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== General information ==
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''Written by: [[A. Lee]]''
  
== General Information ==
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'''''Good Enough''''' is the thirteenth track and the fourth and final single from [[Evanescence]]'s second studio album, ''[[The Open Door]]''.
  
''Written by: [[A. Lee]]''
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The song is described as "a string-and-choir-infused closer distinguished as the band's first truly (almost) contented song" by Evanescence.com.<ref name=evcomdesc /> 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.<ref name=faceherself />
  
Described as "a string-and-choir-infused closer distinguished as the band's first truly (almost) contented song" by [http://evanescence.com Evanescence.com], the song is reminiscent of the piano ballad [[Give Unto Me]] in it's purest form.
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Amy's various descriptions of the song:  
  
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.  
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{{quote|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.}}
  
Amy's description of the song:
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{{quote|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.<ref name=vh1 />}}
  
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{{quote|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.<ref name=courier />}}
|{{quote|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.}}
 
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|{{quote|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. <ref>C. Bottomley. [http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs] - VH1.com</ref>}}
 
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|{{quote|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. <ref>R. Ross. [http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071123/SCENE04/711230315 Don't mention the G-word to Evanescence singer]</ref>}}
 
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The song was inspired by [[Hartzler, Josh|Josh]], Amy's then boyfriend and current husband (also the inspiration behind Bring Me to Life).
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{{quote|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.  
  
The song was announced the Fourth Single from [[The Open Door]], the video was recorded 11-14 June 2007 in Budapest, Hungary.
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"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.<ref name=multimedia />}}
  
The Narnia song was NOT cut up. The Good Enough intro is NOT part of the Narnia song.  Amy Lee confirmed on EvBoards, that the Narnia song is still intact and MAY be a future B-side.
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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]]'').<ref name=blender /> The music video was recorded June 11-14, 2007 in Budapest, Hungary.
  
''Good Enough'' was used as both the intro and outro music for the ''CSI'' seventh season episode "Fallen Idols".
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The song was added to the setlist of The Open Door Tour (2006-07).<ref name=hammerstein /><ref name=rayner /><ref name=dunkin /><ref name=mikel /> It was later played again at the band's Secret Show in NYC on November 4, 2009,<ref name=stonesecret /><ref name=blabbersecret /> and at their show in Nashville on August 17, 2011.<ref name=blabbernashv /> It was also played acoustically at the ''Legends & Lyrics'' show in February 2009.<ref name=upvenue2009 />
  
 
== Versions ==
 
== Versions ==
 
 
'''Studio versions:'''
 
'''Studio versions:'''
  
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*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
 
*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released
*''Released on:'' [[The Open Door]] (track #13) - The Fourth Single off the album.
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*''Released on:
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:''[[The Open Door]]'' (track #13) - The fourth single off the album
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:German "Good Enough" radio single
 
*''Length:'' 5:31
 
*''Length:'' 5:31
  
'''Good Enough [Radio Edit]''' <ref>This version doesn't have the one-minute-long intro.</ref>
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'''Good Enough [Radio edit]'''
 
*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
 
*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
 
*''Status:'' Released
 
*''Status:'' Released
*''Released on:'' All [[Good Enough Single|Good Enough commercial singles]]
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*''Released on:'' Some of the [[Good Enough Single#Industry Promotional Releases|"Good Enough" radio singles]]
 
*''Length:'' 4:35
 
*''Length:'' 4:35
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*This version doesn't have the one-minute-long intro.
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'''Good Enough [US radio edit]'''
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*''Recording date:'' September 2005 - March 2006
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*''Status:'' Released
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*''Released on:'' [[Good Enough Single#US Radio Single 2|"Good Enough" US radio single]]
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*''Length:'' 3:54
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*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.
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'''Live versions:'''
 
'''Live versions:'''
  
