Fool Me Once

by Fable Cry

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mili1 Original, théâtral, creepy... Just unclassifiable...And always musically perfect. What intermission !... these adventures (or misadventures..) of Max are awesome ! Favorite track: INTERMISSION.
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Tom's Reviews I don't even know where to begin on this one. I've been waiting for it for so long, hyped it up so much in my mind, and my expectations were not only met, but they were exceeded. Fable Cry does exactly what they do best, and the songwriting is the best it's been yet!! Favorite track: Target Practice (feat. Sky White).
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Charlie I've been waiting desperately for this album since I saw the live performance. I have so many favorites, Who's Got Who? and Breakfast, Lunch, Sinner, but I think the snide back and forth of I'm Calling It makes it my favorite. I'm so glad I can finally just have these songs on repeat. Favorite track: I'm Calling It; You're A Phony.
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    Inspired by the classic noir film style, the album is an energetic rock opera of gangsters, vampires, betrayal and petty revenge set against the seedy underbelly of the post-prohibition era. The story follows anti-heroes turned reluctant partners Archie Walker and Josie Belue on their quest to topple kingpin Harold “The Diamond” Helsinger from the throne of his bootlegging empire, as chronicled by private investigator, Max Rudolph.

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    Track Listing
    1. Sleep O Sleep
    2. Max Begins His Search
    3. Swingin' In Hell
    4. Max Visits A Flower Shop
    5. Come Meet the Reapers
    6. Max Pays His Respects
    7. Who's Got Who?
    8. I'm Calling it, You're a Phony
    9. Max Loses His Patience
    10. Intermission
    11. Welcome to the Joint
    12. Breakfast, Lunch and Sinner (Max's Revelation)
    13. Target Practice
    14. Another Zinger
    15. All Night to Find You
    16. Live From The Flower Shop
    17. Here Comes Trouble
    18. This Just In!
    19. Six Feet
    20. Max Bids You Goodnight
    21. Funny Faces

