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Reunion Tour

by the garages

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1.
[VERSE 1A] Clocking in, all Day, all Night Focusing with all of my might The games will never stop At least not until I get to the top [VERSE 1B] faxing masses get in my way but ill always be ahead of the game its always been for them so I’ll retreat into the lions den [CHORUS] Try all you want to break me down, I’ve already done it myself I’ve got no love, got no scores, got no awards on the shelf Maybe I’ve just gone insane since I fit the definition All these days breaking my back without getting recognition [VERSE 2A] Coffee in 1s, 2s and 3s Choking them down more than I breathe Words whizz right past my head But I won’t get off the plate till I’m dead! [VERSE 2B] They say “Ana get your head straight! Ana, where's your mind at?” “Ana can’t do things right! Ana failed an at-bat!” Well my head is heavy and my minds in a daze And I’m pretty sure the real me’s in hell getting raised, so-! [REPEAT CHORUS] Try all you want to break me down, I’ve already done it myself I’ve got no love, got no scores, got no awards on the shelf Maybe I’ve just gone insane since I fit the definition All these days breaking my back without getting recognition [BRIDGE] I think I need a moment somewhere else I think I need a moment to myself without the consequence It’s all a little too much for this hell It’s all a little too much for us all can’t you tell And I’ve got a soul of stone from reflection But I need to find my sense of direction Tired of being my own villain This bat and ball were made for killin’! [CHORUS] So try all you want to bring me down, I’ve already done it myself And if I got no love from any fan, at least I can bring ‘em hell It all just feels so insane, but that’s this splort’s definition I’m making a comeback! Don't care about recognition This bullshits all repetition Fire the ammunition God, this ain’t worth the mission Maybe this needs revision
2.
Haters, fans, and gods Try to tell me what to do But I’ve got in my airpods And I’m stealing your shoes I do it just for kicks I am like a bad tattoo And I need some money quick Can I borrow off of you? I’m number 14 with all the ways I’m going ghost And I’m possessing all the mediums to bat real good And I’m not rhyming on purpose just to piss you off Is it working? Ha ha ha ha ha ha Incinerate me once They tried to put me in the ground Necromance me twice There’s enough shame to go around I’m the best player ever I’m the gift that keeps on giving Before you forget You voted for me to rejoin the living They say that I’m a heel But I’d never play support I shut all the batters out And their playing time’s cut short Dodging texts and dodging balls Blocking numbers at the source Suddenly back in the hall The Returned mod reinforced They’re boosting my ego as some kind of funny joke And I’m picking the lock and I am getting in the vault And now you can’t touch me cuz I’m sitting safe inside Are you mad bro? Ha ha ha ha ha ha Incinerate me once They tried to put me in the ground Necromance me twice There’s enough shame to go around I’m the best player ever I’m the gift that keeps on giving Before you forget You voted for me to rejoin the living Try to contain it, keep it in, but you know you love me Check the facts, check the site, I’m all over your feed And you’re like “dang, how’m I gonna get my 50 bucks back now?” Do I deserve all the hate when all I do is wow? And these players don’t have a satisfying story arc While the sim matches my image slim chances they catch my pitches But I nail it every time the ball goes past the bat, and fat stacks for my stans who back me, Don’t @ me Running fast like a track meet, triathlete Consumers don’t attack me You know I’m unkillable That I’m un-get-rid-able You say to shut up but you’re actually hanging onto all my syllables Incinerate me once They tried to put me in the ground Necromance me twice There’s enough shame to go around I’m the best player ever I’m the gift that keeps on giving Before you forget You voted for me to rejoin the living I’m the biggest jerk ever I’m the gift you keep regifting Before you regret You voted for me to rejoin the living I’m the worst guy on the roster As far as you can tell So do me a favor Get tillmaned lol
3.
Pudge Nakamoto is new to the game. He just appeared in the spot where your favorite star had been enveloped in flame. So if anyone asks you, “Where the hell’d our Boyfriend go?” Just introduce them to their new best friend, Pudge Nakamoto. Pudge doesn’t know what to do with a bat, And refuses to learn, so there’s not very much anyone can really do about that. But you don’t have to improve, and you don’t have to grow If you can just chill and eat pancakes with your best friend, Pudge Nakamoto. Now Pudge does make a mean pancake, it must be said. But it still won’t be more than a couple of seasons before you end up wanting him dead. ’Cause Pudge Nakamoto is shaped like a friend. He’s cute and he’s fat and his time as your leadoff bat will never come to an end. So if you had dreams of a team with a championship in a season or two, Your brand new best friend Pudge Nakamoto will make sure they never come true.
4.
