Verse1

Thrust in to the limelight

Straight from obscurity

Prime opportunities

Were handed on a plate

You relished stardom

Adulation by the millions

So young and so naive

Exploited by the powers that be

 

Chorus

Would you change your mind

If you could rewind time

Would you walk away

 

If you could rewind time

 

Verse 2

You far exceeded

All expectation

Money, fame, world-wide acclaim

Now everybody knows your name

But do you long for

Anonymity

They say “jump” you ask “how high”

The powers that be can’t be denied

 

Chorus

Would you change your mind

If you could rewind time

Would you walk away

 

If you could rewind time

 

Bridge

When you smile

There’s sadness in your eyes

And when you laugh

You’re crying inside

If you could rewind time

Would you change your mind

Would you still sign on the line

 

Instrumental

 

Chorus

Would you change your mind

If you could rewind time

Would you walk away

 

If you could rewind time

 

Rewind time … Rewind time

STORY BEHIND THE SONG:

TV shows such as X Factor catapult ordinary people into stardom.

Many of them are very young, having barely reached adulthood.

Their lives no longer belong to them.

Controlled by the powers that be, they become public property.

The pressure on them is immense and many end up with mental health issues.