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neon fakes

by the garages

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Deidra Skye
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Deidra Skye i may have been negative eight years old when this album came out but boy do I love these songs Favorite track: Tiana Cash (Neon Ver.).
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tangereenvelveteen This is my favorite version of pathetic/spineless yet! Favorite track: Pathetic/Spineless (Neon Ver.).
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dillydallyboy oops, all bangers. love it always and forever Favorite track: Pathetic/Spineless (Neon Ver.).
metalopod
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metalopod I wasn't expecting an 80s vibe from this band at all before this release, just like i didn't expect to love it as much as i did! wonderful job as always, i can't put into words how proud i am of where this band is going!! also, this album has the best version of pathetic/spineless imo!! so powerful!!
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    we found these tapes out the back of the garages' rehearsal space. dated "1987", in plastic cases w/ all over print & spot-gloss. in shockingly good quality for their age.

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1.
Bandaged arms reaching out, above A flash of light, empty air where your hand was Lost in the fog, I can hardly see As you rise, or go up, and away from me Luis I love you Even when we're far apart Luis I love You How could you break my brittle heart? I turn away from the rearview Cuz every streetlight looks like you There's no relief, no sense of home Just one more eternity alone I feel your voice singing still Your hard light warmth against the chill Your perfect hair, your perfect face A perfect lifetime now erased We worked so hard, paid our dues You won it all but I still lose Where have you gone, so far from me Come back, come back Oh Luis I love you With every light inside my soul Luis I love you I just can't bear to see you go I thought our love could never die 'Til you were dragged into the sky Why can't you just pick up the phone? Don't leave me in eternity alone Luis I love you Even when we're far apart Luis I love you With every beat left in my heart I don't know what else I can do No second sun could shine like you The only love I've ever known Is spending eternity alone
2.
the waterboy looks down on him as he picks up the ball it's another awful day it's another awful day for mike townsend our prodigal son, our shameful pitcher, mike townsend and he pitches the ball in the same way to the same place every time, like an asshole and it's a strong hit to the outfield and a double for the spies mike townsend is a disappointment he's a loser and a total disgrace mike townsend is a disappointment mike townsend better end up in flames yeah he throws the ball in the air so that he can catch it and look cool but he misses catching it on the way down so he just drops it on the floor and has to bend down and pick it up again like nobody just saw him drop it and then he pitches the ball in the same way to the same place every time, like an asshole and the batter sees the defeat in his eyes and there's no strikes, no outs, it's a home run, great job mike townsend is a disappointment he's a loser and a total disgrace mike townsend is a disappointment mike townsend has the shadows to face yeah
3.
Every day I wake up Wondering where you've gone Flickering through my head But all I hear is the dial tone You said that you would call me When you've settled in to your new home But instead you're lost to the airwaves And all I hear is the dial tone I miss you I still long to kiss you I miss you And my ears keep ringing and ringing and I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never forget you Batting in my dreams I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never forget you I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never forget you Batting in my dreams I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never regret you I guess that's just how it goes Placing bets on a losing team Still I can't help but to dream You said that you would call me When you've settled in to your new home But instead you're lost to the airwaves And all I hear is the dial tone I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never forget you Batting in my dreams I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never forget you I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never forget you Batting in my dreams I'll never forget you You're the star of the field I'll never regret you
4.
i'm riding in the front seat of a train car hurtling towards the heavens and i'm gonna catch you alone and i got my bag packed, and it's full of stuff that i can then use when i fight them off and i'm gonna catch you alone when i look you in the eyes i will start to realise you're pathetic, in the worst ways you're spineless, like on most days when i look you in the eyes i will start to realise you're not going anywhere, going anywhere when you go to fight gods but none of them live up to it and all of them give up, does that make you feel better? when you go to fight gods but none of them meet your eyeline does that make you feel fine, or are you disappointed? no one you look up to is better than you are i'm riding in the front seat of a train car listening to songs on my ipod that will hype me up to take you on, or take you down but it's somewhere between track 6 and 7 that i realise that when i get up to heaven i'm gonna make you cry without lifting a finger
5.
when i swing at the pitch i don't miss it imitating the one i know best i'll repeat myself again, so please listen as i echo across the northwest i left all my worries in dallas and philly, i can't stick around so i step to the plate in seattle one horse in a one horse town today it's two-for-one price admission as i roll onto the field all alone i'll repeat myself again, so please listen somehow i'm not on my own i left my old mare back in philly and dallas, i'm letting you down so i step to the plate in seattle two horses in a one horse town and it might feel like you got triple vision as i reverberate throughout the park i'll repeat myself again, so please listen i don't need no redemption arc because i've left all my troubles behind me as the waves carry me to the sound so i step to the plate in seattle three horses in a one horse town
6.
waiting, i've been waiting so long and i’m trying so hard to be strong just want my biggest dream to come true it’s not too far fetched but there’s a catch i don’t want to lose you we are the stars of tomorrow just want no loss at all but we’re just dying for the big leagues have hope of breaking through we are the hope of the future so patient yet so bored so can we just have a chance now but we will need incineration and we don’t want that watching, i’ve been watching, so fun and i’m cheering on in the stands, a home run just bring me up to bat, i’ll do well but i’m sitting here in my seat, left to dwell we are the stars of tomorrow just want no loss at all but we’re just dying for the big leagues have hope of breaking through we are the hope of the future so patient yet so bored so can we just have a chance now but we will need incineration and we don’t want that we are the stars of tomorrow just want no loss at all but we’re just trying for the big leagues have hope of breaking through we are the hope of the future so patient yet so bored so can we just have a chance now please just give us a shot we are the stars of tomorrow just want no loss at all but we’re just dying for the big leagues have hope of breaking through we are the hope of the future so patient yet so bored so can we just have a chance now but we will need incineration and we don’t want that
7.
