It's Not for Me to Understand Song Lyrics

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson Yesterday's Wine cover art
sponsored links

It's likely your browser's cookies are disabled. You'll need to turn cookies on. We can only display part of these lyrics to any suspicious robots due to licensing restrictions.

I passed a home the other day
The yard was filled with kids at play
And on the sidewalk of this home
A little boy stood all alone
His smiling face was sweet and kind
But I could see the boy was blind
He listened to the children play
I bowed my head and there I prayed
Dear Lord above why must this be
And then these words came down to me
After all you're just a man
And it's not for you to understand
It's not for you to reason why
You too are blind without my eyes
So question not what I command

Track Listing


12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Intro Medley: Where's the Show / Let Me Be a Man
  • 2 In God's Eyes
  • 3 Family Bible
  • 4 It's Not for Me to Understand
  • 5 Medley: These Are Difficult Times / Remember the Good Times
  • 6 Summer of Roses
  • 7 December Day
  • 8 Yesterday's Wine
  • 9 Me and Paul
  • 10 Goin' Home


  • credits


    publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    album: Track 4 in album Yesterday's Wine
    release date: 1971
    popularity : 43 users have visited this page.
    genres: Folk, World, & Country
    styles: Country
    length: 3:04

    Album Information

    label: RCA
    country(area): United States
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin