Mark Devlin: Analyzing the music and lyrics of Tears for Fears


Abuse.  Family upset.  Pain, fear, upset, right in the name.


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It was Curt who came up with the name Tears For Fears, he read it in a passage in the Arthur Janov book, Primal Scream. The idea was to replaces your fears with tears by screaming and shouting and letting the tears flow. Both Roland and Curt took ideas from Janov’s books, one of the song titles on The Hurting, was a chapter in Janov’s book, the song is called Ideas as Opiates.
In the video for Sewing the Seeds of Love thry show the pyramid and all seeing eye,maybe trying to tell us something.

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