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1.
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 better end up in flames yeah mike townsend is a disappointment he's a loser and a total disgrace
2.
waiting on the rising sun to lay its swollen eyes on me not a second oh too late the heavy feeling fought to plate and I am here and you are far but we make burdens easy work darling, you’re my second sun shining on when I lose sight take my hand when I forget that there’s a reason I’m alive and I have sown a field for you and I will reap what comes of it waiting on the awling sky punctured, let the light on through and spring returns as promised, you start to believe in getting by it’s midnight in the parking lot I’ve never shone more brightly than in stadium with several suns moonlighting once the day is done darling, you’re my second sun shining on when I lose sight take my hand when I forget that there’s a reason I’m alive and we have sown a field for you and you will reap what comes of it I will not take my eyes off you when I think I’m not coming back it comes on when the music hits it comes on when I try to laugh you beckon and I’d steal for you it’s how I know that I’m still here it’s how I know love is a choice I make so I don’t disappear darling, you’re my second sun watching me where I belong keep the lights from going out keep the dark from coming on darling, you’re my second sun shining on when I lose sight take my hand when I forget that there’s a reason I’m alive and we have sown a field for you and we will reap what comes of it oh, my my (repeat)
3.
at the table in the corner sits a man beside himself wondering how he got here and if it's worth it in the end the diamond calls, haunting every waking hour of his life ever since he took that step to become a credit to the team but he knows, it's all gone, even though his glove still fits so well this blaseball fantasy, has it always just been a dream? stay gold mikeyboy you left a cleatprint in our hearts stay gold mikeyboy you deserve a retirement arc he crossed the void, brought Jaylen back and just knew he had to leave he went where noone went before and shamed the gods right off their throne our shameful pitcher became our savior and now he deserves to rest no more peanuts, no more birds he's finally home stay gold mikeyboy you left a cleatprint in our hearts stay gold mikeyboy you deserve a retirement arc
4.
if i don’t kill you the first time, I will kill you the second time if you don’t kill me the first time, I will kill you the second time ‘cause I’ve been burned many times before now i’ve learned not to take any more of your love do you remember the day that we met it’s a day i tried so hard to forget it was a fire that you set in my heart with a single look is it your ire i regret, or that i opened the book i swore that i’d get even with you no matter chances it took if i don’t kill you the first time, I will kill you the second time if you don’t kill me the first time, I will kill you the second time ‘cause I’ve been burned many times before now i’ve learned not to take any more of your love i remember the lessons i learned do you forget all the ways that i burned for you in the seasons that turned from the summer of my fall i sent legions to burn where i suffered in the hall i swore that i’d earned a victory from you no matter who i struck with the ball you ask for worship like you think we cannot tell everyone you take in your arms you leave a hollow shell if i don’t kill you the first time, I will kill you the second time after you killed me the first time, after you killed me the second time ‘cause I’ve been burned many times before now i’ve learned not to take any more of your love
5.
one person somewhere whispered into the wind and the gods saw fit to bow to their whims i guess it doesn’t matter how small the chance the garages can’t help but necromance you better run for your own protection after this unexpected resurrection we don't know exactly what it means but you’re gonna hear me scream! chorby soul, chorby sing, chorby re-enters the ring chorby bless, chorby soul, chorby’s back let’s rock and roll i'm back, i'm back, i'm back and i'm here to stay let's play, let's play, i've got a debt to pay i'm back, i'm back, i'm back and i'm here to stay let's play, let's play, i've got a debt to pay they rolled the dice and i'm born again and i'm not going back to where i've been i'd screamed my last, i died in flame but this time around you won't forget my name when i made my sacrifice i'm not sure it was worth the price watching those i died for enter the hall but now i’m back, play ball! chorby soul, chorby sing, chorby re-enters the ring chorby yes, chorby no, i’m not under your control! i'm back, i'm back, i'm back and i'm here to stay let's play, let's play, i've got a debt to pay go! let’s go! i'm back, i'm back, i'm back and i'm here to stay let's play, let's play, i've got a debt to pay ///////// There is Blood in the Water Am I just a Puppet? this task I've been voluntold, come on baby bring it on. you take can take my flesh, but not take my soul come on then bring it on, come on then bring it on. you can take my flesh but you can never take my soul I am the shark puncher you can take my flesh but you can't take my soul, take my soul take my soul YEAH you can take my flesh but you can't take my soul take my soul take my soul take my soul
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theodore duende's the perfect captain solid fundamentals and a great friend we need more sluggers like him and allison abbott we need less people like mike townsend we’ve got luis acevedo the best vocaloid in the league but I’ll get to that later we’ve got gwiff now and gwiff never wiffs I think he’s at least half owl; it’s unclear but we’ve got luis acevedo the only vocaloid who can also thwack when they’re at bat they bellow this next runs for hotdogfingers a victim of eldricth circumstance if she lived to see our new pitcher this next ground outs for mike townsend we’re going to win in spite of you if we don’t win that’s totally ok, cuz you know we’re gonna pa pa pa pa park it theodore duende's got the formula that’s why they call blaseball the sweet science he just walks up to the plate and says “soundgarden is pretty good, but they’re far from the best band out of seattle” “have you heard of this band weep wave? I’ll make you a mixtape after this” then he hits a grand slam this next runs for hotdogfingers a victim of eldricth circumstance if she lived to see our new pitcher this next ground outs for mike townsend we’re going to win in spite of you out of the way, it’s duendesday season I know we’re anticapitalist but tiana cash didn’t have to die she was literally made of money though I’m sure it informed her politics so for her we will just pa pa pa pa park it
7.
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
8.
am i nothing but stars to you? long before you see me i've already burned out as i slipped through your hands, paws, and claws they all felt cold but the warmth of the board it drew me to the top i tried so hard just to feel i cant see the light through my eyes through my eyes i concede the fight with your lies with your lies i cant see the light through my eyes through my eyes i concede the fight with your lies with your lies i am nothing i am nothing i am nothing i am nothing why can't I get out of here i can't take this any longer why can't I get out of here i can't take this any longer i can't take this i cant see the light through my eyes through my eyes i concede the fight with your lies with your lies i cant see the light through my eyes through my eyes i concede the fight with your lies with your lies