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Sleep, O Sleep Sleep Within Sleep, O Sleep I’ll Tuck You In Sleep, O Sleep Don’t Make A Sound Sleep, O Sleep Asleep in the Ground
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Goodmorning what’s his face I’m glad to see you’ve rested for so long I’ve got a million different reasons to be you I need just one Now if I hesitate to make or break what I have set to do I’ll leave myself a mess kept wondering “what if” and so will you The candle black illuminates and shows the glow upon the skin But it’s the shadow on the other side that shows me what’s within Without the will to persevere I will fall much to my chagrin No thanks I won’t be sedentary baby it’s time to begin And now it’s time to begin I will not lie to myself I will do this myself I won’t lie to myself I will do this for my...self I think it’s safe to say that only I can make me what I’ll be A Pawn, a Knightly Rook, a Bishop, baby, King me, I’m your Queen This life is nothing more or less than one big maze let’s find the end But every curve and corner tries to send me right back to the beginning I will die before I Lie to me I would sooner die I will not lie to myself I will do this myself I won’t lie to myself I will do this for my...Self.
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You must be out of your mind Well I may be crazy but I sure as hell ain’t too blind To be aware of what you refuse to see I DO THIS FOR ME I was ambitious and bored I only had too many things that I was good at for sure Blood, money, sex and war Still I wanted (MORE) To feed my appetite and (MORE) It’d make me feel alright and (MORE) To give the world a fright and (MORE) To satisfy my nights and (I) Will do whatever it takes (WANT) To show you all your mistakes (MORE) And now I’m raising the stakes And I’ll sing Finders keepers Come meet the reapers Thicker than water Welcome to the slaughter I’ll fight you to my last breath And then I’ll show you that even in death I will persevere Now hear, the words you refuse to hear You will disappear I’ll do whatever it takes To show you all your mistakes And now I’m raising the stakes To prove that Although you were unstoppable the fact is it was probable That I’d become impossible and you’d become an obstacle And we’d be unresolvable ‘til one of us was volatile Just enough to see which one of us would win or die Finders keepers Come meet the reapers Thicker than water Welcome to the slaughter I want your blood, I want your cup I to pour you out and I to lap you up I want your life I want your death I want your heart and I want your breath I can’t decide, which is the best Take what I want, and leave all the rest I have what I need, but what about the greed I don’t need it but I want it so I’ll take it now I’ve got it Finders keepers Come meet the reapers Thicker than water Welcome to the slaughter
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Can’t seem too fill the spaces I see familiar faces Have we met before or am I just drawing blank? Can you tell me where it might have been Or have I purposely forgotten? I don’t know how much more I can take   Lookin’ through diamond eyes It was the best time of my life He made a promise I’d see my name in lights What could I say? Wouldn’t ya know, I gave it all away Chasing fortune n fame I can’t recant, I’m down too deep I can’t dig my way out   Come to awaken to find that everything’s been taken And it all belongs to you (don’t belong to you) As soon as I’m able, you’ll see me turning the tables And then we’ll see who’s got who   You’ve burned me my friend, I know you’d do it again That is if I were to let you (I’ll never let you) As soon as I’m able, you’ll see me turning the tables And then we’ll see who’s got who   Scared, Cold, and Alone My nails worn to the bone Upon the Marquee, one letter carved deep Mr. H kept hold of me Lead to walk along the plot he lay, Meanwhile he was digging my grave Comin’ to get ya My vendetta’s been forever made, I...   Come to awaken to find that everything’s been taken And it all belongs to you (don’t belong to you) As soon as I’m able, you’ll see me turning the tables And then we’ll see who’s got who   You’ve burned me my friend, I know you’d do it again That is if I were to let you (I’ll never let you) As soon as I’m able, you’ll see me turning the tables And then we’ll see who’s got who
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Archie: Well all your life you’ve been a footstool, yes you have Just admit it: You never won. But there was always just this nagging little voice in your head And it said, “don’t listen to them,” Well maybe truth is they were wrong and you were wrong and everyone was wrong And the third, less loud but half as lousy little voice was the real one all along I won’t say I did, I won’t say I didn’t But between us both I probably did the same damn thing the same enough kind of way and the price I had to pay was great I was a fool once too, Just like you. Well I may not know where my soul will go but if it’s up to me, I will go where the fires glow and you can come with me Josie: “Oh Poor Thing” You must think that she’ll never get herself off the ground. Well I did. Got back from the grave, mud on my face, and tell me who could wear it as well? In my case, it was the glitz game and the cheap champagne. Blame the man with the diamond eye, not me. Pay your respects, I’m the best you’re gonna get and you can tell me when you’re ready to play Archie: I was a fool once too. Just like you. Josie: Who you think you’re talking to? Both: I may not know where my soul will go but if it’s up to me I will go where the fires glow and you can come with me Archie: I see the point that you’re making And I’m not saying you’re faking Josie: faking? Archie: only exaggerating. I’ll give you this, you sound jaded And I could be persuaded to let you help me bring an end to this guy We’ll make a big dumb ring out of his big dumb diamond eye And guess what? Josie: what? Archie: when I’ve offed-with-his-head, and I’ve danced on his grave, Josie: I get the fame Archie: You get his cane. Well, maybe not his cane. His scarf, or... shoe laces or something... Josie: No No No, the last thing I need is another freak Who can’t seem to choose between which side he’ll be I’ve been there Archie: Uh Huh. Josie: and I’ve done it Archie: Okay. Josie: I’ve learned better than to settle with a fool who meddles Archie: handsome devil Both: With Ghouls Running the streets Josie: So I grant permission Archie: under my conditions Both: I’m the one that makes him bleed Archie: You’re a Liar Josie: You’re a Liar Both: I’ve said repeatedly Archie: You’re a Phony Josie: You’re a Phony Both: And That’s all you’ll ever be Archie: I don’t need you, half as bad as Josie: I Don’t Need You Both: you need me Archie: I was a fool once too. Just like you. Josie: Who you think you’re talking to Both: I may not know where my soul will go but if it’s up to me Josie: I know it’s up to me Both: I will go where the fires glow and you can come with me
