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#14

by the garages

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1.
be alright 03:03
i cant say that we thought it would end this way but the stadium is empty and clouds are in the sky we wonder why so let it rain let it pour lets flood the streets of baltimore we still had hope all the same that theyd come back to play some day but as we hung our heads and sighed a single claw snapped in reply and we looked up above and as they rained down from the sky we felt the tears well in our eyes its gonna be alright (sick math interlude) so let it rain let it pour lets flood the streets of baltimore theyre still the same our crabs came home they came home but as we hung our heads and sighed a single claw snapped in reply and we looked up above and as they rained down from the sky we felt the tears well in our eyes its gonna be alright
2.
of course, you think you can just come back home bring your bags, packed like they were when you left and in two days, i bet you'll be freakin out and wherever you go you know you'll bring your storm with you and now you’re flooding my basement and the water’s so cold, with the level rising and i’m just wishing you’d be swept elsewhere and now it’s flooding the kitchen with a downpour so steady i don’t know when it starts or when it ends if you don’t fix it, i’ll be drowning of course, you think it all gets forgotten it’s all fine, but you cannot crack a smile and you’re angry, when the energy rises to meet you like the liferafts are disrespectful to the sea but now you’re flooding my basement and the water’s so cold, with the level rising and i’m just wishing you’d be swept elsewhere and now it’s flooding the kitchen with a downpour so steady i don’t know when it starts or when it ends if you don’t fix it, i’ll be drowning if you don’t fix it, i’ll be drowning we kept it, your jersey, don’t care if it’s murder i’d forgive you if it were something you regret we missed you, and still you, are part of the family but it’s not going to be easy to forget that everything you say is made to make me doubt myself that everything you say makes me doubt myself
3.
flowerfall 04:37
hey jaylen, we've been waiting for you the wild woods calling my name an eye in the storm a chance to breathe stars shining bright like eyes in the night sky watching my every move calling me back to the void consuming flame burn away the past like so much fallen ash swept away by the gentle rain i feel like i’ve been here before like a long forgotten memory or a dream from ages past maybe this is what i've been searching for twice returned a weary soul a debt bound in blood repaid after so many years when my bones turn to ash and my body lets me go will you let me start again will you take me home the wheel will turn the endless push and pull watching the embers burn who am i now and who was i then so much fire and pain hidden in a faint reflection leaves falling in the wind waiting to be born again hey jaylen, we've been waiting for you
4.
stay dead 03:05
we lost you in flame all those years ago you were gone too soon we let you go they quenched your hot coals love, you deserved your rest I thought I’d moved on I tried my best... phoenix, it’s over now just rest your head phoenix, your fire’s out it’s time to stay dead no just recompense I’d made my peace with that and when he was slain I raised my glass the embers inert ashes gone cold and black so why’s it still hurt? the flame’s come roaring back phoenix it’s over now just rest your head Cash, your fire is out it’s time to stay dead! you left us for good we lost you to flames please don’t come back now ash is all that remains ooooh phoenix it’s over now just rest your head Tiana, your flame’s gone out it’s time to stay dead.
5.
final five 03:09
We knew the sun When she was Just a friend When did it all turn sour What made it all end? Woah-oh, woah-oh, woah-oh-oh Woah-oh, woah-oh-oh When all that's left is just a tinge of warmth and one hell of a mess You can have it back We don't want your prosperity And now we're left with just a tinge of warmth and one hell of a mess We can't get it back We just want to be a team The final five To survive Ash, reverbs and tides Malik, Teddy Oli and Tot and elusive Arturo We were here from the start We saw our friends come apart Under the rays of a damning god We went from nuts to the coin We made it back from the void But no one ever said it would be this hard When all that's left is just a tinge of warmth and one hell of a mess You can have it back We don't want your prosperity We just want to be released
6.
MAGMATIC CAT 01:43
I stand at the plate And stare into the pitcherʼs face And all of a sudden out of my left eye I see a red hot fireball fly AND IʼVE EATEN THE FIRE FROM THE UMPIRES COLD HAND HE THREW IT AT ME FROM THE THIRD BASE STANDS BUT I SAID NO AND OPENED MY MAW THE FIREBALL BARELY SINGED MY JAW NOW IM MAGMATIC CAT MAGMATIC CAT You canʼt kill me anymore I wonʼt let you hurt the ones i adore I let my self go They say they never wanna lose me so I TAKE OFF MY HELMET AND I RUN UP TO THE UMP I SPIT THE FIRE FROM HIS MOUTH BACK AT HIM AND I JUMP I LAND ON THE GROUND AS I SEE HIM FALL NOBODYʼS GETTING PAST THIS WALL OF THE MAGMATIC CAT MAGMATIC CAT my job done i retreat and i take my seat on first base while the crowd cheers they see that i have no fears IM THE ONE WHO ANSWERS THE CALL TO MY PAWS THE UMPIRES WILL FALL IM A FIRE EATER AND I DO MY DAMN JOB I KILLED AN UMP NOW ITS TIME TO GO AFTER THE GODS CAT MAGMATIC CAT NYA! :3
7.
expansion (x8) — she’s been around the world and she has practiced every play she’s been on almost every team she has no debt to pay she’s done with killing and she’s got no time for dates (sorry girls!) her hotdog fingers are representing several states jaylen’s rolling around the league from yellowstone to hawai’i it’s a jaylen world tour it’s a jaylen world tour (hey!) — the flag has been planted (is the lighting halfway decent?) the flag has been planted (yes indeed, they’ve got the flag up now) (beautiful, just beautiful) — look at him go (look at him go) with his shell and slimy trail look at him go (look at him go) yeah i think that that’s a worm — the ticker and the feed should date the ticker and the feed should date the ticker and the feed should date they could go to a movie (oh oh) or maybe out to dinner (oh oh) they could go to a bar and play pool with drinks for the winner (oh oh) they could chill on the bleachers (oh oh) or on the field for a dance but they’re enemies now and they probably don’t have hands (or feet, now that i think about it) — let me try this again (try this again) so i do not epic fail look at him go (look at him go) i actually think that’s a (snail) worm, still (...what?) — why are there new teams on the field what is atlantis doing here oh no the forecast looks like there might be a...
