Alan Parsons Project, The - Turn It Up Lyrics




It's no good believing in somebody else
If you can't believe in yourself
You give them the reason to take all the power and wealth
It's no good you trying to sit on the fence
And hope that the trouble will pass
'Cause sitting on fences can make you a pain in the ass

If there's something you find to believe in
Then the message must get through
So don't just sit in silence
When you know what to do

Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

There's no conversation if nobody speaks
And nothing gets done in the end
There's no confrontation when fantasy makes you its friend
So much injustice, too many lies
We don't have to look very far
But nothing will change if we leave things the way that they are

If there's something you find to believe in
Then the message must get through
So don't just sit in silence
When you know what to do

Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

If there's something you find to believe in
Then the message must get through
So don't just sit in silence
When you know what to do

Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder





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Alan Parsons Project, The Turn It Up Comments
  1. Claus Damsgaard

    Well tonight bringing a sleeping bag could be usefull as they days are and the rain could be temporary phenomenon

  2. David Young

    It is about time (no pun intended!) that Alan Parsons was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.  He certainly deserves it!

  3. Bernardino Chorro

    Bernardo.com musician

  4. Volker Cyron

    Von Jahr zu Jahr gefällt mir das Lied besser. Ein Klassiker!

  5. Ralf Schultz

    David and Chris, what an amazing dreamteam. Make it louder

  6. anunnaki se perdio en la tierra

    Me encanta Alan Parsons

  7. Is Bricni Betch

    que hermosa!

  8. Terence kent

    I have been turning it up since T O M A I E A P was released

  9. Stephan B.

    Amazing Song..Lyrics and Video!

  10. Janice Tracy

    Great song great production mix and guitars, learned much from Alan's works, would love to study with him , I never made it as writer, producer guitarists, But when your from Cleveland Ohio, hard to get music out
    I do Christian music, now, am happy now, God bless Tom Tracy

  11. Claus Damsgaard

    Sitting on the fence

  12. Scott Arrison

    Alan parsons is a musical and technical genious who makes music with thoughtful lyrics and timeless melodies.

  13. Jean-Luc Gasser

    Die Gestalten des noch Ungeschehenen der Welt steigen aus den Tiefen in die Gegenwart auf. Als Gestalt der Gegenwart (aus dem Wasser aufgetaucht) erlangen sie Ufer und Mitte: Stimme des Bewusstseins!

  14. Amélia Osório

    Bom vídeo 👌👌👏👏
    Música fantástica 👏👏👏❤

  15. Елена Гузова

    Ошеломляющий и глубокий клип...

  16. Dan Godwin

    Funny how he makes fun of (The Cloud). We are TOO dependent on techno these days. I fear for our Grandkids and beyond. No human touch see talk to a face already

    Christopher U.S. Smith

    This was 1993, two years before the WWW became a mainstream thing. The cloud metaphor is about people thinking they're way above it all...

  17. Julio Garcia

    En busca de uno mismo y de la vida. Excepcional. Una mirada no dice nada y sin embargo lo dice todo. J. G. Me @punto con. SITUACIÓN
    De

  18. MrBoeni199

    love this song, ... by the way: Vocals by "Chris Thompson" ... the voice of "Manfred Manns Earth Band", wonderful!

    Machiventa

    Well, Chris isn't THE voice of the band but one of them. And a very good one at that.

  19. GeoKorf

    It's so hard is what he saying tru no hypocritism 2015 good year proof that i can be open, 2016 again i want to close, cause it's life you can't always be open otherwise you have to live in buddhist temple, i wish in city there was this absolute freedom with no limits but cities are cities, nature is different. i pray someday we all will be free. btw last moment of clip is priceless.

