Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith , it was the band's third single release and first chart hit, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in November After a few false starts with Orzabal on vocals, he suggested Smith sing it and "suddenly it sounded fabulous". That came when I lived above a pizza restaurant in Bath and I could look out onto the centre of the city. The intention was to gain attention from it and we'd hopefully build up a little following. We had no idea that it would become a hit. Nor did the record company. Curt Smith's ad lib in the song's final chorus resulted in a mondegreen. Smith clarified the actual lyric in With Mad World's again-resurgent popularity, I'm getting asked more frequently about the last line on the album version from The Hurting , a line which I occasionally also sing in concert. The actual line is: "Halargian world.
Intimate conversations about mental health during unprecedented times. From household names to nurses on the frontline. Each week, Bryony will talk to a different guest about how their mental health has been affected by events in their own lives and find out why feeling weird is the most normal thing in the world. Prince Harry speaks to the Telegraph's Bryony Gordon for the first episode of her new podcast, Mad World, where she interviews guests about their mental health experiences.
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Best wishes to those struggling with these big, life-altering decisions. It's a foolish dream I suppose. Talk about issues with Jehovah's Witnesses etc.