Steve Earle – I Ain’t Ever Satisfied

I first found out about Steve Earle through this song. It has remained one of my favorite songs. Steve has released a lot of great songs since but it’s the honesty of this song that I like so much.

After I heard it I immediately bought the album “Exit 0” and enjoyed the complete album. The lyrics ring true of the human spirit…we are never satisfied. The 80s were not my favorite musical decade but Steve Earle was one of the highlights for me.

Steve is a very underrated American songwriter.

The song made it to #26 on the Billboard charts in 1987. The album Exit 0 made it to #15 on the charts.

I Ain’t Ever Satisfied

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

22 thoughts on “Steve Earle – I Ain’t Ever Satisfied”

  1. Steve Earle is one on my Mount Rushmore of Favorites along with of course The Beatles- Bob Dylan and Elvis Costello. I can remember exactly where I was when I heard “Guitar Town” on the radio- the next day I went out and bought the record. I have seen Steve in concert more than anyone else- by far! The first time couple times I saw him he opened for Bob- when Copperhead Road was out. I don’t think I’ve ever seen him not deliver in concert.

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    1. That is awesome. The first time I saw Steve was opening up for Bob Dylan… that was also the first time I saw Dylan…probably around 88 or 89.
      I’m glad he got over his troubles… I’ve only seen him twice I believe. He was a light in the dark in the eighties to me. Oh did I mention I didn’t like a lot of eighties! lol… It was so refreshing seeing him come out at a time when hair metal and synths were huge.

      This song just hit me so hard and has ever since… I played with a bunch of guys that played The Devil’s Right Hand before I knew who played it. He has some great pure songs.

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      1. What a great songwriter- Devil’s Right Hand one of his best songs I think… His son Justin is very good also! I’ve seen Steve now close to 30 times. The 80’s actually look good compared to some of what has come along since!

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      2. WOW, 30 times…Yes, you probably have the record! Ok, I will give you that about the 80s…You have me on that left to right. I guess I don’t even consider now as counting. That is sad.

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      3. Some of the alternative stuff was decent back then… U2- REM were at their best in the 80’s- Prince with 1999 and Purple Rain… I think the second half of the 80’s- not as good as the first half….

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      4. You know you are right. I can’t help but think of the bad stuff because radio really overplayed the bad stuff. Don’t forget Bruce…I do have a chip on my shoulder about the 80s because during the 80s I wanted 60s and 70s style music. When we got requests for Loverboy I would cringe.

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      5. Yes there was a lot of bad music in the 80’s– do you remember that contest they had on MTV- you won a Loverboy concert in your back yard or something or other- for some reason I still remember the winners name- Brigit Magnesium .. or something like that… yes a lot of bad music..

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      6. Yes I do remember that…I remember the backyard deal. You remembering that name…that is great…What a last name

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      7. Yes he seemed to be having constant fun. Right now he is spending the summer on the south of France with Woollcott…. I can’t help but think of how most of the people who were well known at the time are now kind of forgotten to history- like Woollcott..

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      8. That is a good period you are reading about. They are forgotten…Harpo is one of the ones that is remembered. A comedian with writers and intellectuals and Harpo is the one probably remembered the most…. I didn’t know Ruth Gordon went back that far

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      9. Ruth Gordon born in 1896. She was a name I knew– I’ve been looking up and reading a little bit about the people Harpo writes about- to learn a little more about them.

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      10. The main reason I know her is Harold and Maude. What a black comedy… That is what I did. Robert Benchley and George Kaufman were great writers in their fields. Kaufman wrote so many plays…and good plays.

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      11. Oh I’m really starting to like Bunk…he is so funny. We are on season 2 episode 10… We are hooked and we are taking it with us to the Beach Monday.

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      12. Wow almost done with season 2… Frank in season 2 a very sympathetic character… poor ZIggy what a goof … A great thing about the show is no real central character like most shows have. they develop the characters so well… . I still have two more episodes to go in Life On Mars.. we are going to Gettysburg Saturday and Sunday- will finish it up early next week. Fantastic show!

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      13. You are right…there are so many characters. Yes I feel for Frank…Ziggy is unbalanced to say the least. I like Beadie also… if I spelled that right…she was over her head but is catching up.
        Life on Mars… “A box a magical box” I had to look that up… I learned a lot about their culture I didn’t know.

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      14. A lot about their culture and a lot of memories of how the world was in 1973- they really nailed the early 70’s- and the music is great.

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      15. They were great on the details- the clothes- the hair styles…I really haven’t seen anything that looked out of place or out of the times.

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