The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #10668   Message #2929989
Posted By: GUEST
17-Jun-10 - 02:24 PM
Thread Name: Origins: Satisfied Mind
Subject: ADD Version: Satisfied Mind
I think Porter Wagoner's lyrics were a little different:

(as sung by Porter Wagoner)

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 of to get a start in life's game.
Then 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.