  20. Ikaros Villar

    t's no good believing in somebody else
    If you can't believe in yourself
    You give them the reason to take all the power and wealth
    It's no good you trying to sit on the fence
    And hope that the trouble will pass
    'Cause sitting on fences can make you a pain in the ass

    If there's something you find to believe in
    Then the message must get through
    So don't just sit in silence
    When you know what to do

    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

    There's no conversation if nobody speaks
    And nothing gets done in the end
    There's no confrontation when fantasy makes you its friend
    So much injustice, too many lies
    We don't have to look very far
    But nothing will change if we leave things the way that they are

    If there's something you find to believe in
    Then the message must get through
    So don't just sit in silence
    When you know what to do

    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

    If there's something you find to believe in
    Then the message must get through
    So don't just sit in silence
    When you know what to do

    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder
    Turn it up, turn it up, make it louder

  21. Jackie kirkham

    turn it up turn it up make it louder

  22. Jean-Luc Gasser

    Sein und Schein
    Sein und Werden
    Sein und Denken
    Sein und Sollen
     
    „Da-Sein hat zu Seyn!“
     
    Sollen – dem Denken gereicht und aufgegeben –
    im Schein des Werdens:
    Vorgang oder Menschen-Leben?

  23. Brad Hartmann

    Such a dumb music video for such a good song. It totally takes away from the power of the music.

  24. Benjamin Tjaa

    my girlfriend's song <3

  25. francesco turco

    Ok era un segreto: io sono Superman!

  26. francesco turco

    Ok era un segreto: io sono Superman!

  27. Jean-Luc Gasser

    Will I ever find "my way home" ?

    William Kinsey

    Lord I hope not! LOL

    William Moore

    ...Jon & Vangelis I think XD

  28. Harry Florias

    Alan Parsons, free thinker creating musical imagery;  who reaches deep into your mind unlocking it, exposes the system and wakes the sheep, with the power of words and  music. You don't need a video, all you need is your imagination and his music. Very powerful stuff and at times spiritual. I always look forward to hear what he will come up with next. Alan Parsons wherever you are YOU AE VERY APPRECIATED, you make lifes journey a little smoother for all of us. Thank You.

  29. Рысец Обыкновенный

    This album is on par with best APP works, in my opinion

  30. kevin crocker

    STORM THORGERSON IN MOTION!

  31. Carlos Lovrinchevich

    Cuantos pseudomusicos de la actualidad deberian aprender de este maestro!!!

  32. Summon256

    if i had to pick terms as how to define both of them individually i'd say, that Parsons is a genius, while Oldfield is a master!...also lets not forget about Jean Michel Jarre please!...he belongs there as well!...

  33. Summon256

    nah...Oldfield never as good sorry...he's awesome yeah, but not the caliber of Parson's awesomeness i'm afraid...not even near...

    William Moore

    Love both, not the same league or approach or music^^

  34. jtlampsu2

    Oh & am I supposed to listen to the music as well ?? I didnt know that !! I was just commenting on the voice..... !!!

  35. Jon Boltinghouse

    do not use the bit link for "killer beats" software...it was detected by avast to be a malware site !

  36. kevin crocker

    Storm Thorgerson's photos/paintings made live!

  37. vigil12348

    That's why they are directed by the same person - the great Storm Thorgerson

  38. Blablablashush

    I love it at the end "turn is up..."

  39. vanessamjaeger

    @dddukhw yes I agree can't even believe it I was desperately searching for a nice software to compose killer beats. Listen I know people like LMFAO producer are using this software I can see why! Im making killer beats in minutes on this thing. you can get it here ==> bit.ly/Mz7mVC?=zkqiwu

  40. jtlampsu2

    One of my fave Parsons songs, Chris Thompsons voice is brilliant on this... as always

    esplaobs esplaobs

    my favorite song too

  41. SAW2MUCH 68

    Love this clip !!!

  42. Michael Lachnicht

    @Boddahism idk where the fuck you get your info from but i doubt its about you

  43. Michel Marchange

    salut,j'aime ce GROUPE,as toto or queen,represents so-much the 80's,never-surrender,I will !

