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The Rolling Stones: Satisfaction Meaning

Satisfaction Lyrics

I can’t get no satisfaction,
I can’t get no satisfaction.
’cause I try and I try and I try and I try.
I can’t get no, I can’t get no.

When I’m drivin’ in my car
And that man comes on the radio
And he’s tellin’ me more and more
About some...


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    Sep 27th, 2005 9:44pm report

    Sorry, dude, but this song is not completely sexual frustration. It's about Mick escaping a hard relationship and he cant get satisfaction out of ANYTHING (When I’m drivin’ in my car/And that man comes on the radio/And he’s tellin’ me more and more/ About some useless information/ Supposed to fire my imagination.) He gets annoyed at things he usually enjoys and girls can see this and so they don't want him.


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    Jul 9th, 2011 7:11pm report

    But wait a minute, haven´t you think about the part the guy in the TV says how white his shirts ca be, and Mick says he can´t be a man cause he doesn´t smoke the same cigarrtes as him?, what he means?, he says that the guy looks gays maybe because he is smoking light cigarretes?, or what he means?.


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    Apr 21st, 2011 4:46pm report

    And, like so many other Stones songs, maybe it's a reference to Muddy Waters "I can't be satisfied."


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    Dec 12th, 2009 12:40am report

    It's about advertising and the way it makes us dissatisfied with our lives. Great song, the theme was a bit ahead of it's time.


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    Nov 2nd, 2009 11:57am report

    Most would like to interpret there some kind of sexual innuendos in this lyrics, which is something typical with rock bands (drugs, sex, etc) However, I have to agree that it has a lot to do with what the band experienced during their tour.
    It was originally written by Keith.
    It's a frustration with conformity through commercialism and being inundated with tons of 'useless' information fabricated by 'experts' that could change our lives.
    On top of which he simply can't get laid (on a personal level).


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    Jul 27th, 2009 7:06am report

    krurien, rockon was totally justified in saying "sorry, dude this song is not completely about sexual frustration." he disagreed, moved on and then posted his take.


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    Jun 4th, 2009 6:42am report

    i just wanted to say first of rockon how can you seriously come on here and tell somebody that they are wrong on their interpretation of the song this sight isn't for finding what the singer meant by it its about learning how others perceive the song and make their own interpretations. everyone sees the world differently.

    OK now i listen to that song id it just genrally sounds like its a song that's about depression in his life.
    he describes a life of hoplessness and how nothing seems to work out for him such as the girl that tells him to comeback next week.
    when people are depressed nothing seems to matter everything seems life less and unimportant, like the usless information and how its suppose to light his fire but he obviously doesnt have that fire lite for him.

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    May 17th, 2009 5:41pm report

    Ok first off the last couple lines of the song are about a chicks period "And I'm tryin' to make some girl
    Who tells me baby
    better come back later next week
    'cause you see I'm on losing streak" and how he can't fuck her because of it

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    Apr 9th, 2007 4:15am report

    My take is unfulfilled expectations of consumers in an increasingly commercialised world.
    all products guarantee complete satisfaction but how many actually deliver?


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    Nov 16th, 2006 11:49am report

    Hell, I thought it had to do with the band traveling around together, needing to piss, and being unable to until they pulled outside an abandoned gas station and collectively let go. I always thought it was about badly needing to piss and not being able to without desperate measures.

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    Jul 24th, 2006 7:54pm report

    Yea, I think rockon is pretty much right here. It's not all about sex, drugs and rock and roll. It's about life as a whole.


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    Jun 24th, 2005 6:46am report

    Sexual Frustration is how I see it.

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