Dolly Parton
Not For Me
  • Performed By Dolly Parton
  • Written By Dolly Parton
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Gary Davis
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Kent Wells
  • Acoustic Guitar:  Robert Hale
  • Dobro:  Randy Kohrs
  • Fiddle:  Jimmy Mattingly
  • Bass Fiddle:  Terry Eldredge
  • Mandolin:  Brent Truitt
  • Harmony Vocals:  Richard Dennison, Randy Kohrs & Terry Eldredge
Verse 1:

Birds sing for everyone but me, for me it rains
And I can't hear the music for the pain
I see such happiness for some, but not for me

Verse 2:

With love, I always try so hard to get it right
I find it gone just when I think I might
Regretfully I see it last for some, but not for me

Chorus:

Out of reach of all the things I want to have and hold
I've come to just accept that's how it goes
I've come so close
Not for me, it's not for me to question, I suppose
But I keep wonderin' what the future holds
Why must it be?
That life's so sweet for some, but not for me

Verse 3:

Birds sing for everyone but me, for me it rains
And I can't see the sunshine for the pain
But I see such happiness for some, but not for me

Tag:

For me it rains, there's only pain
It's not for me