We were all wounded in some domestic war
I found you to settle my score
You looked like father
You felt like mother
My mind told my heart
There is no other

And I gave you my soul
And every ounce of control
I gave you my skin
And my original sin
I gave you my pride and my side
Oh my pride

Ain't that enough
I turned your dreams into lightning
Ain't that enough
I held the world back for you

Ain't that enough
I loved you past the point of dying
Ain't that enough of me for you

I was so sure one and one gave you one
My noisy love is coming undone
Now you leave like father
Disappointed like mother
And I know in my heart
There is no other

And I gave you my soul
And every ounce of control
And I gave you my shame
And my eternal flame
And I gave you my need and my seed
Oh my need

Why can't you hold on

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Enough of Me Lyrics as written by Melissa Etheridge

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    General Commentthis song is about getting fucked over. she poured herself into this relationship, and her partner just LEFT.
    catherinekson May 29, 2002   Link
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    General Commentyep. :(

    wasn't she with julie at this time though? i believe that's why she wrote "my beloved" -- because most of the songs on breakdown portrayed their relationship as breaking down.
    thatpartydresson June 29, 2004   Link
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    General Commentyea you have it right catherinkes. Funny thing is melissa didn't put an album out for awhile and finally breakdown came out. i remember listening to this song on my portable cd player *before ipods lol* and thinking "damn melissa can still wright a good heart wrenching song
    Aeonmikeyon March 25, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningI think that this song means that she has given everything that she has to this person to this relationship "her soul,every ounce of control just "everything" away to them but for them it was not enough because now they are leaving like her father and disappointed like her mother but she still holds on to them because in her "heart there is no other. So basically it's about giving everything you have and just having that person walk out on you.
    ICUP32on November 25, 2013   Link

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