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UPCOMING SHOWS

May 14th @ Q Bar
Date: Saturday, May 14th
Location: Q Bar in Darien, IL
April 3rd @ Empty Bottle
Date: Sunday, April 3rd
Location: Empty Bottle in Chicago, IL
Also Playing: Nap Eyes, Cian Nugent, Dead Languages
March 25 @ Star Bar
Date: Friday, March 25th
Location: Star Bar in Chicago, IL
Also Playing: Alt 101

THE BAND

The Band

FOOLS’ BREW is on a mission to tear up every stage they play with straightforward, beer-soaked, Midwest-bred metal. The Chicago four-piece cut their teeth playing bars and clubs all around Chicago, Joliet, and northwest Indiana. In the early months of 2012 they rocked The Rave in Milwaukee while opening for Korn. 2013 saw the FOOLS win the Chicago Battle of the Bands at Reggie’s Rock Club, play the main stage at Congress Theater, and headline shows at Goose Island Wrigleyville and Reggie’s. This year, behind their newly released EP, “THIS SIDE OF SANITY”, they’ve showcased their raucous live set across the Midwest playing venues in Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, Columbus, and Pittsburgh, opened for Kyng, Kill Devil Hill, Soulfly, and Butcher Babies, and packed shows back home at Reggie’s, Martyr’s, and Mojoes among others. The word is spreading, heads are turning, and faces are melting. The future looks bright, because this band is on fire.

Jarrett O’Cooley – Vocals
Diggs McNasty – Guitar
Cormander – Bass
Timmy D – Percussion

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LYRICS

Panic Room

It’s all in my head… Make it stop

It surges from within I mask it with a grin It’s gettin’ harder to hide inside there’s a frenzy beneath my skin

Painful paranoia slithering up through my veins Rising thoughts of madness seem impossible to restrain Fighting off the feeling that my psyche has been deranged Hard to justify it when I’m warring with my own brain

I won’t close my eyes ‘Cause I’ve realized That in my own mind There’s nowhere to hide

Trembling from adrenaline Fighting the beast that lives within It’s trying to break free so unrelentingly No strength to keep it controlled, no So I try to keep my panic inside Buried deep below

I fight to hold it in But it’s a battle that I won’t win The terror’s taken control of my soul My defenses are stretched too thin

Painful paranoia slithering up through my veins Rising thoughts of madness seem impossible to restrain Fighting off the feeling that my psyche has been deranged Hard to justify it when I’m warring with my own brain

I won’t close my eyes ‘Cause I’ve realized That in my own mind There’s nowhere to hide

Trembling from adrenaline fighting the beast that lives within It’s trying to break free so unrelentingly No strength to keep it controlled, no So I try to keep my panic inside Buried deep below

It’s all in my head, it’s all in my head

I won’t close my eyes ‘Cause I’ve realized That in my own mind There’s nowhere to hide

Trembling from adrenaline fighting the beast that lives within It’s trying to break free so unrelentingly No strength to keep it controlled, no So I try to keep my panic inside Buried deep below

This Side of Sanity

Bite the hand that feeds you Spit the bit that keeps you contained Feed the fire that burns you Come be like me and switch your side of sanity and live life unchained

Live life unchained

Come look into my eyes and see the freed inmate Lift up, let out your cries it’s time to liberate Here now my friends arise it’s our turn to dictate Tear off that drab disguise, join the ranks of the lunatic allies

Awakening, a reckoning You’re beckoning the exiled offspring Toss the king, the power ring We’re conquering

Awakening outcast insane The deafening screams in refrain A strengthening flows through our veins It’s mutiny

Bite the hand that feeds you Spit the bit that keeps you contained Feed the fire that burns you Let hysteria run unrestrained

Bite the hand that feeds you Spit the bit that keeps you contained Feed the fire that burns you Come be like me and switch your side of sanity and live life unchained

Breathe in the haze of night, let go of all despair ‘Cause it’s the warden’s turn for the electric chair We’re taking back the streets authority beware Let our banners rise, fly the flag of the lunatic allies

Awakening, a reckoning You’re beckoning the exiled offspring Toss the king, the power ring We’re conquering

Awakening outcast insane The deafening screams in refrain A strengthening flows through our veins It’s mutiny

Bite the hand that feeds you Spit the bit that keeps you contained Feed the fire that burns you Let hysteria run unrestrained

Bite the hand that feeds you Spit the bit that keeps you contained Feed the fire that burns you Come be like me and switch your side of sanity and live life unchained

Awakening outcast insane The deafening screams in refrain A strengthening flows through our veins It’s mutiny

Bite the hand that feeds you Spit the bit that keeps you contained Feed the fire that burns you Let hysteria run unrestrained

Bite the hand that feeds you Spit the bit that keeps you contained Feed the fire that burns you Come be like me and switch your side of sanity and live life unchained

Scarred But Unharmed

My drive

Ice on the mind Fearless eyes Dread declined Pain’s my ally ‘Cause I believe That I need to bleed To succeed

