History YMMV / TearsForFears

16th Oct '17 10:40:55 PM TimeLordVictorious
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** "Standing on the Corner of the Third World" and "Swords and Knives" can also be quite saddening, particularly since the latter is about Music/SidVicious and Nancy Spungen.

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** "Standing on the Corner of the Third World" and "Swords and Knives" can also be quite saddening, particularly since the latter is about Music/SidVicious and Nancy Spungen.Spungen.
** Their cover of Music/{{Radiohead}}'s "Creep" won't leave you without a dry eye.
16th Oct '17 9:31:59 AM mlsmithca
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: The general reaction of their fanbase to hearing their first new song in thirteen years on October 12th, "I Love You But I'm Lost".
16th Oct '17 12:24:16 AM TimeLordVictorious
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** Smith is no slouch either. He particularly shines in "Mad World", "Everybody Wants to Rule the World", and "Advice for the Young At Heart".
16th Oct '17 12:21:27 AM InaudibleRage
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** "The Head Over Heels" music video
13th Oct '17 9:49:40 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* AndTheFandomRejoiced: The general reaction of their fanbase to hearing their first new song in thirteen years on October 12th, "I Love You But I'm Lost".
29th Sep '17 1:21:23 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: Orzabal and Smith parted ways at the beginning of 90s. A decade later, in 2001, they met for a usual business-related occasion. They decided to have dinner together afterwards. One thing led to another, and they reunited, released a new album, and have been touring ever since. It really is true that [[{{Pun}} everybody loves a happy ending]], which is something that can't really be said for most bands.
17th Sep '17 7:16:24 PM CassandraLeo
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* AwesomeMusic: Most of their Discography, but especially their first three albums (''The Hurting'', ''Songs from the Big Chair'', and ''The Seeds of Love'')

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* AwesomeMusic: Most of their Discography, discography, but especially their first three albums (''The Hurting'', ''Songs from the Big Chair'', and ''The Seeds of Love'')Love''). All their albums have their share of great tunes, though.



* MostWonderfulSound: Oleta Adams' voice. And often Orzabal's, for that matter.



** "The Working Hour".

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** "The Working Hour".Hour".
** "Standing on the Corner of the Third World" and "Swords and Knives" can also be quite saddening, particularly since the latter is about Music/SidVicious and Nancy Spungen.
10th Sep '17 8:08:12 PM TimeLordVictorious
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* AwesomeMusic: Most of their Discography, but especially their first three albums (''The Hurting'', ''Songs from the Big Chair'', and ''The Seeds of Love'')
1st Jul '17 4:12:42 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* NightmareFuel: "The Prisoner" is an oddly eerie and unsettling song, at least, by Tears for Fears' standards.
26th Jun '17 2:07:26 AM TimeLordVictorious
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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" was a very obvious musical homage to "I Am the Walrus", and it also had various other [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle-esque]] touches. "Schrödinger's Cat" is, by Orzabal's own admission, another example of this for the same song.

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* SuspiciouslySimilarSong: "Sowing the Seeds of Love" was a very obvious musical homage to "I Am the Walrus", and it also had various other [[Music/TheBeatles Beatle-esque]] touches. "Schrödinger's Cat" is, by Orzabal's own admission, another example of this for the same song.song.
* TearJerker: Many, especially "Famous Last Words", which is about a nuclear holocaust.
** "Woman in Chains". When Roland sings the lyric "And I feel somebody somewhere is trying to breathe", you'll be reduced to tears.
** "Advice for the Young at Heart" invokes this trope in a somewhat more heart warming manner - it's a song sung by one newlywed to the other, with a timeless, almost ethereal Latin arrangement. [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FISDbRUPUI The music video]], showing a Latin American wedding, matches the lyrical and musical material nicely.
** "''And when you've taken down your guard, if I could change your mind, I'd really love to break your heaaart. I'd really love to break your heaaart!''", from "Shout".
** "Start of the Breakdown".
** "Brian Wilson Said" can be this, particularly the SubduedSection towards the end of the song. The RealitySubtext of Wilson's struggle with mental disorders only makes the song even more saddening. The succeeding song, "Goodnight Song", can also be quite a tear-jerker.
** "Los reyes católicos (reprise)" has quite a heartbreaking arrangement. The penultimate song on ''Raoul'', "Me and My Big Ideas", is also a quite downbeat song about the dissolution of a relationship.
** "Memories Fade" is often overlooked, but it is rather depressing.
** "The Working Hour".
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