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Wint
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Wint AAAAA I love how human these songs are. I love these. One of my favorite Garages albums Favorite track: rooting for you.
jencat
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jencat Don’t make me pick a favourite! There are so many songs which knock it out the park on this album, and the variety of genres and different takes on the prompt just astounds me. Also there are a lot of horns on this album which is wonderful.

Oliver Mueller (is a hero) is going to be a get-hyped staple for me for a long time so I’m going with that. Favorite track: oliver mueller (is a hero).
tangereenvelveteen
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tangereenvelveteen I mean, I had to pick my song, you know? But this whole album is amazing!! Favorite track: oliver mueller (is a hero).
Oswin
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Oswin Oops All Bangers strikes again! So glad I got to be part of such a cool album. Love falling in love with all these characters all over again. :) Favorite track: at the end of the day.
dillydallyboy
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dillydallyboy had to pick the first song I've ever released, but I have cried listening to almost all of these songs; truly so so good Favorite track: at the end of the day.
lastyearsmodel
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lastyearsmodel It's been a while since I've heard an album so diverse yet so consistently good (and the last time was another garages album). Hard to pick a favorite, but Hey Goodwin knows my early-oughts indie weak spot. Favorite track: hey goodwin.
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1.
Hey it’s me again Your favorite brand new friend Percolating through the shadows macchiato in hand I got a lot to say I’ve got the skills to tamp I’ve got a killer swing that’s powered by the most forbidden blends And I think that you’d like me, ooh, cuz I like me too I’m a nitro-infused cold brew And if you don’t love me yet Then I’ll make a bet That you will before the inning is through My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you Raised by the Dunklin, on the darkest roasts Till I blasted out the gates of the pacific northwest coast Where the eyes are red And the coffee’s black Keep it steady and get ready cuz I’m back on the attack And I think that you’d like me, ooh, cuz I like me too I’m a nitro-infused cold brew And if you don’t love me yet Then I’ll make a bet That you will before the inning is through My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you “Um, yeah, could I get a macadamia milk latte using single origin shade-grown beans from, like, 1,000 meters above sea level, with the housemade mint lavender simple syrup and a bit of locally-sourced bee pollen with lavender buds sprinkled over the top? And when you do the latte art could I get like, a swan, or an angel, or like, a lightning bolt?” And I think that you’d like me, ooh, cuz I like me too I’m a nitro-infused cold brew And if you don’t love me yet Then I’ll make a bet That you will before the inning is through My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you My name is sparks, and this bean’s for you
2.
in the stands shouting loud i'm so proud of my girl in the outfield i'm here shine or rain or blood drain can't complain how does she feel? she steps up to bat knocks em flat another massacre cheering her on she's the one my favourite brassica she's one with the bat as she sends the ball skyward life's never dull when you're dating a dryad i am rooting for you are you rooting for me? say what's it gonna be p-p-paula are you rooting for me like i'm rooting for you? what are you gonna do p-p-paula i can feel to my core this green energy's raw please believe me does she feel this way who can say hope she'll stay never leaf me let me in, let's begin we can win yeah i can taste it stealing my heart like you're stealing the bases gotta know will this grow is it just a flirtation cause you're all i want vegetation sensation i am rooting for you are you rooting for me? say what's it gonna be p-p-paula are you rooting for me like i'm rooting for you? what are you gonna do p-p-paula (clapping rhythm) turn up! [x4] p-p-paula p-p-paula
3.