You thought you did the math Balanced things with care You’d filled the sky with all your debts But everything was square The firmament rejected you And burned your house of cards And then you wanted us to trust That you’d installed safeguards We spurned your dark and baleful star and sought our own solutions A desert voice forecast your end If we showed resolution (chorus) The sails are set, the anchor weighed Our courage we have found And with the Reader at our backs The Sunbeams Charge The Mound You saw us heading for the plate You looked down with scornful glee Did your calculus not account for us? Sunbeams aren’t hard to see Did you account for changing density? Try to make us take the fall? Your worst miscalculation was estimating us at all We’ve seen you in the sky We’ve stared into the Sun And in our estimation, Coin, Your time above is done (chorus) The sails are set, the anchor weighed Our courage we have found And with the Reader at our backs The Sunbeams Charge The Mound
5.
(Cell Barajas) (Cell Cell Cell Barajas) Every day is a new day Every game is a new game Seasons change, but one thing stays the same: You know the name You know the name! Fly high with new eyes Feel how fast does your heart beat? Spread your feathers Every day is a party! Wherever you may roam You're always welcome home So fly on home! and we'll all sing For the one and the only The Powerhouse of the Wild Wings (Cell Barajas) (Cell Barajas) (Cell Barajas) (Cell Cell Cell Barajas) Every day is a new day (Every day is a new day) Every game is a new game (Every game is a new game) Seasons change, and I can do the same You know the name You know the name! Look towards the sun Falling fast feel your heart leap Swoop low swift one Every day is a party! Wherever you may roam You're always welcome home So find your home! and we'll all sing For the one and the only The Powerhouse of the Wild Wings (Cell Barajas) (Cell Barajas) (Cell Barajas) (Cell Cell Cell Barajas) Don't take it for granted Aim high and fly into the unknown You can be who you want to be The truest newest you the world has ever known You can always start over Just take it one day at a time Every day is the first day of the rest of your best life! Every day is a new day (Feel how fast does your heart beat?) Every game is a new game (Falling fast feel your heart leap) Whatever happens now We'll get through it somehow So live for now! And we'll all sing For our favorite harpy You're the one and the only Cell Barajas
6.
with the light switch on, the unbirds shine and the coffee is sweeter than wine stay safe, stay warm stay sheltered from the storm when the glow grows in the umpires' eyes cry: douglas protect us douglas protect us before the ground ever did break josh butt played third base on that lateday the eclipse and the umpire sent josh into the fire next season the park was raised walls up to the cacti mysticism in the clouds douglas protect us douglas protect us (stay safe) carmelo burned (stay safe) when douglas' back was turned (stay safe) baby can't remember (stay safe) geepa can't forget walls up to the cacti mysticism in the clouds douglas protect us douglas protect us we will remember you when you're gone (douglas protect us)
7.
He’s Marco Stink! He hits dingers! He has six legs! He has no stinger! When he rounds the bases, his smell still lingers! He learned a few things about theft from his friend Best, the fresh left-winger! What! There goes that bug again! He can’t really smile, but he’s looking smug again As he tags home plate, and gives me a hug again! Well, I guess that I can call that bug a friend! I didn’t know what to expect when he swapped in from the Steaks. None of us really knew if that bug had what it takes To be a Breath Mint and a comrade, in that little jester hat. But then he hit a double in his first at-bat! Well, in the dugout, we all shared a look and said a “thank you” for the weather. And then the bleachers shook as we shouted together: We love that bug! Yeah, he hits just like a dream! We love that bug! And we’re glad he’s on the team! Even if he smells a bit like sour cream! Well, I taught Marco how to steal when the dingers don’t go through. And I told him: as a bug, it’s not illegal for you. And he said, “What’s illegal!” and I started to explain, And he said, “What’s illegal with you!” That bug got me again! But I don’t mind when he leaves shells around the place. And I’ve learned how to tell when there’s a smile on his face. Like when he feels that bat connect, and he knows he gets to run. Yeah, he taught me that living in this hell can still be fun. So if — by flame, or tooth, or something worse — I have to go away, The main thing I hope is that he’s okay. Cause I love that bug, and the joy that’s in his game. Yeah, I asked the whole damn team and they all feel the same. (Now, they all express themselves differently, but I know them well enough to read between the lines, and what they all basically said was…) We love that bug! And that bug loves eating seeds! We love that bug! And we know just what he needs! He needs to run around the bases at top speed! We love that bug! Yeah, he’s just a little guy! We love that bug! But he hits ’em to the sky! With a team like this, the Mints will never die!
8.
