On The Turning Away (Pink Floyd)

Escrita nos anos 80 por David Gilmour e Anthony Moore, a letra de “On the Turning Away” é a mais poderosa de toda a discografia dos Pink Floyd. Não é de admirar que esta canção tenha marcado a minha juventude e tenha tornado-se facilmente na minha canção favorita da mítica banda inglesa.

A letra de “Wish You Were Here” é admirável, sim senhor, no entanto deveria também ter sido feita alguma justiça à mensagem idílica desta faixa que vos apresento. Por alguma vicissitude, ela não ganhou o mesmo nível de popularidade de “Wish You Were Here”.

Poderão encontrar facilmente a música efectuado esta pesquisa no youtube.

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we wont understand
Dont accept that whats happening
Is just a case of others suffering
Or youll find that youre joining in
The turning away

Its a sin that somehow
Light is changing to shadow
And casting its shroud
Over all we have known
Unaware how the ranks have grown
Driven on by a heart of stone
We could find that were 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
Its not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there´ll be
No more turning away?