All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, Worn out faces
Bright and early for the 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 sorrows
No tomorrow, No tomorrow

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad
These 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 its a very very
Mad World, Mad World

Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy Birthday, Happy Birthday
And they 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 whats 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, I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it's a very very
Mad World, Mad World, Mad World, Mad World
Enlargen your world
Mad World


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"Mad World" as written by Roland Orzabal

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    My Interpretationthis song is pretty much talking about how the kids and teenagers of our time feel so small and unimportant in the vast world we live in. People start to feel like nobody even cares about them anymore, and they dont have a point in the world.

    "the dreams in which im dying are the best ive ever had"

    ^^ some people would rather just die than live with no point.

    The sad thing is, our society really is coming to this point. So many people feel shut out from the world, and everyone else is too caught up in their own lives to notice.
    alyssa4oh8on January 01, 2009   Link
  • +1
    My Interpretationthis song is about the world we live in today, "children waiting for the day they feel good, happy birthday" means the happiness emotion is being manufactured, for cirten days that we wait for... for most people its a smaller picture of how society works, most people work 5 or six days of a 7 day week, which is (waiting for the day they fell good) when people "run in circles its a very very mad world" we are doing the same thing over and over again, waiting...
    james11675on April 29, 2014   Link
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    Song MeaningThis is a great cover of the Tears for Fears song "Mad World."

    "It's very much a voyeur's song. It's looking out at a mad world from the eyes of a teenager."
    —Curt Smith
    kmk_natashaon December 20, 2008   Link

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