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?