I Turn Away



Verse 1
All around me people cry in pain,
I feel ashamed, I know I walk away.
I give some money just to ease the pain,
but it ain't enough, to make it go away.
I ain't a saint, I ain't made that way.
I feel so bad, I've got to turn away.

Verse 2
I see the beggers out on the street,
how we close our eyes, we say they don't exist.
We walk our streets with our eyes cast down,
we protect ourselves, with a wall of lies.
There's too much pain, there's just too much to take.
I feel so bad, I've got to walk away.

Chorus
Oh I turn away, I turn away,
but the guilt, it burns inside of me.
Oh I turn away, I turn away,
oh I turn away.

Verse 3
Children starving in another world,
well we've seen it all, it never goes away.
Do we harden with the pass of time?
Ignore our crimes, knowing we survive.
There's too much pain, there's just too much to take.
I feel so bad, I've got to walk away.

Chorus
Oh I turn away, I turn away,
but the guilt, it burns inside of me.
Oh I turn away, I turn away,
oh I turn away.

(c) 1989 Words & Music John Hunter