Who knew a lich Could rock a vape and throw a pitch? But not so good that I don’t bet against the Breath Mints When I hear she’s in a game And it makes me rich They call her Leach And winning games exceeds her reach Her favorite things are doing vape tricks on the mound, Chugging Four Lokos, and long walks not on the beach She does this throw I must admit it’s quite a show She blows a smoke ring and then puts the ball right through it Has it ever hit the strike zone? (No) How many innings since that lich walked in a run? And how much longer till she walks another one? It’s a shame Her head is just not in the game Because she pitched it as a joke And it got fouled into the stands behind first base (Nice) Yeah, what’s her name???? Leach Ingram Leach Ingram Leach Ingram Well, Leach Ingram got infused And now the Breath Mints are amused To see their favorite dirtbag pitching like an ace With no outs she’ll load the bases just for fun Then not allow a single run Just to rub it in their face Yeah you should see her ERA And how she’ll force a double play By walking batters straight into the Mints’ defenses It’s a new improved Leach Ingram So grab your bats and swing ’em But just realize it won’t be for the fences Against Leach Ingram Leach Ingram Leach “5 Loko” Ingram
9.
we could live with them on other teams or across the league but now it seems they’re in another dimension not to mention you took their bats away we watched them feedback or get stolen and the new guys always filled the hole in the fridays lineup but now your time’s up guess friday’s not your day and when you take the vibe check away we’re gonna make you pay it’s inevitable we’re inevitable take her bat and tommy england’s erased can’t remember his face it’s inevitable we’re inevitable and then the items were all locked we couldn’t see but weren't shocked that when you entered production the abduction was just made plain as day we don't even know if they’ll ever return and we didn’t even see him burn not in the hall cause of sixpack came from the waveback not a phone call away and when you take the vibe check away we’re gonna make you pay it’s inevitable we’re inevitable take her bat and tommy england’s erased can’t remember his face it’s inevitable we’re inevitable and then a shark attack game over, then redact and you’re even less real than before and when you take our harrell away we’re gonna make you pay it’s inevitable we’re inevitable and when you take our harrell away we’re gonna make you pay it’s inevitable we’re inevitable take her bat and tommy england’s erased can’t remember his face it’s inevitable we’re inevitable
10.
the sky is dark here, so is the earth our world or something not quite like it and iʼve been waiting for the sun to come over that unending horizon and itʼs been three weeks since iʼve been home itʼs been three weeks since iʼve been home, been home it doesnʼt feel really real and time is funny, the wind donʼt blow i fear the creeping of the frosts the dark is endless, so is the snow the static calls and in it i find comfort and itʼs been ten weeks since iʼve been home itʼs been ten weeks since iʼve been home, been home it doesnʼt feel really real and now itʼs later, maybe itʼs night the clock hasnʼt run forwards for a while my thoughts are fuzzy, i canʼt make sense of all the shapes and shadows that surround me and itʼs been two years since iʼve been home itʼs been two years since iʼve been home, been home it doesnʼt feel really real and itʼs been five years since iʼve been home itʼs been five years since iʼve been home, been home it doesnʼt feel really real
11.
Hear that song? The Hellmouth's calling for its own For our scarred souls The coldest shiver in our bones It's been so long Maybe this time I won't be wrong Maybe it's time for me to cease to be For you to come along We've been so strong Not anymore The Shadows call [chorus] Without you I couldn't bear to play the game Cause the faces of the ones we've lost are burned into the plate Without you This place would not be home I couldn't bear to be alone again It's time to go There's nowhere left for us to roam I'll miss the day But everyone has a role To play It feels so wrong How can I feel like I belong 'Cause at the end of me Our team is free And you and I'll be gone We've been so strong Not anymore The Shadows call [chorus] Without you I couldn't bear to play the game Cause the faces of the ones we've lost are burned into the plate Without you This place would not be home I couldn't bear to be alone again
