the tide is turning (after live aid) lyrics – roger waters

the tide is turning (after live aid)

i used to think the world was flat
rarely threw my hat into the crowd
i felt i had used up my quota of yearning
used to look in on the children at night
in the glow of their donald duck light
and frighten myself with the thought of my little ones burning
but oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
the tide is turning

satellite buzzing through the endless night
exclusive to moonshots and world t*tle fights
jesus christ imagine what it must be earning
who is the strongest, who is the best
who holds the aces, the east or the west
this is the cr*p our children are learning
but oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
the tide is turning
oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning

now the satellite’s confused
‘cos on sat*rday night
the airwaves were full of comp*ssion and light
and his silicon heart warmed
to the sight of a billion candles burning
oo, oo, oo, the tide is turning
oo, oo, oo, the tide is turning
the tide is turning billy

i’m not saying that the battle is won
but on sat*rday night all those kids in the sun
wrested technology’s sword from the hand of the
war lords
oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
the tide is turning sylvester

the tide is turning.

“that’s it!”
[morse code:]
“now the past is over but you are not alone
together we’ll fight sylvester stallone
we will not be dragged down in his south china sea
of macho bullsh*t and mediocrity”

/ roger waters lyrics