Good Enough

from by Arthur Lee Land

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Good Enough IS Arthur Lee Land's life story. A tale highlighting the struggle of growing up as a "hyperactive-problem child" before there were labels like "ADHD" and the subsequent reframing of this supposed "disorder" to the dynamic gift that makes him who he is today. Whether you relate to the "ADHD" label or not this song hits a deep chord within all of us.

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YESTERDAY I WATCHED THE VIDEOS FROM WHEN I WAS A BOY
I HAVE TO SAY, WELL IT TOOK ME BY SURPRISE
I HEARD THAT LITTLE BOY SAY
"I DON'T WANT PEOPLE TO SEE HOW STUPID I AM"
IT MADE ME WONDER "WHO TOLD HIM ALL THOSE LIES?"

I CARRY IT WITH ME EVERYDAY BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO...

I KNOW THAT I AM GOOD ENOUGH
I WISH THAT YOU COULD UNDERSTAND
THE PRICE THAT I HAVE PAID TO BE A MAN

IT COULD HAVE BEEN MY BIG BROTHER
CUZ I WAS JUST A PAIN IN HIS ASS
BUT MAYBE MY MOM, CUZ TO HER I COULD NEVER DO THINGS RIGHT
MY CHEATING DAD WENT ALONG WITH IT
TO KEEP THE PEACE IN THE HOUSE
NOW I'M LEFT WITH THIS BURDEN AND STAGE-FRIGHT

I WAS A CHAMPION OF NOTHING DURING MY SCHOOL CAREER
HYPERACTIVE, I WAS A GUINEA PIG FOR THE LITTLE WHITE PILLS
"SUPER BRIGHT, BUT HE DOESN'T APPLY HIMSELF"
IS WHAT MY TEACHERS SAID
THEY WROTE ME OFF, ANOTHER KID LOST TO THE SOCIAL ILLS

I CARRY IT WITH ME EVERYDAY BUT IT'S TIME TO LET IT GO

I KNOW THAT I AM GOOD ENOUGH
I WISH THAT YOU COULD UNDERSTAND
THE PRICE THAT I HAVE PAID TO BE A MAN
I DON'T HAVE TO PROVE MYSELF OR JUSTIFY MY WORTH
WHAT I AM IS ONLY WHO I AM IT'S WHO I AM ONLY WHO I AM

A PART OF ME WAS STOLEN BY MY COUSINS, WHEN I WAS ONLY 10
THREW ME FACE DOWN ON THE BED,
I DIDN'T KNOW WHAT WAS HAPPENING
THESE SCARS ARE LIKE A MAGNET
THEY ATTRACT MORE AND MORE SHAME
BUT I AIN'T GONNA PLAY THE VICTIM, I GOT NO ONE TO BLAME

THE VOICES INSIDE MY HEAD
WELL THEY ALMOST TOOK ME DOWN
BUT I FOUND THE SOUND OF SILENCE
THAT LED ME TO FORGIVENESS

CHORUS

IT'S WHO I AM ONLY WHO I AM
I AM WHO I AM I'M FINE THE WAY I AM

credits

from Cracked Open, released May 14, 2013
Music/Lyrics: Arthur Lee Land
All Instruments: Arthur Lee Land
Drum programming, Co-Producer and Engineer: Aaron Shier

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“How come my heart feels cracked open.” There’s no wonder why Arthur Lee Land’s 4th album Cracked Open, offers an exciting invitation for the musically adventurous to discover a boundless, transcendent world. Arthur’s groundbreaking style is driven by the integration of sophisticated musical, emotional and spiritual juxtapositions. It’s been said; “Every one of these songs sticks to your soul” ... more

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