Comrades, bandmates, blaseball fans, listen up. You’ve heard about Jaylen Hotdogfingers, the godslayer? Or maybe Mike Townsend, a credit to the team? Well, I’ve got a story for you, about the greatest blaseball player that ever lived: Ollie Mueller I do the sickest flips, I wear the coolest kicks I’ve got ‘em all transfixed with my latest mix I’m the hottest guy, I’ve got them killer vibes No matter who you are, I’m exactly your type I rock the freshest looks, I write the smartest books My takes are so wise they will have you shook I can cry on cue and I know kung-fu I make the microbrew that’s just right for you Best player in the league, I cannot be beat Gave away my flame-proof jacket, I can take the heat I have three PhDs, an EGOT and a law degree For all my charity, I got the Nobel Prize in peace The gods will not come near me ‘cause of how deeply they fear me But every fan cheers for me and the whole league just adores me I’m suave and charismatic, my aesthetic is fantastic, Protagonist of blaseball, you can see it’s quite thematic I’m the most glamorous, iconic, and magnanimous The court already loves me, there’s no need to write an amicus I can topple empires and I scare the bourgeoisie, Players, fans, and umpires all have their eyes on me Players, fans, and umpires all have their eyes on me Eleven seasons with the team The Garages’ hero steps into the ring You all wish you could be me I swing at the pitch and hear the fandom sing I can lift a semi truck without breaking a sweat Umpires keep their distance, there’s no need to make a threat I can sing three notes at once, I have perfect pitch I know all Forbidden Knowledge, but I’ll never snitch I’ve saved the plane from asteroids like maybe twice or thrice Everywhere I go becomes a little slice of paradise I ate one million peanuts, I fought two million crows I hit three million grand slams, I nailed four million throws I caught five million pop flies, I grew six million thumbs I ran seven million bases, yet scored eight million runs I spent nine million coins on new helmets, pads, and skates And I won ten million hearts when I stepped up to the plate Yeah, I win ten million hearts when I step up to the plate Eleven seasons with the team The Garages’ hero steps into the ring You all wish you could be me I’m too laid back to be your new blaseball king They always ask me to do an ollie But never “How is Ollie doing?” Do I get lonely here sometimes? Is there something missing? Oh, who am I kidding! You all know that’s not true And I am here to show you All the things I will do You all wish you could be me Best get ready for the new era I’ll bring Eleven seasons with the team The Garages’ hero steps into the ring You all still wish you could be me Best get ready for the new era I’ll bring
4.
People think that i’m a joke But i could stomp ‘em to a pulp I’m powerful and fast, To say the least And some people say That a horse can’t play I dare ‘em to go up Against me Yippee-i-i-oh I’m a pony on the go It’s Summers time, And I always bring the heat Yippee-i-i-ay Summers Pony on the way When I’m up to bat You’re already beat And I don’t need to change To be beautiful I’m the prettiest pony That there is And so I toss my mane And I roll my skates And I line up Another triple hit Yippee-i-i-oh I’m a pony on the go It’s Summers time, And I always bring the heat Yippee-i-i-ay Summers Pony on the way When I’m up to bat You’re already beat
5.
hey goodwin 02:06
Hey Goodwin, Hope you’re getting settled in Expectations were high When a five star pitcher joined us Hey Goodwin, First seasons aren’t ever easy But that period’s behind you And the team is behind you And they’ll agree with me That you lived under pressure And you deserve better than this Sure your stats could be better But that doesn’t matter I’d still bet it all on your pitch Cause Goodwin, there’s no way around it You’ll be a star when season starts It’s the truth We got your back, raise your head cause you got this I’ll cheer you on cause I believe in you I believe in you I believe in you I believe in you Goodwin, there’s no way around it You’ll be a star when season starts It’s the truth We got your back, raise your head cause you got this I’ll cheer you on cause I believe in you Goodwin, there’s no way around it (there’s no way around it) You’ll be a star when season starts It’s the truth We got your back, raise your head cause you got this I’ll cheer you on cause I believe in you (I believe in you)
6.
how’s it going? how long has it been? i can’t believe that i can finally see you again we were close once so i wonder why i couldn’t recognize you if you were walking by you seem so different but has anything actually changed except the parties and maybe the blooddrains let’s get together and catch up after the game because the only thing i remember about you is your name arturo huerta are you feeling alright because it feels like you’ve been hiding in plain sight arturo huerta when can i see you again i hope that i still remember you then
7.
hello world 02:57
falling through an endless void of ones and zeroes why do i feel alone in this world flesh and bone just cant replace these bits and bytes feel like home and i see faces faces human faces trying to put out the blazes that are raging on inside my CPU and i scream hello world but nobody answers the data i need was lost in the transfer i never told you how i cared but now i try and youre not there hello world no one answers and i scream hello world but nobody answers the data i need was lost in the transfer i never told you how i cared but now i try and youre not there
8.
