A Satisfied Mind

Album: The Essential Porter Wagoner (1955)
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  • How many times have you heard someone say
    "If I had his money, I could do things my way?"
    But little they know that it's so hard to find
    One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind

    Once I was wading in fortune and fame
    Everything that I dreamed for to get a start in life's game
    But suddenly it happened, I lost every dime
    But I'm richer by far with a satisfied mind

    Money can't buy back your youth when you're old
    Or a friend when you're lonely, or a love that's grown cold
    The wealthiest person is a pauper at times
    Compared to the man with a satisfied mind

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

Comments: 2

  • Jennifur Sun from RamonaLove the song and the lyrics, especially about money not buying back your youth when you are old or a friend when you are lonely.
  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn October 9th 1955, a weeklong tour of the Louisiana Hayride, headlined by Porter Wagoner, played its first date at the Cherry Springs Dance Hall in Cherryspring, Texas...
    At the time his "Satisfied Mind" was at #5 on Billboard's C&W Best Seller in Stores chart; and at #3 on both Billboards’ C&W Most Played in Jukeboxes chart and Most Played by Jockeys chart...
    Two of the other acts to accompanied Mr. Wagoner on the tour were Elvis Presley and Johnny Cash, and Elvis' "I Forgot to Remember to Forget" was at #11 on Billboard's C&W Most Played by Jockeys chart...
    And on the Billboard's C&W Territorial Hits chart for Memphis, Tennessee; Johnny Cash's "Cry Cry Cry" was at #4.
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