Joe Hurley & Rogue's March - Madcap Tears

from by Joe Hurley and Rogue's March



The bossa nova 'Madcap Tears' (Hurley/Margolis) first appeared as a hidden bonus track on 'Chaser'. With 'The Last Picture Show' also newly added, the 2 songs close out the CD.

T.V Commercial
In 2006 'Madcap Tears' was licensed by Captain Morgan's Rum for a new TV ad. Filmed by Oscar-Winning Director Joachim Back, the ad ran for 3 years on US TV, & 2 in Canada. The most successful campaign in the company's history. 'Madcap Tears' was 1 of 3 nominees for 'Best Original Song'. The ad's popularity has led to over 13 Million youtube views..
ASCAP has still to 'locate' any airings for the TV ad in their random 'surveyed performances' for all these years.....


'MADCAP TEARS' Lyrics-Joe Hurley

"In the backdrop of your living,
there's a girl who's always giving,
She'd sell her house to make you well
What the hell, he answered brightly
Dont take matters of the heart too lightly
If you dont mind, I'll never tell

Now the fight is on for Leo
He sets his sights on Rio
He likes a spacious sleeper car
He's dreaming of open beaches
Banana trees where the girls are peaches
He never thought he'd get this far

Wiped out at the OTB
C'mon son, the drinks are on me
We'll paint the city streets tonight
I'll kill him fast, I'll kill her so slow
In a tenement mill a go-go
Hey, soldier boy you wanna fight

Now the move is on for Leo
Will he ever get to Rio,
He doesn't need to hear her cry
He's dreaming of open places
Where no one know his face
Is this the way you wanna die

Stumblin' in, he's confessin'
He's under pressure, She's under-dressing,
Tap City kid, what you wanna hear
She trips around so lightly
He prays to God almighty,
And wipes away his madcap tears

Now the dream is dead for Leo
He never got to Rio
He pawned his ticket half-way there,
She trips around so lightly
No room for God almighty,
No time for tears

Now the dream is dead for Leo,
He never got to Rio
He pawned his ticket half-way there
She's hanging in old Nebraska
You'd really have to ask her
She got no time for Madcap Tears ."


from Chaser, track released January 1, 2000
'MADCAP TEARS' (Hurley/Margolis)
Credits: Rogue's March
w/ Boris Kinberg (Percussion), Marni Rice (castanets). Produced By Joe Hurley w/ Eddy Sperry (RIP)
Mastered by Emily Lazar.
Special Thanks for their support ,Mike Naber, Chris Sorensen.



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