I step up to the mound I pitch the ball with a might "thump" Just in time to see the batter get murdered Lit on fire by a rogue ump Everyone's crying, I'm only sighing Do they know that all their lives are predication to dying (dying) Like a flower growing in the weeds Soon I will bud With the blood, sweat, tears and blood (But mostly blood) Pitch a decent game, I guess Lots of outs, but we still lost Someone comes up to me holding a marker And one of the balls I tossed Everyone's weeping, I'm only thinking Do they know that all I hear is just the whirring and beeping (beeping) Like a flower growing in the weeds Soon I will bud With the blood, sweat, tears and blood (But mostly blood) Like the puppet wanting to be real But is eaten by the whale Everyone here seems to know But when I try I fail I know that there is more to me And there's more to my story One day I'll rule over you all And then you'll see my glory Like a flower growing in the weeds Soon I will bud With the blood, sweat, tears and blood Like a lily growing in the reeds And then there comes a flood I've got the blood, I've got the sweat, I've got the tears, I've got the blood Like a flower growing in the weeds Soon I will bud With the blood, sweat, tears and blood (But mostly blood Like, lots of blood Almost too much blood I've got your blood, yes, your blood)
9.
quack attack 02:40
quack attack don’t hit the sack they’re gonna chase ya’ and chase ya’ so don’t ever look back quack attack don’t hit the sack they’re gonna chase ya’ and chase ya’ so don’t ever look back! i saw them on the field they walked up holding a blaseball bat i thought it was odd to see it a duck on the field with a blaseball bat but that’s our quack enjoyable friend hoping that we’ll see them again in love with a goose two gay birds are on the loose so watch out for the quack attack don’t hit the sack they’re gonna chase ya’ and chase ya’ so don’t ever look back quack attack don’t hit the sack they’re gonna chase ya’ and chase ya’ so don’t ever look back! loved hitter on the team their best friend is a frog named chorby short they’ll never forget kiki’s past and they carry her bat wherever they go quack steals the show enjoyable friend hoping that we’ll see them again in love with a goose two gay birds are on the loose so watch out for the *guitar solo* i saw them on the field they walked up holding a blaseball bat quack attack don’t hit the sack they’re gonna chase ya’ and chase ya’ so don’t ever look back quack attack don’t hit the sack they’re gonna chase ya’ and chase ya’ so don’t ever look back, quack!
10.
oh durham spaceman where are you from your head makes static says the catgirl a betta fish named herbett in you thanks for all the fish but dont say bye these products arent real what are they what are you hiding behind the screen i just want to know who you are i just want to know who you are
11.
Duende, that's my name And the garages is my home though it's been changing 11 seasons down But through them all my family never stop their leaving Tell me why You all had to trade or die Is it me And my mistakes I didn't see Head of the team Some captain I turned out to be But I'm still here At the end of the day Mike Townsend, gone again Why did he walk away, was I the reason why? Lang, Abbott, and Luiz They're playing better now than I have ever seen Tell me why I was holding back my friends They still breathe How many sisters lives came to an end? Screw the gods I'm the real enemy Yet I'm still here At the end of the day Not one trophy on the shelf The solution, blame myself I can't help my favorite blaseball team So I guess I'll go And close the book on Theo Tell me why I let myself sit and cry Don't forget This team's gonna touch the sky We can win And the gods we'll crucify My friends are gone But watch, their memories will live on I'll make em proud At the end of the day
12.
*horn break* death waits for us all, and there's no use in rushing it so shut your stupid mouth before i come and ruin it it wouldn't be the first time i caught someone's teeth in my hand they're shouting from bleachers "crazy bitch! go back to where you came from!" makes me feel like pitching at their faces, making sounds quite like a drum but i don't think the rest of the team would understand my metallic skin reflects the skepticism of the masses they whine that i'm a fake and then i go and kick their asses my cold, golden exterior hides with it, burning blood but i think about mike townsend and my eyes begin to flood, cuz my skin is reflective, but not on the inside when i feel a feeling, all i wanna do is hide punch a hole in brick wall, and commit deicide *horn break* sitting on the counter, eating stale bread from the week before wishing i was chewing something better while watching the oven door waiting for my sourdough to rise i'm cramped up in this tiny kitchen, peeling plaster from walls feeling claustrophobic, throwing yeast saches and plastic bowls maybe suppressing all emotions is unwise my metallic skin reflects the skepticism of the others no one talks to me, it's just like christmas at my brother's my cold, golden exterior hides with it, a raging flame and a strange desire to play a pawn in a god's game my skin is reflective, but not on the inside when i feel a feeling, all i wanna do is hide punch a hole in brick wall, and commit deicide *horn break* *mediocre trombone solo* my metallic skin reflects the skepticism of myself i would be all jolly if i could just ask for help my cold, golden exterior is a shell that's holding in a big mess of emotions that are spreading me so thin my skin is reflective, but not on the inside makes it hard to examine all the dreams that i denied think about the life i lead right now, and just try to decide *horn break*
13.
