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Written by Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith of Tears For Fears, this song finds Orzabal going "head over heels" for a girl and pleading with her not to break his heart. The lyric is a combination of poetry and pathos that veers into dangerous territory at the end when he sings: It's hard to be a man when there's a gun in your hand Oh, I feel so... Any girl getting this missive would be wise to file a restraining order.

"Head Over Heels" was the tenth UK single release from Tears for Fears, and it scored them their eighth UK Top 40 hit. It is one of five hit singles from their third album, Songs from the Big Chair.

The album Songs from the Big Chair takes its name from the 1976 American TV drama series Sybil, in which the title character, suffering from psychiatric problems stemming from child abuse, seeks refuge in her therapist's "big chair." For those of you who missed it, Sybil was based on the controversial book about a woman who was supposed to have had 16 different personalities. The TV series was pretty much the campiest, most-over-the-top portrayal of mother-daughter dysfunction since Mommie Dearest. Orzabal and Smith stated that they based this title choice solely on the concept that the songs on the album were so varied, that they all had different personalities all their own.

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