The Goonies 'R' Good Enough
Cyndi Lauper Lyrics


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Here we are
Hanging on the strings of green and blues
Break the chain and we break down
Oh it's not real if you don't feel it

Unspoken expectations
Ideals you used to play with
They've finally taken shape

What's good enough for you
Is good enough for me
It's good enough
It's good enough for me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Now you say
You're startin' to feel the push and pull
Of what could be and never can
You mirror me stumblin' through those

Old fashioned superstitions
I find too hard to break
Oh maybe you're out of place

What's good enough for you
Is good enough for me
It's good enough
It's good enough for me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

(Good Enough) For you
Is good enough for me
It's good, it's good enough
It's good enough for me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Old fashioned superstitions
I find too hard to break
Oh, maybe you're out of place

What's good enough for you
Is good enough for me
It's good enough
It's good enough for me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

(Good enough) For you
Is good enough for me
It's good, it's good enough

It's good enough for me
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
Ah huh




Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Overall Meaning

In "The Goonies 'R' Good Enough," Cyndi Lauper sings to someone who is struggling with the pressure of conforming to society's expectations. She urges them to break the chains of those expectations and not to worry about fitting in with what others believe is good enough. The lyrics suggest that it is not enough to simply go through the motions and do what is expected; one must also feel and believe what they do.


The line about "unspoken expectations" and "ideals you used to play with" implies that the person being addressed has not fully embraced their own desires and goals. These expectations have limited their potential to be their true selves. The singer also recognizes that superstitions and old-fashioned beliefs hold the person back, causing them to stumble in life.


The overall message of the song suggests that one should not compromise their true self to fit into societal norms. What is good enough for oneself is good enough for others, and one should not live for the expectations of others.


Line by Line Meaning

Here we are
We have arrived at a certain point in time and space.


Hanging on the strings of green and blues
We are experiencing a combination of emotions and circumstances that are affecting us deeply.


Break the chain and we break down
If we attempt to fight against the circumstances we find ourselves in, we may not be able to handle the consequences.


Oh it's not real if you don't feel it
Our experiences are only meaningful if we invest our emotions in them.


Unspoken expectations
There are certain standards that we hold ourselves and others to without explicitly stating them.


Ideals you used to play with
There are certain values and beliefs that we held in the past and may try to recreate in the present.


They've finally taken shape
Our previous ideals and expectations have become tangible in our current reality.


What's good enough for you
The standards and expectations that you hold for yourself and others.


Is good enough for me
I am willing to accept your standards and expectations as my own.


It's good enough
Your standards and expectations meet the minimum requirements for me.


Now you say
You are currently expressing a thought or feeling.


You're startin' to feel the push and pull
You are experiencing conflicting emotions and desires.


Of what could be and never can
You are considering a future that may not be possible or realistic.


You mirror me stumblin' through those
Your current experience is similar to mine, with both of us feeling uncertain and unsteady.


Old fashioned superstitions
There are traditional beliefs and values that we still hold onto and struggle to overcome.


I find too hard to break
Overcoming these traditional beliefs and values is proving challenging for me.


Oh maybe you're out of place
Perhaps you don't fit in with the current cultural or societal norms.


For you is good enough for me
I am willing to adopt your standards and expectations as my own.


It's good, it's good enough
Your standards and expectations meet the minimum requirements for me.


Whoa whoa whoa whoa whoa
An expression of emotion and excitement.


Ah huh
An expression of agreement or understanding.


Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah
An expression of agreement or excitement.




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Cyndi Lauper, Steve Broughton, Arthur Willmore Stead

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Comments from YouTube:

@nostalgiajim

Tears swell in my eyes when i see this video and start to think of how much time has passed since my youth...what a time to be a kid!!

@EdwardNigma-hg8qd

me too

@grbenway

It was not all good times, but it was like at least 90% good times.

@princesschanluv

I was watching The Goonies and hearing this made me think the very same thing. The 80's were awesome!

@ilovebutterstuff

Man, it was the BEST. Even the fights were great. Swinging from the branches of willow trees, letting our imagination run wild... I get you. 👍

@timwest1072

Same!!

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@23Lfty

2019 and Goonies still never Die. 💀

@alexandrearaujo5900

Yes never
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@gianamara336

Linda música adoro uhuuuuuu ✌️

@Cody-im1il

I watched it yesterday 😂😂😂

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