It's tough to live forever Seeing faces come and go Sometimes I forget this isn't normal I try not to let it get me though Faked my death, left my family And death just never came for me And so I strike up on the mound Time doesn't matter anyway All my friends are here today But what comes after? I lose them fast, I lose them slow It doesn't matter, they just go And I can't stop it, I guess I'll just go On living Here one minute, gone the next Mountains of ash I can't overcome Even Luis joined the rest I mean, they're not dead, I just miss 'em I brushed death with instability But of course it didn't come for me And so I strike up on the mound Time doesn't matter anyway All my friends are here today But what comes after? I lose them fast, I lose them slow It doesn't matter, they just go And I can't stop it, I guess I'll just go On And so I strike up on the mound Time doesn't matter anyway All my friends are here today But what comes after? I lose them fast, I lose them slow It doesn't matter, they just go And I can't stop it, I guess I'll just...
14.
FIRE EATER 03:32
it's a new day dawning forecast calls for eclipse got no fear of burning catboy learned some new tricks I’m a Fire Eater burning bright in the dark I’m a Fire Eater all I need is a spark I said do you misfits believe in Destiny? when we stand together hope isn’t fantasy not gonna live in fear their gods aren’t welcome here get loud and hold our ground don’t die without a sound I’m a Fire Eater burning bright in the dark I’m a Fire Eater all I need is a spark see me strut and swagger as I step up to bat Sophia has them cheering “no kings here, only cats!” stare down the umpire see the death in their eyes let them try to smite me they’re in for a surprise I’m a Fire Eater strike a flame in your heart I’m a Fire Eater perfect cat for the part out of the inferno we go on the attack tyrants will be dethroned we’ve got peanuts to crack watch a Fire Eater be your light in the dark watch a Fire Eater knock it out of the knock it out of the knock it out of the park
15.
smiley boy catching balls out in the outfield like a toy holding a bat too big for you to wield hit your first home run that day in the park tiny boy hand in the air begloved and ready to catch you look of joy as the ball lands in your mitt and ends the match we played blaseball for the first time in that park and i'll admit you didn't see too much of me as you grew up i asked for it watched your games and hoped that you would not burn up you saw it coming, oh, i think you saw it coming that day with your precognition you saw it coming, oh, i think you saw it coming that day with your unstable condition i didn't see it coming a father should never outlive his sons a father should never outlive his sons you shone brighter than i ever would you burned brighter than i ever could you burned brighter than a thousand suns we were a family and then it was just you i hope before you died you knew how much i missed you how much i still miss you we were a family and now it's just me i saw you fighting gods, i can't help but worry that's what i'm here to do i'll never get to tell you that i love you and i'm so so proud of you
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[Spoken portion: Alright is this thing on? Uh, hi, Gwiffin here, uhh... I just figured I should make everybody some tapes, because... tapes are all the rage these days. And sometimes I'm not around and you want some encouragement? And I'm here for that. I'm here for you. Okay? Uh, here's a song, that I wrote, um, I only know three chords, but... That's enough. Okay. Uh, let's do it!] Take some self care of yourself I'm proud of you, more than you could ever know Stay safe, stay kind If you haven't eaten lately, maybe you could make a stew Or call me up, we'll find a place to go Take some self care of yourself If you haven't drank some water lately, I am thirsty too If I stop by Blurger King, I think a beverage comes in the combo Stay safe, stay kind If you have some medication that you gotta do This is why I brought you water - please do not dry swallow Take some self care of yourself Get some sleep if you need to - tomorrow is coming to greet you I'm looking forward to it, and all of the good times to follow Stay safe, stay kind I'm rooting for you - I'm hoping for good things, or for the strength to make it through I'm proud of you, I am more proud of you than you could ever know Take some self care of yourself Stay safe, stay kind

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there is no second chair on our ROSTER, so we wrote a song for every active player.