'''Good Enough [Live]''' <ref>Performed by [[Amy Lee]] alone</ref>
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'''Good Enough [2006-2007 live]'''
*''Performing period:'' October 5, 2006 - present
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*''Performing period:'' October 5, 2006 - December 8, 2007
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*''Example:'' KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas (December 10, 2006)
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'''Good Enough [2009 live]'''
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*''Performing dates:'' November 4 and November 8, 2009
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*''Performed at:'' [[New York Secret Show 2009|New York City Secret Show]] (November 4) and [[Maquinaria Festival 2009|Maquinaria Festival, São Paulo, Brazil]] (November 8)
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'''Good Enough [2011 live]'''
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*''Performing dates:'' August 17 and November 4, 2011
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*''Performed at:'' War Memorial Auditorium, Nashville (August 17) and HMV Hammersmith Apollo, London (November 4)
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'''Good Enough [2012 live]'''
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*''Performing date:'' June 20, 2012
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*''Performed at:'' Olympic Fencing Center, Athens, Greece
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'''Good Enough [Acoustic 2006]'''
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*''Performing period:'' August - September 2006
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*''Example:'' AOL Music Sessions (August 3)
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*''Length:'' 4:34
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*Performed by [[Amy Lee]] (piano, vocals) and [[David Eggar]] (cello)
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'''Good Enough [Shorter acoustic version]'''
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*''Performing period:'' October 2007
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*''Example:'' ABC's ''The View''
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*''Length:'' 3:45
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*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..."
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'''Good Enough [''Legends & Lyrics'' acoustic]'''
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*''Performing date:'' February 23, 2009
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*''Performed at:'' Legends & Lyrics, Nashville, Tennessee
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
*''Example:'' Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006
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*''Length:'' Unknown
  
'''Good Enough [Acoustic]''' <ref>This version doesn't have the one-minute-long intro.</ref><ref>Performed by [[Amy Lee]] (piano, vocals) and [[David Eggar]] (cello)</ref>
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'''Good Enough [Wellspring House acoustic]'''
*''Performing period:'' August-September 2006
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*''Performing date:'' November 7, 2013
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*''Performed at:'' Shalin Liu Performance Center in Rockport, Massachusetts
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
*''Example:'' AOL Music Sessions 2006
 
*''Length:'' 4:34
 
  
'''Good Enough [Shorter Acoustic Version]''' <ref>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..."</ref>
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'''Good Enough [Bluegrass Underground acoustic]'''
*''Performing period:'' October 2007
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*''Performing date:'' March 8, 2014
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*''Performed at:'' Bluegrass Underground, McMinnville, Tennessee
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
 
*''Status:'' Unreleased
*''Example:'' ABC's 'The View'
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*''Length:'' 3:45
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'''Good Enough [Synthesis Live]'''
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*''Performing period:'' October 14, 2017 - April 9, 2018
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*''Status:'' To be released October 12, 2018
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*''Recording date:'' November 3, 2017
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*''Released on:'' ''[[Synthesis Live]]'' (track #18)
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*''Length:'' TBC
  
 
== Lyrics ==
 
== Lyrics ==
=== Studio versions, Live and Acoustic versions ===
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=== Studio, live and acoustic versions ===
 
Under your spell again<BR>
 
Under your spell again<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
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I can't say no to you<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
Shouldn't let you torture me so sweetly<BR>
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Shouldn't have let you torture me so sweetly<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
I can't breathe but I feel<BR>
 
I can't breathe but I feel<BR>
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<BR>
 
Good enough<BR>
 
Good enough<BR>
 
I feel good enough for you<BR>
 
I feel good enough for you<BR>
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Drink up sweet decadence<BR>
 
Drink up sweet decadence<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
And I've completely lost myself and I don't mind<BR>
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And I've completely lost myself<BR>
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and I don't mind<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
Shouldn't let you conquer me completely<BR>
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Shouldn't have let you<BR>
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conquer me completely<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
Can't believe that I feel<BR>
 
Can't believe that I feel<BR>
 
Good enough<BR>
 
Good enough<BR>
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<BR>
 
I feel good enough<BR>
 
I feel good enough<BR>
It's been such a long time coming, but I feel good<BR>
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It's been such a long time coming,<BR>
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but I feel good<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
And I'm still waiting for the rain to fall<BR>
 
And I'm still waiting for the rain to fall<BR>
 
Pour real life down on me<BR>
 
Pour real life down on me<BR>
'Cause I can't hold on to anything this<BR>
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Cause I can't hold on to anything this<BR>
 
Good enough<BR>
 
Good enough<BR>
Am I good enough for you to love me too?<BR>
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Am I good enough<BR>
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for you to love me too?<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
 
So take care what you ask of me<BR>
 
So take care what you ask of me<BR>
'Cause I can't say no<BR>
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Cause I can't say no<BR>
  
=== Shorter Acoustic Version ===
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=== US radio edit and shorter acoustic version ===
 
Under your spell again<BR>
 
Under your spell again<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
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I can't say no to you<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
Shouldn't let you torture me so sweetly<BR>
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Shouldn't have let you torture me so sweetly<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
I can't breathe but I feel<BR>
 
I can't breathe but I feel<BR>
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I can't say no to you<BR>
 
I can't say no to you<BR>
 
<BR>
 
<BR>
Shouldn't let you conquer me completely<BR>
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Shouldn't have let you conquer me completely<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
Now I can't let go of this dream<BR>
 
Can't believe that I feel<BR>
 
Can't believe that I feel<BR>
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== Video ==
 
== Video ==
 
[[Image: Normal G E HQ 30.jpg|right|thumb|200px|Amy Lee playing the piano, surrounded by fire, in the video for "Good Enough"]]
 
[[Image: Normal G E HQ 30.jpg|right|thumb|200px|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.  
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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.<ref name=static />
  
It was directed by [[Mark Webb]] and Rich Lee, and produced by DNA.<ref>[http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week23/index.html#entry-35080040 Booked: Evanescence - Mark Webb and Rich Lee, directors]</ref>
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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.
  
