The Time Travelling Wife

from by Nazneen Rahman

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This song is three-hander between voice, cello and piano. I've never played it with a live cello, but I'd love to!. Time is an recurring theme in my songs. There is cosmic quirk at the end of this that pleases me. This song made the finals of the UK Songwriting contest.


If I could travel through time
Would I change the world
Right the wrongs of human kind
No, no, no, no
I am too small
Too inconsequential
To make those journeys.

If I could travel through time
I know where I would fly
To that warm Egyptian night.
My head was resting on your chest
And we’d synchronised our breaths
Your heart was beating with my own
I thought I’d never be alone.
Oh no, no, no
I did not know
That on a winter’s afternoon
You’d take your things and go.

If I could, I’d rewrite all of our dramas
I’d walk on by all of those charmers.
I wouldn’t waste our precious days
Being careless with your heart
I would cherish your devotion from the start.

I wouldn’t let your courage fail us.
I wouldn’t let the years derail us.
I would curb my waspish tongue.
I’d remember how to laugh.
Every day I’d show you we were meant to last.

If I could travel through time
I would say sorry, sorry,
Sorry, sorry.
I would say sorry, sorry
Sorry, sorry sorry
I would say sorry
For all of time
All of time
All of time (ad infinitum)


from Can't Clip My Wings, track released May 5, 2014
Music and lyrics Nazneen Rahman
Production Joe Davison for Auburn Jam Music


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Nazneen Rahman London, UK

I sing stories to make sense of the world. To wonder and wander. I hope my music inspires some journeys for you. My music has jazz, sophisti-pop, trip-hop and folktronica influences. Thanks for listening.

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