If I Could Turn Back The Hands Of Time Lyrics

R. Kelly


publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Robert S. Kelly
album: Track 15 in album R.
release date: 1998-11-10
popularity : 280 users have visited this page.
length: 6:19
arranger: R. Kelly
conductor: Paul Riser
editor: Chaz Harper
additional engineer: Tony Black
additional instrument: LaFayette Carthon, Jr.
keyboard: LaFayette Carthon, Jr.
mix: Stephen George, R. Kelly
assistant mix: Mark Johnson
additional performer: Hart Hollman
performing orchestra: The Motown Romance Orchestra
producer: R. Kelly
programming: Chris Brickley, Stephen George
recording: Chris Brickley, Carl Robinson, Stephen George
assistant recording: Rick Behrens, Jason Bacher, Trey Fratt
lead vocals: R. Kelly
background vocals: Sparkle, R. Kelly, Bruce Kelly

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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

[Chorus]
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

[Chorus]

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

[Chorus]

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

  • 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
  • 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