back to
Fourth Strike Records
We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

live @ blaseballidays 2

by the garages

/
1.
they say you can't go home again, it's true especially when your home burns down around you i lit the match with a flick of the cleat from the league that hexed me yeah i'll see you in hell cuz it's hell that sent me as i walk out the door singing "next team, next team" first you do it for the money then you do it for the fame then you do it for your teammates then you do it for the flame, for the flame firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me it's just a game, it's just a game nobody deserves to be called a curse but if you're gonna insist, i'm happy to make it worse i'll start again with a slate as blank as the stares in the crowd when i'm the last one standing will you still be proud as i brush off the ashes screaming "next team, next team" first you're done in by the money then you're done in by the fame then you're done in by your teammates then you're done in by the flame, by the flame firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me it's just a game, it's just a game it's almost over now i think i know how this all ends what's left of the money? of my friends? there's a darkness closing in no more games, no more regrets oh god, why can't i forget? firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me when you're tired of the shadows and the shame firewalker, firewalker with me if you've ever felt the rush of the fire, of the flame, of the flame firewalker, firewalker with me if you've ever felt the brutal chill of charred remains it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game.
2.
Grew up with the sunbeams, dreamt a lot of pipe dreams Wanna be a big star, never got too far Can I live up to my namesake or am I just a mistake? Alaynabella Hollywood never did no one no good Oooooh I’ll show you I am an entity fueled by chaos But I won’t help you get to the playoffs I’m just here for your entertainment So peel another star off Hollywood Boulevard Lost in my writing, never do the right thing Kissin’ my girlfriend, caught up in the whirlwind Baby I’m a hellhound I know I got you spellbound Alaynabella Hollywood, overlooked, misunderstood Oooooh I’ll show you I am an entity fueled by chaos But I won’t help you get to the playoffs I’m just here for your entertainment So peel another star off Hollywood Boulevard Peel another star off Hollywood Boulevard
3.
i once was a rookie all bright-eyed and green now i'm a veteran, grizzled and mean but i'll still play my way right through inning sixteen i guess that's why they keep me around bring the fielders in wipe the slate clean sound the organ, baby top of thirteen everyone is tired everyone but me it’s the dead of darkest night i feel free one solid single got my man on first for a right-handed rookie he’s not the worst if i play my cards right i’ll be a king i swing to live and i live for the swing grit my teeth and raise my elbow high it’s just the universe, the ball and i tomorrow's another morning on another beautiful day and i hit into a double play ground out up the middle he never stood a chance on the long way back he tries to kill me with a glance nobody reads the stats, kid what the hell is OPS you and i know what matters is i tried my best sure, my average now is .113 what do you want from a one-star player on a two-star team you’ve gotta know when to run and know when to walk away and when to hit into a double play double play, double play live to fight another day when you wanna get the inning over and done cause i swing and miss mama said there’d be days like this and i guess there will always be another one planet earth is just a ball and it is hurtling through space it doesn’t curve or break or fall but it’ll knock the nose right off your face and if i don’t see or hear it then i will never fear it i’ll be in the lineup till i’m old and gray another lifetime and a double play double play, double play live to fight another day when you wanna get the inning over and done cause i swing and miss mama said there’d be days like this and i guess there will always be another one (x2) i guess there will always be i guess there'll always be i guess there will always be another one
4.
I like you but you don't like me I try to move on eventually Then you like me when I don't like you Tell me what are we to do Won't ever meet eye-to-eye like a pitcher and a catcher I just wish I knew what you were after That microphone whining's been driving me insane We'll never be kissing in that ol' blood rain So we feedback our feelings Going back and forth for eternity So we feedback our feelings Never playing on the same team Even Val Games and Nagomi Mcdaniel Spent 22 days on the Breckenridge panel Every time we're close we seem to lose control In Sun 1 or Sun 2 your heart's a black hole So we feedback our feelings Going back and forth for eternity So we feedback our feelings Never playing on the same team Can we reverb and try again and again? Can we reverb and try again? When we're ghosts in the Hall It won't matter at all A total eclipse of the heart We're a shell of a thing We're two birds without our wings Can we reverb back to the start? I like you but I like you but What am I to do?
5.
