Ain't Understanding Mellow

Jerry Butler, Brenda Lee Eager

About Ain't Understanding Mellow

"Ain't Understanding Mellow" is a song written by Homer Talbert and Herscholt Polk and performed by Jerry Butler and Brenda Lee Eager. It reached #3 on the U. S. R&B chart and #21 on the U. S. pop chart in 1972. It was featured on Butler's 1971 album The Sagittarius Movement. The song was arranged by James Mack and produced by Gerald Sims and Jerry Butler. The song ranked #84 on Billboard magazine's Top 100 singles of 1972."Ain't Understanding Mellow" was the second of two singles which were platinum certified by the RIAA for Butler, selling over a million copies. The first was "Only the Strong Survive" in 1969. 


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I thank God for you
(I thank God, I thank God)
You were woman enough, girl not to try to hide
(Didn't try to hide it baby) [Repeat x2]
Didn't try to hide your love
For this other guy, hey
No need to explain

I thank the angels for you
That you were woman enough try to make it easier for me
(Try to make it easy) [Repeat x3]
Where ever, say it, where ever you go
I want you to know, you have but to call on me
And I'll be right by your side

I thank God for you
(I thank God, I thank God)
For it's very nice to see
There's a man who understands how hard it is 
(So understanding baby) [Repeat x2]
To take your hand and try to explain

Thank the angels for you
Your the kind of man your are
To be so understanding, well
(So understanding) [Repeat x3]
Where ever you go
You have but to call on me
And I'm gonna be right by your side, yes I will

I thank God above
That we were able to see 
Just how wrong we were
Ain't understanding mellow [Repeat x2]
Ohhh, when you wake up in the morning baby
Ohhh, ain't it mellow 
I just couldn't do without it

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Jerry Butler

Jerry Butler (born Jerry Butler Jr., December 8, 1939, Sunflower, Mississippi) is an American soul singer and songwriter. He is also noted as being the original lead singer of the famed R&B vocal group, The Impressions, as well as a 1991 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee. more »

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