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REVERSED

by the garages

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im gonna be your hero if you let me im gonna take this team home i have a way of striking out the batters call it "the betsy trombone" washington state has got a good thing coming now we've sat around waiting to play and i've got a plan a pitch you can't see coming leave it to me i'm your man if you're around lemme show you how seattle steps up game after game to the mound and i'm gonna be your hero, if you let me i'm gonna make this team proud
2.
sundae 04:06
(Ok go) Verse 1: You’re always at the concessions You’ve got a sweet tooth and you know Dessert’s the best way to increase the payroll Just one slot for soft serve You don’t need anymore Just sell the rest and double what you earn So pull up and take a seat The rest of us can’t watch you eat While lightning strikes and the players scream You keep on pushing fake tears Drip down into an empty bowl And then you’re up again to go get more Chorus: I hope you, choke On the ashes that are sprinkled on your sundae Give us what, you owe You’re just waiting for another Ruby Tuesday Verse 2: You’ve never cheered for any teams Just smile when the umpire deems It’s time to burn up the ones we love And that’s the cherry on top The feasting will never stop You’ll be making coins till blaseball’s gone --- Your Icecream is melting While the players are burning Your Icecream is melting --- Chorus: I hope you, choke On the ashes that are sprinkled on your sundae Give us what, you owe You’re just waiting for another Ruby Tuesday Bridge: You're a parasite, you’re just evil, hoping people die so money comes your way You’ve got an angry mob tearing at your clothes they’ll throw you off the stands to incinerate Chorus: I hope you, choke On the ashes that are sprinkled on your sundae Give us what, you owe You’re just waiting for another Ruby Tuesday
3.
the higher you go the further you fall the table’s been turned thought your throne was so tall we’ll spit at the gods and tear off our chains we’re no longer players in your pitiful game fall from your tower and taste our swords we don’t need your empire anymore death’s in our favor the moon is full sun’s in our sights now won’t pay your toll coffers are empty so are your malls tell me again who’s losing it all when your greed destroys all those underneath what world will be left for you to bequeath fall from your tower and taste our swords we don’t need your empire anymore death’s in our favor the moon is full sun’s in our sights now won’t pay your toll
4.
trust fall 04:00
Turn the tables I watch turntables go round And make assumptions Make assumptions based on nothin now Winning is losing and losing is winning is losing is winning is losing Come on and trust me now Trust me now I read you the fates of all you know And watch as you collapse under the power of a soul And I make predicitons that come true to pass And you shall heed my words, this too, shall pass Losing is winning and winning is losing is winning is losing is winning Come on and trust me now Trust me now You think you’ve seen my face You think you know how I feel You see a mask of eyes and darkess And the color of those tears And I say winning is losing, and losing is winning And losing is losing and winning is Trust me now Trust me now Trust me Trust
5.
i've been left alone, broken and scattered some of us are sinking, some of us are sinking faster i can't feel my body, the current is pushing me down an unfair deal, a string of fate so tightly wound i've been left alone, broken and scattered the ratings are high, but we're plummeting faster i can't hear my thoughts, the current is simply too loud an unfair deal, a string of fate so tightly wound i can't see the sun but i can see over the seas from under the water a card drawn for me i am floating now, the sharks no longer gather the polarity shifts as i turn to antimatter i will free myself, the undertow carries me now an unfair deal, a string of fate to be unwound the tides are shifting, i am pulled away from the ground and as i fall i can see over the seas from under the water
6.
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
7.
what goes down must come up will we float instead of flood? turn the tables, change the odds will we be free? or are we playing into the hands of a malevolent god? the enemy of your enemy is your friend (trust, trust, trust fall) arturo's gone negative and swept to the elsewhere if we win the playoffs this time will we win it fair and square? we're at the top of our game the weakest link in the chain we won't follow your rules and we won't rest until the coin is slain the enemy of your enemy is your friend (trust, trust, trust, fall) it's just a leap of faith
