Standing on the Corner of the Third World Lyrics

Tears for Fears


publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Roland Orzabel Nicky Holland
album: Track 5 in album The Seeds of Love
release date: 1989-9-27
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length: 5:31
bass guitar: Pino Palladino
harmonica: Peter Hope-Evans
drums: Manu Katché
piano: Oleta Adams
synthesizer: Simon Clark
Hammond organ: Simon Clark
trumpet: Jon Hassell
additional vocal: Carol Kenyon, Tessa Niles

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Man, I never slept so hard
I never dreamt so well
Dreaming, I was safe in life
Like mussels in a shells
Rolling and controlling all the basements and the backroads of our lives
Fill their dreams with big fast cars
Fill their heads with sand
Holy white we'll paint the town
The color of our flag
Hey there little lady has your baby got the look of some old man ?
Standing on the corner of the third world
Hungry men will close their minds
Ideas are not their food
Notions fall on stony ground
Where passions are subdued
Color all the madness for the madness is the thorn that's in our side
Standing on the corner of the third world
When we gonna learn?
Who we gonna turn to?
The promises they make
The call for attention
Compassion is the fashion
Free to earn, our pockets burn
We buy for love
Die for love
Hold me I'm crying
Hold me I'm dying

Track Listing

  • 1 Woman in Chains
  • 2 Badman’s Song
  • 3 Sowing the Seeds of Love
  • 4 Advice for the Young at Heart
  • 5 Standing on the Corner of the Third World
  • 6 Swords and Knives
  • 7 Year of the Knife
  • 8 Famous Last Words