Satisfied

Album: Sweet and Wild (2010)

Songfacts®:

  • This is the second single from Sweet and Wild, the ninth studio album by American country artist Jewel. She said on her website: "Hands down my favorite message on the album. This is up there with 'Hands,' and 'Life Uncommon' for me. I really believe we don't always know what it takes to be happy and satisfied. Sometimes it's simpler than we know: finding those you love and letting them know you do. To me that is the definition of the word. My favorite spot is the bridge 'horses are built to run, the sun was meant to shine above, flowers were made to bloom, and then there's us - we were born to love.'"
  • Jewel told The Tennessean about the inspiration for the song: "My husband (Ty Murray) and I have talked a lot about what is happiness and what makes a person happy. It's funny because I feel like we all are interested in happiness, but I feel like very few of us sit down to actually see how much we're doing in our day lends to our happiness. It also seems like when you're a kid you have all these goals about what you want your life to become. Now when you accomplish those goals, you have to re-evaluate and see if they are making you happy because what makes a person feel satisfied might be different than what you thought."
  • Liz Rose, who co-wrote several tracks on Taylor Swift's debut album, including "Tim McGraw" and "Teardrops on My Guitar," co-wrote this track with Jewel.
  • The music video was shot at the War Memorial Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, and was directed by Peter Zavadil ("Ten," Stay Here Forever").
  • Jewel was nominated in the Grammy category Best Country Vocal Performance by Female in 2011, but lost to Miranda Lambert for "The House That Built Me."

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