R. Kelly - If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time Lyrics

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How did I ever let you slip away
Never knowing I'd be singing this song some day
And now I'm sinking, sinking to rise no more
Ever since you closed the door

If I could turn, turn back the hands of time
Then my darlin' you'd still be mine
If I could turn, turn back the hands of time
Then darlin' you, you'd still be mine

Funny, funny how time goes by
And blessings are missed in the wink of an eye
Why oh why oh why should one have to go on suffering
When every day I pray please come back to me

If I could turn, turn back the hands of time
Then my darlin' you'd still be mine
If I could turn, turn back the hands of time
Then darlin' you, you'd still be mine

And you had enough love for the both of us
But I, I, I did you wrong, I admit I did
But now I'm facing the rest of my life alone, whoa

If I could turn, turn back the hands of time
Then my darlin' you'd still be mine
If I could turn, turn back the hands of time
Then darlin' you, you'd still be mine

I'd never hurt you (If I could turn back)
Never do you wrong (If I could turn back)
And never leave your side (If I could turn back)
If I could turn back the hands

There'd be nothing I wouldn't do for you
(If I could turn back)
Forever honest and true to you
(If I could turn back)
If you accept me back in your heart, I love you
(If I could turn back the hands)

(If I could turn back)
That would be my will
(If I could turn back)
Darlin' I'm begging you to take me by the hands
(If I could turn back the hands)

I'm going down, yes I am
(If I could turn back)
Down on my bended knee, yeah
(If I could turn back)
And I'm gonna be right there until you return to me
(If I could turn back the hands)

(If I could turn back)
If I could just turn back that little clock on the wall
(If I could turn back)
Then I'd come to realize how much I love you
Love you love you love you
(If I could turn back the hands)
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Home Alone
  • 2 Spendin’ Money
  • 3 If I’m Wit You
  • 4 Half on a Baby
  • 5 When a Woman’s Fed Up
  • 6 Get Up on a Room
  • 7 One Man
  • 8 We Ride
  • 9 The Opera
  • 10 The Interview
  • 11 Only the Loot Can Make Me Happy
  • 12 Don’t Put Me Out
  • 13 Suicide
  • 14 Etcetera
  • 15 If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time
  • 16 What I Feel / Issues
    CD 2
  • 1 The Chase
  • 2 V.I.P.
  • 3 Did You Ever Think
  • 4 Dollar Bill
  • 5 Reality
  • 6 2nd Kelly
  • 7 Ghetto Queen
  • 8 Down Low Double Life
  • 9 Looking for Love
  • 10 Dancing With a Rich Man
  • 11 I’m Your Angel
  • 12 Money Makes the World Go Round
  • 13 I Believe I Can Fly


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Robert S. Kelly
    album: Track in album R.
    release date: 1998-11-10
    popularity : 218 users have visited this page.
    genres: Hip Hop
    styles: RnB/Swing
    length: 6:19
    additional performer: Hart Hollman
    producer: R. Kelly
    conductor: Paul Riser
    lead vocals: R. Kelly
    orchestra: The Motown Romance Orchestra
    mixer: Stephen George and R. Kelly
    recorded by: Stephen George, Chris Brickley and Carl Robinson
    arranger: R. Kelly
    background vocals: R. Kelly, Sparkle and Bruce Kelly
    additional keyboard: LaFayette Carthon, Jr.
    additional engineer: Tony Black
    programming: Chris Brickley and Stephen George
    editor: Chaz Harper
    assistant mixer: Mark Johnson
    assistant recorded by: Jason Bacher, Trey Fratt and Rick Behrens
    instrument arranger: Paul Riser
    lyricist: R. Kelly
    composer: R. Kelly
    Album Information
    label: Jive
    country(area): United States
    format: CD
    barcode: 012414162526
    script: Latin