I saw your back when you walked away from me The last time that I saw you on the field They all say, it’ll fade eventually, But I mean, eventually, we’ll all be dead. I don’t know if you’ll miss me at all if you’ll miss me at all I wanna reach out to you When I’m with you, I feel less alone But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I wanna feel your presence I wanna hear you on the phone But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I watch your games, and you’re looking so happy And you text me, when you get a moment free I don’t feel stable, when you’re not here for me And I don’t feel fear for me, I just feel pity. But I don’t know if you miss me at all if you miss me at all I wanna reach out to you When I’m with you, I feel less alone But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I need you to keep me steady I need you to heal my broken bones But when I reach out to you Now all I get is the dial tone I know that you’re keeping busy You’re doing well, and I don’t mean to moan I just wanna talk But all I get is the dial tone Sometimes I need to stay grounded I need to hear you on the phone But I guess you left it on silent Cause all I get is the dial tone
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9.
From Seattle there’s a team in a baseball league Garages are their name and they’re here to cause a scene Bound together by the music inside A rag-tag crew, but all gods should run and hide Do you hear them coming? Hear the bass drum thumpin’ They’ll park it on the field in the name of Jaylen Forget about the gods, our music does the savin’ Know you hear them coming Those guitar riffs? Stunnin’ We got Townsend, Clark, and Spliff no there ain’t no jokin’ Garages on the field, on some peanuts you’ll be choking, oh Jaylen Hotdogfingers, why were you taken from us so soon Forbidden book opens right on up, then we were betrayed by the moon But this time, we write our own fate Play into the void, hear your long lost team The one who slipped through our fingers Will we win her back on lottery? Garages, Garages, our time has yet to come, but Garages, Garages, I know this season’s the one Do you hear them coming? Yes our hearts keep pumpin’ I cannot lie, yes I know we’re the one We won't stop jammin’ ‘till we kill the sun Know you hear them coming We won't stop runnin’ We park it on the field in the name of Jaylen Look out gods, soon you’ll need saving, oh
10.
all my energy is wasted, i'm wasted and i don't know that i can get out of the place i'm in and i am tryna hold it all together cause we will be together we can hold each other close and if i do not believe that then i cannot believe that anything will change until i'm dead how am i gonna live with these eyes in the dark when they're following me around, and following you around and there's no where you can go that they're not there how am i gonna live with these eyes in the dark when they're following me around, and following you around and there's no where you can go that they're not there all my energy is wasted, i'm wasted and if we don't fight back now, i don't know if we will cause if i think of home then i won't be alone and all the people there will pick me up
11.
Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] You never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] But at least here you know you’ll never cry alone Gathering vibes now, Wondering if Parker spoke Friday is dawning Hope rides on Betsy Trombone But at least here you know you’ll never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] You never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] But at least here you know you’ll never cry alone Heartbreak is exhausting To make it finals and choke Feels like time wasted Rather be partying with tacos And at least here you know you’ll never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] You never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] But at least here you know you’ll never cry alone Your heroes gone now They all went up in smoke There’s a fine line between Fun and eldritch horror But as least here you know, you’ll never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] You never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] But at least here you know you’ll never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] You never cry alone Crying in blaseball is [REDACTED] But at least here you know you’ll never cry alone
12.
i'm not here for you though i have so much to avenge but if you look above us they are ready to descend they are very hungry and they are very loud have you ever seen this many come out to a crowd? and when they all descend don't blame me for what they do though i can't conceal my anger and i have no love for you i might somehow give in show you mercy you don't deserve but they have no reservations and they're ready to be served now there are so many birds and they don't want blood and they don't seek justice but they will set us free, and they won't hear your pleas there are just so many birds and they won't show mercy and they won't feel pity and you will get your just rewards when the final run is scored where did they all come from? when did they appear? they might have come for you they might have smelled your fear you can't run for safety you've already struck out and underneath the screeching calls i won't hear you shout we have entered extra innings and this could be the last the sun is nearly gone feathers thick as overcast and if i somehow give in to show you kindness you don't deserve they have no reservations but they're ready to be served now there are so many birds and they don't want blood and they don't seek justice but they will set us free, and they won't hear your pleas there are just so many birds and they won't show mercy and they won't feel pity and you will get your just rewards when the final run is scored
13.
my adrenaline is low i'm not used to it all i wanna do is go and find a ball to hit usually by this time my blood is rushing through my skin i pick up my bat gotta find some way to take her for a spin nothing happens every day nothing happens every day and yeah blaseball is an eternal hell and there's no escape, nor from the umpire's death knell but i wanna play i wanna play i wanna play and nothing happens every day anymore where are the umpires and the fire where are the scorch marks on the field where is the screech of feedback on the wire where are the birds in the outfield where are the peanuts raining down where is the blood falling on the town now all we have is double roast dirt no-one is going to get hurt and that's sad and that's boring i'm going mad nothing happens every day nothing happens every day and yeah blaseball is an eternal hell and there's no escape, nor from the umpire's death knell but i wanna play i wanna play i wanna play i wanna play i wanna play i wanna play
14.
season three, you emerged we were asking, "who is she" and you proved yourself immediately in your strong arms, you would carry us and your strong heart, you could've married us we can't believe you didn't last the week tiana cash you were gone too soon your memory will linger but what are we to do? yeah, you carried all of us and then you lost it all so how do we even lift the ball? tiana cash you were gone too soon and now we're left to ask you got some mighty shoes to fill and greer might do it, as long as he does not fall ill there's challenges to try us but your strong wings, they could have flied us and we can't believe our pheonix got put out tiana cash you were gone too soon your memory will linger but what are we to do? yeah, you carried all of us and then you lost it all so how do we even lift the ball? tiana cash you were gone too soon ooohhhhh gone too soon tiana cash you were gone too soon your memory will linger but what are we to do? yeah, you carried all of us and then you lost it all so how do we even lift the ball? tiana cash you were gone too soon
15.
i just want to walk away leave it all behind somehow but the glare of a backdraft leaves an afterimage now the vision of a burning field is something i could do without but it’s the fall of my friend that i cannot disavow i just want to walk away ease the weight off me somehow but the glare of a backdraft clouds my judgement now the seasons come and go so quick seems like i’m the one that’s slowing down things are bigger than when i came in and i’m smaller for the crowd i just want to walk away try to just move on somehow but the glare of a backdraft haunts my vision now these days it’s easier to sleep but some nights memories come back turns out no amount of stars is bright enough to cleanse your past and i’m alone in the light i’m running home

