Boyle, Susan - 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
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
Enlarge your world
Mad world

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  1. Barndog TM

    Wow- her voice - what a gift.

  2. Rex Chuchu


  3. Michele Marshall

    This version and Gary Jules' are better that Tears for Fears

  4. AutoBahnForever

    Her voice rivals Barbara or Adele,

  5. Elena Fantozzi

    Bellissima 💕

  6. Wade Cahill

    I love this voice

  7. Dove 451

    Here I am at 58. So very sad, so very empty. I feel the pain in her soul. It is my pain.

  8. UTC7891

    Don't forget who wrote the song "Tears for Fears" but damn she makes me cry every time I hear this....HOW!!!!!!

  9. Stephen Fewson

    Close your eyes and then convince me that this is Susan Boyle!?
    She sounds like a 20yr old. #Respect

  10. Michelle Moore

    Excellent Susan..!

  11. nancy purland

    Susan Boyle, you are beautiful inside and out. Thank you for gracing the world with your angelic, haunting voice. You are so deserving of all the success in your life.....I wish you happiness and true love.

  12. 陳咚咚

    怎麼聽 都是少女的嗓音啊 @ @ !!!

  13. IronManXXX

    I would live with her forever if she would sing to me at night...angel's voice....

  14. caholy buttonz

    Literally voice of an angel ! I love love love this cover your AMAZING SUSAN ❤️

  15. Zero Khoaz

    no denying Susan the mental case Boyle has a great voice

    Dove 451

    Walk a mile in her shoes before calling her a mental case.

    Zero Khoaz

    Dove 451 I can't wear her shoes her feet are to big

  16. Melinda Clark

    I sooo love this song, and she sings it so beautiful

  17. Na mala da Tatá

    Riverdale ❤️❤️

  18. Dove 451

    This is the best version. You can feel her pain. I finally get it now. I have been living with severe depression for months. At times the desparation I feel is impossible to explain. My emotions go from up to rock bottom in seconds. Sometimes I am up but not much anymore. More often I am deep in despair and sometimes I feel nothing at all. In my desparation I understand why some take their own lives. You just want the pain to stop. I am fighting now to survive and my enemy is me. Here I am a stranger in my own body and mind. It would be so easy to give in and drown in a sea of depression but...... I cannot and dare not. Despite it all I still want to live! Please pray for me and all the others like me.

    Kelly J Jackson

    I'm glad Susan's version spoke to your soul so you know that she is listening to you. (I never dreamed in a million years she would do this song ) I hope you have periods of peace in your life soon.

  19. Сllau

    Beautiful song♡

  20. MR.X

    Nice voice and nice music

  21. IronManXXX

    Thanks Susan for singing this for Gene (Gene Sprague)....RIP left us way too soon

  22. Oliver Hoefner

    I never aspect this, how amazing

  23. patricia hayden

    I never heard Susans version before. It is very lovely. Well done Susan

  24. Tanja Karadjinovic

    Ok...some comments here made me listen to Adam Lambert's and Gary Jules' version of this song...All I can say is : Thank you, Susan! You made me really LOVE this song...those two NOT!

  25. David Gonzalez

    People were so quick to judge this lady good for her FTW

  26. pauldhoff

    I am surprised, she doesn't it beautifully, I love her version so.

  27. Maryannmaddy Byrtles


  28. Norbo Lea

    One of my favourite covers

  29. Wissal Benaissa

    best version i've ever heard !!!!!!

  30. Mike Schmitt

    Wow awesome Susan

  31. yveskc1



    that was sweet ty Susan you have a very very pretty voice

  33. Desucof K


  34. Jude Aloor

    Better than the original singer. The best version I ve heard !!!

  35. Christopher Varney

    W O W ! blowing my MIND! I knew this song from before TFF were even KNOWN! and THIS is ...... w O w ! RESPECT!!!!!

  36. BEA Bru

    So schön..susan singt wie ein Engel.

  37. MechanoMan

    I need her to record Sound Of Silence

  38. Melita W

    she sings like an angel

  39. Jeanne d'Arc

    me encanta♡

  40. Iverson Costa


  41. Tyrone Smythe

    this song is heart felt thank you for singing this definitely talented

  42. Denise Smith

    without a doubt, to me, this is the best cover...she is magnificent singing this ... oh my...very moving

  43. Islam Ahmed

    dick is a part of male body and pussy is a part of female body u r free but anyone must that his or her body is important


    The voice of this lady is a real gift to the mortals from god.

    ¡Jesús está vivo! ¡Pero ya no usa sandalias!

    Your absolutely right! Her gift is not exactly for her but for every one who listen her music. I think it is the same case for every gift in every person.😉

    Eric Webb

    Idolatry is a sin. God blesses us, but not like that. Not how it works.

  45. Dee Dee

    Great voice but let down by the music, It didn't build to anything, start, middle, end were all the same. Real shame because she can sing and this should have been a lot more than it was with better accompanying music.

