Waters, Roger - The Tide Is Turning (After Live Aid) Lyrics




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 title 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 crap 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 Saturday night
The airwaves were full of compassion 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 Saturday 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 bullshit and mediocrity"





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  1. Jay MacDonald

    You do not need a road map to get to the core of an apple... You simply eat it! You do not need to go to the top of some mountain and ask some guru the meaning of life. The meaning of life is happiness. February 19, 2020 Jay MacDonald AKA Odin Green.

  2. Lalnunmawia Fanai

    I cannot name any bigger Icon in International music industry. Because it definitely is Roger Waters

  3. Noname 1st

    A massive connection with this album, the Welsh choir and the mention of Llanelli was a revelation when we heard it stoned driving through the beautiful Welsh valleys as mischievous kids back in the early 90s,,it made you proud to be Welsh, GWLAD!!! ✌️

  4. Experimental TV Test Server

    I still get goosebumps when I watch this. There was a time that existed late 1989 that peace seemed possible.Seems like it ended when the USS Cole.was attacked and the rise of global terrorism began. Fueled by greed and religious zealots.
    .

  5. Alina Lopez Fuentes

    Grande, inmenso como siempre, bravo!

  6. Julius Skoolafish

    Re-posted here
    https://www.realms.chat/t/7810654249#comment-4788486487

  7. John RAMBO

    Fabulous piece of music !!! The lyrics and the voice of Rog are amazing !!!

  8. Chris Jones

    As the dark gets darker light gets lighter for the Christ believer these are true but for the unbeliever very dark so yes the tide is turning

  9. Pipi Mili

    Me rodeo de los mejores, aprendo mis lecciones como debe ser.
    A veces bien y siempre bien acompañada

  10. onlygreatmusic

    Dig it.

  11. Jane Williams

    BRILLIANT

  12. jenipeachy

    The tide has turned to where and who listens , let it be a gift for all of us fans ... it is still one my favourites ... thank you Mr. Waters.

  13. g bradley

    Kind of a trip. Happened upon you , here in this medium.
    Fry 116 woodford
    Thank you so much for paying attention to what you were taught. You've influenced my life in such a positive way. Grateful Dead Beatles And You cats.oh I recon it would have been cool to be alive during Mozart days no probably not. I'm rambling! Lex Ky
    Please may I say thank you very much for jamming out and steering me in the right way of thought

    g bradley

    Got pretty intricate. Thank you for jamming out steering me in the right direction, of what is awesome and positive in the cosmos. If it wasn't for cats like you, I'd be over there with Jim Morrison flooding streets with blood. That is not the way we should act, being human beings and everything. Oh, my my, what are we to do?
    Them boys from Kansas,

  14. Marcelo Model Trains

    Sim. Em 2020 posso dizer que a maré está virando! Você é um excelente músico Waters! canto suas músicas desde criança quando ouvi The Final Cut logo após seu lançamento. Mas me decepcionei quando esteve aqui e foi para o lado dos corruptos aderindo a uma campanha contra o meu atual Presidente que faz uma boa gestão. Fechamos um ano de governo SEM NENHUMA DENÚNCIA DE CORRUPÇÃO, economia melhorando, PIB positivo, Inflação baixa, desemprego diminuindo, criminalidade diminuindo, investimentos de fora sendo feitos aqui e muito mais. Sim Roger Waters! A maré está virando! The tide is turning!

  15. John Schaffner

    Morse Code sends out its lonely message, a reminder of how things have changed with the tide of time.

  16. Garry Moore

    Tune ❤️

  17. Marcin Kozłowski

    tylko GILMOUR!!!

  18. Rebecca Dolashewich

    🌬🌊🌊🌊🌊🕊🕊🌊

  19. michael sk

    great song ever~~4genius on earth--->paul(beatles) roger(pink floyd) michael jackson stevie wonder

  20. Alexplorer

    Anyone have any idea who the guitarist is playing the blue one. I'm just as interested in the blue guitar itself if anyone knows the make/model. Can anyone identify either?

  21. Stormbringer Coming

    For all those who believe that Roger holds the weight of the world on his shoulders and that he's some sort of modern day savior... remember the string of musicians and ex wives who cannot tolerate his overbearing personality. Let's not forget his support of the Maduro regime in Venezuela. Wonder what his citizens will be eating for their Christmas dinner?  But... the tide is turning.Towards their pets and the zoos.

  22. Nitzan

    this is the most 80`s video clip I ever seen

  23. User Comfy

    супер. люблю тебя роджер. спасибо за то что ты есть в наших сердцах

  24. Ludovico Floyd

    Genius!!!

  25. Jer Lewis

    The guy with the orange Strat is playing a Squier...

