Good Enough (live) :: Sarah McLachlan
Friday Five

5 Things this song reminds me of:

1. Once upon a time in the early 90’s, I was in a crumbling, dysfunctional, emotionally abusive relationship when this song came out. At the time, I also met this extraordinary girl who became a fast friend of mine. She played guitar and sang at a cafe we used to go to, just the two of us, away from the “other cafe” that everyone else we knew frequented. One night she sang this song and said it was for me.

2. Later that night she said she meant it, the song, and that she wished that I believed it. I didn’t. It was hard to believe at that time that I was good enough for anyone really.

3. But she did get through to me eventually, or I finally woke up to what was going on. I eventually packed a few bags and left, leaving behind most of my things and a hell of a lot of my pride, but I did go and that time I did not look back.

4. I would see Sarah sing this song live for the first time at Lilith Fair (the first year), and then at the next two years of the music festival. I would also see her play at a nearby university. Each time she sang this song it made me cry, and made me remember that amazing girl I once briefly knew who helped me change my life.

5. Sometimes I forget how much I love this song, and the album this is off of (Fumbling Towards Ecstasy), but then I stumble on it, this song, and I sing-a-long, and remember everything.

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