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(CW: body horror) Monologues || 1 || Welcome to the Hellmouth, letʼs get you started First thing, youʼll notice youʼve begun to change This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid Second thing, the tug You have been called here. You can never leave This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid Third, your adaptation The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out The worms crawl in, the worms crawl out This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid You may find yourself wanting to die. But that would be worse than whatʼs happening to you right now, best not. This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid Monologues || 2 || Welcome to the Hellmouth, letʼs get you started I will direct your attention to the holes in your skin This is for your safety, and is irreversible This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid You will find yourself unable to leave, but why would you ever want to? It is good here, we want you here This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid Adaptation is a wonderful thing. Soon you will fit right in, isnʼt that nice? This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid You may find yourself wanting to die. But that would be worse than whatʼs happening to you right now, best not. This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid Monologues || 3 || I saw the sun set on a desert full of spikes The maw came ever closer even as i stood still And suddenly as i turned my back to leave, i found i could not move There is strength in staying here, there are Adaptations to be made. I know things are scary, but soon all will be clear I love you. I love you. I love you Please go, go far from here. Things are good. Things are bad. Please stay, we want you. We need you. Adaptation You may find yourself wanting to die. But that would be worse than whatʼs happening to you right now, best not. This is normal. Everything is normal. do not be afraid Monologues || 4 || There once was a boy, he wandered for a very long time. he found his way here, to where we all find ourselves eventually. To the Hellmouth. He tried to leave, like you tried to leave, like we all tried to leave. But time is a flat circle But space is a flat circle He came back. Like you, Like me. And he embraced the new parts of him that werenʼt there before Monologues || 5 || And I told you, I told you to stay strong And not let the wind blow you back And you did not listen And you died And I said, I said many times Please donʼt go, I need you here And you did not listen And so I killed you And I had hoped that you would understand then And I had hoped I would have made myself clear That the tug is strong in you, but it is stronger in myself Monologues || 6 || there are echos of you in this valley that was your adaptation you left your body behind and turned into mist and song and shadow and i can see the thoughts of you in the walls and the ceilings of this home and the love that you shared in this park and the feelings of sorrow that gave way to hopelessness that gave eventually into hope in the long tusks of my home and i can feel you around me, stronger than you ever were while you were still here and although i cannot feel you, touch you, talk to you, i know that you love me, and i love you still Chorus? And the worms crawl in Worms crawl out Worms crawl in the new holes in my skin And I let them in To the new holes in my skin Theyʼre there to keep me warm And to let the dust pass through I wonʼt be blown away in the storm Monologues || 7 || And I looked And I beheld A great city filled with teeth And a great sky filled with malice And as I approached I couldnʼt help but feel at home Some stranger tug From the small of my back And I entered And I began to change
13.
you thought the day she let you go and run away would be the last you'd feel the pain and all your trauma would be buried and forgotten and replaced with all that makes up an emotionally stable person and you'd live and laugh and love again and finally grow up again you thought the day she let you leave and find a way to make dead sure you'd never let yourself be shackled down and hurt by way of conscience and regret you thought that day would be the start of a new age for your wellbeing opportunity for change a brand new life without the pain suddenly free you found yourself seeking out meaning and exploring what it means to feel a feeling that's your own and not a scar you got when on your own you stood before a hopeless game, an angry beam of fire that would cleanse you of your sins, your hopes, your memories and dreams suddenly free you found yourself in lack of meaning as you left her even years could not have healed the wounds she left, the creeping fear you tried to bury deep beneath your calm exterior but inside you knew that time will pass and scars will fade but you will never learn to live without the creeping death around your wrists a symphony of hits that missed without the hurt it's not the same you've never healed, you need the game
14.
In the rings of the fallen tree There is a soul of evergreen A careful step over, into the clearing The coven’s heart, in Yellowstone In witches three we find our strength In peaks and valleys, and geysers and pools A hawk soars over the branching pines Off the path, in Yellowstone Circles round the dancing flames Rituals sung since the shifting of stone Three as one, to come from the shadows Magics cast in Yellowstone The seasons change, and the fires burn There are three souls among the ash Sometimes far, but always close There is a home in Yellowstone The embers float on the dawn’s first breeze The things that once were are nothing but dust New life comes with the waking of earth There will be growth in Yellowstone In the flight of the birds, they’ve known your name They’ve seen you pass through your trials and pain They see what’s to come in the bright stars And they’ll find you when you don’t know where you are

