Wish I Didn't Know Now

Toby Keith

About Wish I Didn't Know Now

"Wish I Didn't Know Now" is a song written and recorded by American country music singer Toby Keith. It was released in February 1994 as the fourth and final single from his self-titled debut album. The song peaked at number 2 on the U. S. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart, and at number 17 on the Canadian RPM Country Tracks chart.


Year:
1998
3:30
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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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Toby Keith

Toby Keith Covel (born July 8, 1961), best known as Toby Keith, is an American country music singer-songwriter, record producer and actor. Keith released his first four studio albums—1993's Toby Keith, 1994's Boomtown, 1996's Blue Moon and 1997's Dream Walkin', plus a Greatest Hits package for various divisions of Mercury Records before leaving Mercury in 1998. These albums all earned gold or higher certification, and produced several chart singles, including his debut "Should've Been a Cowboy", which topped the country charts and was the most played country song of the 1990s. The song has received three million spins since its release, according to Broadcast Music Incorporated. more »

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11 facts about this song

Song Background
"Wish I Didn't Know Now" is a song by American country singer, Toby Keith. It was released in 1994 and was included in his self-titled debut album.
Chart Performance
The song was quite successful on the charts as it reached the number 2 spot in the US Hot Country Songs (Billboard) chart in 1994. It also peaked at number 74 on the Canada Country Tracks (RPM) chart.
Song's Storyline
The song tells the story of a man who finds out about his partner's infidelity. This discovery leaves him in deep regret as he expresses that he wishes he didn't know about the affair.
Songwriter
Toby Keith himself is the songwriter of "Wish I Didn't Know Now". The song showcases his ability to write deep, personal, and relatable lyrics.
Music Style
"Wish I Didn't Know Now" is known for its traditional country sound, featuring steel guitar and fiddle.
Lyrical Theme
The song deals with themes of heartbreak, betrayal, and the painful truth of reality.
Song Importance
The song helped to solidify Toby Keith's early success and further established his image as a Country music singer who could deal with hard-hitting emotional subject matter.
Music Video
The music video of the song features Toby performing the song on a stage, with scenes of a couple arguing and dealing with conflict interspersed throughout.
Album Performance
"Wish I Didn't Know Now" was a part of Toby Keith's debut album, which was certified platinum in the United States. This means it has sold over 1,000,000 copies.
Review
Critics praised Toby's emotional delivery and ability to tell a story effectively through his lyrics in the song.
Popular Concert Song
"Wish I Didn't Know Now" has been a popular selection during Toby Keith's live performances over the years.

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