Mad World

“Mad World” is a song made famous by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith. It was made more famous in 2002 when covered on the Donnie Darko soundtrack.

Em                G
All around me are familiar faces
D                 A
Worn out places – worn out faces
Em                          G
Bright and early for their daily races
D               A
Going nowhere – going nowhere
Em                      G
Their tears are filling up their glasses
D             A
No expression – no expression
Em                     G
Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow
D           A
No tomorrow – no tomorrow

Em                  A                      Em
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad
Em                      A                            Em
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
Em                 A                           Em
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
Em                  A
When people run in circles it’s a very very
Em                     A
Maaaaaad world
Em                       A
Maaaaaaad world

Em                        G
Children waiting for the day they feel good
D               A
Happy birthday – happy birthday
Em                        G
Made to feel the way that every child should
D               A
Sit and listen – sit and listen
Em                       G
Went to school and I was very nervous
D              A
No one knew me – no one knew me
Em                     G
Hello teacher tell me what’s my lesson

D                     A
Look right through me – look right through me

Em                  A                      Em
And I find it kinda funny, I find it kinda sad
Em                      A                             Em
The dreams in which I’m dying are the best I’ve ever had
Em                A                            Em
I find it hard to tell you, I find it hard to take
Em                  A
When people run in circles it’s a very very
Em                     A
Maaaaaad world
Em                A
Enlarge your world
Em       A
Mad world

Mad World Alt. Version

Mad World (Coversong).mp3 (Free MP3 Music Download and Streaming Audio)

ABOUT THE SONG

Daniel — Vocals, Keyboards, Guitar, Piano

A cover song recorded on November 30, 2012 in West Chester, Chester County, PA. It was recorded as an on-the-fly by-the-seat-of-your-pants, 1-track, stereo, passion piece. A couple of friends came to mind today… which inspired me to do this song again.

From the album You Made the Bed You Lie In

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