satisfied mind lyrics – byrds

how many times
have you heard someone say?
“if i had his money
i’d do things my way”
but little they know
that it’s so hard to find
one rich man in ten
with a satisfied mind

for money can’t buy back
your youth when you’re old
or a friend when you’re lonely
or a heart that’s grown cold
the wealthiest person
is a pauper at times
compared to the man
with a satisfied mind

once i was livin’
in fortune and fame
i had all that i dreamed of
to get a start in life’s game
then suddenly it happened
and i lost every dime
but i’m richer by far
with a satisfied mind

/ byrds lyrics