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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
full lyrics
All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for their daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere
full lyrics

Features of This Track

synth rock arranging
electronica influences
repetitive melodic phrasing
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
synthetic sonority
prominent use of synth
subtle use of acoustic piano

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

jl4x-pandwor k
@Killator - hit thumbs down. yes, that easy. the rest of us will enjoy these songs. :)
Donnie Darko played this song out. Now the remake is everywhere. Both versions (this and the remake) SUCK. Over it. Pandora please remove both versions :) ty
Mad World is an awesome song
Amazing....I ' m speechless..
My music teacher influenced me to love this song! You rock Mr.Monahan
> The song was influenced by the theories of Arthur Janov, author of The Primal Scream. The lyric the dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had suggests that dreams of intense experiences such as death will be the best at releasing tension.<5>
Lyrically the song is pretty loose. It throws together a lot of different images to paint a picture without saying anything specific about the world.<3>

—Roland Orzabal
It's very much a voyeur's song. It's looking out at a ma
LOVE IT : D
....the dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had......
djetmach
Ahhh! The memories of my youth in the 80s...Always been and always will be a Mad World....
Anyone who likes the other version was born in the 80'$ and wouldn't understand regardless. Ha
missdeed
The Brits lost their country? What are you talking about Ivan?
Talented band but disbanded too fast
Itsa very very....wa waAAH world...wah waaaah worrrld.

Go gravy, no wonder the Brits lost their country!
Orzabal is a pop songwriting genius.
I love this song
This song reminds me of high school ... If thats a good thing i don't know. XD but this song makes me feeeel goooood!
The original song blows Lambert's cover clear out of the water.
Swaggering
*A raunchy young world* is actually *Halargian world*
saw them in 1985 n 1990 great live band.
It's good because it's true.
This one has a more interesting message.
I like Gary's version better though.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE VERY SEXY MR. ORZABAL...
Ah the genius of Roland Orzabal....
cowniew
This is a great song.
how does the cover even come close to this?
TTF version > Jules version
This Tears for Fears version IS the original version...th e Jules one is a cover. Just to set the record straight...
Despite Jules being a great parrot (I quite enjoy his version), he couldnt have written these lyrics in a lifetime. and I think this song could sound good from any group its that good.
the original version is really good
zalford
Mr. Jules did it better...
jesuscristo how many times is pandora going to play mad world? I've heard this 5 times by 3 different artists in 24 hours.
I love it!
awesome, real music
lets look through the loving teacher's eyes...
autism
cause the children are golden
This song sparks a flame in my heart that turns me loose onto this raging world.
Brilliant arrangement.
Is this song about Aspergers?
haha at ale_guille92 ' s comment. I don't know if its sad, funny, or infuriating when people say covers of songs are better than the originals. =/ hm
You hear it playing on Johnathan Winters truck radio...
I like Alex Park's version. I do!
Below comment: "Not the greatest version though", well it is the original version...
Love this song! Not the greatest version though, I like the one in Donnie Darko.
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