Elemental Album

Artist(s): Tears for Fears

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Tears for Fears Elemental Cover Art

Tracklist

Elemental

length: 5:31
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal

This race is already run
Get off your horse, get on this train
" Welcome to the real world "
I said " Welcome to the real world "
Are we rushing like the wind?
Naked out and naked in
" Welcome to the free world "
I said " Welcome to the me world "
Are we rushing like the wind?
Put your lovin' arms around
Did you lose your faith in God, no?
Does your conscience always get you down?
Fall to pieces, rough and tumble
Does your conscience always get you down?
These days it's all the mind
It's Elemental
Don't say your up when your down
It's Elemental
Put your lovin' arms around
This your new year's resolution
Put your lovin' arms around
Nothing doing resolution
Put your lovin' arms around
Take another leap in the dark
With a humble heart
Do yourself some good
What did you become?
Patience, be sure
Baby, baby
These days it's all the mind
It's Elemental
Don't say your up when your down
It's Elemental

Cold

length: 5:06
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
composer: Roland Orzabal
lyricist: Roland Orzabal
The coldest shoulder cast in metal
Frozen to the bone
To rely on hook, line and sinker
What a sinker
Sinking like a stone
You'd be better off alone
She saw me on the television underneath the sun
Thought that I was warm like mother, lover, brother
Brother, she was wrong
Me, I don't long to belong
Cold, been excommunicated ?cause I'm cold
My temperature's been rated and I'm cold
Bring to me my big old sweater
Nothing more will make me better
I met her on Monday and my heart did nothing new
Seems she thought of me as some mystic, fatalistic, mystical guru
Me, I haven't got a clue
But floating on a magic carpet high above the earth
You can see the world like a Buddha, bread and Buddha
Bigger than you hurt
Don't you know that love is work
Cold, no heat on the horizon guess I'm cold
And Capricorn is rising yes I'm cold
Listened to my old Nockles
Hoped that it would warm the cockles
You can't fight the fear you can't, this is the road you're on
You don't belong to me you don't belong to any one
Your reputation lies not in your eyes, but those who dare
Will bite the hand that feeds when it don't meet your needs
When you got blood to bleed, you got a life to lead
In the flood with my blood I can hold you
Cold, been excommunicated ?cause I'm cold
My temperature's been rated and I'm cold
Bring to me my big old sweater
Nothing more will make me better
Cold, no heat on the horizon guess I'm cold
There'll be no compromising, cold, cool, cold
Stone cold
Stone cold
Cold
Cold
Cold

Break It Down Again

length: 4:32
producer: Tim Palmer, Alan Griffiths and Roland Orzabal
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths
Break it down again.
So those are my dreams
and these are my eyes.
Stand tall like a man.
Headstrong like a horse.
When it's all mixed up,
better break it down.
Oo, oo. Oo, oo.
In the world of secrets.
In the world of sound.
Oo, oo.

It's in the way you're always hiding from the light.
See for yourself, you have been sitting on a time bomb.
No revolution maybe someone somewhere else,
could show you something new about you and your inner song.

And all the love, and all the love in the world
won't stop the rain from falling,
waste sleeping underground.
Break it down again
I want to break it down,
Break it down again.

Break it down again.
So those are my schemes
and these are my plans.
Hot tips for the boys.
Fresh news from the force.
When it's all mixed up,
better break it down.
Oo, oo. Oo, oo.
In the world of silence.
In the world of sound.
Oo, oo.

"No sleep for the dreaming" say the architects fo life.
Big bouncing babies, bread and butter can I have a slice?
They make no mention of the beauty of decay.
Blue, yellow, pink umbrella, save it for a rainy day.

And all the love, and all the love in the world
won't stop the rain from falling,
waste sleeping underground.
Break it down again
I want to break it down,
Break it down again.

Horsing around.
Pray to the power.
Play to the crowd
with your big hit sound.
And they won't simmer,
won't simmer,
won't simmer down.
Play to the crowd.
Play to the crowd.

It's in the way you're always hiding from the light.
Last off to heaven just like moses on a motorbike.
No revolution maybe someone else somewhere else.
Could show you something new to help with the ups and downs.

Break it down again.
I want to break it down.
Break it down again.
Break it down again.
Break it down again.
Break it down again.

No more sleepy dreaming.
No more building up.
It is time to dissolve.
Break it down again.
No more sleepy dreaming.

