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Mad World
MadWorld1
Round Top 8; Top 2
Theme Years They Were Born; Contestant's Choice
Song Mad World
Original Tears For Fears
Previous Play That Funky Music
Next Born to Be Wild


"Mad World" originally performed by Tears For Fears, was covered by Adam Lambert on the Top 8 week, and again on Top 2 week of American Idol.

Top 8Edit

On the Top 8 round, each contestant chose a song from the year they were born. Lambert, born in 1982, chose Mad World by Tears for Fears, taken from their album The Hurting.

Top 2Edit

On the Top 2 round, for his first performance, Lambert reprised his version of Mad World from the Top 8 round.

Mad World (Music Videos)Edit

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Top 8

Adam Lambert - Mad World (Top 2- Round 1)

Adam Lambert - Mad World (Top 2- Round 1)

Adam Lambert - Mad World (American Idol Performance)

Adam Lambert - Mad World (American Idol Performance)

Adam Lambert — Mad World -Celebrate 2016 Encore-

Adam Lambert — Mad World -Celebrate 2016 Encore-

Cyndi Lauper & Adam Lambert - Mad World - Home for the Holidays Charity Concert - NYC

Cyndi Lauper & Adam Lambert - Mad World - Home for the Holidays Charity Concert - NYC

Mad World (Lyrics) Edit

All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for the daily races Goin' no where, goin' no where

And their tears are fillin' up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I wanna 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 dyin' are the best I 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

Children waitin' 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

And I find it kind of funny, I find it kind of sad The dreams in which I'm dyin' 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, mad world, mad world