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 : 18 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Prog Rock/Art Rock/Classic Rock
length: 5:43
composer: David Gilmour
lyricist: Anthony Moore, David Gilmour

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

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?


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