Tears For Fears - Mad World
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TEARS FOR FEARS


Mad World Lyrics

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Goin' nowhere, goin' nowhere
Their tears are fillin' up their glasses
No expression, no expression
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dyin'
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world, mad world
Mad world, mad world

Children waitin' for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sits and listen, sits and listen
Went to school and I was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson?
Look right through me, look right through me

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dyin'
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world, mad world
Mad world, mad world

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of sad
The dreams in which I'm dyin'
Are the best I've ever had
I find it hard to tell you
'Cause I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It's a very, very
Mad world, mad world
Mad world, mad world
A raunchy young world
Mad world

© ROLAND ORZABAL LIMITED;

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Songwriter(s): Roland Orzabal
Copyright: Roland Orzabal Ltd., Chrysalis Music, Roland Orzabal Limited
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Meaning to "Mad World" (10 meanings)
concerned 05/24/10,13:49
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If you watch Donnie Darko and see how the song is used in that context, the cover makes a lot more sense.
Paul 05/08/12,12:37
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This song is amazing. So amazing that I made a 2012 cover featuring a female vocalist. Check it out, I'm giving it away as a free download: www . paulloeb . net
jdm 12/11/10,23:00
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I always thought covers satisfied the ego of the singer but showed a lack of creativity, there's something sad about that. Thou MW's reinvet'n for film gave it credence and appreciate both versions.
Joey 11/22/10,21:21
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The Tears for Fears original is angry and sarcastic. The Gary Jules cover is contemplative and sober. Both versions have different moods that make sense in their own contexts.
Heather 03/26/10,15:47
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Heii, if people listened to the song they wouldn't be saying that the lyrics are great 'cause on this it says that 'mad world' is said four times when it isn't, so whoever corrected them LIES xx
kendall hilton 11/23/09,17:43
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so i was thinking that i want to be with this band you know i would be the female on stage of course. i agree with liv whoever that is adam lamberts version was better but then tears of fears is 2nd!!
you don't need to know person 11/21/09,21:22
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I LOVE TEARS FOR FEARS!MAD WORLD IS MY JAM! I SING IT EVERYDAY TO MYSELF!GO TEARS FOR FEARS.NO.1 FAN BABY!
Nadia 09/23/09,08:30
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i agree with Liv the version by Adam is just tooo goood i have been searchng the net like crazy tryingto download that version
Liv 09/22/09,15:41
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I like Adam Lambert's version the best. All due respect for Gary Jules AND Tears for Fears, but I thought Adam's was so much more emotional.
Cal 09/17/09,10:08
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This Version by Tears for Fears is much more better than the Gary Joules. Although the Gary Joules version is ok too.
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