Music Monday: Pink Floyd “On The Turning Away” #Music #Musicmonday #PinkFloyd #Ukraine

Yesterday, I read a poll indicating that only 52% of Americans are following news closely on the war in Ukraine. It’s interesting because I’m reminded once again of how Americans always seem to be split down the middle with everything.

I’m not getting into a long, ranting post about my thoughts on this war in Ukraine. Instead, here’s a song I’ve shared in the past. Recently, someone put together a new video for it on YouTube. This video shares images of the war in Ukraine. *viewer discretion*

Lyrics:

On the turning away
From the pale and downtrodden
And the words they say
Which we won’t understand
“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”

It’s 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 we’re 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

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
It’s not enough just to stand and stare
Is it only a dream that there’ll be
No more turning away?

Album: A Momentary Lapse Of Reason (1987)


Thanks for checking out Music Monday. What are you listening to lately? Have a wonderful week.

❤️ Mischenko

17 thoughts on “Music Monday: Pink Floyd “On The Turning Away” #Music #Musicmonday #PinkFloyd #Ukraine

  1. That video does what the war is doing—rips your heart out. I keep praying daily for the people of Ukraine. It’s mind boggling to me to think that only 52% of Americans are concerned with their plight.

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    1. The news article mentioned ‘watching closely,’ so it probably isn’t accurate to say that half of Americans simply don’t care at all. People have tuned out though. Personally, I believe that people are fed up with the news media. I guess it’s only natural to want to bury it away and move on with life, especially because there isn’t much laypeople can do anyway. This war is a nightmare though, and it’s truly everyone’s war.

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  2. It’s so heartbreaking what is going on over there. And how sad that we as people can’t even get through a worldwide pandemic without war. It really says a lot about the state of the world. 😥

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