ENOUGH

 

took the title of the record from this song -should be ain’t enough I guess but it ain’t.  I take half the solo along with maggie’s pedal steel - stole the a7 from the band and the fuzzed guitar line in the chorus from the archies sugar sugar - thought we’d fade it out somewhere but somehow we just kept going

Enough


There's a certain kind of story - this is how it is begun

there's a house that was once a home  - it has somehow come undone

probably in the basement there's a skeleton or two

one's someone you don't recognize - the other one is you.


I've been lying to myself, trying to be somebody else

and I love you baby but it ain't enough -

I'm forty four I got all this stuff


The smoke drifts down the valley, spreads out across the town

you can tell - there's a certain smell -

when someone's house is burning down

when the brush gets knee high,  one spark is all it takes

in this world everybody's free to make their own mistakes


So let it all go up in flames  - kick the dirt over what remains

let the sparks rise and fill the sky -

think a shooting star needs a reason why?

I've been lying to myself, trying to be somebody else

and I love you baby but it ain't enough -

I'm forty four I got all this stuff

and it ain't enough, it ain't enough, it ain't enough


Let's fill up some churches -  tear down some governments

Send some kids to the desert to die then wonder why they went

say a prayer to the darkness, the storm clouds overhead

that they might pass on over us and strike someone else instead


Now it's time for the setting sun

to go ahead and finish what's already done

pull the plug and turn out the lights

blow me a kiss and then say goodnight

I've been lying to myself, trying to be somebody else

and I love you and the kids but it ain't enough -

I'm forty four I got all this stuff

So let it all go up in flames  - kick the dirt over what remains

let the sparks rise and fill the sky -

think a shooting star needs a reason why?

I've been lying to myself, trying to be somebody else

and I love you baby but it ain't enough -

I'm forty four I got all this stuff

and it ain't enough, it ain't enough, it ain't enough

All images, text and music ©ryan purcell/hoedad music - 2008