I heard this song by Gary Jules on 99.3 WXRY on the way home from work. I find it haunting and beautiful, and it reminds me of a friend who often has a darker take on the world than I do.
Gary Jules Lyrics
Turns out, it's a cover of a song by Tears for Fears, a band from the 1980's. Just for comparison, here's their video of the same song:
[In a weird sort of way, this video reminds me of Falco's 1985 "Rock Me Amadeus." (If you're not familiar, you should definitely check it out!)]
Anyway, I say much improved to Mr. Jules's version. What do you think?