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All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places
Worn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going no where
Going no where
And the tears are filling up their glasses
No expression
No expression
And in 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
And 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 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



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    melodiusMar 9, 2011 at 1:53 am
    Tears for Fears did the original :-)..Adam does a beautiful job...I feel it's about people not feeling present in the world...folks looking right through them...very sad and poignant..but very true
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    ialwaysgetwhatiwantJul 28, 2010 at 6:02 am
    Adam has SUCH a beautiful voice! And this song really lets it shine: ) Its very powerful, both the song and Adam's voice. ILY ADAM
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    69redryder69Jun 12, 2010 at 1:32 pm
    This song reflects to me how we 'all' feel regarding the insecurities that we 'all' have no matter what our age ... We are not alone !!
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    sarah_masci95Jul 28, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    This song's great, not only because ADAM LAMBERT SANG IT, but also because of the reality it tells us through its lyrics.

    The meaning of this song is when the world goes on in a routine, it's going to be a "mad world." This song tells of the sad events continuously going on as not directly stated in the lines "daily races, going nowhere, going nowhere."

    The song then provokes those who will hear it to start making a change, to make this world better. It makes the listener realize what the world's situation is. :)

    Hope this meaning helps you understand more the song and take a deep thought about it. Vote up if you liked the meaning. Thanks, God bless. :)
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    lolsweetieMay 28, 2009 at 9:58 pm
    totally awesome, and if adam won, it would have been way too real. i mean, he's like such a great singer, it wouldnt have worked. they had to give someone else a chance. kris is ok...

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