Hank Williams Sr – Help Me Understand lyrics

Album: Hank Williams As Luke The Drifter

(Hank Williams)

A little girl prayed at the close of the day
'Cause her daddy had gone far away
On her little face was a look of dispair
I stood there and listened and I heard this prayer.

My mommy says daddy had brought us too shame
I'm never no more to mention his name
Lord, take me and lead me and hold to my hand
Oh, heavenly father help me understand.

You know friends I wonder how many homes are broken tonight
And just how many tears are shed
By some little word of anger
That never should've been said.

I'd like to tell you a story of a family I once knew
We'll call 'em Mary and William and their little daughter Sue
Now Mary was just a plain mother and Bill was the usual dad
And they had a their own little family quarrels
But neither one really got mad.

Then one day somethin' happened it was nothing of course
But one word led to another and the last word led to divorce
Now here were the two grown up people who failed to use common sence
They strengthened their own selfish pride at little Sues expence.

Now you know she didn't ask to be brought to this world
to drift from pillar to post
But divorce never stops to consider
The one it hurts the most.

There'd be a lot more honest lovin' in this wicked ol world today
If just a few parted parents could hear little Sue say
Take me and lead me and hold to my hand
Oh, heavenly father help me understand... my granny just told me to pray every night and out of his kindness you'd show me the light, so bring back the sunshine the three of us knew cause I love my mommy and my daddy too.

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