You Are Enough


Broken and Beautiful – Part 5
Today we will examine iterations of the third verse from my song called Broken and Beautiful.   If you want to read more about this song, click here.  

1.  I thought this was a finished verse. What I mean is that it wasn’t just the first thing that I threw at the wall.  These words had some amount of spit and polish to them.  But it didn’t feel right.  I think it’s too many words.  It tries to say too much and ends up not saying anything.  
I know you’re tired
And you’re thinking about giving up
You’ve been kicked around and lied to
You’ve been chewed up and spit out
You’re a fish out of water
And you’re drowning in your drink
You’ve been spun around and blindfolded 
And you’re falling through thin ice
It’s like your hair is on fire
And you know that it’s so hard just to be nice
You feel mean
And there’s nothing you can do
Your smile has packed up and left town
It hasn’t been seen in a long time
It’s probably for their own good
It’s for your own good
It could be so good

2.  This version was trying to say something specific but the voice was wrong.  It gets closer to the right sentiment but it doesn’t match the tone of the other verses.  
They said you were special
They said always look on the sunny side
They said fit in, don’t stand out
Slip on through, everything will be fine
They said, smile, it cant be that bad
Turn that frown upside down 
You feel like your hair is on fire
And you know that it’s so hard just to be nice
You feel mean
And there’s nothing you can do
Your smile has packed up and left town
It hasn’t been seen in a long time
It’s probably for their own good
It’s for your own good
It could be so good

3.  Finally, I think this is the one. The entire song leads us to the last line of this verse.  I don't think I’m being overly dramatic when I say that it’s the most important line I’ve ever written.  
You are enough.  
They told you that you were special
But you’re feeling so empty now
They said if you’re ever feeling bad
Just turn that frown upside down 
You feel like your hair is on fire
It’s so hard just to be nice
You’re feeling mean and there’s nothing you can do
Your smile has packed up and left town
It hasn’t been seen in a long time
It’s probably for their own good
It’s for your own good
But I want you to know that you are enough