Cover Songs – Gary Jules Mad World

by Jon Pinney on May 21, 2010

This week I decided to cover Mad World by Gary Jules and Adam Lambert.  This song was originally written and performed by Tears for Fears, and has since been covered by Gary Jules (on the Donnie Darko soundtrack) and Adam Lambert (on American Idol).  Here I give you my acoustic version.

Mad World
Written by Roland Orzabal

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
I find it hard to takeWhen 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
And I 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

Enlarging your world
Mad World

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Heather the Designer May 21, 2010 at 8:38 am

Nice job Jon… I love this song :0)

That Intern Guy May 21, 2010 at 4:35 pm

Awesome cover! Loved what you did with it. Fantastic song as well!

CCPM May 21, 2010 at 4:36 pm

great job jon!

That Intern Guy May 21, 2010 at 4:38 pm

Next you should do Hallelujah, or How to Save a Life – the Fray.

sean May 21, 2010 at 6:46 pm

Jon, where have you been and when did you do the hair?

Jon Pinney May 21, 2010 at 10:46 pm

Thanks everyone :) I’m glad you like it. Sean, I’ve been here. We were gonna do that double date but I remembered the day after lol…

sean May 23, 2010 at 6:50 am

So you’re hiding from me?

Tracy Hamann June 10, 2010 at 10:47 pm

Jon! This one is my favorite you have done, so far! I forgot how much I love this song. You did awesome, minus the blond hair and muscle T. Haha :)

Melissa September 19, 2010 at 8:25 pm

this was amazing. favorite so far.

Jon Pinney September 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

thanks Melissa and Tracy :)

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