  26. Tony Mate Generation 60's

    Roger. Sir! Let the Lord make the Tide turnin' again. Again an' again, an' again!✌️🏻

  27. Silvano Rossi

    The song reflects how children are becoming more educated and will need to rise against these dictators who brainwash them to believe what society should not be

  28. Andrea Schumann

    I Love Roger Waters and Pink Floyd. I wish I payed more attension to the work and started to prep years ago.

  29. Dave C.

    Jesus is the only Lord. He saved my life. Grew up listening to this :)

    morten andre Jensen

    Thats tfuth Jesus is the onley way!

    Dave C.

    @morten andre Jensen Amen!! Thank you Jesus

  30. Charles Dickinson

    Roger Waters your the greatest ever That Saturday from the hands of the wore Lord

  31. Charles Dickinson

    Used Jesus Christ holds are children are learning

    Dave C.

    I pray he embraces Jesus Christ like God wants to hug him

  32. beek 66

    coś pięknego.... po prostu odlot..... kocham ten utwór...jest wyjątkowy

  33. Bradford Libby

    Great album...great show...gives me a different perspective now that I'm in my late fifties than it did when I was in my twenties.

  34. Russell Field

    Good one Roger!!!

  35. YA *THINK

    <^<^>^>
    "thank you god Father..."

  36. Harry Ball

    I hope Aces and deuces

  37. Kathy Prior

    What a great song and message!

  38. Lise Alizia Fredheim

    Beautiful💓

    Lise Alizia Fredheim

    🖤💚💛❤💜💓👣👀🎅🤶🧜‍♀️🧙‍♂️

  39. Regina Rospide

    Simplesmente único

  40. mrsMirella61

    🎼🎶♥️🎶🎶🎶............

  41. paul hall

    ENGLISH!

  42. Rafael Assunção

    Wow thank you

  43. Bertrand Jacquin

    Merci pour tout Roger.
    Tu as laissé indéniablement ton empreinte. A tout jamais

  44. Laurie Aylmore

    2am doing a night shift for BHP. on Koolan Island just chatting with Robbie Mc farlaine (sorry if spelt it wrong Rob ) this come on the airwaves and though Pink Floyd at first it made us listen ( not that we were doing any thing but chatting at that hour haha ). That tune is a master piece has stood the test time and should be heard every day on the air waves !

  45. John David Hart

    I really dig your style, Roger. Low is high and high is low, right pure and true. I'm in. I would love to do some music with you someday before I grow up or anything like that. my messed up band is Open Eye Universe. We are nowhere but that's cool too. I'm helping Fall of Silence in L.A. these days. You might kinda dig them. They think the tide is turning too. Check out collective reaction.

  46. God entered Bob Hickman's body, as a Ghost-body

    God entered into my body, as a body, same size. God loves rog

  47. michael gorman

    You are a fine Artist and Producer Roger, the Musicians you employ to work on these masterpieces are also of exceptional quality. Your fans appreciate you and all your hard work, everywhere and always. David, Rick and Nick also rank tops, ......A lifetime of spectacular music, lyrics, videos and performances that none can match. cheers. Peace.

  48. michael gorman

    Government must of built a breakwater Roger,......cause the tide hasn't actually turned yet.

  49. Claudio Moreira alves

    Melhor canção do Pink Floyd qui já vi em toda minha vida.

    Pasquale Bianchi

    Incredibile genio Stella universale Grazie di esistere sir Roger

  50. David Gadea

    The Tide Must Be Turning !!! Love,Peace, and Art !!! To The Humankind !!! Salud y Vida Pa'lante !!! Cheers and Life On !!!!

  51. AGoodBuzz

    Roger Waters is 10 times the fully-formed musician the rest of Pink Floyd was combined. His lyrics, their relevance, the arrangements.... He's beyond just playing the music. For an odd example, if you've read 'Zen and the Art of Archery', watch him play the cymbals and gong in Saucerful of Secrets in 'Live at Pompeii'. Listen to 'Pro's and Cons of Hitchhiking' all the way through.... This man get's it.

  52. John David Hart

    this song is simply fabulous. unreal.. well I mean so real. it's just incredible. and I like it too

    John David Hart

    when God gets back from his smoke break he will probably like it too.

  53. John David Hart

    wow. what an awesome song man. I dig this more than my banana and peanut butter sandwiches and I really love those sandwiches the most.

    John David Hart

    I figured it out. I can eat a banana and peanut butter sandwich and listen to this song at the same time. freaking orgasm man. omg what if make love at the same time. wow. holy smokes. hope she likes my sandwiches too

    John David Hart

    the tide is turning

  54. Guy Veilleux

    Radio Kaos, the most underrated album of Roger Waters. Way before his time. Dont forget to look at the big picture while listening to.

  55. sarıkaya64 mytube

    David Gilmour's guitar is missing..

