I'm so fed up with everyone around me
No one seems to care
I'm just so far gone and nothing's gonna change
I'll never be the same
It's always do this, do that, everything they want to
I don't wanna live that way
Every chance they get they're always pushing me away

It's never enough, no it's never enough
No matter what I say
It's never enough, no it's never enough
I'll never be what you want me to be

It's all so messed up and no one ever listens
Everyone's deranged
I'm just so fucked up and I'm never gonna change
I wanna lay it all to waste
They're always say this, say that, nothing that you want to
I don't wanna live that way
Every chance they get they're always shoving me aside

It's never enough, no it's never enough
No matter what I say
It's never enough, no it's never enough
I'll never be what you want me to be
I'm done!

In the end we're all just chalk lines on the concrete
Drawn only to be washed away
For the time that I've been given
I am what I am

I'd rather hate you for everything you are
Than ever love you for something you are not
I'd rather you hate me for everything I am
Than have you love me for something that I can't

It's never enough, it's never enough
No matter what I say
It's never enough, no it's never enough
No matter who I try to be
It's never enough, no it's never enough
No matter how I try to taste
It's never enough, never never enough
I'll never be what you want me to be


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Never Enough Lyrics as written by Donnell Spencer

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  • +8
    General CommentWell guess I get to go first.

    As a guy who was born with the genetic defect to seek out women who are never happy and then spend years failing at trying to make them happy, this song has a profound meaning to me.

    Just the entire tone of the song is exactly what it felt like to me. To me you can hear it in his voice. The combination of regret and anger being replaced with a feeling of failure brought on by shear mental and physical exhaustion.

    The entire lyrics just fit all too well to my worst relationships but two parts in particular stick out in my mind.

    First when he just keeps screaming out and repeating "I'M DONE!!!"

    It's simple but it puts in words so eloquently what it's like when you've finally had all you can take and you just give up completely.

    The other part finally puts into words perfectly what I have always felt but never could voice.

    I'd rather hate you, for everything you are,
    Then ever love you, for something you are not
    I'd rather you hate me, for everything I am
    Than have you love me for something that I can't

    Little long comment but feel this song kicks ass and deserves a good comment.

    That is all

    Cheers,

    Ryan
    TofuBug2on May 11, 2008   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI will dare to sound whiney by saying that this song sounds like my life.

    Basically I see it as a guy who is isolated from society. He tries to do what society wants, he always does the right thing. He feels so isolated that he feels that he cannot reconnect with society. The society wants him to change to be something that he can never be to fit in. He finally resolves to be left alone and to be himself.
    Master of Oblivionon July 17, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI'd say this song is about being unaccepted for whatever reason whether it be your likes/dislikes, how you dress, who you hang out with, etc. Treating others with kindness and respect, but others can't do the same. Helping others and in return being ignored. Probably also deals with being pressured into conformity, but people still not accepting you.

    On a side note... How in the hell does this remind you of your parents asking you to do a fucking a chore?
    duffockon June 05, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentTo this song is about feeling like an outcast, like everyone hates you. But you refuse to try and become like them because you know it would all be a lie. it would never be good enough.

    "I'd rather hate you for everything you are
    Than ever love you for something you are not
    I'd rather you hate me for everything I am
    Than have you love me for something that I am not."

    This means to me that you would rather see who people really are and have them see who you really are and hate each other than pretend to be someone else just to get people to like you.
    Nikkiisawesomeon December 05, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFor myself as father the lyrics speak to the unrealistic expectations parents place on their children. No matter what they do its never enough. As a parent I've learned that the best expectation is unconditional love tempered with encouragements of finding their strengths and removing obstacles to success.
    williams1con March 04, 2016   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe way i see it, its not just about that. its about some people are too nice and get constantly taken advantage of. just constantly being used and when they try do something with or get something from the people they helped. the people make some excuse to avoid doing it. and now the person in like 'fuck this" and he's not going to try to help or impress anyone anymore because its a wasted effort.
    Runnin_4_Nothinon May 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMaybe means that he is so tired of everyone walking all over him that he says fuck you and fuck it all. also maybe that we are all going to die one day so be remembered as being a nice person and not an asshole? lol, and you bitched at your parents about taking out that trash because you were to busy on myspace? lol get a life.
    killerdudeeon July 10, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI can tottally see where the one kid is coming from about the parents. I mean thats pretty stupid but still i can see it
    but the way i see the song is someone is constalily being nice, doing all the right shit
    and noone appreshates it from him
    and like maybe a family thinks that he isn't doing anything with his life and they always ask more and more of them you know?
    mrewok92on July 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song. to me it means that sometimes what you do just isnt enough. no matter how hard you try or what you say people or someone always want more from you and then you get to the point where you have just had enough. i love the end of the song where he says i would rather u hate me for everything i am than love me for something im not : )
    vern93on July 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentanother song on my list of great songs. to me it means that whatever you do it is "never enough". just trying to get that someone you love back into your life and trying EVERYTHING you possibly can and everything you do is just never enough. they never see what you're trying to do and it hurts. also, another great part is the end.. "In the end we’re all just chalk lines on the concrete Drawn only to be washed away For the time that I’ve been given I am what I am". I believe here that he's trying to say that everyone is the same and eventually were all going to die. And for the time that he is given to live on earth he's going to be himself and no one else. He isn't going to try and be something he isn't to get someone to love him. Hence the I rather you hate me, for everything I am
    Then have you love me, for something that I can’t. I know i'm probably waaay offf from what this really means. But i just find lyrics that i relate to and make them my own.
    sports_freak2408on August 02, 2008   Link

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