"I've Had Enough" as written by and Pete Townshend....
You were under the impression
That when you were walking forwards
You'd end up further onward
But things ain't quite that simple

You got altered information
You were told to not take chances
You missed out on new dances
Now you're losing all your dimples

My jacket's gonna be cut and slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker, with an open neck
I ride a G.S. scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet

Love reign o'er me
Reign o'er me
Love reign o'er me
Love

I've had enough of living
I've had enough of dying
I've had enough of smiling
I've had enough of crying
I've taken all the high roads
I've squandered and I've saved
I've had enough of childhood
I've had enough of graves

I've had enough of living
I've had enough of dying
I've had enough of smiling
I've had enough of crying
I've taken all the high roads
I've squandered and I've saved
I've had enough of childhood
I've had enough of graves

Get a job and fight to keep it
Strike out to reach a mountain
Be so nice on the outside
But inside keep ambition

Don't cry because you hunt them
Hurt them first they'll love you
There's a millionaire above you
And you're under his suspicion

My jacket's gonna be cut slim and checked
Maybe a touch of seersucker, with an open neck
I ride a G.S. scooter with my hair cut neat
I wear my wartime coat in the wind and sleet

Love reign o'er me
Reign o'er me
Love reign o'er me
Love

I've had enough of dance halls
I've had enough of pills
I've had enough of street fights
I've seen my share of kills
I'm finished with the fashions
And acting like I'm tough
I'm bored with hate and passion
I've had enough of trying to love


Lyrics submitted by Chris_Gough, edited by dayatatime01, Prisonmike

"I've Had Enough" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

Lyrics © ABKCO MUSIC INC PETE TOWNSHEND CATALOG , FABULOUS MUSIC LTD , SPIRIT MUSIC GROUP, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentQuadrophenia".The Who. THE REAL LYRICS!

    "You were under the impression
    That when you were walking forwards
    You'd end up further onward,
    But things ain't quite that simple

    You got altered information,
    You were told to not take chances.
    You missed out on new dances.
    Now you're losing all your dimples"

    My jacket's gonna be cut and slim and checked
    Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck.
    I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
    I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

    Love reign o'er me.
    Love reign o'er me.
    Love.

    Had enough of living,
    Had enough of dying,
    Had enough of smiling,
    Had enough of crying,
    Taken all the high roads,
    I've squandered and I've saved,
    I've had enough of childhood,
    I've had enough of grades.

    I've had enough of living,
    I've had enough of dying,
    I've had enough of smiling,
    I've had enough of crying,
    I've taken all the high roads,
    I've squandered and I've saved,
    I've had enough of childhood,
    I've had enough of grades.

    "Get a job and fight to keep it.
    Strike out to reach a mountain.
    Be so nice on the outside,
    But inside keep ambition.

    Don't cry because you hunt them.
    Hurt them first they'll love you.
    There's a millionaire above you
    And you're under his suspicion."

    My jacket's gonna be cut and slim and checked
    Maybe a touch of seersucker with an open neck.
    I ride a GS scooter with my hair cut neat
    I wear my war time coat in the wind and sleet.

    Love reign o'er me.
    Love reign o'er me.
    Love.

    I've had enough of dancehalls,
    I've had enough of pills,
    I've had enough of streetfights,
    I've seen my share of kills,
    I'm finished with the fashions,
    And acting like I'm tough,
    I'm bored with hate and passion,
    I've had enough of crime and love."

    dayatatime01on December 23, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the 1997 tour, the first verse was sung by PJ Proby who played the Godfather, the second by Roger, the third by Billy Idol who played the Ace Face, and the fourth (Love reign o'er me) by Roger again. I think these verses are an argument between Jimmy's personalities which ends in a contemplation of suicide. This is where Jimmy takes his first positive step: he decides to go back to Brighton and the sea which is a metaphor for a kind of spiritual unity.
    Regos the Saneon June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"What's the point? I've had enought of this s**t, I can't live anymore, I can't live this pettey 'MOD' Lifestyle..."

    Note that Pete Townshend said "Mod is a shorter word for 'young beautiful and stupid.'"
    limoon October 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is the wrong lyrics for the wrong song! had enough is from keith moon's last album, who are you! The other song is I've had enough from the rock opera quadrphenia. this is a completely different song! Somebody fix this error! Peace out!!
    dayatatime01on December 21, 2012   Link
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    General CommentI just submitted the correct lyrics but there is no telling when they will be approved...

    P.S. I freaking love this song!!!!
    Prisonmikeon September 10, 2013   Link

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