"Good Enough" as written by and Andrew Peter Miller Nigel Richard Clark....
It seems the more we talk
The less I have to say
Let's put our differences aside

I wanted to make you proud
But I just got in your way
I found a place that I can hide

Now everything is changing
But I still feel the same
Are we running out of time

What do I have to do
To try to make you see
That this is who I am
And it's all that I can be

I tried to find myself
Looking inside your eyes
You were all that I wanted to be

There must be something else
Behind all the lies
That you wanted me to believe

Now everyone is saying
That I should find a way
To leave it all behind

What do I have to do
To try and make you see
That this is who I am
And it's all that I can be

What do I have to do

(I tried to find myself, looking inside your eyes, you were all that I wanted to be)

To try to make you see
Trying to be like you
Isn't good enough for me

And I won't let you go
And I won't let you down
I won't give you up
Don't you give up on me now

What do I have to do
To try and make you see
That this is who I am
And this is all that I can be

What do I have to do

(I tried to find myself, looking inside your eyes, you were all that I wanted to be)

To try to make you see
Trying to be like you
Wasn't good enough for me


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"Good Enough" as written by Andrew Peter Miller Nigel Richard Clark

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    General Commenti know the song isn't new but it's atleast a couple of months old atleast, so where are the comments!?!

    Found on The Wild OST.. After this song, it was impossible to pay attention to the movie. it's SOOO beautiful...
    Similar to the story within the movie, the song is about winning the respect of someone you admire. i guess it struck a chord within me, coz i could relate to the heavy need to make the people i love proud of me and to be what they want, but sometimes it's impossible to be anything more than you are, so the only key is acceptance.

    "What do I have to do
    To try and make you see
    That this Is who I am
    And It's all that I can be"

    i guess in life, you can never please everyone, and its a terrible feeling for those ppl out there who can never make their parents and loved ones proud enough. The desperation that drives this need is something that many people can understand at some point..

    "And I won't let you go
    And I won't let you down
    I won't give you up
    Don't you give up on me now"

    Great music, great lyrics, great emotion..
    MajikFyron June 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti just watched The Wild today and its soundtrack was surprisingly really good especially this song. I can't believe it only has one comment. but yes, beautiful song.
    so_fetch!on September 29, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI saw The Wild yesterday and yeah I agree with both of you it's a great and beautiful song!

    I saw The Wild yesterday and I thought this song was great! I agree with both of you guys. It's a beautiful song and I know everyone can relate to it in their own way.
    ruinedfirecrackeron January 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commentomg! is that all? just 3 comments for this song?!?! its amazin!! i love it, coz as has already been said, you can really relate to it. im sure we've all had times wen we dont think we've made people proud enuff. such a great song bcoz it actulli helps wen u feel like tht
    tiff_roxon January 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI haven't seen the wild yet, but this song is SO amazing! i love it so much! I love jason's voice and it's just so real! i think EVERYONE can relate to this in any time in their life
    annabelle256on August 13, 2009   Link
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    General Commentvery romantic song
    kevonovon November 09, 2010   Link
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    Song MeaningI think this (beautiful) song is about looking up to a mentor, but realizing that our passion reside elsewhere. Obviously the mentor and student have different views on things, but the student is not fit for those responsibilities and is ashamed for causing trouble for the mentor before :
    "I wanted to make you proud
    But I just got In your way
    I found a place that I can hide"
    The student is worried that he won't be able to change his life around if he keeps this way :
    "Now everything Is changing
    But I still feel the same
    Are we running out of time"
    The student desperately wants his mentor to understand that this life isn't for him, that his passion reside somewhere else.
    "What do I have to do
    To try and make you see
    That this Is who I am
    And It's all that I can be"
    He appreciated the mentoring, and he hopes that his mentor will still approve of him, that it won't all be lies.
    "I tried to find myself
    Looking Inside your eyes
    You were all that I wanted to be
    There must be something else
    Behind all the lies
    That you wanted me to believe"

    "Now everyone Is saying
    That I should find a way
    To leave It all behind", to me, is referring to something the student would like to do instead, since his mentor position in the world is "better" in the eyes of everyone else.
    "What do I have to do
    To try and make you see
    Trying to be like you
    Isn't good enough for me" means the student wants something different for his life, or he wouldn't feel complete. And he's ready to make the change but doesn't want to loose the support, promising that he won't let his mentor down :
    "And I won't let you go
    And I won't let you down
    I won't give you up
    Don't you give up on me now"
    Thiaon October 26, 2013   Link

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