Good Enough

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General information

Written by: A. Lee

Good Enough is the thirteenth track and the fourth and final single from Evanescence's second studio album, The Open Door.

The song is described as "a string-and-choir-infused closer distinguished as the band's first truly (almost) contented song" by Evanescence.com.[1] It is decidedly upbeat and showcases an Amy Lee that is letting someone in and who sounds happily in love. She thinks it is the bravest track on the album.[2]

Amy's various descriptions of the song:

Vin1.jpg It's totally scary to be so vulnerable when I know however many metalheads are going to diss it because it's not the exact same thing [as the other songs]. And it doesn't end with, 'And then he died' or 'I pushed him off a cliff' or 'He’s a ghost really.' It's so cool to me and weird to me. I've never written a happy song, ever. Vin2.jpg


Vin1.jpg I had gone through a lot of difficult things during the writing of the whole album, and by the end of it, I had stepped away from those bad situations. That's really hard. You have to be really brave and strong about it. After doing that, I felt so amazing. For the first time I felt like I could write a song based on how good I felt. I have never done that before ever.[3] Vin2.jpg


Vin1.jpg I think Good Enough is the most inspirational, good feeling, non-Goth song you'll ever hear, but there are people who can't get past their initial perception of our music.[4] Vin2.jpg


Vin1.jpg I think "Good Enough" is the best representation of the new me and it was the last song written for the album, written at the very, very end of the writing process. Actually, we were already in the studio recording and we thought we had all the songs and then that song came out of me. I guess by then, I'd gotten so much out of my system, that I needed to sing, that I needed to write about. I actually had made real changes in my life to separate myself from the negative things that were holding me down. After all the fighting and all the struggle and all the stuff, it was like this calm after the storm and I felt really, really good, better than I felt since maybe my childhood.

"Good Enough" actually came out of feeling good, which is a big first for me because I've always felt like I have to be going through something, struggling with something, to write. Passionate, tragic things inspire my music, but I've realized that I don't have to be sad to write a good song because "Good Enough" I think is a wonderful song. It makes me happy to hear it and it's really funny because for one thing, there are no guitars on it, but for another thing, it's sweet and it's admittedly Terry and John's favorite song on the album. I'm glad I did that.[5]

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The song was inspired by Josh Hartzler, Amy's then boyfriend and current husband (also the inspiration behind Bring Me to Life).[6] The music video was recorded June 11-14, 2007 in Budapest, Hungary.

The song was added to the setlist of The Open Door Tour (2006-07).[7][8][9][10] It was later played again at the band's Secret Show in NYC on November 4, 2009,[11][12] and at their show in Nashville on August 17, 2011.[13] It was also played acoustically at the Legends & Lyrics show in February 2009.[14]

Versions

Studio versions:

Good Enough

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on:
The Open Door (track #13) - The fourth single off the album
German "Good Enough" radio single
  • Length: 5:31

Good Enough [Radio edit]

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: Some of the "Good Enough" radio singles
  • Length: 4:35
  • This version doesn't have the one-minute-long intro.

Good Enough [US radio edit]

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: "Good Enough" US radio single
  • Length: 3:54
  • This version starts with Amy singing, and doesn't have the lines "so take care what you ask of me, cause I can't say no" at the end.


Live versions:

Good Enough [2006-2007 live]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007
  • Example: KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (December 10, 2006)

Good Enough [2009 live]

Good Enough [2011 live]

  • Performing dates: August 17 and November 4, 2011
  • Performed at: War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville (August 17) and HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (November 4)

Good Enough [2012 live]

  • Performing date: June 20, 2012
  • Performed at: Olympic Fencing Center, Athens, Greece

Good Enough [Acoustic 2006]

  • Performing period: August - September 2006
  • Example: AOL Music Sessions (August 3)
  • Length: 4:34
  • Performed by Amy Lee (piano, vocals) and David Eggar (cello)

Good Enough [Shorter acoustic version]

  • Performing period: October 2007
  • Example: ABC's The View
  • Length: 3:45
  • Performed by Amy Lee (piano, vocals) and a solo cello. The space between the two verses is much shorter and the song ends with Amy's vocal break that would normally come before the line "so take care what you ask of me..."

Good Enough [Legends & Lyrics acoustic]

  • Performing date: February 23, 2009
  • Performed at: Legends & Lyrics, Nashville, Tennessee
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Length: Unknown

Good Enough [Wellspring House acoustic]

  • Performing date: November 7, 2013
  • Performed at: Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts
  • Status: Unreleased

Good Enough [Bluegrass Underground acoustic]

  • Performing date: March 8, 2014
  • Performed at: Bluegrass Underground, McMinnville, Tennessee
  • Status: Unreleased

Good Enough [Synthesis Live]

  • Performing period: October 14, 2017 - April 9, 2018
  • Status: To be released October 12, 2018
  • Recording date: November 3, 2017
  • Released on: Synthesis Live (track #18)
  • Length: TBC

Lyrics

Studio, live and acoustic versions

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

Good enough
I feel good enough for you

Drink up sweet decadence
I can't say no to you
And I've completely lost myself
and I don't mind
I can't say no to you

Shouldn't have let you
conquer me completely
Now I can't let go of this dream
Can't believe that I feel
Good enough

I feel good enough
It's been such a long time coming,
but I feel good

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?

So take care what you ask of me
Cause I can't say no

US radio edit and shorter acoustic version

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
Good enough
I feel good enough for you

Drink up sweet decadence
I can't say no to you
And I've completely lost myself and I don't mind
I can't say no to you

Shouldn't have let you conquer me completely
Now I can't let go of this dream
Can't believe that I feel
Good enough
I feel good enough
It's been such a long time coming, but I feel good

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?

Video

Amy Lee playing the piano, surrounded by fire, in the video for "Good Enough"

The video for "Good Enough" was recorded between July 11 and July 14, 2007 on Vaci utca (Vaci street) in Budapest, Hungary. Vaci utca is the most famous street in central Budapest. It was directed by Mark Webb and Rich Lee, and produced by DNA.[15]

On July 30, 2007, an unfinished version of the video was leaked on the Internet. That version had the unedited special effects replaced by descriptions on the screen.

The official version of the video debuted during MTV's TRL on September 10, with Amy Lee presenting the video, as it was announced at Evanescence.com.[16]

A day before its official debut, the final version of the video in a wider ratio was leaked on YouTube.

The video can be watched on YouTube.com.

On the book

The book in the video

During the video, Amy writes on a book:

Can't let go of this dream
I can't breathe but I feel
Good enough
For you to love me too
I Shouldn't have let you

Behind the scenes

The Behind the Scenes for the "Good Enough" video is available to watch on YouTube.

Commercial release

Exquisite-kfind.png Main article: Good Enough Single

The "Good Enough" single was supposed to be commercially released in Germany on November 16, 2007. The single was later delayed, with a release date of December 14th.[17][18] The single was eventually canceled, even though SonyBMG promoted the single on their website.[19]

Tracks released with the radio singles include:

  1. "Good Enough" [Radio edit]
  2. "Good Enough" [Album version]
  3. "Good Enough" [Video]

Guitar tabs & sheet music

References

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