Willie Nelson - It's Not for Me to Understand Lyrics

Willie Nelson Yesterday's Wine cover art
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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
'Cause it's not for you to understand

Now when I pray my prayer is one
I pray his will not mine be done
After all I'm just a man
And it's not for me to understand

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 : 45 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