8.
REMEMBERTHEM 04:10
I’ve spent ten years sitting on this floor Staring at my note filled door Looking for some way to flip you off And I find that every year “Nothing wrong, all happy here” So why’d you say that our fates are sealed So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins Remember those who died in flame If it’s me next, don’t forget my name Remember those who are washed away Just please make sure it’s not in vain It’s funny how it all goes wrong When nothing’s up, the threat is gone The evil god has had its day Unless of course it’s not that fair Say what are you doing there? Look at how they have their fun So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins Remember those who died in flame If it’s me next, don’t forget my name Remember those who are washed away Just please make sure it’s not in vain Why are we still burning? Why are we still drowning? (x6) So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins Remember those who died in flame If it’s me next, don’t forget my name Remember those who are washed away Just please make sure it’s not in vain
9.
it's been so long since i've seen an eclipse heard the thunderous roar of the feedback and the memories of lightning strikes and white glowing eyes of the angels that took my friends from me they all came rushing back i blink my eyes and the world around me has barely changed so give me a break so leave my selfish body on its own sweep me away let the flood wash over and take me away let the void consume me just for a day don't you worry, i'll find my own way so sweep me away the power's still out the rain's still pummeling down but the sound isn't loud enough to drown out the past i watched my friends get hurt i watched my friends get burned i watched my friends tell me "i love you too" as i stared out the airport window, tears in my eyes the water was always there i close my eyes the world around me will never change so give me a break so give my selfish mind some release sweep me away let the flood wash over and take me away let me find my solace just for a day don't you worry, i'll find my own way so sweep me away just leave me broken and scattered floating and shattered i don't wanna matter
10.
chorby short, chorby small, chorby went and broke blaseball seen them grow, from shadows, chorby's now the magic's own we miss them lots, we'll want them back, but we'll watch chorby on the attack rejoice day, time to play, see what chorby has to say they won't strike out they won't strike out a frog facing a star on the pitcher's mound (x8) polkadot, they've faced lots, wondering what is the next plot free from shell, back in hell, waved the monitor farewell squiddish one, now they're done, time for them to have some fun rejoice day, time to play, they'll face chorby at the plate they won't strike out they won't strike out a frog facing a star on the pitcher's mound (x8)
11.
I watched the seasons pass With a heavy feeling that This was the very end I'd never hear your voice again Up here the sky's so clear I'd trade it all to bring you here Better yet I'd find a way To come home Over under Under over Break ground I'd move heaven and earth for you This flood will set me free Come down I won't stop till i see this through Tot Clark, you're all I need This league is super tough Blaseball is not enough Flood warnings they won't stop me Now You're worth a million bucks Can't accept we're out of luck I'll punch a hole to earth For you Over under Under over Break ground I'd move heaven and earth for you This flood will set me free Come down I won't stop till i see this through Tot Clark, you're all I need Break ground I'd move heaven and earth for you This flood will set me free Come down I won't stop till i see this through Tot Clark, you're all I need
12.
i'm watching the sky as it starts to go dark and i hear a hush falling over the park i don't know what changes a decade can bring but i know an eclipse can mean only one thing oooooooooh it's just a game and these are just sounds but it's hard when the umpires are staring us down every day is the same it just goes round and round but how can i think when the thoughts are so loud we are all love this game that we've found but how can we play when the sun has gone out oooooooooh we just keep on, keep on, keep on running we just keep on, keep on, keep on fighting we just keep on, keep on, keep on loving when the world is wrong you've still gotta keep on we just keep on, keep on, keep on winning we just keep on, keep on, keep on swinging we just keep on, keep on, keep on living i know it feels wrong but you've gotta keep on oooooooooh i know that the gods don't respond to petitions but we do our jobs in the worst of conditions the moon hides the sun and we all hold our breath and we pitch and we bat and we stare into death i'm tired of wondering how i can manage if my life's just acceptable collateral damage don't want to be forgotten, don't want to forgive is it so bad that i just want to live? we are all love this game that we've found but how can we play when the sun has gone out
13.
elsewhere 03:12
all alone in the flood gasping for air from the waves up above fighting to stay afloat and find the ones that I love oh nowhere to go cleared off the coast stuck in the elsewhere trying to find a way home home home all alone in the flood say you'll return but it's hard in the outfield alone it isn't the same i'd yell at the sky if i thought you'd come back with the rain oh nowhere to go cleared off the coast stuck in the elsewhere trying to find a way home oh nowhere to go cleared off the coast stuck in the elsewhere trying to find my way home

