November 5, 2011

Mad World

Julia and Rafael are so amazed at how their mom could correctly sing this new song they've been hearing lately. Normally, for songs done by young singers of today, I'd mix up the lyrics or make my own song using the music's tune. The little guys at home will altogether shout, "Mom, it's not like that!". To protect my pride, I'd stand my ground and retort, "but this is how I sing it, just let me be please. ".

Aha, but because of Mad World, the three mini musketeers are now allowing this proud mom to just sing while washing the dishes, doing the laundry, cleaning the bathroom and taking a bath without interruption of some sort.

Yesterday, Rafael still cannot believe that mommy knows this new song by heart and so he asked, "Mom, how come you know that song?". With the help of John, we explained that Mad World was actually a song in the 80's done by Tears for Fears and that the song they've been hearing lately is a revival, a remix or a new rendition by another artist. Of course, the conversation won't stop from there, Rafael had to know what is a revival, a remix, a rendition.

According to Roland Orzabal, who wrote the song, "lyrically the song is pretty loose as it throws together a lot of different images to paint a picture without saying anything specific about the world". Curt Smith, who sang the song, said, "it's looking out at a mad world from the eyes of a teenager". Mad World was used in the movie Donnie Darko starring Jake Gyllenhaall. (Source: Wikipedia)

I wanted to attach the original video from Tears for Fears but its' not allowed - you have to watch it at Youtube.




MAD WORLD
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
(Lyrics from Metrolyrics)

9 comments:

  1. hehehe..you are so blessed Ms.Joy..having smiles from your kids are one of the rewards of being a good mother..stay blessed po ;)

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  2. i can so relate.. haha.. we're 80's i mean 70's babies and 80s music gives me a special nostalgic feeling.. Gee, I so love Tears for Fears and all songs of the 80s. I can imagine how your three mini musketeers wondered how you get to know the lyrics perfectly.. My kids too, haha.. how come you know the song mom? LOL.

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  3. Hi Sie! Kids are God's wonderful creation talaga.

    Nuts, yeah we're so into 80's music!

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  4. i know this song by heart hihi, 80's music are the best music genre, Tears for Fears, Spandau Ballet, Madonna, and many more. I have a collection of the 80's songs and i usually play it when i do my housechores :)

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  5. ahhahahahah madaya na mommy!!! :))

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  6. ako dn laging mixed up ang lyrics ko ahahhahahaha :)) same tyu my breakfast in bed!!!

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  7. You know what, I love this song, too, and I remember most of the lyrics as well. Kapanahunan eh! Besides, it has a really nice melody!

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  8. I cannot relate much to the song...I'm more of the '70s era. JJ is so into '80s though...pag sa music nagkakahalataan na age namin ;) But 90s to the present, go,go,go...I don't know why it seems I slept through the '80s.

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  9. sorry d me masyado maka relate maybe I've heard the song but i"m not familiar n m not into music in my younger years, even now I'm just listening but not really to the point of singing (no talent for that).

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Thank you for the joyful comments!