Good Enough

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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Artifact/The Turn
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Better Without You
Blind Belief
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Broken Pieces Shine
Call Me When You're Sober
Cloud Nine
End of the Dream
Erase This
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Far From Heaven
Farther Away
Feeding the Dark
Field of Innocence
Forever You
Forgive Me
Give Unto Me
Going Under
Good Enough
If You Don't Mind
Instrumental 1
Instrumental 2
Instrumental 3
Instrumental 4
Like You
Listen to the Rain
Lose Control
Lost in Paradise
Made of Stone
Me & You
My Heart Is Broken
My Immortal
My Last Breath
Never Go Back
New Way to Bleed
Part of Me
Perfect Dream
Say You Will
Secret Door
Snow White Queen
So Close
Sweet Sacrifice
Swimming Home
Take Cover
Taking Over Me
The Chain*
The Change
The End
The Game is Over
The In-Between
The Last Song I'm Wasting on You
The Only One
The Other Side
Together Again
Unknown Title
Use My Voice
Wasted on You
Weight of the World
What You Want
Where Will You Go?
Yeah Right
You Got a Lot to Learn
Your Love
Your Star
* Cover songs

General Information

Written by: A. Lee

Described as "a string-and-choir-infused closer distinguished as the band's first truly (almost) contented song" by, the song is reminiscent of the piano ballad Give Unto Me in it's purest form.

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. “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],” Lee says. “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: [1]

"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."

The song was inspired by Josh, boyfriend and now Amy`s fiance (also the inspiration behind Bring Me to Life).

The intro to this song came from a piece that Amy had written for Narnia, but was scrapped. We may never hear what originally followed this beautiful and elaborate string/piano arrangement.


Studio versions:

Good Enough

  • Recording date: September 2005 - March 2006
  • Status: Released
  • Released on: The Open Door (track #13)

Live versions:

Good Enough [live] [2]

  • Performing period: October 5, 2006 - ?
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: Live @ KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas 2006

Good Enough [acoustic] [3]

  • Performing period: August-September 2006
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: AOL Music Sessions 2006


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 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 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

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music


  1. C. Bottomley. Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs -
  2. Performed by Amy Lee alone
  3. Performed by Amy Lee (piano, vocals), John LeCompt (acoustic guitar) and David Eggar (cello)