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Tears For Fears Head Over Heels Lyrics

Last updated: 04/04/2014 09:23:21 PM

I wanted to be with you alone and talk about the weather
But traditions I can trace against the child in your face
Won't escape my attention
You keep your distance with a system of touch and gentle persuasion
I'm lost in admiration, could I need you this much
Oh, you're wasting my time, you're just, just, just wasting time

Something happens and I'm head over heels
I never find out till I'm head over heels
Something happens and I'm head over heels
Ah, don't take my heart, don't break my heart
Don't, don't, don't throw it away (Throw it away...Throw it away...)

I made a fire and watching it burn (yeah) Thought of your future
With one foot in the past now just how long will it last
No, no, no, have you no ambitions, oh (What's the matter with...)
My mother and my brothers used to breathing clean air
(Nothing ever changes when you're acting your age)
And dreaming I'm a doctor
(Nothing gets done when you feel like a baby)
It's hard to be man when there's a gun in your hand.
(Nothing ever changes when you're acting your age) Oh, I feel so…

Something happens and I'm head over heels
I never find out till I'm head over heels
Something happens and I'm head over heels
Ah, don't take my heart, don't break my heart
Don't, don't, don't throw it away

And this is my four leaf clover
I'm on the line, one open mind, this is my four leaf clover

(La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la)
(La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la)
(La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la)
(La la la la la, la la la la la, la la la la la la)
(La la la la la, la la la la la) In my mind's eye (la la la la la la)
One little boy, one little man (La la la la la, la la la la la)
Funny how...TIME FLIES!!!

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head over heels for Roland | Reviewer: Darcy | 4/5/14

Ahh the 80's... they were so innocent, weren't they? I too was about 11 when this song came out in '85, and I have always loved it, but something about it has me love it agn even more now, could b the fact that it brings back so many wonderful memories... Memories, moments, and a time I long for (as another reviewer also mentioned) I came across this song about a week ago and I just can't get it out of my head, it's probably their #1 in my books ! I even made it my ringtone, what a great way to keep it with me... Man ! Only of we had ringtones in this days !

Fun and interesting way to express the 80's | Reviewer: Chops | 1/5/14

This is a great song with a deep feeling and I always listen to it when im moody or my heart has been shattered. I turn to it when im rejected by a girl im truly interested in and i cant stop for a few days. I eventually get over it. Anyway, this has a deep feeling and always makes me think of the 80's.

This song sounds better now than when it was released | Reviewer: Confused Artist | 1/8/13

I was never a Tears for Fears fan. This tune came out when I was a soon-to-be junior in high school. It came back when I saw Donnie Darko. Most of the lyrics hit home hard as it stirs memories of my first shattered heart. It does a great job of expressing youthful, uncontrollable emotions and longing. The lead vocalist even pleads, "Don't break my heart! Don't throw it (foolish Love) away!" He wants a simple Love (to start) to take in and talk about the weather. In ending, he admits to just being a little man, a little boy. Classic final lines again pleading for no mess-up with "This is my 4-leaf clover." My own failed backflip took place way back when I was a raging 19 year-old, so "Funny How Time Flies" haunts me some 25 years past. Anyway, song's a classic and reverberates how fun the 80's were.

Not the best | Reviewer: Ellie | 10/13/12

Personally, I hate this version. I first heard the song performed by "Digital Daggers", featured on "Degrassi". I then searched it and found this version. To me, it isn't a happy song, so why does it sound like a Christmas Carol? Not my favourite song, "Digital Dagger"'s cover is definitely better.

Good song! | Reviewer: Alana Burns | 5/20/12

Excellent song by the New Wave British band Tears For Fears! I love this song, and you can even get it on Jango. com, which is a music website that plays all kinds of artists' songs! Head Over Heels is on Jango for FREE! I recommend listening to this excellent Tears For Fears song on Jango. com! I guarantee, you'll like Jango! Because I do! For people who haven't heard of this band or song, listen to it on Jango. com, or on YouTube (that's where I usually listen). I think you will like it!
-Alana Rachel Burns, reviewer and listener
P.S.: I love this song!

