Doc Brown
Donnie’s Lament (Mad World Remix)
[Intro: Gary Jules]
All around me are familiar faces
Warn out places, warn out faces
Bright and early for the daily races
Going nowhere, going nowhere

[Verse 1: Doc Brown]
(Doc Brown) It's a disgrace, this place is like a w**** house
The crooked systems the pimp that got us workin' 'til me worn out
Storm clouds so it's dark when I wake up
Same street, same run for the same bus

Same tramp with his change cup
But many pennies and ten's and twenty's
Ain't gonna change his day up
This train sucks, blood, you look familiar
Why do I know them tired eyes from somewhere in particular?

Wait nah, it was yesterday, you shoved me in the chest
Just to race to the top of the escalator
We rats coming back for more
Happy to carry the wait 'til our backs are sore

Trapped in the system of capitalism that got us thinking
That we have to take a sh*t job just to get a quick buck
Why not live the life that you want?
When your dreams too big to fit in that Burger King uniform
Forgot what humanity showed us
Now we walk around like robots, 'til we go nuts
What's strange is, we all creative
'Til age six, then we start hearing the same sh*t

From police, parents, teachers, television
Take them first steps towards a mental prison
Then at the end of ya life you like "Raahs!"
"I was doing time but I weren't even behind bars"

[Chorus: Doc Brown & Gary Jules]
Know what blood, it's a very very (Mad world)
Maintain, feel the weight on my brain (Mad world)
It's still the same, my brain's aching with pain (Mad world)
This ain't life, it just doesn't feel right (Mad world)
My dreams ain't nice, can't sleep at night

[Interlude: Gary Jules]
Went to school and was very nervous
No one knew me, no one knew me
Hello teachers, tell me what's my lesson
Looked right through me, looked right through me

[Verse 2: Lowkey]
From the time I was a toddler, tiny and small
I grew into a little monster in primary school
Just another name on the list at registration
The teacher never listens, so I lived in desperation
By Year 6, I was sick of education
Not to mention wanting attention, but I'd sit in hesitation
Scared to ask teachers questions
'Cause I was quick to test their patience

Soon as I reached secondary, different heads were hating
To teachers, I was already dead and buried
A product of the street's devastation
Aggy and fa**ies and fools and carrying tools
Why, it's a weak explanation

But I was never happy in school, suffering from sleep deprivation
Teachers new my type, they saw it in me, never used eyesight
Most pretend they're blind
When the older youths and new guys fight

Got sent around to the deputy heads
When the fat kid that gra**ed went back to sit in cla**
And dreamt about leaving all my enemies dead
Many tears where eventually shed

Up 'til now, I didn't know what my memories meant
Many messed with me then, all the fights left my energy spent
Teachers need to fix up, this message is for everyone
But especially them intelligent kids don't grow
[Chorus: Lowkey, Doc Brown, & Gary Jules]
Unless they mentally fed in this (Mad world)
Life is cruel, blood, I'm tired of school (Mad world)
Your mind's a tool, don't play by the rules (Mad world)
That's the truth I've been trapped since youth (Mad world)
My heart's bruised but I still won't lose (Mad world)