I saw you dancing in the stands before the game Now I wake up in a sweat ‘cause I’ve been calling out your name Vanessa Tables, where do I start? Standing on a stolen second base, you’re fielding right behind You whisper in my ear and it sends shivers down my spine Vanessa Tables, you have my heart You’re just so stunning and I don’t know what to do Yeah you live beneath the sea, and I’m a girl from Bellevue You pushed me in the pool when last I talked to you Vanessa, you’re on my mind Maybe I will tell you how I feel on Day 55 This game ain’t quite as fun when you’re not up there at the plate But I catch up on your replays just to make sure you’re okay Vanessa Tables, do you do the same? You’re always staying at the same hotel But my door is open so come over darling, you might as well Vanessa baby, it’s warmer in my bed and I don’t care what people say ‘Cause at the end of every day you’re the one I’m here to please You’re just so stunning and I don’t know what to do Yeah you live beneath the sea, and I’m a girl from Bellevue We splashed each other senseless and we wrestled in the pool Vanessa, you’re on my mind Maybe I will tell you how I feel on Day 55
6.
Waiting on the rising sun To lay its swollen eyes on me Not a second oh too late The heavy feeling fought to plate And I am here and you are far But we make burdens easy work Darling, you’re my second sun Shining on when I lose sight Take my hand when I forget That there’s a reason I’m alive And I have sown a field for you And I will reap what comes of it Waiting on the awling sky Punctured, let the light on through And spring returns as promised, you Start to believe in getting by It’s midnight in the parking lot I’ve never shone more brightly than In stadium with several suns Moonlighting once the day is done Darling, you’re my second sun Shining on when I lose sight Take my hand when I forget That there’s a reason I’m alive And we have sown a field for you And you will reap what comes of it I will not take my eyes off you When I think I’m not coming back It comes on when the music hits It comes on when I try to laugh You beckon and I’d steal for you It’s how I know that I’m still here It’s how I know love is a choice I make so I don’t disappear Darling, you’re my second sun Watching me where I belong Keep the lights from going out Keep the dark from coming on Darling, you’re my second sun Shining on when I lose sight Take my hand when I forget That there’s a reason I’m alive And we have sown a field for you And we will reap what comes of it Oh, my my (repeat)
7.
i know you didn’t mean to and no i’m not upset but when i'm not around anymore there’ll be nothing to forget i think that i prefer this to be hidden from the spotlight just down here in the shadows thriving in the night and if you do remember well that’s okay with me but i'd rather be forgotten i'd rather be set free even when i was with you i was hardly even there so when i retreat to the shadows don’t pretend you care let me blend into the choir of long forgotten souls there is peace within the darkness there is comfort in the cold and if you all forget me well that’s okay with me ‘cause the ones we love remember those close to us will see since we shine brightest in the shadows at the darkest time of night to the ones who want to see us we’re right there in plain sight
8.
they say you can't go home again, it's true especially when your home burns down around you i lit the match with a flick of the cleat from the league that hexed me yeah i'll see you in hell cuz it's hell that sent me as i walk out the door singing "next team, next team" first you do it for the money then you do it for the fame then you do it for your teammates then you do it for the flame, for the flame firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me it's just a game, it's just a game nobody deserves to be called a curse but if you're gonna insist, i'm happy to make it worse i'll start again with a slate as blank as the stares in the crowd when i'm the last one standing will you still be proud as i brush off the ashes screaming "next team, next team" first you're done in by the money then you're done in by the fame then you're done in by your teammates then you're done in by the flame, by the flame firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me it's just a game, it's just a game it's almost over now i think i know how this all ends what's left of the money? of my friends? there's a darkness closing in no more games, no more regrets oh god, why can't i forget? firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me when you're tired of the shadows and the shame firewalker, firewalker with me if you've ever felt the rush of the fire, of the flame, of the flame firewalker, firewalker with me if you've ever felt the brutal chill of charred remains it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game.

credits

released February 12, 2022

firewalker with me performed by riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com ); original track by mother love blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com ) and riley

alaynabella hollywood performed by Danielle (@art_dmhe); original track by Erica

double play written and performed by coyote wall (coyotewall.bandcamp.com, @coyote_wall)

feedbacked feelings written and performed by Emma Shannon (crabmoney)

vanessa tables written and performed by BONES (@bonesisgay, bonesbonesbones.bandcamp.com )

sun 2 performed by rana (@colranae, colrana.bandcamp.com ); original track by house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com )

out of sight written and performed by VigilantBaker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com )

firewalker with me performed by zack.ry (zackry.bandcamp.com, @zackleston); original track by mother love blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com ) and riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com )

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

the garages Seattle, Washington

if you want an album for free, for any reason, email thegarages@fourth-strike.com

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

contact / help

Contact the garages

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account

If you like the garages, you may also like: