Who Sang Can't Turn Away? Maxi Priest

Maxi Priest Fe Real cover art
publisher: ©Peermusic Publishing, Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Gary Benson, Winston Sela, Maxi Priest
release date: 1992
genres: Reggae
styles: Reggae-Pop/Lovers Rock
length: 5:02
I can hear them crying
Tears of all mankind
Oh children on the sidewalk
Oh before their time
There seems to be injustice
So many people live in poverty
A lack of dedication
Oh it's like a mountain on the streets

Oh I just can't turn away
I just can't turn away 2x
A sense of desperation
Tears like a dove
Said I thought we had religion
Why isn't that enough
The sense of mass destruction
Always had to ???
Starvation in the third world
This isn't how it's meant to be


Now it's criminal when you come to think about the world we're living always on the brink
Like a time bomb we can still escape
Make a first move it's not too late
Politicians made this mess so let's clean it out, take a world of stress
For the sake of children, you know what I mean
Everybody's got a right to dream 2x

It's like an ocean
Ooh you gotta catch the wave
Try your best to beat the system
Oh before you hit for real
Smoke spasm from the oil wells
And I can't see the sun from where I am
There's a breakdown in the ozone
This couldn't be a part of nature's plan


  • 1 Can't Turn Away
  • 2 Promises
  • 3 Just Wanna Know (U.K. mix)
  • 4 Groovin' in the Midnight
  • 5 Make My Day
  • 6 Ten to Midnight
  • 7 One More Chance
  • 8 Sublime
  • 9 Amazed Are We
  • 10 Hard to Get

  • Album Information
    label: Charisma
    country(area): United Kingdom
    script: Latin