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INTERMISSION 05:03
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Ladies and gentlemen, bones and thieves, If you got fingers get ‘em snapping And let me hear you tapping those feet If you’re a bum or a broad on the run, You better believe your bony bottoms baby Bring your can on outta the sun Raise your glasses and start slapping asses If you’re here you’re either dead or worse, So come on, give it up it’s time to quench that thirst The fun is inside, and you’ve just arrived Let me get to the gist I’ll betray with a kiss, And I can’t say, hey, we didn’t warn you If you’re on the run And looking for some fun We won’t disappoint - Welcome to The Joint Little mister down on table five You’re looking just about as bad as Half as bad as back when you were alive Table two I see you drippin’ with sin Prepare to get a million miles deeper than the shit that you’re in Little vixen down on table three If your nana’s barely breathing Baby, send that honey over to me I wanna meet her, so I can tell her that The fun is inside, and you’ve just arrived Well let me get to the gist I’ll betray with a kiss, And I can’t say, hey, we didn’t warn you If you’re on the run And looking for some fun We won’t disappoint - Welcome to The Joint Lest you think me fake I’m going to make a point to blow you all away Make no mistake I’m going to shake you from the grave Make no mistake! And when you’re gone no one will miss you For the mischief that you made And now you’re gone And it’s the after party Let’s get naughty! Ladies and gentlemen, bones and thieves, If you got fingers: snap your fingers, Tap your feet, yeah, tap your feet, yeah, OOO! Let me get to the gist I’ll betray with a kiss, And I can’t say, hey, we didn’t warn you If you’re on the run And looking for some fun We won’t disappoint.. Let me get to the gist I’ll betray with a kiss, And I can’t say, hey, hey, hey If you’re on the run And looking for some fun We won’t disappoint - Welcome to the...
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Got a nasty, lousy headache, My mind is boldly bound to break But good for me I know the remedy For me, for goodness sake Just three ingredients, please, To get me on then off my knees I’ll kneel three times a day, Then stand up proud and kiss the three of these For breakfast, give me coffee For lunch, I’ll have a smoke Dinner, something thinner, While gin is fine but not ideal, Just add a lime, and you’ve got a meal So if you’re like me and you need a pal Take all three, and I’ll show you how Breakfast, lunch, dinner too If you don’t leave them, they won’t leave you Let me tell you all about it: My life was quickly going to shhh But good for me I found the remedy, And I’m real proud of it Just three ingredients please To get me on then off my knees I’ll kneel three times a bit, then stand up and enjoy them as I please For Breakfast, give me Cigarettes, For lunch I’ll have a drink Dinner, something quicker Give me caffeine, I’ll take coffee Jack, I don’t need no cream, I’ll take it black So if you’re like me and you need a pal Take all three, and I’ll show you how Breakfast, lunch, and dinner too And iff you don’t leave them they won’t leave you For breakfast, something boozy For lunch, a cup of Joe Dinner something smokey Roll it up, how I don’t care Just fill my cup I’ll take it in like air So if you’re like me and you need a pal Take all three, and I’ll show you how Breakfast, lunch, dinner too And if you don’t leave them they won’t leave you Got a nasty, lousy headache, My mind is boldly bound to break Those dear old remedies No longer do me good for goodness sake But I found a new thing, yes please! To get me on then off my knees I’ll kneel three times a day, then stand up proud and drink it as I please For breakfast, I want teacher For Lunch, I’ll have a nurse Dinner, something thicker While priest fun, but not ideal, Just add a nun and you’ve got a meal So if you’re like me and you went to far The world now is your cocktail bar Breakfast, lunch, dinner too I love them all, but my very favorite meal is you
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Well it’s hard to say what I wanna do, with a head full of regret I’ll order up another drink (make it two) Then light his cigarette But I won’t soon forget.... Keep on talking in circles, that’s fine by me Your absurd and hateful words will come back ‘round again You can’t outrun, you can’t outrun those horrid things you’ve done My .22 is set on you, and baby you’re going down   Go on and take a seat, If you’d be so kind My red hot and vengeful thoughts have only grown with time You can’t outrun, you can’t outrun, my eyes have taken aim These seconds past will be the last That you see this face again I’m just getting my kicks In with all this target practice I’m just getting my kicks In with all this target practice I’m just getting my kicks In with all this target practice I’m just getting my kicks In, Baby you’re going down You have shot me down and left me good as dead But behold as the prophecies told the dead will rise again You can’t outrun, you can’t outrun, we’re going toe-to-toe Can’t overthrow my blood oath to make you lose control You were my detractor And my Fame became a factor I see now what you’re after And I’ll meet it with smiles and laughter You were my detractor And my Fame became a factor You See now what I’m after And I’ll take it with smiles and laughter Welcome, your sins on parade this is how they get made and I hope you’re afraid Welcome, your sins on parade this is how they get made and I know you’re afraid You’ll see what I’m after. I’ll take it with laughter. And I know you’re a traitor I’m just getting my kicks with all this target practice I’m just getting my kicks with all this target practice I’m just getting my kicks with all this target practice I’m just getting my kicks, Baby you’re going down
