EnglandTears for Fears

Artist rating: 70.62 % (ranking: 86)
Highest rating: 72.08 % (1989)
Most recent trend: 69.09 % (1993)
Highest trend: 77.44 % (1989)

Albums
Songs (A-Ö)

Statistics

Data

Formed: 1981

Formed 40 years ago
 

External links

Members

Manny Elias, Roland Orzabal, Curt Smith, Ian Stanley

Genres

1983
75.41 %
1985
79.22 %
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1993
60.27 %

The Seeds of Love

Tears for Fears - The Seeds of Love
77.15 %
(2019-02-16)
Release date: 1989-09-27
Type: studio
Genres:

In collection: CD (2008-08-27)
 
Average song length: 06:12
Average song rating:

Ranking

Tears for Fears:
2
/
4
Year (1989):
8
/
65
Decade (1980's):
99
/
759
Overall:
374
/
2642

Tracks

Credits

Band members

Roland Orzabal
lead vocals (1-3, 5-8), backing vocals, guitars, keyboards, Fairlight programming
Curt Smith
bass (1, 3, 4, 6-8), backing vocals, lead vocals (4)
Ian Stanley
keyboards (3, 10), Hammond organ (3, 10)

Session musicians

Oleta Adams
keyboards, female vocal (1), acoustic piano (2, 5), backing vocals (2, 5, 12)
Phil Collins
drums (1)
Nicky Holland
keyboards, backing vocals (2, 4, 7), piano (4, 6, 8), Kurzweil strings (8)
Chris Hughes
drums (3, 10)
Manu Katché
drums (1, 2, 5)
Tessa Niles
backing vocals (2, 5, 7), female vocal (6)
Simon Phillips
drums (4, 6, 7, 8)

Producers

Engineers

Lyrics

Woman in Chains
06:31
You better love loving and you better behave
You better love loving and you better behave
Woman in chains
Woman in chains
Calls her man the Great White Hope
Says she's fine, she'll always cope
Woman in chains
Woman in chains

Well I feel lying and waiting is a poor man's deal
And I feel hopelessly weighed down by your eyes of steel
It's a world gone crazy
Keeps woman in chains
Trades her soul as skin and bone
Sells the only thing she owns
Woman in chains
Woman in chains
Men of stone
Men of stone

Well I feel deep in your heart there are wounds time can't heal
And I feel somebody somewhere is trying to breathe
Well you know what I mean
It's a world gone crazy
Keeps woman in chains
It's under my skin but out of my hands
I'll tear it a part but I won't understand
I will not accept the greatness of Man

It's a world gone crazy
Keeps woman in chains
So free her
So free her
Badman's Song
08:33
Heard every word that was said that night
When the light of the world put the world to right

Well here's to the boys back in 628
Where an ear to the wall was a twist of fate
I will shine a blinding light
Through those hearts as black as night
Sticks and stones may break my bones
But at least the seeds of love will be sown

Now once in a while when I feel no shame
I get down on my knees and I pray for rain
And though the breeze blows gently while I state my case
There'll be certain men waiting just to scratch my face
Hand on my heart I will make a stand
For the life and the times of the mirrorman

In my head there is a mirror
When I've been bad, I've been wrong
Food for the saints that are quick to judge me
Hope for a badman
This is the Badman's Song

Guilt in the frame of the looking-glass
Puts a shine on the mind where reflections pass
Where the jigsaw pieces of a broken man
Try and fit themselves together again
Lies in disguise in the name of trust
Put your head in the sand it will turn to dust!
What's your problem? What's your curse?
Won't it make the matter worse?

In my head...

And they say "Faith can move mountains"
"Fire can cleanse your soul"
Faith can move mountains
But mind over matter won't stop all your chatter

No

I heard every word that was said that night
When the light of the world put the world to right
When I hear the soft whispers at the break of day
I'm in trouble every step of the way
Sweet talking boys who can do no wrong
When the stories are tall as the day is long
With such a thin line drawn between friend and foe
Lord help me now and bless my soul

Look at yourself - see how you lie
Your hands start shaking and you don't know why
Look at yourself - see how you lie
Your hands start shaking and you don't know why

Well there's food for the saints that are quick to judge me
Hope for a badman
Sowing the Seeds of Love
06:19
High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the love train rides from coast to coast
D.J.'s the man we love the most
Could you be - could you be squeaky clean
And smash any hope of democracy
As the headline says you're free to choose
There's egg on your face and mud on your shoes
One of these days they're gonna call it the blues