One of the Best of the 80's | Reviewer: Smitty | 1/28/12

Someone said it sucked they came out in the 80's? But they ARE a New Wave band!! This is New Wave! And its one of the best genre's ever created during modern times! I absolutely ADORE THIS BAND! I love everything they do! This song being one my favorites. This is like pure bliss. I was a kid too when the 80's was in full swing and am in my early 30's as well. I am eternally grateful for being around during those times to fully appreciate it. And like another reviewer I too grew up in "the hood" but it didn't stop me nor the rest of my family from appreciating all forms of music! I spent a lot of time listening to New Wave. This band is seriously underrated. They are legendary in every way with some of the best New Wave to ever grace this Earth. I can't stop hitting the replay button. The song is so beautiful its like an orgasm to the eardrum!

A great tune, great production | Reviewer: Anonymous | 9/4/10

Inasmuch as the 80s were the decade that was defined by synth music, these guys definitely made a very creative use of them, and the production is as fresh as it was back then... Also, his voice has a great sound to it, it just works as great pop music...

Genious song | Reviewer: jonahwalker | 7/4/10

I think that Tears for Fears had the bad luck of coming out at a certain time in music and they have been lumped in as "80's music" or "80's New Wave" when they were a great band. I also feel like the guy ealier who said it made him feel old bc I was a kid when this came out(when I actually hated them-I had to grow up to appreciate what a great band they are-and I hate that 80's stuff) and now I am in my early-thirties. I also can now appreciate the meaning of this song-obsession and murder. Great great song.

some things never change mane.... | Reviewer: g | 5/14/10

this song is the shiiiiiiiiiiizzzzzzzzzzzznet!!!someone on here said that they think about their childhood when they hear this..i also agree!!!!!!!!this song is so from the so called "hood"i call it the inner city and folks in my neck of the woods didnt bump this..they were really into hip hop.. i changed schools because our local middle school closed we went to a white middle school..WAS SOOO AWSOME...met many great people and thats when i heard it again at a dance...fell in love with all over again!every since i loved it!of course donnie darco made it even dope!!!but to everyone out there always b ur self and never deny good music!!!!!!!!!!of yea shout!!!!!!!lol tears for fears!!!!!!

One of the best 80s tracks | Reviewer: Fan | 10/25/08

Love the song - can listen to it over and over again.

Not rock and roll, but damn it is fine music. The boys made some great music, harmonies, lyrics, and they are timeless...

Sign of a true hit is one that you will never forget. Here's one of them!

emo...maybe | Reviewer: cheatsdeath? | 6/20/08

I like this song, but for some reason it always makes me long for the past...think I was about 10 when this song came out. Now close to my thirties I know what they meant when they sang this, and it makes me overwhelmingly remorseful that my younger life is over and Im stuck with this yucky boring blandness. oh well, time flies.

always been my favorite | Reviewer: starr | 12/3/07

i heard this song 4 the first time when i was 8 years old and fell in love with the band. my sister was into michael jackson and i was into tears for fears. every time i hear head over heels, it's like i'm hearing it for the first time. i am constantly playing the song on demand on the internet. was crazy about them in the past, still crazy about them, and always will be.

Donnie Darko - Tears for Fears - head over heels | Reviewer: Elsie | 10/17/07

I like this song when I was very small already. But in that time, my english is not good. And I don't know their names. Luckily, I heard
this song in the radio and makes me very happy. So I can hear over and
over again. I will copy the lyrics and sing along with them. thats make
me very relex/

Love it! | Reviewer: Steph | 6/10/07

I absolutely love this song. Recently I've heard a lot more Tears for Fears, and i'm really loving it. Donnie Darko really put them to good use, even though Mad World is sung by Gary Jules. It's just so beautiful. Great, great band.

Great band, very under rated | Reviewer: Erilio | 6/2/07

These guys are sooo talented, their music is just so grand and meaningful. i even like the new songs and got to see them live in concert. on a scale of one through ten, they are at least a 8. I love these guys.