Fate's Cruel Joke

Fate's Cruel Joke

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Fate's Cruel Joke thrives on stage with a sense of aggression and melody not often found in the current musical climate. Music that is alive and driven by acrobatic guitar and bass lines with thunderous drum work and strong vocals.

Biography

Making their home in Southern New England, Fate’s Cruel Joke has achieved a reputation for being an uncompromising powerhouse of musical versatility. Fusing various schools of rock and metal together while capitalizing on harmonic liberties often associated with jazz or fusion, Fate’s Cruel Joke is able to forge a sound that is simultaneously cohesive and unique. The foundations for elusive melodies are created by basslines as solid as concrete. Thunderous drums provide a feverish, percussive assault on one’s senses. Tastefully placed keyboard work flavors even the most aggressive of songs with a trance-like ambience over which brutal and oftentimes acrobatic guitar work is able to flourish. Their forthcoming CD is sure to satisfy the most critical of listeners by providing them with tangible melodies, intriguing rhythms, and atmospheres reminiscent of alternate realities.

Lyrics

Gripp

Written By: Ogden/Burns/Pacheco/Williams

The choices that we make
The chances that we take
The promises that we break
Again and again and again
The lies that we've told
The dreams that we've sold
A love that's grown so cold
Again and again and again and then

You keep pushing me away I don't know why
You keep crawling under my skin and you won't let me in
Then the harder I grip the further you slip away from me
Then the harder I grip the further you slip away away away

Do you still think of me?
'Cause I still think of you
Please don't be scared of me
I want the best for you
I can't help where it is my mind goes when I'm lying awake and my eyes should be closed I'm staring at the ceiling searching for meaning trying to figure out where we went wrong.
I don't know what you're doing but I know you're at home.
You're pissing me off by ignoring the phone. Things you need to hear and things I need to say don't answer your phone cuz I'm on my way

(©2005)

Look Away

Written By: Ogden/K. Williams

Look away, there's things that I don't want you to see
Secrets that I keep inside of me
My Enemy
My Agony.
Shadows fall, each step I take leads me further away
Until I'm secluded in my sacred place
Where I can vanish
Without a trace
Into space.

So it all ends right here
There's nothing left to say
I gave you everything and you pushed me away.

This shallow heart
Is beating softly over barren land
I cannot begin to understand
It's far beyond my reach.
I call your name
This healing mantra helps keep me sane
When I'm standing in the freezing rain
But whispered it doesn't work the same
As it did before.

So it all ends right here
There's nothing left to say
I gave you everything and you pushed me away.
So it all ends right here
My inner strength I've found
Your whipping boy no more
Now you finally came around.

(©2005)

Against My Breath

Written By: Ogden / Pacheco / K. Williams

Staring at the shore
Can't fight the current anymore
Drowning in the sea
This world of medioctrity
I just want to wrap
My hands around your neck
So I can feel you
Against my breath

Now that we have come this far
Now that we've reached the point of no return
We must ask this simple question
"Will we make it, or simply crash and burn?"

Blinded by the sun
Defeaned by your tongue
Strengthening my motivation
By shear contempt for you
I just want to wrap
My hands around your neck
So I can feel you
Against my breath

Against my breath

(©2004)

Discography

The first Fate's Cruel Joke EP will be available very soon.

Set List

Typical set is about 45 - 60 minutes depending on need. Set includes mostly original music with a few covers.

Typical set example (originals)

Gripp
Kiss Me
Natural Truth
Against My Breath
Too Lost To Be Found
Watcher
Look Away

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Staind
Alice in Chains
Fuel