Alex Parks - 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

And 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 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

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
'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





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  1. uktena66

    One of my favorite songs. This is The. Best. Mad. World. Cover. Ever.Soulful to the very core. Love it.

  2. RELAXADO

    Strong and controlled voice, very nice!

  3. Wen WEI

    There is an instrument which first appears in 01:17, sounds like a stringed instrument, I'd like to know what it is, sooo beautiful! Can any one answer me? Thanks :)

    little hippo

    Cello i think. Synth cello though more than likely :)

    little hippo

    Piano and cello together are a match made in haven...

    Wen WEI

    @little hippo haha, thanks, I love (listening to) cello! XD

  4. duy mai

    so sad , my favorite cover of this song

  5. Fantasy & Coffee Write - Design - Brand

    ive been looking for this version - forgot the artists name forever, but yeeess thank you so much

  6. AJ Muzik

    My feelings as Hurricane Michael approaches and I contemplate the last 28 years of my life.

  7. Doctor Q.

    Holy crap, this version is so amazing. What a shame nobody seems to know it.

  8. Anna Vasquez

    Reminds of the story I read about a drunk driver that ran over a teenager and faces dui charges and attempted murder

  9. Wu Felix

    still love it

  10. Jenn

    Best version

  11. Kara Zor-El Danvers

    She's so underrated and so beautiful

  12. Jonathan K

    Wow this is amazing! Any chance I could use this for a video I'm working on?

  13. Eaxlo Studios

    Hey, singing coach here, commit more to your words, you kind of stop right before the word is done and almost butcher words, think of them as a painting brush stroke, if it's too short it doesn't look right. Your range and your controll are awesome. And your style is awesome, just... finish your words!!! Lol

  14. Prodigal Hermit

    Don’t let the past, the present, the future, change the fragrant heart you were born with ...

    Every breath, every heartbeat, your entire lifetime is an opportunity to embrace the GOODNESS inside you. Don’t harden. Don’t wilt. Always be ready for the unexpected. Sorrow, joy, in between, our Path seems like an upside down quilt. Struggling to figure it all out, a Tender Loving Hand reaches down, slowly/silently, turning it over ... to our astonished amazement.

    We fall to the knees of our heart, and breathlessly kiss the Hand we cannot now see. It happens at the most unexpected times, and often when we feel there is no One Who truly cares, understands.

    Unshackled, our chains break free. The snares in our life, the fears, tears, anger and resentments meet Freedom. Our eyes glisten with the first dew of Father’s Breath, and our souls experience a warmth no earthly hearth could compare.

    Opened eyes, through lifting fog, see a world meant to be seen. The hole in our heart we’ve denied a lifetime ... is offered a filling Touch.

    Love.

    “I love you. I’ve always loved you.”

    “Rest now, My child, we’ve just a little further to go.”

    “Don’t be afraid.”

    “I’ve ever been at your side. Now I’m willing to fill you entirely.”

    “I Love you. Forever.”



    Don’t look back, but remember to be kind at all times. The past will come to you, as the present. Just don’t rush anything. Just let that fragrance, finally, mix with His.

    Prince of Peace.

    Be at peace.
    It’s going to be okay. ❤️

    Joshua Sweet

    Prodigal hermit...Amen with tears😢😢😢😢😢😢😢Thanks I really needed to hear that👆👆👆💫💫Stay Blessed💙💙💙

  15. Randy97402

    Alex Parks did a video of Mad World, too. Does anyone know where I can find it?

    Eeshan Bhagwat

    i think it has winona ryder in it https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rj5HWtnzYuY yeah

  16. Kerstin Jacobs

    still love listening to this persons wonderful voice

  17. MadeinMemphis 1984

    Phenomenal!!

  18. RoxiiLoveRevolution

    my aunt from england sent this cd to me in the states about 15 years ago. id listen to it in my cd player and headphones everyday on the way to school. i love this version on this song <3 i believe it's my favorite

  19. ChaoticEvilCanary

    In my humble opinion THIS is the best version of this song, though the others are not too shabby.

  20. Yvi Dee

    Beautiful

  21. Gina Marie Criscione

    Alex Parks, you are your own, one shining voice, others try to be...

  22. kristofferson

    This version just got it.

  23. Thom Bleasdale

    How did Gary's version get to number one and this got TOTALLY ignored??? So sad, this version is better than Gary's, Alex deserved SO much more.

    Zapdos

    Thom Bleasdale this is a good cover but Gary's is better imo.

    quothetheraven79

    You can thank Donnie Darko for that

    Marc T

    I'm going with Thom on this one, I think Alex has the best version (outside of the original tears for fears of course)

    A n g e l o

    This is the best version I’ve heard. A part of that might be due to the audio. With headphones on, it sounds like she’s singing inside my head

  24. Strongwind

    You're amazing

  25. Mark Howard Marley

    Great cover of a great song. Nice album cover as well.

  26. Davide Cavallo

    Great interpretation

  27. Kathy Sheppard

    hey beautiful you got a good voice I like that song this is the son of Kathy Sheppard

  28. Grace Rascher

    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, mad world

    Enlarge your world
    Mad world

  29. Sierra

    Thanks Pantene.

  30. Allyson LaPoint

    Soul....this is why I love this cover compared to most. You can feel it. Love her/your voice!!

  31. Kyle Feild

    I loved when Gary Jules did this cover back when "Donnie Darko" came out. This cover of his cover of the TFF classic is every bit as good, and in some delicious moments, even better. Very, very, very good job, Alex!

  32. gregorthebigmac

    By far and away the best cover of this song. Gut-wrenchingly beautiful.

  33. Lee S.

    Beautiful voice.

  34. Reddington

    Amazing.

  35. Zephyr89

    I think I head this on a Dead Island trailer but don't know which one..

  36. Wonderwall

    warum hast du so wenige clicks???  suuuuper cover  :-) schaust toll aus und hast eine hammer stimme  :-)

  37. Sarah Torrella

    "the dreams in which i'm dying are the best i've ever had"
    shivers man. shivers.

  38. Spencer McDonald

    I like this version the best. She has such a beautiful voice.

  39. Shadi Ashek

    i like,,,,

  40. eli jah

    Pantene Ph commercial brought me here :)