Mad World Lyrics - Tears for Fears

Tears For Fears The Hurting cover art
Credits
publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Roland Orzabal
release date: 1983-3-7
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Synth-pop
length: 3:32
producer: Ross Cullum and Chris Hughes
conductor: Chris Hughes
vocal: Curt Smith
performer: Ross Cullum and Phil Palmer
guitar: Roland Orzabal
keyboard: Ian Stanley, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith
percussion: Chris Hughes
programming: Roland Orzabal, Ian Stanley, Chris Hughes and Manny Elias
drums (drum set): Manny Elias
bass guitar: Curt Smith
composer: Roland Orzabal
lyricist: Roland Orzabal
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



Tracklist
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