Mad Mad World
Rick Nelson Lyrics


Everybody's runnin' in a mad, mad world
But nobody's goin' nowhere
Everybody's gotta have more than the others
Gotta have more than their share

Ever since the devil tempted woman with an apple
We've all had a burden to bare
Now the world keeps turnin' and things are gettin' faster
Nobody's goin' nowhere
They say the grass is greener on the other side
When they cross over they find
Everybody's searchin' like you and me
Tryin' to find peace of mind

See that little boy fishin' on the river
If I could just be like him
I'd close my eyes and let the mad world go by
If only I could be like him

See that little boy fishin' on the river
If I could just be like him
I'd close my eyes and let the mad world go by
If only I could be like him
I'd close my eyes and let the mad world go by
If only I could be like him

Contributed by Caleb M. Suggest a correction in the comments below.
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Comments from YouTube:

Francis Foo

This song brings back fond memories of my childhood days in my old wooden house back in the 60s, when we were playing near the small stream . I have been searching for this song for quite a while and I am glad I am able to listen to it again. Thank you .

Carol Weicker

Oh my! I remember singing this song with my sisters when we were just little. We were so excited cause we knew all the words! Nice song bringing back lovely memories!!! Thanks!

ofrab3

Thank you very much for your lovely comment. I posted this wonderful song because an israeli singer by the name Moni Arnon translated this song to Hebrew .

MrMisterPickles

THIS is great. I love vinyl.

TheGrouicgrouic

woooooow formidable song. J'aime RICKY !

Susie Gonzalez

R.I.P..Ricky Nelson...

Susie Gonzalez

R.I.P...Awesome Music....

Pankaj Parekh

THIS IS MY " PRAYER SONG ", WHENEVER I AM TENSED, WORRIED, AND LOST MY DIRCTION. SIR, RICKY NELSON SIR, IF YOU WERE STILL ALIVE, I WOULD KISS YOUR HAD IN GRATITUDE. GOD BLESS YOU AND KEEP YOU SAFE, WHWEREVER YOU ARE. KISS"S

ofrab3

I added the hebrew version as a video response to this Ricky Nelson original version.

motomichi okura

My 45 and 33rpm is still okay.

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