Understand You

Chords and lyrics for Understand You by Lyle Lovett

 
What a pretty  
B 
mystery 
 
you
You suddenly turned out to be
I’ve never held you gently
But I want to

Well, I’ll watch your friends come through the door

 
And I slide my  
E 
feet 
 
 
B 
across the floor
 
There are things I might  
C# 
ask
C#m 
I don’t  
F# 
need 
 
to
 
G#m 
Can’t you  
B 
tell I’m telling you
That I want to
Understand you, oh

 
E 
Well, I’m  
B 
sofa sitting, compromising
Thoughts on what I’m realizing
 
Ask  
E 
me what  
B 
I’m 
 
thinking
 
It’s hard to say cause the way  
F# 
I’m 
 
reeling
 
It  
G#m 
could be  
B 
most 
 
anything
To do with you
E 
B 
Well, can’t you tell I’m telling you
 
That  
C#m 
 
 
G#m 
want 
 
 
F# 
to
Understand you, oh
G#m 
F# 
Some 
 
 
B 
things can remain unsaid, now
 
You don’t have to share your  
E 
bed with  
B 
me
It’s a gentle thing we’re making

 
Got the  
E 
time 
 
 
B 
for stronger weather
 
Until we get to know us  
G#m 
better
 
We’ll  
F# 
remain 
 
suspended
G#m 
 
Can’t you  
B 
tell I’m telling you
That I want to
 
Understand  
F# 
you, 
 
oh
 
Can’t you tell  
B 
I’m telling  
E 
you
B 
That I want to
 
Say  
G 
I love you