  56. Luk Ahmad

    The young Graham Broad looks like Kyle Reese from Terminator (1984) xD

  57. Claudio Moreira alves

    Magnífico essa canção do Pink Floyd.

  58. ann mari cris Aschieri

    thanks!

  59. Lo Lo

    is it possible to visit Roger Waters?I'm from IRAN.He is my Hero.

  60. Medard Krzisnik

    Immense thank Roger for this and for the other songs that will live forever! I listen to this song from the year 1987, when Radio K.A.O.S. was released and this album too, to this day! A record that is relevant more than ever!

  61. Don Havard

    It is finally starting to hit home,really hoping we can fix this mess we’ve made.

  62. Matthew Soden

    Roger is amazing, and this song is truly beautiful, just shows how talented he is and I always loved his voice. I do miss his vocals in Pink Floyd songs I listen to but hearing his solo work makes it better. True legend!

  63. Laurynas Gaidys

    One of the best songs ever! And the Radio K.A.O.S is not that bad as many is saying.

  64. That one Someone

    “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 title 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 crap our children are learning
    But oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    The tide is turning
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    Now the satellite's confused
    'Cause on Saturday night
    The airwaves were full of compassion and light
    And his silicon heart
    Warmed to the sight of a billion candles burning
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    The tide is turning Billy
    I'm not saying that the battle is won
    But on Saturday 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
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    The tide is turning Sylvester
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning
    Oh, oh, oh, the tide is turning”

    Carlos Yáñez Lozada

    Muchas gracias for posting the lyrics.

    Stateless oyster

    Big thanks!

  65. Charles Dickinson

    I used to think the world was kind Used to uncle turning

  66. Charles Dickinson

    I used to think the world was kind taller worth a loot of money

  67. Marcos Marvel

    que saudade de boas musicas .anos 80 sempre.
    roger kaos sempre.

  68. Serita Nixon

    Makes me proud to be Welsh. Love floyd love roger waters what more to say xxx

  69. R Fairweather

    Reminds me of road trips with my dad and bro in my faithers work van, everyone of us loved this album, some of the best of times. The real stuff, about building relationships instead of obstacles. Class song

  70. pata lata

    really great

  71. pata lata

    really great

  72. versatec1

    Amazing, timeless album...Genius❤

  73. chaflanful

    beautiful song

  74. Rex Luminus

    Excellent and rare! Master piece.
    SLOW WATER WASHES SHORE

  75. Cosmo-M

    the great Katie Kissoon in Miami Vice fashion look ;)

  76. Robin Samek

    Rodžrere nejlepší ❤😀

  77. Aleksandr Malakhov

    ОБАЛДЕННО И БЕСПОДОБНООО...СПАСИБО...

  78. Дмитрий Иванов

    👍👍👍👍👍

  79. Bret m

    jesus Christ how much they are earning ,,,,,,,using his name for profit,,and using his name to hate,,, vote democrat 2020

  80. Kevin Michael Kappler

    True to life words and amazing video.

  81. Aleksandr Malakhov

    ЕЩЕ И ЕЩЕ РАЗИК СПАСИБООО...

  82. Aleksandr Malakhov

    Thanks...СПАААСИИИБООО...

  83. Rob Scott

    Not a bad song, literal translation of lyrics in video, terrible.

  84. David Wall

    Simply beautiful. Roger Waters is a genius.

  85. Shirley Jennings

    Awesome

  86. Govinda Timilsina

    ☮️❤️

  87. Arshad Qureshi

    Will always remain a masterpiece, a classic.

  88. Aleksandr Malakhov

    Very very very good...СПААААСИИИИИБООООЧЧЧЧКИИИИ...

  89. John Taylor

    Great guitar, is that Mark

  90. Kale Kale

    Classic song from a class LP from a class person.

  91. thomas Mccann

    Funking still at war man u blind eyes wide open put a gaurilla 2that mobile phones people ur kids r spoon feed this crap still we are just consumers ov other man's products, love the words Roger, who r u.

  92. thomas Mccann

    Ocean dry life lost in time, who r u.

  93. thomas Mccann

    Love radio the wheel in Russia Teddy bears, picking up the technical manual turning 2 dust elavated 2 new hight's breathing toxic crap they don't want the world to understand Roger y its there's by birth, no change 2 any systems rger, who r u.

  94. Gavin Fahrenfort

    Marine guitar is trying hard but could never replace DG

  95. George Kokonas

    The most powerful voice in Rocks history WE LOVE ROGER WATERS

  96. Charles Dickison

    Pink Floyd Your The Shits

  97. Charles Dickison

    What God Wants

  98. Giobbi

    The song is very good but the arrangement sound-wise does not work. Same for all the KAOS record. Same songs with an Amused to Death or Final Cut general sound would have worked much better. Digital keyboards here are quite terrible