The Rolling Stones: Satisfaction Meaning
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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
anonymous 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).
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.
anonymous Jul 31st, 2018 7:51pm report
One of the most ungreatful songs of The Rolling Stones that was unfortunately leading some of us to become Greatful Dead fans too soon, but for the wrong reasons. For me this song was about pushing the utopian idea of richness and bliss too far. Which already reached it's heights before the 60's came along that was full of delicious cakes and delicasies to enjoy and be satisfied with. But no,no,no The Protagonist is playing as this spoiled rich and eccentric man, who's as radical, revolutionized left wing racist that could be found. All for encouraging us not to be satisfied in our positions. Like he's still not satisfied in need to create insane ideas of his to mainly influence us for somekind of progressiveness instead? Anotherwords this elite asshole never learned the responsibility to appreciate and be gracious in his ''heavenly'' position that he held and had, but obviously didn't know it, To only be still not satisfied with his given indulgencies. So with this song he was betraying himself and us towards the nihilism of hell instead, when you never can get no ''Satisfaction''
anonymous 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?.
anonymous 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."
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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.
anonymous 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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