Turn

Music & Lyrics: Rosanne Baker Thornley / North Easton
Performed by North Easton

At 17 a boy don’t know,
‘bout living smart and moving slow,
18 notches on the wall,
I carved ‘em all.
Once a year I mark the day,
I should have turned and walked away.

I had the hopes that young men do,
Not the strength to see ‘em through
I followed blind, I crossed the line,
Took the fall in someone else’s shoes,

And if I could go back, back to me I’d say

Look before you follow
Think before you choose
It’s not what you gain,
It’s in everything you loose
Don’t forget your feet,
You don’t have to stay
You can always turn, and walk away, walk away

In the shadows of my youth,
I didn’t care about the truth
I was desperate to belong,
Could of put it right, but I did it wrong,
And the hardest part in the empty dark,
Is the quiet pain and the fear I face

If only I could just go back and say –

Look before you follow
Think before you choose
It’s not what you gain,
It’s in everything you loose
Don’t forget your feet,
You don’t have to stay
You can always turn, 

Look before you follow
Think before you choose
It’s not what you gain,
It’s in everything you loose
Don’t forget your feet,
You don’t have to stay
You can always turn, you can always turn and walk away, walk away