I Didn't Know It at the Time Lyrics

Tim McGraw


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Lee Miller, Lee Thomas Miller, Chris Stapleton, Christopher Stapleton
album: Track 4 in album Southern Voice
release date: 2009-10-20
popularity : 9 users have visited this page.
genres: Folk, World, & Country
styles: Country
length: 3:23

Cover Art

Tim McGraw Southern Voice cover art
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I thought that my first love would be my wife
But in junior high she moved away from here
And I thought Johnny would always be my best friend
I haven't talked to him, in fifteen years
Back when I had those fights with my old man
I never thought he'd be, an old man

And I didn't know, all those years ago
How the years would go flying by
Thought I knew it all
But I was wrong
And I didn't know, I didn't know it at the time

I never thought good jobs were hard to find
Til I let my pride cost me one
I never thought my whole life would change
Til I heard the doctor say, I had a son
I never really thought that I was lost
Til I heard my dying mother sing 'Old Rugged Cross'

And I didn't know, all those years ago
How the years would go flying by
Thought I knew it all
But I was wrong
And I didn't know, I didn't know it at the time

Oh, I thought I knew it all
Oh, but I was wrong
And I didn't know, I didn't know it at the time

I didn't know, didn't know, didn't know
I didn't know
Oh, I didn't know


Track Listing


Digital Media 1
  • 1 Still
  • 2 Ghost Town Train (She's Gone)
  • 3 Good Girls
  • 4 I Didn't Know It at the Time
  • 5 It's a Business Doing Pleasure With You
  • 6 If I Died Today
  • 7 Mr. Whoever You Are
  • 8 Southern Voice
  • 9 You Had to Be There
  • 10 I'm Only Jesus
  • 11 Forever Seventeen
  • 12 Love You Goodbye