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REDEMPTION ARC

by the garages

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1.
My Name is Mike Well I’m sat outside the clubhouse Cause my band mates locked me out They said I’m not really a part of it Because I can’t pitch three straight outs I’m just here due to a contract They say I can’t write a song Well since when is playing blaseball Not a place we all belong? My name is Mike.... Townsend And I can play music I can play music My name is Mike.... Townsend And I play music And I can throw a ball It’s a sad state of affairs when A name on a dotted line Is the only thing preventing me Taking back some time Some times I wish I were a Jazz Hand Or I stared into the sun Maybe then the fans would love me Maybe then I’d have some fun Till then I’m Mike... Townsend And I play music Yea I play music Yea I’m Mike Townsend And I play music And I can throw a ball, blaseball All the fans seem to want for me Is to grow ten thousand thumbs They never asked for my opinion What if I want blaseball guns? Maybe if I grew a third arm I could steal the fandom’s heart Till then I’ll keep showing up Til the umps put my soul in park In park
2.
i've an apology i need to make to you cause i was underestimating all that you could do we can't know what you've got, or what's coming next i just can't wait to see you get into your eight-legged mech and i admit i got a little caught up cause after all, you didn't disappoint me that much mike townsend is a credit to the team like a laser beam we fire at the sun mike townsend is a credit to the team yeah, you're not just a meme when all is said and done your redemption arc is coming up! i made a mistake, i downplayed your credentials, i did not realise all of mike townsend's p-p-potential and we can leave what's in the past as antecedent cause i can't put your vibes down when they're "most excellent" and i admit i got a little caught up cause after all, you didn't disappoint me that much mike townsend is a credit to the team he needs a theme that goes like "na na na na na na" mike townsend is a credit to the team man of our dreams y'know, he's gonna save us all yeah, your redemption arc is coming up! when the time comes round, it's not an accident that mike will be there with his mech gun pointed heaven-sent and from his cockpit high, he will rain down blows and if the gods survive is something only townsend knows and i admit i got a little caught up mike townsend is a credit to the team it's not extreme to say he's beaten all the odds mike townsend is a credit to the team and i believe he's gonna end all of the gods yeah, your redemption arc is coming up!
3.
underdog 02:18
The field is green and gray The birds fly low today Stepping up, grabbing the bat Take a deep breath, don’t hold back Maybe we’ll lose We got something to prove We’re going to fight Yeah this dog’s got a bite One day we’ll win and We’ll buy you all dinner So go take your shot yeah No matter the cost From me to you The ball flies over the field Your pulse begins to sprint Peanuts flying in the wind All your instincts kicking in Maybe we’ll lose We got something to prove We’re going to fight Yeah this dog’s got a bite One day we’ll win and We’ll buy you all dinner No matter the cost Just step up, take your shot From me to you We’re gonna make it through We’re gonna make it through We’re gonna make it through We’re gonna make it through We’re gonna make it through
4.
You want it I’ve got it Arturo in the pocket Batter’s worst nightmare Arturo, Arturo, Arturo, Chant my name though I might not be there Can’t see me, Can’t hear me, just a vague feeling Coming from the pitching square It’s Arturo, Arturo, Huertas Arturo, Arturo, Huertas We don’t have to play these games You won’t know who threw the ball til the ball is through the strike frame Swing batter, swing batter, swing I dare you You will never hit this fastball It looks easy Pitching a strike And then pitching a strike And then pitching again But you believe me I worked hard Shaping these marshmallow Muscles into a real Killing machine Have you seen die hard? I’m like the blaseball John McClane Til I’m dead, throwing curveballs cross the Astral Plane Yippie Kie Yay I seem scary But I’ve got a soft side A Marshmallow heart Made of sugary gold For my teammates I’m Willing to Throw both these gelatin Hands, mess with them, you will Get knocked out cold Don’t you forget The name’s Henry Marshmallow The most beautiful man with a saccharine soul Don’t you ever forget The name’s Henry Marshmallow A true champion, with a hardened sugar mold It’s Henry Marshmallow, the world’s greatest pitcher in all of blaseball! It’s Henry Marshmallow, the world’s greatest pitcher in all of blaseball! La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. These hands could Deliver baseballs To thousands of catchers And never meet a bat That’s a new poem I just wrote It’s about pitching I’m so good at pitching I’m the MVM… MOST VALUABLE MARSHMALLOW MAN IN THE LEAGUE! Plus some humans think I’m a deity Who am I to argue? I think that I’m pretty rare. I’m a sentient marshmallow with perfect hair Here’s my song again It’s Henry Marshmallow, the world’s greatest pitcher in all of blaseball! It’s Henry Marshmallow, the world’s greatest pitcher in all of blaseball! La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. La la la la la, la la la, la la la, la la la la la la. One two three four! Thank you, thank you! Thanks to my backing band the mini marshmallows! They’re unionized now, I hate it! You might not know me, but my name is Henry Marshmallow, pitcher for the Seattle Garages, established baritone, aspiring tenor, but most of all, an INCREDIBLE athlete. And I always have been, though I have to tell you I used to be made fun of all the time