  44. u2CURE78

    I am no expert critic. But I think Alan Parsons is great. Nick Cave is great. INXS (when Hutchence lived) was great. Warren Beatty some say is a great actor but if you ask me, I only associate his name with "Dick Tracy" and "Splendor In The Grass" (this last one I'll have to see one day). For the rest, you rambling on about having written songs for Parsons, McLachlan, etc. and being replaced by a fake "Amy Lee"of Evanescence just tells me you are probably very bored.

  45. u2CURE78

    @Boddahism , I read your statements. I disagree with you. The movie you mention with Warren Beatty (Heaven can Wait) has nothing to do with Wenders' masterpieces "Wings of Desire" and "Faraway, So Close!". In my opinion, "City of Angels" with Meg Ryan and Nicolas Cage should've never been made and is another example of how Hollywood can take great masterpieces of cinema and literature and completely turn them into something empty: shallow and intrascendental. At least that's what I think now.

  46. martinethson

    More people should know of Alan Parsons Project, but then again quality never is to be found in the mass but in the details. And you Mr Parsosn are all full of details.

  47. u2CURE78

    @Boddahism , "City of Angels" was not inspired by this video. It was inspired by a masterpiece of cinema called "Der Himmel über Berlin" (or "Wings of Desire", if you will), directed by Wim Wenders. City of Angels is a poor and cheap hollywood remake that should've never been made of Wim Wenders' masterpiece. I think if you ever see Wings of Desire, you'll see what I'm talking about. =)

  48. auntstacey123

    Love the message of this song. I can't stand it when people just stand around & let evil flourish 'cause they don't want to rock the boat. I'm the type of person who can't not say anything and it has cost me alot at times.

  49. sorasmusic

    I dont care what you call it, its still be The Alan Parsons Project to me, >:P

  50. Michael Lachnicht

    @Burqua12 who cares lol

  51. Foxtrot

    @Burqua12 Try to Learn Anything Spanish xD

  52. Gene Z

    great song

  53. shricharan chandramouli

    all the times i see genesis an pink floyd hog all the limelight, i wonder, how did we forget the alan parsons project, these guys are like the testament of thrash metal,way too underrated man, way too underrated.

  54. progrocker69

    17 people tried to turn it up but something shorted out and their houses burned down.

  55. zechlas

    +++great voice and music+++

  56. William Moore

    Wonder if there is a hint to TOMAI in this video...

    William Moore

    just one?

  57. voidremoved

    @AMASSEY1000 WHATS WRONG WITH THE VIDEO TELL ME PLS.

    cos this video is amazing compared to videos of a band lip synking to their song with lots of mascara on or giving birth to guns or tits and asses shaking.
    u miss the point of the message. im sorry for you.

  58. Vela Matson

    people just need to take time out to listen to them!

  59. dean susky

    Sitting on fences ,,,,is not good

  60. Andrea Massey

    video sucks big time - the music and message are awesome.

  61. TheBurdon

    the best

  62. leafwalker12

    @Noelegy

    It's probably no co-incidence that this is Pink Ploydesque. Alan Parsons was the sound engineer for several of Pink Floyd's definitive albums.

  63. monterock100

    Wow! Great work at combining appropriate imagery with the message being delivered through the lyrics. Folks around the world are certainly beginning to Turn It Up! The time has come. The Fourth Turning is upon us.

  64. babylay619

    what is coming? can you elaborate

    Janice Tracy

    Jesus look up Bless
    Tom Tracy

  65. Claudio Michael

    someone farting at 0:38 !!!

  66. I suggest you to visit Radio MUSICA PARA MIMOS - ( search Musica para Mimos in Google)-. best romantic music of all the times in Internet, is great, is very good ...!!!

  67. Stahldorn

    Does anybody know: Did Storm Thorgerson work on this video?

  68. Gáspár István

    Nocsak, nocsak Chris Thompson?

