"Satisfied Mind" as written by and Red Hayes Jack Rhodes....
How many times have you heard someone say
If I had money, I'd do things my way,
But little they know that it's so hard to find
One rich man with a satisfied mind.

Money can't buy back your youth when you're old
A friend, when you're lonely, or peace to your soul.
The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
Compared to the man with a satisfied mind.

When my life is over and my time has run out.
My friends and my loved ones, I'll leave them no doubt.
But, one thing's gone for certain, when it comes my time
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind.
Satisfied mind.


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"Satisfied Mind" as written by Jack Rhodes Red Hays

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    General Commentthe first time i heard this song it made me very remorseful. he wrote a song about being simply happy in whatever you do and they end up playing at his own funeral. there is a great sense of symbolism in that situation. like this song proved that he knew he was happy doing what he was doing. its a shame he had to leave so soon...
    humanthunderballon July 29, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBeautiful song, although I wonder if Jeff Buckley really left this old world with a satisfied mind? But the message is clear - although we all may be born into entrirely different circumstances, we all have the chance to choose personal happiness.
    tubesockson July 08, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is an old country standard, not a Jeff Buckley tune. It is poignant to listen, though, in light of his passing.
    cravenmonketon June 17, 2004   Link
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    General CommentThis song was important in the life of Jeff Buckley as he played it at his father Tim's funeral, and blew the gathering away with the feeling and ability of his performance. This led him to being signed up by Columbia (i think it was columbia?) and led us to hearing the amazing album which is Grace
    podson October 02, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDid Jeff Wrtie The Song???
    productofthe80son January 04, 2005   Link
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    General CommentPorter Wagoner wrote the song, it's been covered by everyone from The Byrds to Ben Harper.. You can hear the original on that Dale Earnhardt ESPN movie when they're doing a flashback scene with Dale as a kid.

    I have to believe Jeff Buckley's mind was extremely satisfied. You always want more, but he must have been satisfied, he sure lived like it.
    stephiphanyon January 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdid'nt his dad die when he was like 8?? I did'nt think he was signed up then at such a young age
    vera1234on August 01, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthis song is the only song that made me cry and still does sometimes.. its amazing..
    hallelujah8on October 10, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentah jeff, what can i say. the most incredible singer, songwriter, performer. everything. my heart breaks when i know i'll never see him live
    missdivaon December 24, 2005   Link
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    General CommentMost of the country versions of the song aren't that great if you're not into country. This version takes some of the country guitar phrasing while still keeping with the style he exhibited in his solo shows and is all the better because of it. Lyrically, it's a simple piece, a retread of old themes, but in light of the situation in which the song was released (aside from the live show itself where only a relatively small amount of people was present), it's rather powerful.
    Sin-éon January 14, 2006   Link

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