Tears for Fears - Mad World Lyrics

Tears For Fears The Hurting cover art
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All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
And their tears are filling 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 dying
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

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
Made to feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit 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 dying
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
Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 The Hurting
  • 2 Mad World
  • 3 Pale Shelter
  • 4 Ideas as Opiates
  • 5 Memories Fade
  • 6 Suffer the Children
  • 7 Watch Me Bleed
  • 8 Change
  • 9 The Prisoner
  • 10 Start of the Breakdown


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Roland Orzabal
    album: Track 2 in album The Hurting
    release date: 1983-3-7
    popularity : 235 users have visited this page.
    genres: Electronic Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Synth-pop
    length: 3:33
    producer: Chris Hughes and Ross Cullum
    composer: Roland Orzabal
    lyricist: Roland Orzabal
    Album Information
    label: Phonogram
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: 12" Vinyl
    script: Latin