I survive

My drive keeps me alive Bent but untorn, burned but reborn My drive keeps me alive Battered but reformed Scarred but unharmed

Fighting hands Of a veteran Will withstand All doubt be damned Strength of will Might instilled I can’t be killed

I survive

My drive keeps me alive Bent but untorn, burned but reborn My drive keeps me alive Battered but reformed Scarred but unharmed

I won’t be broken down

Strength of will Might instilled I can’t be killed

I survive

My drive keeps me alive Bent but untorn, burned but reborn My drive keeps me alive After I fall I’m walking tall My drive keeps me alive My skin’s been peeled but my wounds are healed My drive keeps me alive Battered but reformed Scarred but unharmed

Saddle Up

Chance to turn back is gone Time is now to atone Charging out alone Face a mask of stone Trying hard to conceal Fear is all that you feel Dig in with your heels Spare none from the field

Teeth the reins and fill your hands with steel

Overcome inside, terror grips your mind Never to subside, leave it all behind Dig down deep to find, your strength and your pride Cinch your spurs it’s time, saddle up and ride

Saddle up and ride Saddle up and ride Courage to abide Strength with every stride Saddle up and ride Saddle up and ride Earn your stripes astride

Thundering across the space between destinies Choosing which of you ends today on their knees Legends never die they live on in your mind Be the one eyed man that makes them all go blind Reach into your mind and break on through the wall Turn the power on and mount up for the call

Teeth the reins and fill your hands with steel

Overcome inside, terror grips your mind Never to subside, leave it all behind Dig down deep to find, your strength and your pride Cinch your spurs it’s time, saddle up and ride

Saddle up and ride Saddle up and ride Courage to abide Strength with every stride Saddle up and ride Saddle up and ride Earn your stripes astride

Fear hides, strength rides

Sharpen your eyes on your mark on the horizon Fix your sights Fight ’til someone’s in the ground Six feet down Read their last rites

Saddle up and ride

Saddle up and ride Saddle up and ride Courage to abide Strength with every stride Saddle up and ride Saddle up and ride Earn your stripes astride

Saddle up, Saddle up, Saddle up and ride

Retribution Mind

Heaven inside her, but no angel will answer Evil inside him, no equal, torment begins

Run, get away He hunts her down Attacks his prey

Silently screaming She’s suffocating And hopelessly struggling To free herself from this

Her (Pain) burdens my (Heart) Generates (Hate) Justice will (Fall) from (My Hand)

Hold on though life’s been cruel Use misery as fuel Let retribution mind be primed Not all damage heals with time Rewrite the scene of the crime

Evil inside us, a sequel, so heinous

Strength Stronger than her but not stronger than me Beg How does it feel to be down on your knees

Violently screaming He’s hemorrhaging And slowly accepting There’s no escape from this

Her (Pain) burdens my (Heart) Generates (Hate) Justice will (Fall) from (My Hand)

Hold on though life’s been cruel Use misery as fuel Let retribution mind be primed Not all damage heals with time Rewrite the scene of the crime

Steel inside him, my victim, this version

Hold on though life’s been cruel Use misery as fuel Let retribution mind be primed Not all damage heals with time Rewrite the scene of the crime

Empty adrenal gland Nose stings with gasoline Blood staining my hands But my conscience is clean

Ghosts In The Machine

Guarded deep, deep inside, inside my mind Broke in half, half alive, a lie I’ve told

I’ve been pulled Down and apart Ripped and drowned

Feeding off, off of pride, pride keeps a home to reside

Kick down the doors Tear down the walls We must restore Or we will fall

Assault yourself to decide who’s on your side of the line And which one dies No room for Jekkyl and Hyde, duality will divide We must unite

Connection, shuns deceit, seeds of chicanery Coalesce, lessen guile, I’ll top the trial

Can’t think straight Can’t get my head on Which way do I go

With reason, son’s ally, lie not to themselves, to no one

Kick down the doors Tear down the walls We must restore Or we will fall

Assault yourself to decide who’s on your side of the line And which one dies No room for Jekkyl and Hyde, duality will divide We must unite

Take stock of the soul Eliminate the split within Refine and define With an organized heart, possiblity and opportunity are endless Find the person worth fighting for, worth living for The vision of yourself you aspire to That face of victory And wear it Become it Put a boot heel on every throat filled with negativity Make them stairs on your climb to the summit of self-consciousness Live Aspire Fail Overcome Experience Embrace Endure

Doubts will subside, break through to truth inside Time to open wide

We will preside while selves within collide Cross our own divide

Breaking down, racing ’round, ’til we’re found Lighting our way Through the fray, only one wears the crown

Forge yourself, through the hell, feel it swell You can decide And kill the ghost inside

Face inward Find fortitude Make the climb Out of this hole

Assault yourself to decide who’s on your side of the line And which one dies No room for Jekkyl and Hyde, duality will divide We must unite

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