On The Turning Away

Pink Floyd-On the Turning Away

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won't understand
"Don't accept that what's happening
Is just a case of others' suffering
Or you'll find that you're joining in
The turning away"
It's a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting it's shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that we're all alone
In the dream of the proud
On the wings of the night
As the daytime is stirring
Where the speechless unite
In a silent accord
Using words you will find are strange
And mesmerised as they light the flame
Feel the new wind of change
On the wings of the night
No more turning away
From the weak and the weary
No more turning away
From the coldness inside
Just a world that we all must share
It's not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there'll be
No more turning away?

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cheaptrick 6 years ago from the bridge of sighs

Anything by Floyd is Awesome...You've put it to Good use here...Beautiful.

Dean


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Hi Dean, I totally agree,I've seen them 4 times since the early 70's and I'm not sure there has ever been a better live band. Thanks, Tom


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James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

I love this song. The lyrics are fantastic, as are all of Pink Floyd's. Thank you for posting this poignant message.


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justom 6 years ago from 41042 Author

Thanks James, I'm glad you liked it.


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Wesman Todd Shaw 5 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Tom, . . . .cantcha finda vid? (guess this one was before "my time")

Yeah, you know the story; I got an hours worth before the pig collapsed in the rain.


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justom 5 years ago from 41042 Author

Haa, yeah Todd I'll put on one here. I did this hub before I knew how to post videos. Not before your time, 1994:-P

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    Here you go Todd 1988

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