Friday, November 11, 2022

The Cradle - 'Joke's on You'

Ostensibly ‘Joke’s on You’ is about debased humiliation, and not the good kind. 

It centers a haughty person down on their luck and calling for help, ignorant that they have been helped this entire time. It is humbling to look around at your conditions and know that all of this shit is actually the best case scenario. Could have been worse if you were poor! Or black. Or whatever. Some people are very fortunate in that they get a few extra lives, and other people go through the world knowing that everything they have done can be rendered futile with one innocuous decision. Imagine someone thinks they are tapping into their first extra life when we all know they’re on the fourth. 

It’s infuriating. Haha. Joke’s on them.