8.
haunted 03:33
my body is a temple for the gods of other men wielded as a weapon by foes i swore i'd never be again i feel the iron on the back of my neck and i know it's gonna begin i have no windows, i have no doors but something's coming in and if we are all animals this is another kind of beast this soft body is donned like a mask by a predator ready to feast oh, maybe there's a cure for this maybe i oughta call a priest what used to be sacred ground has been otherwise leased i recall sort of dimly something 'bout the wages of sin but what if death has already come and it's crawling beneath my skin there is a power i don't want to have when the devil’s in my bones when all i feel's my two small feet pounding their way right home (dreadful wailing and groaning) i can feel their desires taking over who i am tied to the pyre as the flame burns high around a sacrificial lamb i have heard there is joy to be found in becoming someone new but that must not apply to someone becoming you i don't wanna be just like them oh, but i can't go on why fear fire when i can't lose what's already gone
9.
I swear I meant to stay this time. I put down roots, I thought I was doing fine. Apparently you can't outrun a fax machine. Survived gods, but still don't get technology. You know it's kind of funny? I just made a downpayment on a second hand Vespa. Whoops: I guess I'm a bad investor. How can I make repayments in a different reality? I've lost the script, the phase is flipped, and I'm ruined financially. I'm a credit to my team but my credit rating is lower than a submarine. A shadow conscript, the phase is flipped, and I'm ruined financially. While I'm gone I know I'll be mist. Bye (to) half The Garage, my landlord and maybe my optometrist. I want off this merry-go-round, it stopped being fun. But until then it's another awful day for Mike Townsend: prodigal son. How can I make repayments in a different reality? I've lost the script, the phase is flipped, and I'm ruined financially. I'm a credit to my team but my credit rating is lower than a submarine. A shadow conscript, the phase is flipped, and I'm ruined...
10.
fading 04:24
the wind crawls through my hollow chest the tide falls over a life i almost dreamt grace lost in the swirling flood dust to dust and blood to blood waning memories of a life of lives half lived fading into the sound lost in between the waves falling through a starless sky now i cant find my way back home a replica of the dead a faint shadow cast overhead who would you be if you weren't afraid of the light looking through the eyes of another life hoping to find grace hidden in a faint reflection fading into the sound lost in between the waves falling through a starless sky now i cant find my way back home
11.
when I first walked through the door you were all I saw whilst they were giving me the tour you showed what for “who’s she?” “she’s our best” they replied now she’s dead and we’re someone else though we’ll never forget it, the way she made us feel “we’re down but not out” then “I never cared anyway” she’s dead long live us i say yes it’s been dark here alone and we miss your tones forgive us if we have a moan because you’re all we’ve known we defined ourselves in you now she’s dead and we’re someone else though we’ll never forget it, the way she made us feel “we’re down but not out” then “I never cared anyway” she’s dead long live us i say she’s dead long live us i say

credits

released May 28, 2021

STRENGTH
betsy trombone by carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com)

THE DEVIL - REVERSED
sundae by Shmucku (perfected-automation.bandcamp.com)

THE TOWER
the tower (ten of swords) by yana (going-nowhere.bandcamp.com | @villainousgoo), mixing by Deidra Skye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com), fm radio audio courtesy of MrAuralization (freesounds.com)

THE MAGICIAN
trust fall by Rosie Drown

TEMPERANCE - REVERSED
overseas/underwater by azuretone (azuret.bandcamp.com)

THE SUN
alaynabella hollywood by Erica (lyrics and vocals), arrangement and production by INOM (@lambmower)

JUDGEMENT - REVERSED
a leap of faith by BONES (@jbonechristian)

THE MOON - REVERSED
haunted by Benjamin Oliver (@VagueShrug, benjaminoliver.bandcamp.com)

JUSTICE - REVERSED
Another Awful Day by Bertie (hadestigers.bandcamp.com, @potentiallyrob)

DEATH
fading by Deidra Skye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com)

THE HANGED MAN - REVERSED
she's dead and i'm someone else. by riley

artwork by Deidra Skye (deidraskye.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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