What does Satisfaction mean?

The Rolling Stones: Satisfaction Meaning

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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...


    #1 top rated interpretation:
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    Nov 2nd 2009 !⃝

    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).


    #2 top rated interpretation:
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    Sep 27th 2005 !⃝

    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.

  3. anonymous
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    Jul 31st 2018 !⃝

    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''

  4. anonymous
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    Jul 9th 2011 !⃝

    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?.

  5. anonymous
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    Apr 21st 2011 !⃝

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

  6. anonymous
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    Dec 12th 2009 !⃝

    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.

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 27th 2009 !⃝

    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.

  8. krurien
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    Jun 4th 2009 !⃝

    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.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  9. Warpzo
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    May 17th 2009 !⃝

    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

  10. anna2
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    Apr 9th 2007 !⃝

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

  11. anonymous
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    Nov 16th 2006 !⃝

    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.

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  12. anonymous
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    Jul 24th 2006 !⃝

    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.

  13. dbc031175
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    Jun 24th 2005 !⃝

    Sexual Frustration is how I see it.

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