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.<ref name=videostream>[http://www.vidiLife.com/video_play_1055393_Evanescence_Good_Enough_Un_Edited_Copy_.htm Evanescence - Good Enough (Un-Edited Copy - Streaming)]</ref> <ref name=videodwnld>[http://uploadingit.com/files/39093_e6jod/Good_Enough_www.evanescence-swq.narod.ru.zip Evanescence - Good Enough (Un-Edited Copy - Download)]</ref>
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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.<ref name=evcomannounce />
  
The official version of the video debuted during MTV's TRL on September 10, with Amy Lee presenting the video, as it was announced on September 5 at [http://www.evanescence.com Evanescence.com].<ref>See the announcement at [http://www.evanescence.com/news.asp Evanescence.com]</ref><br/>
 
 
A day before its official debut, the final version of the video in a wider ratio was leaked on YouTube.
 
A day before its official debut, the final version of the video in a wider ratio was leaked on YouTube.
  
''Watch the video on [http://evanescence.com/video.asp Evanescence.com]''
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The video can be watched on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kw2Ic_2XdVQ YouTube.com].
  
 
=== On the book ===
 
=== On the book ===
During the video, Amy writes on a book:<br/>
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[[Image:Book GE.png|right|thumb|200px|The book in the video]]
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During the video, Amy writes on a book:
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''Can't let go of this dream''<br>
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''I can't breathe but I feel''<br>
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''Good enough''<br>
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''For you to love me too''<br>
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''I Shouldn't have let you''
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=== Behind the scenes ===
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The Behind the Scenes for the "Good Enough" video is available to watch on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MGHOsVTLo YouTube].
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== Commercial release ==
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{{Main|Good Enough Single}}
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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.<ref name=amazonbasic /><ref name=amazonmaxi /> The single was eventually canceled, even though SonyBMG promoted the single on their website.<ref name=sonybmgsingle />
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Tracks released with the radio singles include:
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#"Good Enough" [Radio edit]
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#"Good Enough" [Album version]
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#"Good Enough" [Video]
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== Guitar tabs & sheet music ==
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*[http://evanescencereference.info/music/sheet/Good%20Enough.pdf Piano sheet music - transcribed by Kelly Thomas]
  
''Can't let go of this dream''<br/>
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== References ==
''I can't breathe but I feel''<br/>
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{{reflist|2|refs=
''Good enough''<br/>
 
''For you to love me too''<br/>
 
''Shouldn't let you'' (the last line is not clear yet)
 
  
Special thanks to ''edora'' and ''gt_for_evmusic'' from [http://www.evanescence.gr evanescence.gr] for this information
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<ref name=evcomdesc>{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061116191801/http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp|title=Evanescence - Bio|work=Evanescence.com|url=http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp|archivedate=November 16, 2006|accessdate=July 19, 2006}}</ref>
  