for my marshmallow condition- I’m a marshmallow, in case you didn’t know. Actually in the minor leagues, I’d get heckled from the stands, like “HEY MARSHMALLOW MAN! WERE GONNA ROAST YOU! WERE GONNA MAKE YOU INTO A SMORE!” And eventually I had it up to here and yelled back “YOU KNOW WHAT, DUDE I DARE YOU. IF YOU TRIED TO MAKE ME A SMORE AND EAT ME, YOUR BODY WOULD NEED TO BE, LIKE, 20% INSULIN! SO YOU CAN TRY AND MAKE ME A SMORE BUT IM GONNA LIKE WRECK YOUR PANCREAS IF YOU DO!” So then they’d be pretty quiet- just a sec, my publicist wants to talk... Okay, good news, I have decided to apologize, and I’m going to make a large donation to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Shout out to everyone with Type one diabetes- Nick Jonas, Ethan Geller, Justice Sonia Sotomayor, all champions in my opinion. Ok I have one more thing to say actually- if it was me at the end of Ghostbusters instead of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man I would’ve won. Bill Murray would be like “ah man we were gonna ghostbust you but you’re like really chill! Do you want to make more movies with me?” Then I would’ve been a movie star, maybe even become president- then Reagan would’ve only had one term, Iran Contra wouldn’t have happened, I would defund the CIA, the entire geopolitical landscape would be- OK, my publicist is now telling me I REALLY need to stop talking, thank you all, I’m Henry Marshmallow, good night, and GO GARAGES! PARK IT! Yeah, how was that?
5.
avila's sad 03:04
I don’t always fall for the 8th dimensional player It’s only when I think they’re cute And folks may tell you that I’m a type of player But Parker I just think you’re really cute When I tried to ask you on that date I thought you didn’t know it was a date But at the end of that date You said you had a great date And your hug was weak But felt safe when I was with you It was only a week but I had fallen deep for you Please avila stop doing this to yourself Please avila stop doing this to yourself Please avila stop doing this to yourself I need to stop doing this to myself We’d been dating 2 weeks when you called me I was cooking chili with no meat But I nearly dropped it on the floor before me When you said where you wanted to meet You said to meet you at starbuck You didn’t know that I hate starbucks But I still went to that starbucks Cause I liked you more than I hate starbucks So when You said it’s not working out I said I don’t know what you mean I looked up and you were walking out I remembered love could be so mean Please avila stop doing this to yourself Please avila stop doing this to yourself Please avila stop doing this to yourself I need to stop doing this to myself Your iced latte is melting Ands my espresso’s getting cold My Caffeine high has crashed and I’m crying in a starbucks And I’m over this sad whiny song makes me Sad
6.
I met her in line at the 7-11 we were a thousand miles from Utah and a long long way from heaven she bought a pack of American Spirits and a black eyeliner pen my heart was pounding, but she didn’t hear it it’ll never beat that loudly again Allison how can we be so far apart? Allison you put a nail through my blaseball heart in the halo of the stadium light you looked like you might just take flight outta here she said “we have what it takes to win” her fist clenched as she said it the lightning crackled underneath her skin if there’s a god, then she didn’t fear it if there’s salvation, she would sin she said “the world changed, did you hear it? it won’t be this good again” Allison I see you shining in the dark Allison you hit a nail right through the park in the halo of the stadium light you looked like you might just take flight outta here and she said “someday i’ll find out what’s the best in me be more than what they say is blessed in me” and I said “let’s leave this team in the northwest and we can leave the triples up to Destiny” Allison how can we be so far apart?
7.
kichiro 02:40
Kichiro, I love you Yeah you take my breath away And your smile just melts right through me Wanna see it every day Got so many things to ask you like is anime a splort but the only time we meet is at the court Your team is so lucky to have you yeah you’re San Franciscos star But at times like these Seattle seems so far I love you, I need you I just wanna breathe you They fight us, they kill us The umpires grill us But we love and we fight ‘til the end of the night And you’re here, and I’m here That’s all clear, that’s all clear Kichiro, I love you But I wonder for how long Maybe you’ll disappear like Cash did Maybe I’m the one who gets gone Give me a reason and I’ll start to pack my bags I will move to San Francisco just like that Maybe I’m dreaming But I’ll be there by your side Yeah I think that’s what I’ll do if we’re alive I love you, I need you I just wanna breathe you They fight us, they kill us The umpires grill us But we love, and we fight ‘til the end of the night and you’re here, and I’m here That’s all clear, that’s all clear As the sun will die Dreams of you and I As the sun will die Dreams of you and I and the moon will fry Dreams of you and I

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my name is mike by pat j cotter (@PJCPlays)
mike townsend (is a credit to the team) by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com)
underdog by shout
arturo huerta and henry marshmallow by Ethan Geller (feat. Jennface) (revolveroscelot.bandcamp.com)
avila's sad by june september (juneseptember.bandcamp.com)
nail to the heart by em grace (@UndeniableEmG)
kichiro by shout

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released August 24, 2020

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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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