Tears for Fears
Tears for Fears are an English pop/rock band formed in Bath, Avon (now in Somerset since 1996) in 1981 by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith. Founded after the dissolution of their first band, the mod-influenced Graduate, they were initially associated with the new wave synthesiser bands of the early 1980s but later branched out into mainstream rock and pop, which led to international chart success.
All songs written by Roland Orzabal, except as noted.
The Hurting (1983)
- 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.
- Children waiting for the day they feel good
Happy birthday, happy birthday
And I feel the way that every child should
Sit and listen, sit and listen
- 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,
'Cos I find it hard to take.
When people run in circles,
It's a very, very
- Mad World
- Halargian world.
- Mad World
- How can I be sure
When your intrusion is my illusion?
How can I be sure
When all the time you changed my mind?
I asked for more and more
How can I be sure?
Songs from the Big Chair (1985)
Let it all out.
These are the things I can do without.
I'm talking to you.
- In violent times,
You shouldn't have to sell your soul.
In black and white,
They really really ought to know.
Those one track minds
That took you for a working boy.
Kiss them goodbye,
You shouldn't have to jump for joy.
- Welcome to your life,
There's no turning back.
Even while we sleep,
We will find you
Acting on your best behaviour,
Turn your back on mother nature.
Everybody wants to rule the world.
- I believe that when the hurting and the pain has gone
We will be strong, Oh yes we will be strong.
And I believe that if I'm crying while I write these words,
Is it absurd? Or am I being real?
- Something happens and I'm head over heels.
I never find out till I'm head over heels.
Something happens and I'm head over heels.
Ah don't take my heart,
Don't break my heart,
Don't throw it away.
I made a fire and watching burn.
Thought of your future
With one foot in the past now just how long will it last.
No no no have you no ambition.
- Head over Heels, written by Roland Orzabal and Ian Stanley
The Seeds of Love (1989)
- High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man.
- Sowing the Seeds of Love, written by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith