I think I first heard this song, and Tears For Fears, on a compilation in the early 80’s. Maybe to benefit Greenpeace? This was my favorite song on the record, and I followed the band all the way through their breakup.
It can seem like it is a mad world, to be sure, especially if you follow the behavior of large groups of people and those who lead them. Individuals, on the other hand, are usually pretty sane, predictable, and kind, so long as they are separate from the influence of the above mentioned large groups and people who lead them.