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If I Could Stop Time

from Some Songs by Seth Benjamin

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Written by Seth Benjamin.
Recorded January 2014.


if i could stop time, i'd tell the sun to stay away
and keep daylight from blinding the night sky

if i could stop time, i'd ask the moon to spend the day
push back the dawn as long as it still shines

tonight, need never see its end
we'd just close our eyes
and turn hours into dust

if i could stop time, i'd freeze the clock, it'd never change
to let the seconds tick seems so wrong

if i could stop time, i'd tell the sun to stay away
because by this time tomorrow you'll be gone

eight days and eight thousand nights, we'd count the hours as they pass by
and know
they'd never bring the day

but i can't
so stay
with me here for the night
i'll dry your eyes, we'll do our best to smile
and i know
come sunrise
our faces crack, and never want to part
so for now, stay here with me

well here comes the day
the sun blinds my eyes
i'd give anything if it could turn back time
tomorrow came anyway
and i'm begging please
to wind back the clock
but the shuttle's already at the stop
you get on
and it drives off.


from Some Songs, released July 18, 2014




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