EnglandTears for Fears

Artist rating: 70.62 % (ranking: not set)
Highest rating: 72.08 % (1989)
Most recent trend: 69.09 % (1993)
Highest trend: 77.44 % (1989)

Tracks (A-Ö)



Formed: 1981

Formed 42 years ago

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Manny Elias, Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith, Ian Stanley
79.22 %
77.15 %

The Hurting

Tears for Fears - The Hurting
75.41 %
Date released: 1983-03-25
Type: studio

In collection: CD (2008-08-27)
Best track: Mad World
Average track length: 04:10
Average track rating:


Tears for Fears:
Year (1983):
Decade (1980's):


Total time:


Band members

2Manny Elias (30)
drums, rhythm programming
2Roland Orzabal (21)
lead vocals (1, 4-7, 10), backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, rhythm programming
2Curt Smith (21)
lead vocals (1-3, 8, 9), backing vocals, bass, keyboards
2Ian Stanley (26)
keyboards programming, computer programming

Session works

2Mel Collins (35)
2Ross Cullum (26)
jazz high, dynamic toggle (percussion)
2Chris Hughes (29)
rhythm programming, tunes percussion, conducting



The Hurting
Is it an horrific dream
Am I sinking fast
Could a person be so mean
As to laugh and laugh
On my own
Could you ease my load
Could you see my pain
Could you please explain
The hurting

Could you understand a child
When he cries in pain
Could you give him all he needs
Or do you feel the same
All along
You've been told you're wrong
When you felt it right
And you're left to fight
The hurting

Get in line with the things you know
Feel the pain
Feel the sorrow
Touch the hurt and don't let go
Get in line with the things you know
Learn to cry
Like a baby
Then the hurting won't come back
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
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

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

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
Pale Shelter
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

When you don't give me love
You gave me pale shelter
You don't give me love
You give me cold hands
And I can't operate on this failure
When all I want to be is
Completely in command

How can I be sure
For all you say you keep me waiting
How can I be sure
When all you do is see me through
I asked for more and more
How can I be sure

I've been here before
There is no why, no need to try
I thought you had it all
I'm calling you, I'm calling you
I ask for more and more
How can I be sure
Ideas as Opiates
Say what you want
Say what you will
'Cause I find you think what makes it easier

And lies spread on lies
We don't care
Belief is our relief
We don't care
Memories Fade
There's only need
I love your need
So much I'm losing me
I cannot see the reason for the Pain
With hungry joy
I'll be your toy
Just hoping you will play
Without hope my body starts to fail

Memories fade but the scars still linger
Goodbye my friend
Will I ever love again
Memories fade but the scars still linger

I cannot grow
I cannot move
I cannot fell my age
The vice like grip of tension holds me fast
Engulfed by you
What can I do
When history's my cage
Look foward to a future in the past

The more I talk
The more I say
The less you seem to hear
I'm speechless in a most peculiar way
Your mind is weak
Your need is great
And nothing is too dear
For you to use to take the pain away
Memories fade
No don't pretend you can justify the end
Memories fade but the scars still linger
Suffer the Children
It's a sad affair
When there's no one there
He calls out in the night
And it's so unfair
At least it seems that way
When you gave him his life

And all this time he's been getting you down
You ought to pick him up when there's no one around
And convince him
Just talk to him
Cos he knows in his heart you won't be home soon
He's an only child in an only room
And he's dependant on you

And it seems so strange
That at the end of the day
Making love can be so good
But the pain of birth
What is it worth
When it don't turn out the way it should
Watch Me Bleed
Heaven comes to he who waits
But I know I'm getting nowhere
And all the deeds of yesterday
Have really helped to pave my way
Though there's no one near me now
How come everyone can touch me
You see the torture on my brow
Relates to neither here nor now

Watch me bleed
Bleed forever
Although my face is straight - it lies
My body feels the pain and cries

Here the table is not bare
I am full but feeling empty
For all the warmth it feels so cold
For one so young I feel so old

Watch me bleed
Bleed forever
It's not allowed to be unkind
But still the hate lives in my mind

I'll make no noise
I'll hide my pain
I'll close my eyes
I won't complain
I'll lie right back and take the blame
And trie to tell myself I'm living
And when it's all been said or done
Where do I go
Where do I run
What's left of me or anyone
When we've denied the hurting
You can change
And something on your mind
Became a point of view
You lost your honesty
I lost the life in you
When it's all too late
It's all too late
We walk and talk in time
I walk and talk in two
Where does the end of me
Become the start of you
When it's all too late
It's all too late

What has happened to
The friend that I once knew
Has he gone away
The Prisoner
Here behind the wall
I feel so small
Breathing but not preceiving
Here anger is me
Love sets me free
Feeling and not believing

Here in my mind
Biding my time
Waiting but not relating
Here anger is me
Love sets me free
The prisoner is now escaping
Start of the Breakdown
Scratch the ice
Let the telephone ring
Sense of time is a powerful thing
And we love to laugh
Love to cry
Half alive
We love to
Go slow when we're dancing for rain
Dry skin flakes where there's ice in the vien
And we love to cry
Half alive

Is this the start of the breakdown

Scratch the earth
Dig the burial ground
Sense of time won't be easily found
And ten out of ten
For the ones who defend
Pretend too
Breakdown is a final demand
We stand firm with our heads in our hands
As we love to to cry
Half alive

Is this the start of the breakdown
I can't understand you
Is this the start of the breakdown