Mad World

Words & Music:

Roland Orzabal


This has Finch's acoutic intro.  Ladies, I recommend singing this in Am - those chords are given in parentheses.  As you can tell from the two versions of chords, there are limitless variations of this Tears For Fears tune out there.



E |--5-7-2-3-0-2--------0------5-7-2-3-0-2-3-5-|

B |--------------3-2--2---2--------------------|

G |------------------2-2-2-2-0-----------------|

D |--------------------------------------------|

A |--------------------------------------------|

E |--------------------------------------------|


Em(Am)               G(C)         D(Dm)            A(G)

All around me are familiar faces, worn-out places, worn-out faces.

Em(Am)                     G(C)         D(Dm)          A(G)

Bright and early for their daily races; going nowhere, going nowhere.

Em(Am)                  G(C)              D(Dm)          A(G)

Their tears are filling up their glasses; no expression, no expression.

Em(Am)                 G(C)             D(Dm)        A(G)

Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow; no tomorrow, no tomorrow.



Em(Am)                A(D)     (Dsus4) (D)     Em(Am)

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad,

                        A(D)          (Dsus4)   (D)  Em(Am)

The dreams in which I'm dying are the best I've ever had.

                  A(D)               (Dsus4) (D)     Em(Am)

I find it hard to tell you, 'cause I find it hard to take.

                   A(D)           (Dsus4) (D)   Em(Am) G(D7)  A

When people run in circles, it's a very--, very mad--- world---.

Em(Am) G(D7) A

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.


CHORUS:  [repeat "Mad world" 4x]



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