Sunday, February 20, 2011

I'd Give You Everything I've Got For A Little Peace Of Mind

The Blind Boys of Alabama

Satisfied Mind

How many times have you heard someone say
"If I had his money, I could do things my way?"
Little they know that it's so hard to find
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.

Once I was winning in fortune and fame
Everything that I dreamed for to get a start in life's game
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 my life is ended, my time has run out
My trials and my loved ones, I'll leave them no doubt
But one thing's for certain, when it comes my time
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind
I'll leave this old world with a satisfied mind

My older brother used to say: "Happy won't make you money."

(Thanks to realder Al Johnson for sending that one along)


Rob De Witt said...


This is definitely a new take on this old standard, and thanks for bringing it to my attention. I've known it forever and never heard it like this.

Not to change the subject, but...

Have you ever listened to these guys?

Goosebumps, always.


SippicanCottage said...

Hi Rob-
Those are marvelous.

Everyone knows them, but doesn't know their name, from singing on "Loves Me Like A Rock" by Paul Simon.