"Never Enough" as written by and Michael James Edwards....
However much I push it down
It's never enough
However much I push it around
It's never enough
However much I make it out
It's never enough
Never enough
However much I do

However big I ever feel
It's never enough
Whatever I do to make it real
It's never enough
In any way I try to speak
Never enough
Never enough
However much I try to speak
It's never enough
However much I'm falling down
It's never enough
However much I'm falling out
It's never enough
Whatever smile I smile the most
Never enough
Never enough
However I smile I smile the most

So let me hold it up just one more go
Holding it over just once more
One more time to fill it up
One more time to kill
Whatever I do it's never enough
It's never enough

However much I push it down
It's never enough
However much I push it around
It's never enough
However much I make it out
It's never enough
However much I do
Never
Never enough
However much I'm falling down
Never enough
However much I'm falling out
Never, never enough
Whatever smile I smile the most
Never enough
However I smile I smile the most

So let me hold it up just one more go
Holding it over just once more
One more time to fill it up
One more time to kill
Whatever I do it's never enough
Never enough
So let me hold it up just one more go
Holding it over just once more
One more time to fill it up
One more time to kill
Whatever I do it's never enough
It's never enough
It's never enough
It's never enough
It's never enough
It's never, it's never enough


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"Never Enough" as written by Simon Gallup R. Smith

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  • +2
    General CommentI think this song is about trying too hard to make a relationship work when it's obviously doomed to failure. The narrator is determined to make it work with the girl, but no matter how much he does for this purpose, it's never enough because they're just not right for one another. I think the first verse is about their sex life not being up to much, and 'However I smile I smile the most' means he always smiles more than her, because he's trying to create the idea they have a good relationship.
    MaskOfSanityon April 09, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti think it's self explanatory. andi dont think its just about sex as some people have suggested... just simply never enough of everything (even pain -- "however much i'm falling down it's never enough")

    "want" is kind of the same
    a lot of vague allusions to never feeling content, never having enough excitement and pleasure and drama going on.
    feversomeon August 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWhere are you people getting Sex from?

    Feversome hit it on the head. The song couldn't be simpler in its meaning. It basically means "I love life so much, that I never want to stop. No matter how much I do everything, it will never be enough. I want to keep going forever."

    And I have to admit, if I were Robert Smith - I'd probably never want it to end either. :)
    hypostatizeon August 31, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHere's what Smith said regarding "Never Enough":

    "The song is about excess. Anything I do is not enough, there always has to be something else or you'd stop, and the fact that there is always something else drives you into excess. We recorded four songs and they sounded like crap, and I was really depressed. Everyone knew it wasn't working. I wrote Never Enough that night and said, 'Let's record this.'"
    monster36604on January 16, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis was one of the first songs recorded on the other side of The Cure's peak. Still at their precipice musically, the overdriven sound and angst-fueled melody is both rash and honest. They had descended into a straight-jacket wearing, incurable and moody mega group, hooked on everything and detesting even more. This song resonates with this tone.
    iomusikon October 26, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti have read and re-read this song over a dozen+ times and i can't figure it out. if you just glance at it not looking for any real meaning, sex could be it's meaning.

    i think it's more than that, though. explanation, anybody?
    RebelPancakeon March 05, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite cure songs. so good. and very heavy for them. this song is just done perfectly...
    kingmikekingon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis is one of my favorite cure songs. so good. and very heavy for them. this song is just done perfectly...
    kingmikekingon April 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI dunno, I thought too first that it was about sex, but then I saw the video, and it made me think again. It can be that the video doesn't mean anything, oh I dont know...
    Lots of curevideos on launch.yahoo.com
    curedollon February 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of those songs that I don't even care about what the meaning is supposed to be. It's easily my favourite Cure song because A) it sounds great B) it sums my life up to a T, and that's good enough for me, heh.
    replicanton May 10, 2005   Link

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