Lyrics and Chords: “Mad World” – Gary Jules

Mad world lyrics and tab - Gary Jules

 

A haunting version of an 80’s Tears for fears tune. Personally, I can only picture the movie Donnie Darko

whenever I hear it. Whoever used it after that awesome movie also used it over a montage and it works every time.

 

Mad World chords  Gary Jules (Tears For Fears) 

Capo 1

Intro: Em A  2x

Em                G
All around me are familiar faces
D                A
worn out places, worn out faces
Em                       G
Bright and early for the daily races
D              A
going nowhere, going nowhere
Em                      G
Their tears are filling up their glasses
D              A
no expression, no expression
Em                   G
Hide my head I wanna drown my sorrow
D            A
no tomorrow, no tomorrow

Em                    A
And I find it kind of funny
Em                A
I find it kind of sad
Em                      A
The dreams in which I'm dying, 
Em                     A
are the best I've ever had
Em                A
I find it hard to tell you
Em                A
I find it hard to take
Em                 A
When people run in circles,
                   Em  A      Em  A
it's a very, very, mad world, mad world

Em                       G
Children waiting for the day they feel good
D               A
happy birthday, happy birthday
Em                      G
And I feel the way that every child should
D               A
sit and listen, sit and listen
Em                       G
Went to school and I was very nervous;
D               A
no one knew me, no one knew me
Em                    G
Hello teacher tell me what's my lesson
D                      A
look right through me, look right through me

Em                    A
And I find it kind of funny
Em                A
I find it kind of sad
Em                      A
The dreams in which I'm dying, 
Em                     A
are the best I've ever had
Em                A
I find it hard to tell you
Em                A
I find it hard to take
Em                 A
When people run in circles,
                   Em  A      Em  A
it's a very, very, mad world, mad world
Em           A      Em  A
Enlarge your world, mad world

* Alternate:

Capo III

Em = Dm
G  = F
D  = C
A  = G