I Killed My Mother

I Killed My Mother ★★★★

Sometimes a movie has me thinking of the lyrics to a song. In this case, the song says way more about this film, it's mood and it's tone than the words of a simple man (that's me) ever could. A film about a young man seeking to find himself in a world that wasn't quite ready for him.

All around me are familiar faces
Worn out places, worn out faces
Bright and early for the 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

And I find it kind of funny
I find it kind of 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 kind of funny
I find it kind of 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

Enlarging your world
Mad world

Roland Orzabal [Mad World, Tears for Fears]

Watched as part of The 6th Annual Letterboxd Season Challenge: 2020-21.

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