On the Turning Away

This song came up on my playlist just as I published the previous post, so I had to share it.

Consider spending six minutes of your life listening to Pink Floyd.

I tried looking for a ‘moderate’ flavored documentary, but couldn’t find any good video that didn’t mention the US of A.

Warning: it contains some very shocking images, but if shock and depression can cure us of apathy, we should be shocked more often.

Here’s the youtube link.

and the lyrics… just in case…

On the Turning Away – Pink Floyd

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we wont understand
Dont accept that whats happening
Is just a case of others suffering
Or youll find that youre joining in
The turning away

Its a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting its shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that were 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
Its not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that therell be
No more turning away?

One thought on “On the Turning Away”

  1. I can not find words to thank you for sharing this great song which you reminded me after 15 years. This is perhaps the best of Pink Floyd , I used to hear all day long and now feeling embarrassed that how could I have forgotten this for such a long time.
    Thanks again…

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