Good Enough

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All That I'm Living For
Anything for You
Anywhere
Ascension of the Spirit
Away from Me
Before the Dawn
Bleed
Breathe No More
Bring Me to Life
Call Me When You're Sober
Catherine
Cloud Nine
Demise
Disappear
End of the Dream
Erase This
Eternal
Even in Death
Everybody's Fool
Exodus
Farther Away
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
Instrumental 4
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

Described as "a string-and-choir-infused closer distinguished as the band's first truly (almost) contented song" by Evanescence.com, 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.

Amy's description 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. [1] 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. [2] Vin2.jpg

The song was inspired by Josh, Amy's then boyfriend and current husband (also the inspiration behind Bring Me to Life).

The song was announced the Fourth Single from The Open Door, the video was recorded 11-14 June 2007 in Budapest, Hungary.

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.

Good Enough was used as both the intro and outro music for the CSI seventh season episode "Fallen Idols".

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.
  • Length: 5:31

Good Enough [Radio Edit] [3]

Live versions:

Good Enough [Live] [4]

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

Good Enough [Acoustic] [5][6]

  • Performing period: August-September 2006
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: AOL Music Sessions 2006
  • Length: 4:34

Good Enough [Shorter Acoustic Version] [7]

  • Performing period: October 2007
  • Status: Unreleased
  • Example: ABC's 'The View'
  • Length: 3:45

Lyrics

Studio versions, 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 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

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 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?

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.[8]

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.[9] [10]

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 Evanescence.com.[11]
A day before its official debut, the final version of the video in a wider ratio was leaked on YouTube.

Watch the video on Evanescence.com

On the book

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
Shouldn't let you (the last line is not clear yet)

Special thanks to edora and gt_for_evmusic from evanescence.gr for this information

Behind the scenes

The Behind the Scenes for the Good Enough video is already available.

Watch the Behind-the-Scenes video on YouTube by Evanescence's official channel.

Download the Behind-the-scenes clip.

Commercial Release

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.[citation needed]

Tracks released with the single include:

  1. Good Enough [Radio Edit]
  2. Good Enough [Album Version]
  3. Good Enough [Live from Intl. Live Sessions]
  4. Your Star [Live from Tokyo]
  5. Good Enough [Enhanced Video]

Guitar Tabs & Sheet Music

Notes and References

  1. C. Bottomley. Evanescence: Amy Lee Explains the New Songs - VH1.com
  2. R. Ross. Don't mention the G-word to Evanescence singer
  3. This version doesn't have the one-minute-long intro.
  4. Performed by Amy Lee alone
  5. This version doesn't have the one-minute-long intro.
  6. Performed by Amy Lee (piano, vocals) and David Eggar (cello)
  7. 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..."
  8. Booked: Evanescence - Mark Webb and Rich Lee, directors
  9. Evanescence - Good Enough (Un-Edited Copy - Streaming)
  10. Evanescence - Good Enough (Un-Edited Copy - Download)
  11. See the announcement at Evanescence.com