=== Behind the scenes ===
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<ref name=faceherself>{{cite news|last=Moss|first=Corey|title=After Facing Big Bad Wolf, Amy Lee Faces Herself In Evanescence Clip|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1544656/amy-lee-confronts-herself-lithium-clip.jhtml|accessdate=July 20, 2013|work=MTV News|date=November 20, 2006}}</ref>
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<ref name=vh1>{{cite news|last=Bottomley|first=C.|title=Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs|url=http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|accessdate=December 3, 2006|work=VH1|date=September 18, 2006|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml|archivedate=October 16, 2006}}</ref>
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<ref name=courier>{{cite news|last=Ross|first=Rebecca|title=Don't mention the G-word to Evanescence singer|url=http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071123/SCENE04/711230315|accessdate=November 23, 2007|newspaper=The Courier-Journal|date=November 21, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name=multimedia>{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20100206113917/http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681|title='The Open Door' Purifies Evanescence's Amy Lee|work=Static Multimedia|date=October 15, 2006|archivedate=February 6, 2010|url=http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681|accessdate=June 18, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=blender>{{cite news|last=Eells|first=Josh|date=October 2006|archiveurl=http://www.webcitation.org/5RdgnH67h|title=Amy Lee: Back in Black|magazine=Blender|url=http://www.blender.com/guide/articles.aspx?id=2076|archivedate=September 5, 2007|accessdate=June 29, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=hammerstein>{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|title=Evanescence Live In NYC: Amy Lee Headbangs, Serenades Her 'New Hometown'|url=http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542773/evanescence-live-amy-lee-rocks-new-hometown.jhtml|accessdate=July 20, 2013|work=MTV News|date=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=rayner>{{cite news|last=Rayner|first=Ben|title=Evanescence lacks danger|url=http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2007/01/09/evanescence_lacks_danger.html|accessdate=August 12, 2013|work=Toronto Star|date=January 9, 2007}}</ref>
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<ref name=dunkin>{{cite news|last=Massimo|first=Rick|date=April 5, 2007|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20080514012353/http://www.projo.com/music/content/QEVANREV_04-05-07_64548TM.3846ec9.html|title=Amy Lee cements her status as the core of Evanescence|work=The Providence Journal|url=http://www.projo.com/music/content/QEVANREV_04-05-07_64548TM.3846ec9.html|archivedate=May 14, 2008|accessdate=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=mikel>{{cite news|last=Toombs|first=Mikel|date=November 23, 2007|url=http://www.seattlepi.com/ae/music/article/Evanescence-is-at-its-best-when-powered-up-1256616.php|title=Evanescence is at its best when powered up|work=Seattle Post-Intelligencer|accessdate=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=stonesecret>{{cite news|last=Harris|first=Chris|date=November 5, 2009|url=http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/evanescence-return-to-the-stage-at-secret-new-york-gig-20091105|title=Evanescence Return to the Stage at "Secret" New York Gig|work=Rolling Stone|accessdate=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=blabbersecret>{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-returns-to-live-stage-taps-finger-eleven-guitarist/|title=Evanescence Returns To Live Stage, Taps Finger Eleven Guitarist|work=Blabbermouth.net|date=November 5, 2009|accessdate=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
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<ref name=blabbernashv>{{cite news|url=http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-plays-first-show-in-almost-two-years-video-available/|title=Evanescence Plays First Show In Almost Two Years; Video Available|work=Blabbermouth.net|date=August 18, 2011|accessdate=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
  
The Behind the Scenes for the ''Good Enough'' video is already available.  
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<ref name=upvenue2009>{{cite web|url=http://www.upvenue.com/music-news/blog-headline/1032/amy-lee-legends-and-lyrics.html|title=Amy Lee Plays Legends And Lyrics|work=UpVenue.com|accessdate=July 19, 2013}}</ref>
  
''Watch the Behind-the-Scenes video on [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=96MGHOsVTLo YouTube by Evanescence's official channel].''
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<ref name=static>{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070922114913/http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week23/index.html#entry-35082020|title=Booked: Evanescence - Mark Webb and Rich Lee, directors|work=VideoStatic.com|date=June 8, 2007|url=http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week23/index.html#entry-35082020|archivedate=September 22, 2007|accessdate=September 9 ,2007}}</ref>
  
''[http://www.4shared.com/file/24103087/68c4c2fb/Good_Enough__The_Making_of_the_Video_.html Download the Behind-the-scenes clip.]''
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<ref name=evcomannounce>{{cite web|archiveurl=http://web.archive.org/web/20070910022934/http://evanescence.com/news.asp|title=Today On MTV - "Good Enough" Video Premiere!|work=Evanescence.com|date=September 10, 2007|url=http://evanescence.com/news.asp|archivedate=September 10, 2007|accessdate=October 1, 2007}}</ref>
  
==Commercial Release==
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<ref name=amazonbasic>{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000WXK7GM/|title=Good Enough/Basic [Single{{)}}|work=Amazon.de|accessdate=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
:''Main Article: [[Good Enough Single]]''
 
The Good Enough single was commercially released in the Germany on November 16, 2007.  
 
