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Not Enough is a song recorded by Canadian singer Avril Lavigne for her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby. It was written by Lavigne and Evan Taubenfeld, and produced by Lavigne's friend and ex-husband Deryck Whibley. It serves as the album's ninth track. 

BackgroundEdit

"Not Enough" was co-written by Lavigne and her friend Evan Taubenfeld. It was produced by her ex-husband Deryck Whibley. It was noted by some that "Not Enough" had more rock influences and was similar to the musical stylings of Lavigne's second studio album, Under My Skin. Although Whibley serves as the track's producer, it is speculated to be written about him — as most of the album's tracks are — although Lavigne has never stated who inspired any of the tracks on the album.

Critical receptionEdit

"Not Enough" received mainly positive reviews, with many noting similarities between "Not Enough" and the musical stylings of Let Go and Under My Skin.

Andy Greenwald of Entertainment Weekly called it a "raw confessional" and chose "Not Enough" and "What the Hell" as the album's best tracks. [1] Robert Copsey of Digital Spy complimented the production of the album overall but noted that songs like "Not Enough" and "4 Real" were far too similar to songs from Let Go. [2] BBC Music complimented "Not Enough" and "Wish You Were Here", stating that "Lavigne actually manages to communicate some real sentiment." They further stated: "[the] honest simplicity of Not Enough paints a picture of both its narrative and the capabilities of Lavigne as an artist." [3]

LyricsEdit

I'm sorry if this hurts you
But I tried to keep what we had once, I was wrong
It wasn't keeping me awake
You didn't listen (you didn't listen)
You didn't hear me (you didn't hear me)
When I said I want more, I got no more
You weren't stealing me away, oh

It's not enough, it's not enough
To give me what it is I want
It's not enough, it's not enough
To get me everything I need
And I, I wish it was
I think it's time to give this up

Oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh, oh-oh
Ohh

All the memories that we're losing
All the time that I spent with you every day
I think is running down the drain
I'm feeling (feeling) that we're fading
Don't make this as hard as you think it would be
It's a lot easier than it seems, yeah

It's not enough, it's not enough
To give me what it is I want
It's not enough, it's not enough
To get me everything I need
And I, I wish it was
I think it's time to give this up

And I can feel we're falling down slowly, slowly
I can see us starting to drown, can't stop it now
I can see we're burning out, so show me, show me
How you're gonna turn it around? Because...

It's not enough
It's not enough to give me what it is I want
It's not enough
It's not enough to get me everything I need
It's not enough
It's not enough to give me what it is I want
It's not enough
It's not enough to get me everything I need
And I, I wish it was
I think it's time to give this up
It's not enough
It's not enough to give me what it is I want
It's not enough
It's not enough to get me everything I need
It's not enough
It's not enough to give me what it is I want
It's not enough
It's not enough for me

Hey, hey
Oh, oh
Mmm, mmm
Oh, oh, hmm

GalleryEdit

Avril Lavigne - Not Enough (Audio)

Avril Lavigne - Not Enough (Audio)

ReferencesEdit

NavigationEdit

Goodbye Lullaby
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  • "Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
  • "Not Enough"
  • "Push"
  • "Remember When"
  • "Smile"
  • "Stop Standing There"
  • "What the Hell"
  • "Wish You Were Here"