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 mesmerized 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?

© Pink Floyd

Comments (1):

  1. Adam

    June 15, 2006 at 5:08 pm

    I only discovered the wonder of Pink Floyd last year (and I’m 34)! And this song is something quite special. Moves me very much (as I continue to think less and feel more).

    Thanks for the post…

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