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AUGUST 27TH
3pm PDT | 6pm EDT | 11pm B/IST

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released August 27, 2021

MIKE TOWNSEND (IS A DISAPPOINTMENT)
written by rain (no-risk.bandcamp.com)
originally on we are the garages vol 1
lead vocals, bass & guitar solo by rain (no-risk.bandcamp.com)
lead guitar & vocals by yana (@villainousgoo / going-nowhere.bandcamp.com)
rhythm guitar by teganeden (teganeden.bandcamp.com)
drums by MQ (@QueenMucus)
backing vocals by June September (juneseptember.bandcamp.com), zandterbird (@zandterbird), em grace (@undeniableEmG) & jennifer cat (@CattiferJen)


SUN 2:
written by carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com)
originally on CONSUMED
lead vocals & arp by carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com)
keys & backing vocals by Erica
synths by autumn (@autumnposting)
rhythm guitar by Coyote Wall (@coyote_wall)
lead guitar by apha (@aphamusic)
bass by fox (@slavfoxman)
drums by Cliff


STAY GOLD, MIKEYBOY:
written by zandterbird (@zandterbird)
originally on caught in the reverb
lead vocals by zandterbird (@zandterbird)
lead guitar by seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com)
rhythm guitar by julian (@okay_sure_cool)
bass by cwill (@cwillcwont)
drums by henry (@hibiscuitss)
backing vocals by riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com), Lex (@lexkrow), Schmucku (perfected-automation.bandcamp.com) & apha (@aphamusic)


THE SECOND TIME:
written by em grace (@undeniableEmG)
originally on DEICIDE
lead vocals by MQ (@QueenMucus)
guitar by em grace (@undeniableEmG)
bass by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen)
drums by henry (@hibiscuitss)
alto sax by Rosie Drown (@ap_pussyeatin)
tenor sax by AMFSH
bari sax by StrawBari (spinwardstargazer.bandcamp.com)
trumpet by fizzabelle (@izzybutcool)
backing vocals by Mahal (@mxmahal), Navigator Riley (@StarryNavigator), SigilCrafter Aya (@SigilCrafterAya) & Levi


THE UNLIKELY RESURRECTION OF CHORBY SOUL/SOUL MUSIC:
the unlikely resurrection of chorby soul written by jennifer cat (@Cattifer Jen) & rolo brookwood, originally on UNDEFINED, and soul music, written by INOM (@lambmower), originally on CONSUMED:
lead vocals by jennifer cat (@CattiferJen)
bass & lead vocals by INOM (@lambmower)
lead guitar by rolo brookwood & deidra skye
rhythm guitar by Neil Bickford (@neilbickford / neilbickford.bandcamp.com) & BONES (@jbonechristian)
drums by Cliff & henry (@hibiscuitss)
aux percussion by MQ (@QueenMucus)
synth by azure (azuret.bandcamp.com)
backing vocals by teganeden (teganeden.bandcamp.com), seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com), rolo brookwood, Radny (@HeyItsRadny1), (Im)perfect Pitch, Ada (@Recombinatrix) & JT


PARK IT:
written by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism)
originally on the garages kill the gods
lead vocals by Quinne
backing vocals by Erica
lead guitar by schmucku (perfected-automation.bandcamp.com)
rhythm guitar by Mother Love Blone (@lastyears_model)
bass by fox (@slavfoxman)
drums by Ethan Geller (@pragmatism)
keys by Cherry (@Cynthia_pensive)
sax by Rosie Drown (@ap_pussyeatin)
synth by ????? (www.patreon.com/fourthstrike)
“park it”s by the garages family


CURSE OF CROWS:
written by Vigilant Baker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com)
originally on DEICIDE
lead vocals by riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com)
keys by zack.ry (zackry.bandcamp.com; @zackleston)
acoustic guitar by Vigilant Baker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com)
lead guitar by Mother Love Blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com)
drone by azure (azuret.bandcamp.com)
bass by Sci-Fi Boyfriend (sciencefictionboyfriend.bandcamp.com)
backing vocals by Erica, Coyote Wall (@coyote_wall) & Levi


SHELLED:
written by woodthrush (soundcloud.com/wood_thrush)
on the upcoming album DISCIPLINE
lead vocals by riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com)
rhythm guitar by INOM (@lambmower)
rhythm guitar & backing vocals by Bertie (hadestigers.bandcamp.com) lead guitar by schmucku (perfected-automation.bandcamp.com)
keys by zack.ry (zackry.bandcamp.com; @zackleston)
bass & backing vocals by rain (no-risk.bandcamp.com)
drums by MQ (@QueenMucus)
backing vocals by yana (@villainousgoo) & jennifer cat (@CattiferJen)



album mixed by rain (no-risk.bandcamp.com)

album art by @irisjaycomics

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