Mr. Pessimist

length: 6:17
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths
Time will swallow
Your precious time
Like magic create the future
What makes man so fickle?
Who put the daggers in those eyes?
Was it to learn
Through dark days of struggle?
Was it to burn
To burst all our bubbles?
Thunder and rain
Well the cynical flame will it heat, stick and blister?
Thunder and rain
Evangelistic brother
Should be banging a tambourine
Go wash your hands and fingers
Till your mind is clean
Was it your fate
To sleep like a normal?
Time and decay
No man is immortal
Thunder and rain
Boredom and pain lit the cynical flame
Will it heat stick and blister?
Thunder and rain
Still try to resist the pessimist
The pessimist no no
And these things I find
In the back of my mind
Where time lasts forever
I get all mixed
Think I'm all mankind
Listen Mr Pessimister
With your Catholic taste
Oh listen Mr Pessimister Pessimister
We do not relate
Listen Mr Pessimister, Pessimister, Pessimister
Mr Pessimister

Dog’s a Best Friend’s Dog

length: 3:40
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal
Shame
Dog shame
I know what's wrong
Man's too old and wise
Bring in the dog
Turn on
Down the mountain rescue
Slip and slide when sunny
Small cat better move along
Or this ***** could do harm, baby
Straight as an arrow
I'm walking the dog

Three is a crowd
Two is a dog and me playing
(What's he saying)
Free as a cloud
No one ever really knew you
Make clear your illusion no, no, no, no

Some dreams you dream you alone
You thank Christ you're coming home
Better better give the dog a bone
Go go go go chew chew chew chew
Some dreams you dream alone
Go get a life and ease the pain
Dog's a best friend's dog
Dog's a best friend's dog

Word, speech, blurred, bleached
Tell Mr Godot I'm walking the dog
Walking the dog

Some dreams you dream you alone
You thank Christ you're coming home
Better better give the dog a bone
Go go go go chew chew chew chew
Some dreams you dream alone
Go get a life and ease the pain
Dog's a best friend's dog
Dog's a best friend's dog

Fish Out of Water

length: 5:11
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths
You always said you were the compassionate one
But now you're laughing at the sun
With all your high class friends you think you've got it made
The only thing you made was that tanned look on your face
With all your cigarettes and fancy cars
You ain't a clue who or what you are
You're dreaming your life away
Fish out of water
Go swim in the tide today
Fish out of water
We used to sit and talk about primal scream
To exorcise our past was our adolescent dream
But now it's sink or swim since your memory fails
Now in Neptune's kitchen you will be food for killer whales
And on the crucifix his mother made
Hangs one more martyr to the hit parade
You're dreaming you're life away
Fish out of water
Go swim in the tide today
Fish out of water
You're dreaming you're life away
Fish out of water
Go swim in the tide today
Fish out of water

Gas Giants

length: 2:42
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths
Giants on Armistice Day
Caught between the rock and the renegade

Power

length: 5:47
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths
Last years rivals share their blood
Sailor sworn to secrecy
Ride the waves and stem the flood
The tides of endless enmity
Power now is all the rage
Sons and daughters of the gun
Hungry babies come of age
Phasers switched and set to stun
Power now, power how, power wow!
Here's power
If you're seeking power . . .
Doctor held you tight and torn
Boy he was a lucky man
Out of you the future born
Slight of foot and sight of hand
Douse the candle, dim the light
Focus not on fire or flame
Don't believe that might is right
Your soul can turn you just the same
Power now, power how, power wow !
If you're seeking power - here's power
Power now, power how, power wow !
If you're seeking power - here's power
If you take my breath away
The whole damn thing will turn and return
Redefined, rearranged, rearranged
And till my dying the day
I guess I'll have to burn just to learn
This the time, this the place
To show a human face
Dressed to kill we guessed you might
Friend or foe or family
We'll sacrifice the Virgin white
Her death will be the life of me
Power now is all the rage
Don't excuse it use it well
Keep the lion in his cage
Free from hunger, free from hell
Power now, power how, power wow !
If you're seeking power - here's power!

Brian Wilson Said

length: 4:25
producer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Alan Griffiths, Roland Orzabal
My life, nothing was easy till now
Hope like the morning will paint the dawn
More than ordinary (deep down)
Make it more than merry (deep down)
Take me to the jamboree (deep down)
And shine a light on me
Draw back the curtains and smile
Everything's wow!

Girls are ten penny Janet, Joy and Jenny, Judy, Joan and Jackie G
Hear me now I warn you
Girls from California break your heart and set you free
My life

Shame to rely, but I swear it's the best I can do
Like a flame, like an I with a dot I am not you
Call me guilty I swear I'm a man who can fly (deep down)
I keep coming back, I'll get back to you

My life, nothing was easy till now

Goodnight Song

length: 3:53
producer: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths and Tim Palmer
engineer: Mark O'Donoughue
writer: Roland Orzabal, Alan Griffiths
Here on the stage
The time has come
With the strains of "Be my angels!?, of rock in two four
Time may keep alive that old swang song
That we've been playing forever
Till the time maybe right to say goodbye
My voice is aching, I'm tongue tired
And the sounds we are making are so uninspired
Goodnight song, played so wrong
Blame the crowd, they scream so loud, so long
Get some honesty
Take the best of me and then the rest let go
In every situation with it's tireless rage
Step outside your cage and let the real fool show
I should have stayed round to break the ice
I thought about it once or twice
But nothing ever changes unless there's some pain
And our...
Goodnight song, played so wrong
Blame the crowd, they scream so loud, so long
Goodnight song, played so wrong
Blame the crowd, they scream so loud, so long