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released January 8, 2021

new sparks, new friends (Sparks Beans) by Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com), vocals by Tegan Eden (@teganeden | teganeden.bandcamp.com ), pretentious coffee order by zack.ry (@zackleston, zackry.bandcamp.com)
rooting for you (Paula Turnip) by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen) with additional guitar by rolo brookwood
oliver mueller (is a hero) (Oliver Mueller) by A.M.F.S.H. (@AMFSH_Official, soundcloud.com/amfsh/), lyrics by Tangereen Velveteen (@TVBClaringbold), trumpet/trombone by Fizzabelle, drums by henry (@honryyy)
pony on the go (Summers Pony) by Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.bandcamp.com), saxophone by rosie drown (nickdrown.bandcamp.com), harmonica by VigilantBaker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com)
hey goodwin (Goodwin Morin) by apha (@apha.music)
in plain sight (Arturo Huerta) by VigilantBaker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com)
hello world (Oliver Notarobot) by biiiiiird (biiiiiird.bandcamp.com)
blood, sweat, tears, and blood (Pitching Machine) by Mitchell Keys (@ItsAMeMitchell)
quack attack (Quack Enjoyable) by autumn (autumnspring.bandcamp.com), guitar by yana (@villainousgoo) and Rose
song for spaceman (Durham Spaceman) by vibkit (@vibkit, nightmareeyes.bandcamp.com)
at the end of the day (Theodore Duende) by dallin grimm (@senorsunnyd), guitars by INOM (@LambMower) and ana burres, drums by deidra skye (@deidraskye)
betsy reflects inwards (Betsy Trombone) by fizzabelle (@izzybutcool, fizzabelle.bandcamp.com)
king tot’s lament (Tot Clark) by Oswin (@_quietbatpeople)
FIRE EATER (Malik Destiny) by (Im)perfect Pitch, composition by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen) and yana (@VillainousGoo), guitar, bass, backing vocals, and production by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen), drums by Deidra Skye (@deidraskye), guitar solo by rolo brookwood
on fatherhood (Lenny Marijuana) by seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com)
gwiffin's prerecorded gwisdoms no. 1 (Greer Gwiffin) by cass paint

group vocals
rooting for you: mac, Em Grace (@UndeniableEmG), June September (juneseptember.bandcamp.com), MQ (@QueenMucus), VigilantBaker, fourthmountain, Sláinte, seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com), henry (@honryyy), fairything (fairything.bandcamp.com), amadis (@amadis), moodyabyss, snapdragon, madden, Toast Guerta (@guertatoast), chono, Nerdy Sims (imagination-simulations.itch.io), Arizona, (Im)perfect Pitch, Oswin (@_quietbatpeople), Ed (@_ClearBlueSkies)
oliver mueller (is a hero): Tangereen Velveteen (@TVBClaringbold), @angelsqueaks, VigilantBaker, Oswin (@_quietbatpeople), jennifer cat (@CattiferJen), rolo brookwood, (Im)perfect Pitch
hey goodwin: deric bindel (@dericbindel), Ebeth, Impern, jennifer cat (@CattiferJen), A.M.F.S.H. (@AMFSH_Official, soundcloud.com/amfsh/), Nerdy Sims (imagination-simulations.itch.io),Oswin (@_quietbatpeople), VigilantBaker, zack.ry (@zackleston), seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com)
fire eater: Aoife, Oswin (@_quietbatpeople), slavfox (@slavfoxman), A.M.F.S.H. (@AMFSH_Official, soundcloud.com/amfsh/), Navigator Riley (@StarryNavigator), Levi Squier (VNN) (@SquierVoices), SigilCrafter Aya (@SigilCrafterAya)

special thanks to all the lore and wiki writers for providing the material to help us make these songs!

album art by deric bindel (@dericbindel)

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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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