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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