Mad World Lyrics

Mad World

Tears For Fears

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Mad World Lyrics

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
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 kinda funny
I find it kinda sad
The dreams in which I’m dying
Are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It’s a very, very mad world, mad world

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And I 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 kinda funny
I find it kinda sad
The dreams in which I’m dying
Are the best I’ve ever had
I find it hard to tell you
I find it hard to take
When people run in circles
It’s a very, very mad world, mad world
Enlarging your world
Mad world


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Mad World – Guitar Lesson

‘Mad World’ is a piano ballad in Dorian that in this arrangement has been adopted to just one acoustic guitar.

All chords are from the key of D major, however, D is not the home chord, Em is. This is why it’s ‘in Dorian’ where we call chord II home.

The intermediate course takes it all the way and explains how this is more common than you may believe.

Go to video lessons: Mad World chords.


Gary Jules – Biography

gary-jules-thumbGary Jules is an American singer-songwriter, best known for his cover of ‘Mad World’ by Tears For Fears. It became the UK Christmas number one single in ’03.

Following the worldwide success, Gary Jules kept selling his own CDs on CD Baby as well as the song being released through a label.

To find out more, go to Gary Jules biography.


Tears For Fears – Biography

tears-for-fears-thumbTears for Fears are an English pop band that has sold more than twenty-two million albums.

With hits like ‘Mad World’, ‘Seeds Of Love’ and ‘Everybody Wants To Rule The World’, Tears For Fears were one of the biggest bands around in the 80s.

To find out more, go to Tears For Fears biography.


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