Good Enough?

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Story

This song asks the question, “what do I have to do to improve myself so that I will be loved—by a potential partner, by God, by whomever we seek approval from?” The real question is, “ when will I be good enough for myself? I refer to myself as a “freak” in this song. My mother saw the lyrics on my desk one day and got emotional: “Honey, do you really see yourself as a freak?” ‘Fraid so, ma.” Needless to say, she’s not a fan of this song.

Lyrics

If I watched less television
Would my productivity rise?
With my productivity risen
Would I feel legitimized?
Would you want me
Would you need me
Could this freak be loved?
If I meditated daily
Would I come to accept my life?
What if that's just resignation
Expectations pacified
Would you want me
Would you need me
Could this freak be loved?
Would you loathe me
Would you leave me
Would this freak be shunned?

Will I be good enough for you
When I make up for lost time
Will I be good enough for you
When I obtain piece of mind
Will I be good enough for you
When I am good enough for me
Will I be good enough for me
Ever, Ever, Ever?

If I moved out of the city
Would my demons follow me there?
Could I reinvent my story
Smile at strangers everywhere?
Would you want me
Would you need me
Could this freak be loved?
Would you loathe me
Would you leave me
Would this freak be shunned?

Repeat Chorus

If I practiced yoga weekly
Would I float around peacefully?
I could cease to eat meat freely
But would it even change a thing?