Just Can’t Get Enough

Probably every musician, not least from Barry White to Depeche Mode, have scribbled the lyric that they “just can’t get enough”.  It’s one of those interesting sentiments for me because it can be taken both ways, in that it can mean either an abundance or a scarcity.

How can one stay sated in such circumstances?

In ethics, there are considered two types of values.  An extrinsic value is something that relies on achieving a goal – “I need to do this so I can go and live in another country, get that promotion etc”… An intrinsic value lies simply within the activity itself, such as listening to music or watching a soap on TV.

In relationships (after all, those are what most songs are written about), not getting enough suggests an intrinsic value to the loving – it’s not necessarily having someone because you need them to achieve certain goals (not wanting to live abroad on your own or feeling that you can’t get that promotion without their expertise and support) but because you want to be with them.  For example, I’ve been to the cinema on my own but I’d rather watch a bad film with company than a bad one without.

You enjoy someone’s mere presence because it is them.  You can’t get enough because, whether in abundance or scarcity, you know that what you’re doing isn’t over and has no end point.

I’ve heard people say that
Too much of anything is not good for you, baby
Oh no
But I don’t know about that
There’s many times that we’ve loved
We’ve shared love and made love
It doesn’t seem to me like it’s enough
There’s just not enough of it
There’s just not enough
Oh oh, babe

My darling, I can’t get enough of your love babe
Girl, I don’t know, I don’t know why
Can’t get enough of your love babe
Oh, some things I can’t get used to
No matter how I try
Just like the more you give, the more I want
And baby, that’s no lie
Oh no, babe

Tell me, what can I say?
What am I gonna do?
How should I feel when everything is you?
What kind of love is this that you’re givin’ me?
Is it in your kiss or just because you’re sweet?

Girl, all I know is every time you’re here
I feel the change
Somethin’ moves
I scream your name
Do whatcha got to do [?]

Darling, I can’t get enough of your love babe
Girl, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why
I can’t get enough of your love babe
Oh no, babe

Girl, if I could only make you see
And make you understand
Girl, your love for me is all I need
And more than I can stand
Oh well, babe

How can I explain all the things I feel?
You’ve given me so much
Girl, you’re so unreal
Still I keep loving you
More and more each time
Girl, what am I gonna do
Because you blow my mind

I get the same old feelin’ every time you’re here
I feel the change
Somethin’ moves
I scream your name
Do whatcha got to do [?]

Darling, I can’t get enough of your love babe
Oh no, babe

Baby, let me take all of my life to find you
But you can believe it’s gonna take
the rest of my life to keep you

Oh no, babe
My darling, I can’t get enough of your love babe
Yeah, I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why
Can’t get enough of your love babe
Oh my darling, I can’t get enough of your love babe
Oh babe
I don’t know, I don’t know, I don’t know why

I can’t get enough of your love babe
Oh babe

Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love, Babe by Barry White

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