credits

released April 8, 2022

album art by Julio (@Julios_Studios)
mastering by Fox (@slavfoxman)

New York Millennials - Gamer Grindset
Lyrics by: Woosh and ViperSwansong (@ViperSwansong)
Main vocals by Woosh
Gang vox provided by Rudy
Guitar by Klaude (@seraphoniic)
Bass by Transatlantic Foe
Mix by Fox (@slavfoxman)

Charleston Shoe Thieves - Top 10 Tillman Henderson Moments That ACTUALLY Happened
written and produced by Mahal Perez (@mxmahal)
vocals - max uh million
drums - Jim Casson
guitar - em grace (@UndeniableEmG)

Kansas City Breath Mints - Pudge Nakamoto (Is Shaped Like A Friend)
by Ian McCowan (ian.mccowan.space , walruspromenade.bandcamp.com )

Hellmouth Sunbeams - Estimation
composition/production: Lars Bartel larsbartel.bandcamp.com
lyrics/vocals: Cache Bylaw twitter.com/10k_fm
chorus lyrics: Aaron Brake twitter.com/PandaSunbeams

Mexico City Wild Wings - The One and The Only
by amadis @amadis

Chicago Firefighters - The Fire House (Stay Safe)
written & performed by ad gorcowboy (@agorcowboy)
additional contributions by Evan Chairs (@evanchairs)

Kansas City Breath Mints - Marco Stink (We Love That Bug)
by Ian McCowan (ian.mccowan.space , walruspromenade.bandcamp.com )
Backing vocals:
Numbersninja (Discord; numbersninja.tumblr.com )
Rossalot
Beans (@wishingbeans)
Woosh
@gaymaul
Snow Wisp
wedidthetimewarpagain (Discord)
@CEOofAntifa#1312 (Discord)

Kansas City Breath Mints - Live. Laugh. Leach.
by Ian McCowan (ian.mccowan.space , walruspromenade.bandcamp.com )

Hawaiʻi Fridays - inevitable
written, performed, recorded, and produced by ari (lovelyweatherforducks.bandcamp.com )

Ohio Worms - Really Real
by Rosie Drown (@ap_pussyeatin)

Hellmouth Sunbeams - Shadowed (Without You)
by slavfox (@slavfoxman) with vocals by amadis (@amadis)

Hellmouth Sunbeams - Adaptation
Credits: Rosie Drown (@ap_pussyeatin)

Hall Stars - The Game
by slavfox (@slavfoxman) with vocals by MQ (@QueenMucus)

Yellowstone Magic - Coven’s Lullaby
by topaz


Special thanks to, in no particular order:
- carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com )
- mother love blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com )
- rolo brookwood
- jennifer cat (@CattiferJen)
- yana (@villainousgoo / going-nowhere.bandcamp.com )
- Bertie (hadestigers.bandcamp.com )
- rain (no-risk.bandcamp.com )

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