A Satisfied Mind

(Joe 'Red' Hayes / Jack Rhodes)
It's Alive, 1978



These lyrics are from Jody Nix, whose father used to play with Joe Hayes.



How many times have you heard someone say,

If I had his money I would 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 waiting 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, and my time has run out

My friends and my loved ones, I 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.



Lyrics are copyright 19??, Joe 'Red' Hayes & Jack Rhodes


Created 22 January 2000
Updated 22 January 2000

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