in my opinion, because it sums up the song no matter which spin you take from it. It could be talking about unrequited love, so much so that you feel you need to show it however possible. It could be a relationship that could collapse at any moment. But whatever the meaning, it's brilliantly delivered. :D
Although, that being said lots of songs make me feel emotional because I just love music. lol...
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