Tears For Fears (The Seeds Of Love)

Official Album Cover

The Album

Tears For Fears (The Seeds Of Love) was released on September 25, 1989, the British duo comprising Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith, were no strangers to critical acclaim and chart-topping hits by the time they released their third studio album, “The Seeds of Love,” in 1989. Building on the success of their previous albums, “The Hurting” and “Songs from the Big Chair,” this album represented a departure from their earlier synth-pop sound, delving into a more sophisticated and experimental musical landscape.

“The Seeds of Love” is an album that defies easy categorization. It blends elements of rock, pop, soul, and psychedelia, creating a rich and textured sonic landscape. What sets this album apart from Tears for Fears’ earlier work is its thematic depth and musical ambition. The band explores topics such as love, social justice, and personal growth with a level of maturity and sophistication that is both rare and commendable.

The production quality of the album is impeccable, with lush orchestration and meticulous attention to detail. Adding Oleta Adams’ vocals on “Woman in Chains” adds a soulful dimension that enhances the album’s emotional impact.

While “The Seeds of Love” was not as commercially successful as its predecessor, “Songs from the Big Chair,” it remains a critical favorite and a testament to Tears for Fears’ artistic evolution. It’s an album that rewards attentive listening, revealing its layers and nuances over time.

Conclusion

In conclusion, “The Seeds of Love” is a bold and ambitious artistic statement from Tears for Fears. It may have marked a departure from their earlier sound, but it solidified their reputation as innovative musicians unafraid to explore new musical territories. If you appreciate thought-provoking lyrics, intricate musical arrangements, and a touch of 1980s nostalgia, this album deserves a place in your music collection.

Track Listing

  1. Women in Chains
  2. Badman’s Song
  3. Sowing The Seeds Of Love
  4. Advice For The Young At Heart
  5. Standing On The Corner Of The Third World
  6. Swords And Knives
  7. Year Of The Knife
  8. Famous Last Words

Sowing The Seeds Of Love

Lyrics

High time we made a stand and shook up the views of the common man
And the love train rides from coast to coast
D.J.’s the man we love the most
Could you be, could you be squeaky clean
And smash any hope of democracy?
As the headline says you’re free to choose
There’s egg on your face and mud on your shoes
One of these days they’re gonna call it the blues yeah

Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds

I spy tears in their eyes
They look to the skies for some kind of divine intervention
Food goes to waste
So nice to eat, so nice to taste
Politician granny with your high ideals
Have you no idea how the majority feels?
So without love and a promised land
We’re fools to the rules of a government plan
Kick out the style!
Bring back the jam!

Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love (Anything is possible)
Seeds of love (When you’re sowing the seeds of love)
Sowing the seeds

The birds and the bees
My girlfriend and me
In love

Feel the pain
Talk about it
If you’re a worried man, then shout about it
Open hearts, feel about it
Open minds, think about it
Everyone read about it
Everyone, scream about it!
Everyone (Everyone yeah, yeah)
Everyone (Everyone), read about it, read about it
Read in the books in the crannies
And in the nooks, there are books to read for us!

Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
We’re sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds

Sowing the seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love

Sowing the seeds of love

Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes
Time to eat all your words
Swallow your pride
Open your eyes

High time we made a stand (Time to eat all your words)
And shook up the views of the common man (Swallow your pride)
And the love train rides from coast to coast (Open your eyes)
Every minute of every hour
“I love a sunflower ” (Open your eyes)
And I believe in love power (Open your eyes)
Love power
Love power (Open your eyes)

Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
The seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
The seeds of love
Sowing the seeds

An end to need
And the politics of greed
With love

Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love (Anything, anything)
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds

An end to need
And the politics of greed
With love

Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds
Sowing the seeds of love
Seeds of love
Sowing the seeds…

Reference

The Seeds of Love – Wikipedia