"I Wish I Didn't Know Now" as written by and Toby Keith....
I never ask you where your goin',
I never ask you where you've been
I've never called and checked your story,
When you stayed out with all your friends
I've never tried to catch you lyin',
I didn't want to know the truth
I'd rather go on lovin' blind girl,
Than go on lovin' without you

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then
I wish I could start this whole thing over again
I'm not sayin' it's you,
You could never be true
I just don't want to know how it ends
You'd still have my heart in the palm of your hands
I'd still look like a fool in front of your freinds
Yeah, I wish somehow I didn't know now what I didn't know then

I've always said what I don't know
Couldn't hurt as bad as leavin' you
Turns out I knew what I was thinkin',
It ain't an easy thing to do,
Well I guess I should be goin'
I sure found out too much to stay,
Please don't say your sorry
I might wait another day

I wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then
I wish I could start this whole thing over again
I'm not sayin' it's you,
You could never be true
I just don't want to know how it ends
You'd still have my heart in the palm of your hands
I'd still look like a fool in front of your friends
Yeah, I wish somehow I didn't know now what I didn't know then

You'd still have my heart in the palm of your hand
I'd still look like a fool in front of your friends
Yeah, I wish somehow I didn't know now what I didn't know then
Yeah, I wish somehow I didn't know now what I didn't know then


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"Wish I Didn't Know Now" as written by Toby Keith

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    General CommentSometimes, ignorance is bliss. What you don't know can't hurt you. I've found out some things that I wish I didn't know. Great song. Toby has a great way of just sayings things that reach to the heart.
    Kaos2don April 07, 2005   Link
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    General CommentThe first time I heard this song, I got teary because it`s about selfless, unconditional love. Okay, not only the first time. Almost everytime.

    This guy doesn`t care about his ego, he loved her so much: he doesn`t care if he`d `look like a fool in front of her friends` he just doesn`t want to know. That`s how deeply he was in love with her. Even though she cheated, there`s no anger or resentment, just sadness and a longing for things to be the way they were before.

    clover25on June 01, 2009   Link
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    General Commentanother one of the classic kick ass toby keith songs!
    minkoilon March 24, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAnother good song from the kinder, gentler Toby Keith (whom I miss terribly. Who is this incendiary, jingoistic rebel rouser that's replaced him? Sigh). This one is very easy to relate to. I've enjoyed listening to it since I was a child, but only in the last few years did I understand what it really means. Unfortunately, we can't un-know what we already know, but there are times when I wish that I could.
    goddesscarolineon November 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe title "Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then" is a lyric in the Bob Seger song "Against the Wind." I am unsure whether the title derives from that song. However, Keith did explicitly reference Seger in "I Won't Let You Down" from the album Clancy's Tavern.
    WilliamSaturnon July 03, 2014   Link

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