According to various sites, the single has been pushed back further, to December 14th.{{fact}}
 
  
Tracks released with the single include:
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<ref name=amazonmaxi>{{cite web|url=http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000WXK7GW/|title=Good Enough/Premium [Single{{)}}|work=Amazon.de|accessdate=August 12, 2013}}</ref>
#Good Enough [Radio Edit]
 
#Good Enough [Album Version]
 
#Good Enough [Live from Intl. Live Sessions]
 
#Your Star [Live from Tokyo]
 
#Good Enough [Enhanced Video]
 
  
== Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music ==
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Anything for You
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Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
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End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
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Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
Haunted
Hello
Hi-Lo
If You Don't Mind
Imaginary
Imperfection
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
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Lacrymosa
Lies
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lithium
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
Missing
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Oceans
October
Origin
Overture
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Sick
Snow White Queen
So Close
Solitude
Spanish
Surrender
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Change
The End
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Tourniquet
Understanding
Unknown Title
Unraveling
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Whisper
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star


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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]

Vin2.jpg


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

  1. "Evanescence - Bio". Evanescence.com. Archived from the original on November 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061116191801/http://www.evanescence.com/bio.asp. Retrieved July 19, 2006.
  2. Moss, Corey (November 20, 2006). "After Facing Big Bad Wolf, Amy Lee Faces Herself In Evanescence Clip". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1544656/amy-lee-confronts-herself-lithium-clip.jhtml. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  3. Bottomley, C. (September 18, 2006). "Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs". VH1. Archived from the original on October 16, 2006. http://web.archive.org/web/20061016104811/http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1540914/story.jhtml. Retrieved December 3, 2006.
  4. Ross, Rebecca (November 21, 2007). "Don't mention the G-word to Evanescence singer". The Courier-Journal. http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071123/SCENE04/711230315. Retrieved November 23, 2007.
  5. "'The Open Door' Purifies Evanescence's Amy Lee". Static Multimedia. October 15, 2006. Archived from the original on February 6, 2010. http://web.archive.org/web/20100206113917/http://www.staticmultimedia.com/music/features/feature_1160962681. Retrieved June 18, 2013.
  6. Eells, Josh (October 2006). "Amy Lee: Back in Black". Blender. Archived from the original on September 5, 2007. http://www.webcitation.org/5RdgnH67h. Retrieved June 29, 2013.
  7. Harris, Chris (August 12, 2013). "Evanescence Live In NYC: Amy Lee Headbangs, Serenades Her 'New Hometown'". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1542773/evanescence-live-amy-lee-rocks-new-hometown.jhtml. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
  8. Rayner, Ben (January 9, 2007). "Evanescence lacks danger". Toronto Star. http://www.thestar.com/entertainment/2007/01/09/evanescence_lacks_danger.html. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  9. Massimo, Rick (April 5, 2007). "Amy Lee cements her status as the core of Evanescence". The Providence Journal. Archived from the original on May 14, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080514012353/http://www.projo.com/music/content/QEVANREV_04-05-07_64548TM.3846ec9.html. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  10. Toombs, Mikel (November 23, 2007). "Evanescence is at its best when powered up". Seattle Post-Intelligencer. http://www.seattlepi.com/ae/music/article/Evanescence-is-at-its-best-when-powered-up-1256616.php. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  11. Harris, Chris (November 5, 2009). "Evanescence Return to the Stage at "Secret" New York Gig". Rolling Stone. http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/evanescence-return-to-the-stage-at-secret-new-york-gig-20091105. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  12. "Evanescence Returns To Live Stage, Taps Finger Eleven Guitarist". Blabbermouth.net. November 5, 2009. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-returns-to-live-stage-taps-finger-eleven-guitarist/. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  13. "Evanescence Plays First Show In Almost Two Years; Video Available". Blabbermouth.net. August 18, 2011. http://www.blabbermouth.net/news/evanescence-plays-first-show-in-almost-two-years-video-available/. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  14. "Amy Lee Plays Legends And Lyrics". UpVenue.com. http://www.upvenue.com/music-news/blog-headline/1032/amy-lee-legends-and-lyrics.html. Retrieved July 19, 2013.
  15. "Booked: Evanescence - Mark Webb and Rich Lee, directors". VideoStatic.com. June 8, 2007. Archived from the original on September 22, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070922114913/http://www.videostatic.com/vs/2007/week23/index.html#entry-35082020. Retrieved September 9 ,2007.
  16. "Today On MTV - "Good Enough" Video Premiere!". Evanescence.com. September 10, 2007. Archived from the original on September 10, 2007. http://web.archive.org/web/20070910022934/http://evanescence.com/news.asp. Retrieved October 1, 2007.
  17. "Good Enough/Basic [Single]". Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000WXK7GM/. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  18. "Good Enough/Premium [Single]". Amazon.de. http://www.amazon.de/dp/B000WXK7GW/. Retrieved August 12, 2013.
  19. "Evanescence Returns With New Single + Video 'Good Enough'". SonyBMG.com.au. October 4, 2007. Archived from the original on August 7, 2008. http://web.archive.org/web/20080807095158/http://www.sonybmg.com.au/news/details.do?newsId=20030829005038. Retrieved August 12, 2013.