Good Enough

Album: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy (1993)
Charted: 77

Songfacts®:

  • In this song, Sarah McLachlan sings about a woman in an abusive relationship who feels that nothing she does is good enough. Speaking with Addicted To Songwriting, McLachlan said: "That song has been such an amazing experience for me because I've learned so much from it. There are so many different stories that I attach to it now. But it sort of came from, initially really missing my best girlfriend. It started out as fiction, about a couple in which the woman was pretty much alienated by just about everybody, because her husband was really abusive and domineering, which sort of somewhat mirrors my mother and father's relationship. And basically, I am the friend coming in, saying, 'Hey, you deserve more than this, why don't you come with me and I'll take care of you.'"
  • The video was directed by Kharen Hill, McLachlan's longtime photographer. It was her first video depicting a literal interpretation of one of her songs, as we see the family and their struggles.

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