About If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time

"If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time" is a song by R. Kelly, released as the fifth single from his 1998 album, R.. The song is a sweeping ballad about a man wishing he could go back in time and repair his relationship with his girlfriend. The song was a top 10 hit on the pop charts of several countries, while in the United States it finished just outside the top 10, peaking at number 12.




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How did I ever let you slip awayNever knowing I"d be singing this song some dayAnd now I"m sinking, sinking to rise no moreEver since you closed the doorIf I could turn, turn back the hands of timeThen my darlin" you"d still be mineIf I could turn, turn back the hands of timeThen darlin" you, you"d still be mineFunny, funny how time goes byAnd blessings are missed in the wink of an eyeWhy oh why oh why should one have to go on sufferingWhen every day I pray please come back to meAnd you had enough love for the both of usBut I, I, I did you wrong, I admit I didBut now I"m facing the rest of my life alone, whoaI"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 handsThere"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 youLove you love you love you(If I could turn back the hands)

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R. Kelly Robert Sylvester Kelly (born January 8, 1967), known by his stage name R. Kelly, is an American singer-songwriter and record producer. Often referred to as the King of R&B, Kelly is recognized as one of the most successful R&B artists of all-time. A native of Chicago, Illinois, Kelly began performing during the late 1980s and debuted in 1992 with the group Public Announcement. In 1993, Kelly went solo with the album 12 Play.

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He is known for a collection of major hit singles including "Bump n" Grind", "Your Body"s Callin"", "I Believe I Can Fly", "Gotham City", "Ignition (Remix)", "If I Could Turn Back the Hands of Time", "The World"s Greatest", "I"m a Flirt", and the hip-hopera "Trapped in the Closet". In 1998, Kelly won three Grammy Awards for "I Bel… more »