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Morning star, You proudly greet me Brightest by far, Shining while the world is slumbering Full and proud (Denn die Todten reit-) You lay me down (Denn die Todten reiten) And when the sun descends (Schnell) I will be their feeding once again Listen to them, Night’s children, What sweet music they make Are you feeling small Feeling frisky won’t you let me show my teeth to you all Let me show you, this will only take a minute! Are you feeling small Feeling frisky won’t you let me show my teeth to you all Let me show you, this will only take a minute! I’ve gone all night to find you I’m bound to see this through I live with no regrets, But I’m not done with you just yet My eyes are open wide (Denn die Todten reit-) With the one in me that lives inside (Denn die Todten reiten) If pride precedes the fall, I’ll rise with the night then fall upon you all (Schnell) Listen to them, Night’s children, What sweet music they make Are you feeling small Feeling frisky won’t you let me show my teeth to you all Let me show you, this will only take a minute! Are you feeling small Feeling frisky won’t you let me show my teeth to you all Let me show you, this will only take a minute! There will be more like me with blackened wings and sharp teeth One for every three, take your thrones and be free Now the Father of night from the Son of the dawn Blot the sun and make way for the unholy one Are you feeling small Feeling frisky won’t you let me show my teeth to you all Let me show you, this will only take a minute! Are you feeling small Feeling frisky won’t you let me show my teeth to you all Let me show you, this will only take a minute!
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I've got a message for the man who wears the red bow (that’s you) I wrote it with some ink that matches, yeah, and now I wanted you to know Your thoughts and interest were something close to cute But I remember very well my interest made your desires moot  There was a time when you were happy in your place (stay in your place) You sat in confidence that standing in my confidence was grace  Now I'm sorry that your love for what we had                                                           Fell victim to the classic trait of wanting so much more than what you had  And now I'm glad... I have found you out (Who’s Got Who) And I have no doubt (Who’s Got Who) In time you will see (Who’s Got Who) Your life still belongs to me  Thought you could run and hide On the other side  Well, I really hate to burst your bubble Look out baby here comes trouble  I've got a message for the lady in the pink bow (that’s you) I wrote it with a book of matches, yeah, you won’t believe it til you see it that that ink glows Your hopes and dreams were nice and sweet but frankly weak  And I grew more embarrassed as my heart betrayed the color of my cheek You were the perfect puppet that I kept on a noose (stay in your place) To prove that ignorance was something more or less that I could use  But when the strings I held were begged to be let go                                  You took it all upon yourself to hold the strings thus wallow down below  Now you should know...  I have found you out (Who’s Got Who) I have no doubt (Who’s Got Who) In time you will see (Who’s Got Who) Your life still belongs to me  Remember now a time  When we saw eye to eye  What's yours is mine and I, I am Devine Although I sometimes reminisce  There are these things I'll never miss I'll prove my point with this  That though I really hate to burst your bubble Look out baby here comes trouble I've got a message and it's not one that you want to hear  But I'll admit the very content has me grinning ear to ear It took me moments of perception to discover:                                               My former partners were now partners, thus they both must die with one another And did I cover, THAT I really hate to burst your bubble? Look out baby, here I come
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Six Feet 04:54
Fill me up to the brim (Suck it up, don’t fuck it up.) I’ve had my eyes on him (I’m gonna watch him choke and drain and suck the blood from his throat) Time to settle the score (Never forgive, never forget) Now I still want more And you can give that to me, right? Got nothing to say Got nothing to prove Got nothing to gain, nothing to lose He was six feet tall Now he’s six feet deep On the bed of satin where he sleeps Disappoint to the brim (Fill it up, then drink it up.) I’ve had my eyes on him (But he was dead before I spoke, can’t drain the blood from his throat) I want to settle this score (Will not forgive, will not forget) And now I still want more You’re gonna give that to me, right? Got nothing to say Got nothing to prove Got nothing to gain, nothing to lose He was six feet tall Now he’s six feet deep On the bed of satin where he sleeps He was six feet tall Now he’s six feet deep On the bed of satin where he sleeps Sleep, O Sleep, Sleep Within Sleep, O Sleep, I’ll Tuck You In Sleep, O Sleep, Don’t Make A Sound Sleep, O Sleep, Asleep in the Ground Sleep, O Sleep, Sleep Within Sleep, O Sleep, I’ll Tuck You In Sleep, O Sleep, Don’t Make A Sound Sleep, O Sleep, Asleep in the Ground He was six feet tall Now he’s six feet deep On the bed of satin where he sleeps He was six feet tall Now he’s six feet deep On the bed of satin where he sleeps
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Funny Faces 03:19
Goodnight I’ll see you soon, We’ll be making funny faces at the moon Goodnight I’ll see you soon, We’ll be making funny faces on the moon This time tomorrow, we’ll dance with sorrow This time tomorrow, we will dance with sorrow Some here are gone too soon, Now they’re making funny faces on the moon Some here are gone too soon, Now they’re making funny faces from the moon If you’re looking to find what might feed you I’ll be close behind, I won’t leave you If you’re looking to find what might feed you I’ll be close behind, I won’t leave you Goodnight I’ll see you soon, We’ll be making funny faces at the moon, Goodnight I’ll see you soon, We’ll be making funny faces on the moon This time tomorrow, we’ll dance with sorrow This time tomorrow, we will dance with sorrow If you’re looking to find what might feed you I’ll be close behind, I won’t leave you If you’re looking to find what might feed you I’ll be close behind, I won’t leave you If you’re looking to find what might feed you I’ll be close behind, I won’t leave you If you’re looking to find what might feed you I’ll be close behind, I won’t leave you

