"Unsatisfied" as written by and Paul Westerberg....
Look me in the eye
Then, tell me that I'm satisfied
Was you satisfied?
Look me in the eye
Then, tell me that I'm satisfied
Hey, are you satisfied?

And it goes so slowly on
Everything I've ever wanted
Tell me what's wrong

Look me in the eye
And tell me that I'm satisfied
Were you satisfied?
Look me in the eye
Then, tell me that I'm satisfied
And now are you satisfied?

Everything goes
Well, anything goes all of the time
Everything you dream of
Is right in front of you
And everything is a lie

Look me in the eye
And tell me that I'm satisfied
Look me in the eye
Unsatisfied
I'm so, I'm so unsatisfied
I'm so dissatisfied
I'm so, I'm so unsatisfied
I'm so unsatisfied
Well, I'm-a
I'm so, I'm so unsatisfied
I'm so dissatis, dissattis
I'm so


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"Unsatisfied" as written by Paul Westerberg

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  • +3
    General CommentI simply adore this song. This is the worst thing that can happen to anybody. Get everything you've ever wanted and dreamed of, achieve all your goals and find out that you're still not satisfied with your life. That this is not what you wanted...
    neuroticvinylon January 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentExcellent song. Westerberg's voice has an air of honest fragility and seething raw anger. The melody and music is memorable, the lyrics are straightforward but work incredibly well, and a lesser songwriter/singer/band might have not pulled this masterpiece off.

    Brilliant song by a brilliant band.
    endofthelinejoelon June 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti love this song, i love the replacements
    punkynoisethingon January 07, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPure teenage angst. Our generation has wealth, convenience, assortment of gadgets, plenty of career opportunities but are you really content? Something is missing from our lives. I think that's what this song is about and it applies to our generation probably more so than the one Westerberg wrote it about.
    Fauxpoeton February 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentbut it's just...the greatest song...
    halmookyon March 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't think that it's "teen" angst at all. The song seems much broader than that. It's more angry disillusionment that angst.

    Which ever way you read it, the song is one of the best (of any artist)!
    endofthelinejoelon March 07, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is much more relatable as a twenty-something than it was as a teenager. To me, this is the ultimate white-boy blues.
    NvrEndr5on March 27, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so much better than "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction." Yes, even better than DEVO's version.
    The way he starts the singing with a barely discernible "Jump!" is so awesome.
    morypcainaon May 12, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment"This song is so much better than "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction."

    I love how you brought that up. The song is uncontrably punk and grunge at the same time. It serves as an anthem while being defeated by its own ambitiousness. Westerbergs seems undeniably intent on reaching a way to put it across, notice the morphing emphasis on the line

    Look me in the eye
    And tell me that I'm satisfied

    then

    Look me in the EYE
    And tell me that I'm satisfied

    Lookmeintheeye!
    And tell me that I'm satisfied

    As obvious as it sounds hes looking for satisfaction within the song. The main line seems to not be enough. The song culminates with rawness of Westerberg at its best, and the crashing guitar lines, fading, and rising, over and over. Our hearts can barely take it, and neither can popular music.
    sensenomakingon August 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a Great Song! Best song on that classic album. It's not so much teen angst, it's more like adult like in your 20's angst. It's not just about being unsatisifed with a relationship it's about being unsatisfied with your life in general.
    bakismakion April 18, 2006   Link

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