    Tanja Karadjinovic

    The greatness of Susan Boyle's voice don't need any music...just focus on her voice...and it's like heaven...

  46. Anna Tokarski

    great and so true

  47. Eidan Natau

    oh my god <3

  48. Бектур Джусупбаев

    ееебать ска

  49. g dc

    Checking out different singers and renditions of this song. I thought, what the heck, let me check out Susan Boyle. First verse in I had goose bumps!

    Linda Lee

    Susan is the first person I've ever heard sing this. She's incredible.
    I remember her stating, in an interview, that she likes to basically stylize her voice for each song that she sings. That's one of the things I like about her.
    Also, like you, I want to hear other people sing Mad World, also, now that I've heard Susan sing it. :o)

  50. Catsoul67


  51. peter pan

    Has to be the best version ever

  52. francesco covato

    good job

  53. marie jeanne crapaud

    Quand chante l ange et en réveille l Olympe

  54. Libero Di Carlo

    Very very good

  55. Richard Szobolics


  56. Landrew0

    Canta come se lei ha vissuto.

  57. dougswann

    I was quite taken back by just how good this version is. Great interpretation.

  58. Pieprzy Cola

    Greetings from Poland beautiful voice

  59. anne murray

    beautiful Susan, love this song and your voice certainly sounds haunting and etherial.

  60. Anita Mokrejs

    Every song she sings becomes a masterpiece...Susan, take care of you, we love you. .

  61. Timothy Joyner

    did you all hear that..........................? That was my jaw hitting the desk,This is now my favorite Rendition of this  song , yep I will even go as far as saying I like it better than Gary Jules , She has a beautiful voice! Now I think I will go watch Donnie Darko .

  62. Beniamin Blidariu

    Such a warm voice

  63. mark caine

    Great stuff, her voice has a haunting child like feel which compliments this song brilliantly

  64. Vanessa Magallanes

    what a beautiful voice wish i could sing like this..

  65. Manú's Nail's

    Wow so fantastic .

  66. Bouncer1707

    Never heard a song from Susan but this is great !

  67. Coco Chan

    so good

  68. Kathleen Dutsch

    She takes a great song, and gives it a beautifully haunted sound to it. I love the softness of her voice.

  69. LuisJimenez92

    Awesome voice

  70. Patrícia Calmon

    Linda versão.

  71. GREGORY Poole

    I think if you ever screamed at me I would fly to heaven...

  72. ForkYouPresents

    A great version Susan , of course I love Tears for fears version the most ( not just because they wrote it ) ... on-the-other-hand Gary Jules can suck my fat one , never liked his version .

  73. Haleemah Khan


  74. Scott Endersby

    very very good version

  75. Angel Mora

    i love Susan

  76. NATA S.

    WOW 0.0 was not expecting this

  77. Anthony Scaife

    I actually thought this was going to be naff. It's great.

  78. Seiyes Tabatha

    I love Susan! <3

  79. Jesus Silva

    Excelente version of Mad World...Thanks Susan Boyle and Greetings from Venezuela!

  80. Lowi sahi

    تجنننننننننننن الاغنية رح اموت 😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😢😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  81. Michael Bridi

    Absolutely amazing voice and music

  82. godly mnritual

    her voice sounds like a little girls and it's absolutely beautiful

  83. Cam Neo

    Is this real???

  84. mugsytop

    There is no song that susan can not of the best versions i have heard.I love it.


    +mugsytop xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

    AT 7897

    but can she rap eminem? no

    Betty Adams

    Why would she want to? Can Eminem sing what she does? Why would he want to. @ different artists. each unique in their own way.


    Yes she can.

  85. Martin Green

    Wow. They should release that. Just caught up with it. Beautiful rendition Susan.

    Delwen Bothma

    Martin Green they did

  86. Archie vs Cancer

    I'm glad she has gotten where she is. She deserves it, after all the torment she has had in her life.

  87. High Ten!

    Thank you Susan what a voice and what a person. You have inspired me so much. Xx

    Anna Vasquez

    Me as well

  88. Mohjah Saad

    ❤️ magical voice



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  91. xbrandi12345x

    She looks so pretty on the cover of her cd in the picture shown above. She doesn't even look like the same person that blew us all away on American Idol. Love this lady!

    charis morlotti

    Actually, she was on Britain's Got Talent

  92. ColeColor

    Check out my cover? ;)

  93. TexasBubba


  94. Ngel Torr

    Una interpretación y versión que nos desplaza en el tiempo...

  95. HernandoMR

    First time I Heard her... :)

  96. rebhandl andreas

    not real,


    except it is? look at her singing in higher pitches and you'll hear this voice, although Susan does stick to lower registers. and she does have an accent, being from Scotland. i think you're referring to the reverb in the mic, but that only showcases Susan's natural voice, it doesn't alter it.

  97. Annitype

    Holy.. She is really good with this song!