Mad World -Cayler

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Since it's not safe for me to continue posting all my original stuff on NG, I decided to to covers of songs I really like so I can post them without possible regrets for doing so. This song is one that I've liked for a while, ever since I saw the movie Donnie Darko. It was originally done by Tears for Fears and redone in this slower style by Gary Jules for the movie. I was on iTunes a while back and saw an American Idol version of this song and took a listen and I really liked it. So I decided to use some of what was unique about that version for my own cover. Most of it I followed Gary Jules' version, added just a little bit of my own, and finished it the same way as the American Idol version.
I hope you enjoy it :)

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 kinda funny
I find it kinda 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

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 kinda funny
I find it kinda 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
Mad world, mad world

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Omg cayler i have been waiting a lot since "landslide" for one of this kind of songs (i know you have more of them but i didnt notice im sorry) im pretty impressed you have an amazing voice to sing.

In other world. what the world of music lacks.... TALENT. Gratz.

Cayler responds:

Thank you so much, I'm really starting to push myself to get more music done these days. I haven't posted anything new up on NG in years and I want that to change :)

I agree with the guy below. Your voice brings the vocals, and song altogether, to a whole new level. Totally prefer it to Gary Jules' version. :D

Cayler responds:

Thanks a lot. When I put this together I actually used Adam Lambert's version from American Idol for reference because I wanted a more orchestrated feel to it. Then I coincidentally met him in Hong Kong a few months ago and had him listen to this version. How awesome is that. lol

Long time no hear dude and again your awesome voice makes this song sound better than the original in my opinion. I am starting to dabble with FL studios so I hope to get out some more of my own songs again. Maybe at some point we can do some work together :D

Cayler responds:

Yeah, that could happen, get at me with some stuff you've done and I'd love to take a listen :)

Wow...this actually gave me chills, I love this song too, and I sang it too, but you're voice is really incredible, and compared to me my voice is crap (you'll have to trust me on this). Usually when I listen to a song a I like I vote for it right away, but your voice made me slow down and actually listen to this song the whole way through before doing anything. If Awesome was a rating I'd give it to you. ^_^

Cayler responds:

Thank you very much, it means a lot that you took the time to listen all the way through, it means I succeeded with this song. I'm very glad you like it :)


You're going to get very far in life, if you haven't already. E-autograph?

Cayler responds:

I really would like to get far in life. I like my life now, but wish it had more music in it. lol Here's your E-autograph:
-Caleb Harvey *Cayler*

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4.99 / 5.00

Jun 19, 2009
1:41 AM EDT
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4.2 MB
3 min 6 sec

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