Line(s) of the Day #MadWorld

Tears for Fears 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 wanna drown my sorrow
No tomorrow, no tomorrow

The opening lines of the song Mad World by Bath duo Tears For Fears, from their debut album The Hurting (1983). As well as being a big hit for the group, a more sombre version of the song became an unlikely non-festive Christmas number one and won an Ivor Novellor award for songwriting, the second for the British band. I also quoted another of their delightful songs here and have tickets to see them live next year.

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Line(s) of the Day #KnightsofCydonia

Knights of Cydonia

Don’t waste your time, or time will waste you

Taken from the song Knights of Cydonia from English band Muse, from their fourth studio album Black Holes and Revelations (2006).

Line(s) of the Day #Shiver

Shiver - Coldplay

So I look in your direction
But you pay me no attention, do you
I know you don’t listen to me
‘Cause you say you see straight through me, don’t you

The opening lines of the song Shiver by Coldplay. From the English band’s debut album Parachutes (2000), it was the follow up to the hugely successful Yellow.  Here’s a photo of when I saw them live, where they closed with this song.

Line(s) of the Day #EverybodysChanging

Keane

So little time.
Try to understand that I’m
Trying to make a move just to stay in the game

Taken from the song Everybody’s Changing by English band Keane, from their debut album Hope’s and Fears (2004).  Known for using the piano as a lead instrument, the group achieved particular success with their first three albums.