If I Could Turn the Hands of Time


words and music by Rick Paul
Love Holds On album cover
From the album Love Holds On

I’m sitting here alone
In this candlelight
He’s right there by your side
Holding you tight
And I never loved you the way
He’s loving you now
All we have are “could have beens”
That faded somehow

If I could turn the hands of time
And freeze one fateful night
I’d make it be the way it should
In perfect hindsight
If I could turn the hands of time
I know just what I’d do
I’d say the words you never heard
The night that I lost you

You once said, “I love you so”
Through your butterflies
I never replied at all
Except with my eyes
And in those silent moments
We drifted apart
For I didn’t know a friend
Could capture my heart

If I could turn the hands of time
And freeze one fateful night
I’d make it be the way it should
In perfect hindsight
If I could turn the hands of time
I know just what I’d do
I’d say the words you never heard
The night that I lost you

If I could turn the hands of time
I’d tell you I love you