‘Mad World’ 2020 Cover

In my last post I commented on how life sort of seems to give you what you need at the moment. I ran across this video just recently of Tears for Fears bassist Curt Smith and his daughter Diva singing “Mad World”. The song was originally recorded in 1982 written by Roland Orzabal and sung by Smith. This version, stripped down and much slower, was covered by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the film Donnie Darko (2001). It is quite simply… hauntingly beautiful.

“Mad World” – Tears For Fears

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 wanna 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
Mad world
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 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

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
Mad world
Halargian world
Mad world

No matter where I am in life, I always manage to find a song that speaks to me… It never fails. 

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