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


Lyrics submitted by jaysonwhelpley

"Mad World" as written by Roland Orzabal

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    General Commentthis song along with Rise Against - Anyway you want it Is the BEST cover song i have ever heard
    the_gurraon January 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenta very good cover! i favour the original, but this cover still captures the emotion and meaning to the song. One of my faves! Sounds awesome
    miss_bonjovion December 24, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti love both versions. the original is amazing, and this seems to have the anger that the original lacks.
    but both are absolutly amazing.
    gunsxxgoxxbangon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General Commentexcellent cover
    almost better than the original
    BulletproofScaleson June 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentgreat cover
    not as good as the original IMO
    i love the breakdown/end of chorus part
    when he screams "mad world"
    Thaadiuson August 02, 2007   Link

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