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a lovingly re-mastered and re-released set of recordings from 1987, found out the back of the garages' rehearsal rooms. for the first time ever, we are pleased to let you all hear them in their original glory.

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released January 15, 2021

Luis I Love You // Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com), vocals by zack.ry (@zackleston, zackry.bandcamp.com)
Mike Townsend (Is A Disappointment) // LCS (lordcakespy.bandcamp.com), vocals by Levi Squier (Violence News Network) (@SquierVoices), backing vocals by Jennifer Cat (@CattiferJen), originally by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com)
Lost To The Airwaves // zandterbird (@zandterbird)
Pathetic/Spineless // rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) and Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.bandcamp.com) (@quinnecl)
Three-Trick Pony (One-Horse Town) // fizzabelle (@izzybutcool), originally by VigilantBaker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com)
Stars Of Tomorrow // autumn (autumnspring.bandcamp.com), group chorus by: Kieren (@kieren_sz), Raccoon Fink, Cyn, Tegan Eden (@teganeden), Levi Squier (VNN), Ivy and (Im)perfect Pitch.
Dial Tone // rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) and Erica Ewell
KOSMONAVT REKVIYEM // VALKYRIE (soundcloud.com/valkyrie-xii)
Garages Forever // Raccoon Fink (raccoonfink.bandcamp.com) (@RaccoonFink), originally by ACAB Influix
Eyes In The Dark // riley, Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com), yana (@VillainousGoo) and Deidra Skye (@deidraskye), originally by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com)
Crying In Blaseball Is [REDACTED] // Tegan Eden (@TeganEden | teganeden.bandcamp.com ), guitar solo by yana (@VillainousGoo)
Curse Of Crows // rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com), originally by VigilantBaker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com)
Nothing Happens Every Day // seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com)
Tiana Cash // Jennifer Cat (@CattiferJen) and rolo brookwood, originally by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com)
Alone In The Light // azure (azuret.bandcamp.com) and zack.ry (@zackleston, zackry.bandcamp.com)

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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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