On the Turning Away


Em D G    C Em        On the turning away from the pale and downtrodden

D G C                         and the words they say which we won't understand.

Em C G                      Don't accept that what's happening

Em G C                      Is just a case of others' suffering

G  C Em D G             Or you'll find that you're joining in the turning away.


Em D G    C Em        It's a sin that somehow 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    C Em        On the wings of the night 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                      And 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 G    C Em        No more turning away 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?