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Three years in the making, “Fool Me Once” is a unique play on vampiric mythos and elements of noir - cynicism, fatalism and moral ambiguity - packaged into a rock album. The story follows anti-heroes turned reluctant partners Archie Walker and Josie Belue on their quest to topple kingpin Harold “The Diamond” Helsinger from the throne of his bootlegging empire, all chronicled by private investigator, Max Rudolph.

“It’s a story of selfish people doing selfish things who don’t always get what they want. In some ways it’s a parable that reflects the people we were when we initially began writing it in 2017 as we were embarking on a lot of the maturing that happens in your late twenties. And it’s all told in the most decadent way possible, utilizing all of the talent we could muster from ten years of touring and performing.”

The album releases in full on October 30th, 2020. Preorder to get your copy two weeks early, complete with a digital book that includes lyrics, story, and full-color live press photos.

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released October 30, 2020

Music and Lyrics by Zach Ferrin and Jo Cleary

Performed by Fable Cry
Zach Ferrin - Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Accordion
Jo Cleary - Vocals, Violin
Jillian LaFave - Vocals, Piano
Mallory Kimbrell - Vocals
Scott Fernandez - Bass
Andrew Core - Drums

Featuring:
Alex Nauth - Horns
Sky White - Piano
Jordy Ravellette - Vocals
Ryan Rehnborg - Vocals
Nathan McLeod - Saxaphone, Flute
Ben Bruno - Marching Drum

Produced By: Zach Ferrin & Dune Baydoun
Recorded / Engineered / Mixed / Mastered By: Dune Baydoun
Recorded at Dune Manor, Nashville TN 2018 - 2020
18 - This Just In Recorded by Ryan Rehnborg at Surly Urchin Studios, Nashville TN 2020

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Fable Cry - Theatrical Rock Band from Nashville, TN - draws inspiration, both musically and poetically, from all things imaginative, mythical, and spooky.

Their latest album, Fool Me Once, is a concept rock opera about gangsters, vampires, showgirls, betrayal and petty revenge set against the seedy underbelly of the prohibition era.
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