Can't Turn Back the Years Lyrics

Phil Collins


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Phil Collins
album: Track 5 in album Both Sides
release date: 1993-11-8
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length: 4:40
composer: Phil Collins
lyricist: Phil Collins

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'No matter how much you think you want or need it, the past has to remain just that, the past'

Could've given you everything that you need
But I cannot turn back the years
The perfect love was all you wanted from me
But I cannot turn back the years

So we have to be strong, and I'm finding that hard
We have to move on, but no matter how hard I try
If your heart's in pieces, you look for the truth
And when I look deep down inside I know, it's too bad I love you

Sometimes. hits me in the morning, hits me at night
That I cannot turn back the years
So I look out my window, turn off my light
But I cannot turn back the years

Can't make it seem easy, when you're all that I see
Can't live in a dream and I won't serenade the truth
People are hurting and they're looking to me
And I look at you there's nothing more to say, it's too bad I love you

But I'm never gonna give it up

All that I lived for, all that I dreamed
But I cannot turn back the years
You're the water I drink, you're the air that I breathe
But I cannot turn back the years

So we have to be strong, and I'm finding that hard
We have to move on, but no matter how hard I try
If your heart's in pieces, you look for the truth
And when I look deep down inside I know, it's too bad I love you

But I'm never gonna give it up

Track Listing

  • 1 Both Sides of the Story
  • 2 Can't Turn Back the Years
  • 3 Everyday
  • 4 I've Forgotten Everything
  • 5 We're Sons of Our Fathers
  • 6 Can't Find My Way
  • 7 Survivors
  • 8 We Fly So Close
  • 9 There's a Place for Us
  • 10 We Wait and We Wonder
  • 11 Please Come Out Tonight