If I Could Turn the Hands of Time


words and music by Rick Paul

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