And anything is possible when you're Sowing the Seeds of Love
Anything is possible - Sowing the Seeds of Love
I spy tears in their eyes
They look to the skies for some kind of divine intervention
Food goes to waste
So nice to eat - so nice to taste
Politician grannie with your high ideals
Have you know idea how the Majority feels
So without love and a promised land
We're fools to the rules of a government plan
Kick out the Style - bring back the Jam

Anything...
Sowing the Seeds
The birds and the bees
My girlfriend and me in Love

Feel the pain
Talk about it
If you're a worried man
Then shout about it

Open hearts -feel about it
Open minds -think about it
Everyone -read about it
Everyone -scream about it
Everyone
Everyone - read about it
Read about it
Read it in the books - in the crannies and the nooks there are books to read

Mr. England Sowing the Seeds of Love
Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes

High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the love train rides from coast to coast
Every minute of every hour
I Love a Sunflower
And I believe in lovepower, lovepower, lovepower

Sowing the seeds
An end to need
And the politics of greed
With love
Advice for the Young at Heart
04:51
Advice for the Young at Heart
Soon we will be older
When we gonna make it work...

To many people living in a secret world
While they play mothers and fathers
We play little boys and girls
When we gonna make it work...
I could be happy
I could be quite naive
It's only me and my shadow
Happy in our make believe

Soon...

And with the hounds at bay
I'll call your bluff
Cos it would be okay
To walk on tiptoes everyday

And when I think of you and all the love that's due
I'll make a promise - I'll make a stand
Cos to these big brown eyes, this comes as no surprise
We've got the whole wide world in our hands

Advice for the Young at Heart
Soon we will be older
When we gonna make it work...

Love is a promise
Love is a souvenir
Once given
Never forgotten, never let it disappear
This could be our last chance
When we gonna make it work...
Working hour is over

And how it makes me weep
Cos someone sent my soul to sleep

And when I...

Advice for the Young at Heart
Soon we will be older
When we gonna make it work...

Working hour is over
We can do anything that we want
Anything that we feel like doing

Advice...
Standing on the Corner of the Third World
05:34
Man - I never slept so hard
I never drempt so well
Dreaming I was safe in life
Like mussels in a shell
Rolling and controlling all the basements and the backroads of our lives

Fill their dreams with big fast car
Fill their heads with sand

Holy white we'll paint this town
The colour of our flag
Hey there little lady - has your baby got the look of some old man?
Standing on the corner of the third world

Hungry men will close their minds
Ideas are not their food
Notions fall on stony ground
Where passions are subdued
Colour all the madness for the madness is the thorn that's in our side
Standing on the corner of the third world

When we gonna learn
Who we gonna turn to
The promises they make
The call for our attention
Compassion is the fashion
Free to earn, our pockets burn
We buy for love
We die for love

Hold me - I'm crying
Hold me - I'm dying
Swords and Knives
06:13
A waking world of innocence
So grave those first born cries
When life begins with needles and pins
It ends with Sword and Knives

Oh dangerman, Oh dangerman
Your blade fits like a glove
When forged in steel
Time cannot heal
That blood red bond of love

In times of trouble you're an open book
With the change in the way you look
And its sad love's not enough to make things better

Turn the tables, we'll burn the fables
Lies beneath the visions and daydreams
Fooled by now, we mystify the past
Like a dream, like it never happened

When life begins with needles and pins
It ends with Swords and Knives
God save those born to die
Year of the Knife
07:08
Halleujah, the king is dead. He said
"Love Was The Knife"
And now he'll dream some magic queen might try and save
his life
They say his famous final words
Came from the heart of the man
He made his bed on love denied
He played Jeckyll and Hyde till the day he died

Too late for the young gun
To lead a simple life
Too late for the young gun

This is the year of the Knife

See the mountains crumble
Feel the fire go cold
Summer will turn to winter
Love will turn to stone

They say his famous final words
Came from the heart of the man
I made my bed on love denied
Now I ain't gonna sleep tonight

Too late for the young gun
To lead a simple life
Too late for the young gun

This is the Year of the Knife
Famous Last Words
04:27
After the wash
Before the fire
I will decay
Melt in your arms
As the day hits the night
We will sit by candlelight
We will laugh
We will sing
When the saints go marching in

A for a heart
B for a brain
Insects and grass
Are all that remain
When the light from above
Burns a hole straight through our love
We will laugh
We will sing
When the saints go marching in
And we will carry war no more

All our love and all our pain
Will be a tune
The Sun and the Moon
The wind and the rain
Hand in hand we'll do and die
Listening to the band that made us cry
We'll have nothing to lose
We'll have nothing to gain
Just to stay in this real life situation
For one last refrain

As the day hits the night
We will sit by candlelight
We will laugh
We will sing
When the saints go marching in
And we will carry war no more
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