  69. ROGELIO AGUILAR MINA

    este es uno de mis super grupo favoritos junto con YES, PINK FLOYD,DEEP PURPLE, etc , solo los grandes perduran para siempre y por siempre (AUNQUE NADA ES PARA SIEMPRE ELLOS DURARAN ESE INSTANTE) Ja que viejado me escucho pero esa es " neta la corneta " saludos a la banda desde QueretaROCK

  70. greg carpenter

    @WalkThePath87 hahaha " ingognito... "

  71. GÉNESIS CAP.1 VERS.32

    Espectacular, un juego de misterio e imaginación con un toque de surrealismo en los contenidos secuenciales de esta producción

  72. weverian

    @Noelegy they still are far ahead of present musicians, they are just brilliant and we don't have many like them now unfortunately

  73. Jon Focker

    OMG these words are so true!!!

    DOWN WITH THE ILLUMINATI NWO FREAKS

  74. boxboypab

    does it really matter what the band calls itself? Absolutely freaking great music period!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  75. Taras J. Sandulak

    @Noelegy Allan Parsons produced Pink Floyd before crearting the " Alan Parsons Project " !

  76. 23HappyApples

    I saw butt bobbles

  77. greg carpenter

    @lakotabob I smell, where your, fartin, from... Time is, meaningless, in the moment...

  78. mycroft791

    Technically there were lots of Alan Parsons Projects. He considers each album the project, not the people working on it. This album "Try Anything Once" was the first one he tried without help of the late Eric Woolfson. I believe Eric went on at this time to turn Gaudi [the last Project] into a stage performance or something in Europe.

  79. NudistPoet

    One of my favourite tracks from the ALAN PARSONS solo career! Great video too!

  80. floyd066

    I've listened to AAP for 30 years had have all their releases, but the only song I got into in 'Try Anything Once' was 'Oh, Life', until now. I'm really getting into 'Turn It Up'. Excellent! It makes that album even better.

  81. Sue Belligan

    Amazed~I have a playlist and this is in... Also, new rules: Thinking Aloud is allowed! LOL

  82. naomi chapman

    Hope you like this one ,and thanx again, Brian Smith xx :)

  83. naomi chapman

    Hope you like this one ,and thanx again, Brian Smith xx :)

  84. Paco Pi

    if you translate spanish-english the information:
    Taken from the album Try Anything Once, the band's first album after the demise of The Alan Parsons Project
    Taken from the album Try Anything Once, the band's first album after the demise of The Alan Parsons Project

  85. Realm of the Black Shadow

    This is per definition NOT a song by "Alan Parsons Project", as mentioned.

    This song is by "Alan Parsons band".

    One of the differences is that co-founder_of_ Alan_ Parsons_ Project/song_ writer Eric_ Woolfson isn't present on this song/record.

  86. Baritone45

    I like the opening scenes of New York City in about 25 years.

  87. caviper1

    thanks for posting

  88. karlo20001

    ...I was looking for this video for years,,,!Thanks,,,, ; )

  89. papo2525

    un 10!!

  90. Jeffrey Bell

    One of my favorite Parsons songs. Somehow his videos never rose to the level of his songs.

  91. brofranomo

    The engineer for the Beatles at apple records? He did floyd too?

  92. ksmit

    Floyd and their long-time engineer, Alan Parsons, used a multitude of sound effects--from stereophonically projected footsteps and planes flying overhead.............he was the engineer.

  93. Raptor

    Some of the scenes in this look like the album cover for Delicate sound of thunder (Pink floyd)

  94. askmass

    Alan was the engineer on Dark Side, not the producer. That's not to discount his major contribution(s), but simply to set the record straight.

  95. 4ctmam

    No, he wasn't he was only the sound engineer for Atom Heart Mother and Dark Side Of The Moon, but that's not the same as producing.

  96. Dániel László Kovács

    Yeah, U may say that. ...there was already some discussion about this before here. Wikipedia says the following: "He was involved with the production of several successful albums, including The Beatles' Abbey Road and Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon for which Pink Floyd credit him as an important contributor." ...no other PF albums are mentioned tough.