Willie Nelson sings “There’s nothing I can do about it now”

In this song that conveys cheerful resignation, Willie Nelson captures a sentiment that those of us who are older and looking back will recognize, that it is too late to change some things and there is no point wasting time in futile regrets.

I found these words to especially resonate with me.

I could cry for the time I’ve wasted
But that’s a waste of time and tears
And I know just what I’d change if I went back in time somehow
But there’s nothing I can do about it now
I’m forgiving everything that forgiveness will allow
And there’s nothing I can do about it now.


  1. hotshoe says

    You picked the best verse.
    Willie’s voice was in good form. Too bad it’s such a bouncy peppy Tejano arrangement – and that juke piano interlude is pretty distracting. According to wikipedia it was a #1 single for him in 1989. I’m surprised I don’t remember it from then, as I was listening to a lot of radio that year.

  2. Wayne says

    Great song. The last line could have one word changed and make a difference in the meaning. It might say, “I’m forgiven (not forgiving) everything that forgiveness will allow…” meaning once forgiven by God, there is no need to go back and changed things. Just keep living and trying to do better. Just a thought…

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