On the Turning Away Lyrics

Pink Floyd


publisher: ©IMAGEM U.S. LLC
writers: Dave Gilmour, Anthony Moore
album: Track 5 in album A Momentary Lapse of Reason
release date: 1987-9-7
popularity : 80 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:43
producer: David Gilmour and Bob Ezrin
mixer: Andy Jackson
recorded by: Andy Jackson
assistant engineer: Jeff DeMorris, Robert “Ringo” Hrycyna, Marc DeSisto and Stan Katayama
composer: David Gilmour
lyricist: Anthony Moore, David Gilmour

Album Information

label: EMI
country(area): United Kingdom
format: CD
barcode: 077774806824
script: Latin

Cover Art

Pink Floyd A Momentary Lapse of Reason cover art


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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


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Signs of Life
  • 2 Learning to Fly
  • 3 The Dogs of War
  • 4 One Slip
  • 5 On the Turning Away
  • 6 Yet Another Movie / Round and Around
  • 7 A New Machine, Part 1
  • 8 Terminal Frost
  • 9 A New Machine, Part 2
  • 10 Sorrow