"A Little Is Enough" as written by and Pete Townshend....
They say that love often passes in a second
And you can never catch it up
So I'm hanging on to you as though eternity beckon
But it's clear that the match is rough
Common sense's tell me not to try'n continue
But I'm after a piece of that diamond in you
So keep an eye open
My spirit ain't broken
Your love is so incredible
Your body so edible
You give me an overdose of love
Just a little is enough

I'm like a connoisseur of champagne cognac
The perfume nearly beats the taste
I eat an oyster and I feel the contact
But more than one would be a waste
Some people want an endless line that's true
But all I have to have's a little time with you
A smile sets me reeling
A kiss feel like stealing
Your love is like heroin
This addict is mellowing
I can't pretend that I'm tough
Just a little is enough

Just like a sailor heading into the seas
There's a gale blowing in my face
The high winds scare me but I need the breeze
And I can't head for any other place
Life would seem so easy on the other track
But even a hurricane won't turn me back
You might be an island
On the distant horizon
But the little I see
Looks like heaven to me
I don't care if the ocean gets rough
Just a little is enough

Common sense's tell me not to try'n continue
But I'm after a piece of that diamond in you
So keep an eye open
My spirit ain't broken
Your love is so incredible
Your body so edible
You give me an overdose of love
Just a little is enough


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"A Little Is Enough" as written by Peter Dennis Blandfor Townshend

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    General CommentPete explains in one of his liner notes that he was having trouble with his wife and asked Meher Baba about it. He asked Pete if he thought his wife loved him, and Pete said "I don't know, maybe a little". Baba replied that something like love, which by definition is infinite, then a little is enough.
    Mickyfinnon June 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI might be the only person in the world who responds this way, but I can't help but dance to this tune.
    PencilNeckedGeekon January 31, 2008   Link
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    My InterpretationThe lyrics in this song are based around a period piece in his life. This was a time when New Wave/ Punk music was dominating nightlife and the music airwaves. A struggle for an aging "Rock Star". Here Pete journals this lifestyle. A composer, a man slightly lost in mid life struggles and by choice without "THE WHO" as a concrete unit. He is sipping cognac & eating prescriptions, and begins to tell his real life fantasies & actual experiences of "bedding" and romancing gorgeous young women, Nubile & half his age?. He can't believe the indulgent opportunities, though he is still married. He briefly recants the tastes and smells of the innocence he awakes with day after day. Some only experienced enough to think lipstick and powder are enough to be a woman. Listen carefully and you will understand, just how irresponsible he conducted his life during the idea behind this song. Brutally honest, and full of tangible descriptions. He finally finds his moral compass. OH what a lucky man he was?. Listen carefully!.
    Alvyardon August 13, 2013   Link
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    My InterpretationIf you've ever been in love - and I mean really in love - and in a relationship that you know is a "rough match", then this song will absolutely speak to you.

    It happened to me. I fell in love with a younger woman who was best lover I'd ever had. The physical chemistry was amazing. Unfortunately she was prone to wild mood swings and paranoia. Sometimes seemed bi-polar, sometimes narcissistic personalty disorder. And even without that, our lifestyles were not compatible. It was a hurricane.

    Life would have been easier on another tack. But at the same time there was a diamond in there, and those times were so damn good, so intoxicating .... just a little was enough.
    PotholeRoadon November 09, 2017   Link

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