Song of the Day #5,014: ‘Satisfied’ – Liz Phair

Liz Phair’s 2010 album Funstyle was self-released by the artist after she left Capitol Records. The album followed a couple of poorly-received stabs at a more commercial sound and signaled her increasing dissatisfaction with the direction of her career.

Funstyle fared a bit better, critically, but just a bit. It also seemed for awhile like the last thing Phair would release, until she returned 11 years later with the well-reviewed Soberish.

I don’t know if I’ve ever listened to this album all the way through, but today’s song sounds fine to me. I kind of liked her reviled 2000’s pop albums, too, though, so maybe I’m not the best judge.

I fell in love along the way, somewhere I couldn’t stay
But it’s nice to take a detour sometimes
You drove me out in your rented car, we didn’t have to go too far
To look back on the city lights

Some things aren’t that different
But other things, they change

You’ve got the world at your feet, with everything you need
Tell me, are you satisfied?
It all comes easily to you, with everything you do
Tell me, are you satisfied?

I came, I saw, I kicked its ass
I walked away, and I never looked back
I remember you, when you held my hair
As I puked, oh, everywhere

Some things aren’t that different
But other things, they change

You’ve got the world at your feet, with everything you need
Tell me, are you satisfied?
It all comes easily to you, with everything you do
But tell me, are you satisfied?
I want to be like you
You want to be like me

You’ve got the world at your feet, with everything you need
But tell me, are you satisfied?
It all comes easily to you, with everything you do
But tell me, are you satisfied?

(I felt it turn along the way, somewhere I couldn’t stay
But tell me, are you satisfied?)

One thought on “Song of the Day #5,014: ‘Satisfied’ – Liz Phair

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Some of the lyrics are a bit provocative, but the music feels rather uninspired.

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