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"If I Had My Time Again" is the fourth song of Act Two of Groundhog Day.

In the song, Rita sings of what she wishes she could do if she had a second chance, whereas Phil ironically reminisces on how he's done everything imaginable after reliving the same day over and over.

LyricsEdit

[RITA HANSON]
Sometimes, it's like I'm stumbling forward
Hustled forward
Jostled from behind by time

Sometimes, it's like I'm being dragged
Yet always lagging
Trying to keep in time with time

But if I could stop the clock for just one day
If I could freeze a moment for a moment
Rest before the measure's over
Hold the beat for just one day
If I could wind it back and start afresh
Just a day to catch my breath
To make mistakes and set them right
Delay the coming of the night

If I had my time again
I would do it all the same
They say, but that's insane
Wouldn't you want to make a couple of changes?
Regrets, I'd not even have a few
If I could do this thing that you
Say you can do
I've always dreamt of learning how to dance

[PHIL CONNORS]
Some days I go out without pants

[RITA]
It's so exciting

[PHIL]
I slept with ninety

[RITA]
A new beginning

[PHIL]
Percent of women

[RITA]
Every morning

[PHIL]
In Punxsutawney

[RITA]
To have the time to strive for more

[PHIL]
Between eighteen and eighty-four
And one dude when I was bored

[RITA]
If I had my time again
I'd take the path less trodden
Avoid the crap I trod in
Read a lot of books

[PHIL]
I've stolen eighteen million bucks

[RITA]
And I would worry less about my looks

[PHIL]
And I guess I'll do it again

[RITA]
And I would be a lot more zen

[PHIL]
When

[RITA]
And I would punch

[PHIL]
I

[RITA]
A lot of men

[PHIL]
Had

[RITA]
If I had

[RITA & PHIL]
My time again

[RITA]
If I had my time again
I would do it all the same
They claim, that that's ridiculous
Surely you'd want to make a couple of fixes?
All those boxes left unchecked
All the dreams you left neglected
You'd go back and put it right
I've always fancied learning how to climb

[PHIL]
I once masturbated seven times

[RITA]
I'd study math

[PHIL]
In the bath

[RITA]
And search for meaning

[PHIL]
In one evening

[RITA]
And I'd run up hills

[PHIL]
It wasn't fun, but still

[RITA]
I'd learn to paint

[PHIL]
A man my age


[RITA]
Just to know


[PHIL]
It's nice to know


[RITA & PHIL]
I can

[PHIL]
It's nice to know I can

[RITA]
If I had my time again
I'd sample all the samples
Look at things from different angles
I would not do it all the same
If I had my time again

[RITA & ENSEMBLE]
If I had my time again

[RITA]
The things I'd handle better
I would send my unsent letters

[PHIL]
I've started seven hundred fights

[RITA]
If I had my time back

[PHIL]
And if you knew the endless nights
That I have wasted getting wasted
Contemplating different ways to suicide

[RITA]
I would write and I would write

[PHIL]
And I have tried every food and every drink and every cheat


[RITA]
And I would bring joy to other people's lives
And I would learn piano
And I would make a lot of friends
If I had my time


[PHIL]
And every choice a thousand times
And I daily eat about a dozen donuts and I don't know why
And I don't know... why


[RITA & COMPANY]
If I had my time again


[RITA]
I'd open all the doors I've never looked behind
And oh
The things I'd taste, the things I'd try

And the misery I could prevent

And I will make a lot of friends
If I had my time
Again


[PHIL]
I've opened all the doors I'd never looked behind before
And I
I find the thing with these revolving rides

They're only fun cause you know they're going to end

Again, I have had it, I have had my time again

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