The Working Hour

Just as there is a lot of great orchestral, symphonic and chamber music that deserves to be more widely know, there are a lot of songs by well-known (and not so well known) artists on their albums but which were never released as singles, and so are not as widely known as they perhaps deserve to be. Here’s one example: “The Working Hour” by Tears for Fears, from their album Songs from the Big Chair which included hits like “Everybody Wants to Rule the World,” “Head Over Heels” and “Shout.”

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Here’s a link to a video of a live version of the song. It has some great lyrics – for instance:

These things
That I’ve
Been told
Can rearrange
My world
My doubt
In time
But inside out
This is the working hour
We are paid by those who learn by our mistake…

And fear is such a vicious thing
It wraps me up in chains
Find out
Find out
What this fear is about

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