What does Good Enough mean?

Evanescence: Good Enough Meaning

Album cover for Good Enough album cover

Song Released: 2007

Good Enough Lyrics

Under your spell again.
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...



    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 8th 2006 !⃝

    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.


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 30th 2006 !⃝

    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.


    #3 top rated interpretation:
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    Oct 21st 2007 !⃝

    In my opinion, this about her relationship with Josh.
    In her relationship with Ben (Or I think it was with him, it all too confusing to understand their relationship. X.x). . . .it was an abusive one. He would make her feel like scum and this was the man she used to love.

    "Can't believe that I feel...

    Good enough,
    I feel good enough."

    And since she's been with Josh, her self esteem has come back and she has a new confidence, but that confidence still has some holes in it. . .

    "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?"

    And those holes are affecting her greatly, even though she feels better about her self, she could feel even greater with them sealed up. She feels as if these blissful moments will pass and she will be forced to move on, since life is a cruel thing. It's as if reality will take her away from him and he will move on to someone else, who she believes is "good enough."

  4. anonymous
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    Mar 22nd 2022 !⃝

    I take this song to mean that after so much soul searching and going her whole life through her problems and being made to feel worthless, not worthy of anyone's love, because she never had it... You're being made to feel she wasn't good enough she finally feels like she's done something worthy of their love. Whatever it is that she has done or gone through she finally feels at this point in her life good enough for whomever she was trying to please. In my case, it's my mother... And I'm at a stage in my life where I have gone through the dark night of the soul... And have come out knowing some truths about our relationship in my life and knowing that I actually am good enough... But I still have no boundaries or very few boundaries with her... So I can't seem to say no... But I'm starting to feel good enough for her to love me too and so she needs to be careful what she asks in me because I'm vulnerable and still having a hard time saying no so Amy Lee could be talking about anyone but she finally started to feel good and when she says she still waiting for the rain to fall that means she's still expecting the worst and still afraid that something's going to go wrong like it always does because she's feeling too good so something has to go wrong in her mind because they're still the doubt if she's good enough..... I actually feel like this about everyone in my life but mostly my mother which is very sad... Because I can't seem to hold on to anything that's good enough.

    Thank you Amy. For doing what I wanted to do singing and playing piano beautifully singing about my feelings from my heart you are amazing and you're good enough. Right now you're good enough and You've always been
    good enough

  5. anonymous
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    Feb 26th 2020 !⃝

    she (amy lee) broke up with this guy but she still love him but wonder she ever good enough for him this song remind of a ex boyfriend when i was with him i felt i was not good eough for him to love me so broke up good song though

  6. anonymous
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    Aug 22nd 2018 !⃝

    it about she in love with him and cant get him out of the mind but feel not good enough for him and so she tourment by hurt and rejection- this reminds of a guy im in love with but like amy doesnt feel good enough for him to love me too so yet i feel misable coz i know more than what he saying but wont amit his feeling and confuses me one minutes he says he love me then he doesnt and he keep on wondering is there more coz im so love with him he means everything to me but only want him to love me too is too much to ask? so song remind of him

  7. anonymous
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    Aug 8th 2018 !⃝

    it about a break up she love him but she feels she good enough for him she tourment by this because she really love him, this make cry because im in love with someone and like amy lee i dont feel good enough to him to love me too and it hurts so this song remind of him what never be

  8. anonymous
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    Apr 11th 2018 !⃝

    It about a crush and she complettlely in love with this person but she feel she not good enough and doulting her feeling for him like says "am I good enough for you to love me too" she declate her love for him but feels rejected by him- im in same boat a guy I liked tell one time he love me then when I feel the same says doesnt and rejects me over and over again but I cant stop thinking about him and im complelly in love with him but even though say do not feel the same I see it though him even though doesnt want admit it to himself I know he feels the same - so ive been there!!!!!!.

  9. anonymous
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    Jul 22nd 2014 !⃝

    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

  10. anonymous
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    Jun 17th 2014 !⃝

    she is asking her new boyfriend if she is good enough for him because she feels that she is good enough for him.

  11. Evanescence4ever
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    Feb 11th 2014 !⃝

    It's about a person who feels not good enough for the person he/she loves.

  12. anonymous
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    Jun 13th 2013 !⃝

    It's about her trying to be 'Good Enough' for a guy to love her.

  13. anonymous
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    Oct 12th 2012 !⃝

    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...

  14. anonymous
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    Jul 13th 2012 !⃝

    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.

  15. anonymous
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    Jul 2nd 2012 !⃝

    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

  16. anonymous
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    Jun 19th 2010 !⃝

    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.

  17. geny
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    Aug 11th 2009 !⃝

    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.

  18. HowCouldYou
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    Jul 4th 2009 !⃝

    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.

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