Red Hayes and Jack Rhodes
How many times have you heard someone say,
"If I had his money I would do things my way."
How little they know, well, it's so hard to find,
One rich man in ten with a satisfied mind.
Oh, once I was waiting for fortune and fame,
Had everything that I needed 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.
No money can buy back your youth when you're old,
Or a friend when you're lonely or a love that's grown cold.
And the world's richest person is a pauper at times,
Compared to the one with a satisfied mind.
When my life is over and my time has run out,
All my friends and my loved ones I'm gonna leave them no doubt.
But there's one thing for certain, when it comes my time,
I'm gonna leave this old world with a satisfied mind.