American Idol: Mad World

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Mad World, was a song which hit #3 in the UK Singles chart back in November 1982 by one of my favorite British band, Tears For Fears. Back then, I never paid much attention to the song let alone it’s lyrics. In 2003, Gary Jules did a cover version of the song featured in the movie Donnie Darko and it went all the way to #1 in UK. Gary’s version was melancholy and morbid. Suddenly, the part of the lyrics that said ” 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” captured my attention. Immediately, fell in love with that song back then. Last nite, Adam Lambert sang Mad World and did justice to Gary’s version – am falling in love with this song all over again.

MAD WOLRD

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
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

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 … world
Mad world

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4 Responses to “American Idol: Mad World”


  1. 1 zirconic April 11, 2009 at 10:43 am

    Yes, yes…Adam’s performance blew me away and I so mesmerised! I didn’t know it was sung by Tears For Fears until I search for the song in the internet! I love Adam’s version! A sure win American Idol 2009!

  2. 2 BigMacky April 14, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    zirconic

    Yeah, great performance. Glad he didn’t go over the top with this song.

  3. 3 Long May 29, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I love it very much

  4. 4 BigMacky May 30, 2009 at 4:14 am

    Long

    Aren’t we a little late for showing our love for Adam? Haha. Anyway, welcome.


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