credits

released March 15, 2021

be alright by biiiiiird (biiiiiird.bandcamp.com), with lyrics and vocals by Emma Shannon (crabmoney)

flooding / drowning by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com), crowd vocals by BONES (@jbonechristian), Deidra Skye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com), carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com), riley, Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com), yana (@villanousgoo, going-nowhere.bandcamp.com ), Rana (colrana.bandcamp.com) & James Taylorson

flowerfall by Deidra Skye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com), vocals by tegan eden (tonalchroma.bandcamp.com), jennifer cat (@CattiferJen) & MQ (@QueenMucus)

stay dead by yana (@villanousgoo, going-nowhere.bandcamp.com ), organ by rosie, mixing by Deidra Skye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com)

final five by zandterbird, bass by Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com)

MAGMATIC CAT by rosie drown, drums by Cliff

expansion by BONES (@jbonechristian)

REMEMBERTHEM by riley

sweep me away by azuretone (azuret.bandcamp.com)

won't strike out by by autumn (autumnspring.bandcamp.com, @autumnposting), drums & mixing by Deidra Skye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com)

luis punches a hole in the ground by Rolo Brookwood, vocals and vocal arrangement by riley, additional lyrics and composition by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen)

solar eclipse by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen) with guitars by Rolo Brookwood

elsewhere by apha (@apha.music) and carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com)

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album art by wraithly (@wraith_ly)

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we are the garages, an anarcho-syndicalist blaseball band from the fictional location of seattle. we make songs about being gay, the apocalypse, and fighting the gods. ... more

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