On the Turning Away

Pink Floyd

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  On the turning away from the pale and downtrodden
                               (C)         (G)
And the words they say which we won't understand
                         (C)    (G)
"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"

Em     D            G
It's a sin that somehow
         C           Em
Light is changing to shadow
    D           G           C
And casting its shroud over all we have known
Em              C          G
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Em             G        C
Driven on by a heart of stone
G                        C    Em          D            G
We could find that we're all alone in the dream of the proud

Em     D            G
On the wings of the night
       C          Em
As the daytime is stirring
          D           G         C
Where the speechless unite in a silent accord
Em                   C        G
Using words you will find are strange
Em                 G         C
Mesmerized as they light the flame
G                    C     Em      D            G
Feel the new wind of change on the wings of the night

| Em D | C |
| Em D | Am |
| C D | Am |
| C D | Em |

Em      D        G
No more turning away
         C            Em
From the weak and the weary
        D        G            C
No more turning away from the coldness inside
Em                   C        G
Just a world that we all must share
     Em                 G         C
It's not enough just to stand and stare
G            C                   Em         D        G
Is it only a dream that there'll be no more turning away?

| Em | Em C | Em | Em | Em | Em D | G | G | (repeat and fade)