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Barbra Streisand & Donna Summer - No More Tears (Enough Is Enough) CBS Records 1979

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"No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)" is a duet from 1979 by Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand. While Summer was famous for her disco material and Streisand for her more easy listening and soundtrack work (though both had crossed over into other genres before), this song fused both sounds with a slow beginning (lasting almost two minutes) which then develops into a disco song. The song then becomes something of a feminist anthem with two women taking action against their men and throwing them out. During the recording of the song, Summer is said to have passed out and fallen off her chair having been out partying the night before. Streisand supposedly carried on singing her long note and waited until she had finished it before stopping and asking Summer if she was okay. Another rumour regarding the song is that Streisand's son, Jason Gould, is the one who talked his mother into recording the duet as he was a fan of Summer's work. Although Summer and Streisand never performed the song together live, Summer would still sing the song live in concerts with other female performers her sister Mary Gaines Bernard.

The song was recorded for Streisand's Wet album and also as a new track for Summer's compilation double album entitled On the Radio: Greatest Hits Volumes 1 & 2. The full-length version was found on Streisand's album, while a longer 11 minute plus version (the 12" version) was featured on Summer's album. The Summer version features additional production by frequent collaborator Harold Faltermeyer, and incorporates a harder rock edge. The single was released on both Casablanca Records (Summer's label) and Columbia Records (Streisand's label) and sales of the two were amalgamated. The versions on the two 7" singles differed slightly however, with different mixes and slightly different background vocal arrangements. The formats differed between nations - in the UK for example, the song was only released on 7" by Casablanca, and 12" (the extended version from the On The Radio album) by Columbia.

Although the sales of the two labels' releases were amalgamated, both the 7" and the 12" were certified Gold by the RIAA in early 1980. The 7" single was eventually certified Platinum, signifying sales of two million US copies. The single spent two weeks at number one on the U.S. singles chart.

[Barbra:]
It's raining, it's pouring
My lovelife is boring me to tears, after all these years
[Donna:]
No sunshine, no moonlight, no stardust, no sign of romance
We don't stand a chance

[Barbra:]
I've always dreamed I found the perfect lover
But he turned out to be like every other man
Our love, our love

[Both:]
Raining (raining)
Pouring (pouring)
There's nothing left for us here
And we won't waist another tear

[Donna:]
If you've had enough, don't put up with his stuff, don't you do it

[Barbra:]
If you've had your fill, get the check pay the bill, you can do it

[Donna:]
Tell him to just get out,

[Barbra:]
Nothing left to talk about

[Donna:]
Pack his raincoat show him out

[Both:]
Just look him in the eye and simply shout:
Enough is enough
I can't go on, I can't go on no more no
Enough is enough
I want him out, I want him out that door now

Enough is enough
Enough is enough
That's enough

[Donna:]
If you've reached the end, don't pretend that is right when it's over

[Barbra:]
(it's over)
If the feeling is gone don't think twice just move on, get it over

[Donna:]
(over, over)

[Both:]
Tell him to just get out, say it clearly, spell it out:
Enough is enough is enough
I can't go on, I can't go on no more no
Enough is enough is enough
I want him out, I want him out that door now

Enough is enough
Enough is enough
That's enough

[Barbra:]
I've always dreamed to find the perfect lover,
But he turns out to be like every other man
Our love (I had no choice from the start)
Our love (I've gotta listen to my heart)
Our love (Tearing us apart)

Enough is enough is enough
I can't go on, I can't go on no more no
Enough is enough is enough
I want him out, I want him out that door now

Enough is enough
Enough is enough
That's enough

[Both:]
No more tears (No more tears)
No more tears (No more tears)
No more tears (No more tears)
No more tears (No more tears)
Enough is enough is enough is enough is enough is enough
I've had it, you've had it he's had it, we've had is

[Donna:]
I always dreamed I find the perfect lover,

[Barbra:]
But he turned out to be like every other man

[Both:]
I had no choice from the start
I've gotta listen to my heart
Tearing us apart

Enough is enough is enough
I can't go on, I can't go on no more no
Enough is enough is enough
I want him out, I want him out that door now

Goodbye mister, goodbye, goodbye mister
Goodbye sugar

It's raining, it's pouring,
There's nothing left for us here
And we won't waist another tear

No more tears
Is enough is enough is enough is enough is enough is enough is enough
Is enough!

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