Mad world – Chanson de Tears For Fears

 

Mad worldLe désespéré – Peinture de Gustave Courbet, huile-sur-toile, 1843

 

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 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
Mad world
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

Now 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
‘Cos I find it hard to take
When people run in circles it’s a very, very
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world
Mad world

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
Mad world
Halogeon world
Mad world

 

Tears For Fears, in l’album The Hurting, Fontana, 1983.
Texte de Roland Orzabal, présent sur le livret de l’album.

 

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Red eyes – Chanson de Thomas Azier

Sorti en 2014 sous le label Island France, « Hylas » est le premier album du chanteur néerlandais Thomas Azier.

Encensé par Woodkid et Stromae, ce jeune artiste installé à Berlin dresse des passerelles entre les années 80′ et une electro-pop futuriste.

Red eyes - AzierSon univers étamé est sombre et froid ; ses clips le démontrent, ainsi que le titre de son album au nom d’un héros de la mythologie grecque au destin tragique.
L’alliance des synthés et de ses envolées vocales impressionnantes aboutit à un ensemble très réussi.

La prestation de Thomas Azier dans l’émission « Le ring » sur France Ô m’a séduit et mené tout droit sur cet album. Laissez-vous emporter, comme je l’ai été, sur les morceaux Sirens of the Citylight et Red eyes, un tube désormais utilisé dans la publicité.

Un artiste prometteur… à suivre.

 

RED EYES

She could never be closer
And ever closer then tales can tell
But I can’t fail

She could never be closer
And who’s the one who casts the spell
Oh I can’t tell

Pieces falling in the games you play
And even castles couldn’t get away

Red eyes
Red eyes

Her lips are around you
You feel the sweat against your skin
Oh the mess you’re in

Pieces falling in the games you play
And even castles couldn’t get away

Red eyes
Red eyes

Pieces falling in the games you play
And even lovers couldn’t get away

Red eyes
Red eyes

Red eyes

Oh red eyes

 

Thomas Azier, in l’album Hylas, Island France, 2014

 

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