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Tribute Act 2: Headliners

by the garages

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1.
Yes, that’s right, I have arrived Your star is playing here tonight My ever growing league of fans We’re gonna show you where you stand Telephone, she steals the day And all you listen to what I say I’m climbing up, I’m rising fast And I deserve it, you know that I am Jessica is great Jessica is fine Jessica is ready To rip out all your spines Jessica is here And she's gonna blow your mind Oh yeah She’s the killer for the Pies Oo-oo-oo-oooh The killer for the Pies Oo-oo-oo-oooh The killer for the (Jessica, can I’ve your autograph?) If you can catch me, (laughing) I move so fast (Jessica, how do you hit those home runs?) I’m not even trying! I’m just having fun! (Jessica, please! How do you do it?) When they put you down, you just have to say “screw it!” And when you’re standing on the mound Look them in the eyes, then take them down Jessica is awesome Jessica is quick Jessica’s so good It will make you sick Jessica can end you And you won’t even know why Oh yeah She’s the killer for the Pies Oo-oo-oo-oooh The killer for the Pies Oo-oo-oo-oooh Jessica is sweet She has so many fans Jessica has skills That you couldn’t understand Even though she’s vicious, She’s gracious and she’s kind But watch your back! She’s the killer for the Pies Oo-oo-oo-oooh The killer for the Pies Oo-oo-oo-oooh
2.
of course, you think you can just come back home bring your bags, packed like they were when you left and in two days, i bet you'll be freakin out and wherever you go you know you'll bring your storm with you and now you’re flooding my basement and the water’s so cold, with the level rising and i’m just wishing you’d be swept elsewhere and now it’s flooding the kitchen with a downpour so steady i don’t know when it starts or when it ends if you don’t fix it, i’ll be drowning of course, you think it all gets forgotten it’s all fine, but you cannot crack a smile and you’re angry, when the energy rises to meet you like the liferafts are disrespectful to the sea but now you’re flooding my basement and the water’s so cold, with the level rising and i’m just wishing you’d be swept elsewhere and now it’s flooding the kitchen with a downpour so steady i don’t know when it starts or when it ends if you don’t fix it, i’ll be drowning if you don’t fix it, i’ll be drowning we kept it, your jersey, don’t care if it’s murder i’d forgive you if it were something you regret we missed you, and still you, are part of the family but it’s not going to be easy to forget that everything you say is made to make me doubt myself that everything you say makes me doubt myself
3.
A thousand miles down and a thousand to go In this place that she now calls a home Ripped away from her friends when she was meant to ascend With her lungs full of ash and just burnmarks to show Taking one for the team Has never cut so deep But now she's back on the field Sparks dance round her eyes She's ready to pay the price Making the most of her borrowed time There she goes again, with that flickering smile The unstable ace, steady toeing the line Now she's back with her friends, bound to them til the end With Mikeyboy in her heart and pitches to throw She's checking her pulse for the last time tonight Walks up to the mound, sees the fear in their eyes Spins the ball in her hand, ready to make this right The debt must be paid, for her team and for Mike Taking one for the team Has never cut so deep But now she's back on the field Sparks dance round her eyes She's ready to pay the price Making the most of her borrowed time
4.
I'm glad I spent the week with you I think I did a good job too and then I even got to play there's not a whole lot else to say but goodbye, best friends I hardly knew you goodbye, best friends I hope it meant something to you goodbye best friends looks like the hour's getting late please continue to participate and I hope that you'll remember me as I go out in a blaze of glory or at least in a cup of coffee so goodbye, best friends I hardly knew you goodbye, best friends I hope it meant something to you goodbye, goodbye goodbye, best friends I hardly knew you goodbye, best friends I hope it meant something to you goodbye, best friends
5.
i don’t do it for glory or women or pay i throw out of spite for the triple a i throw for the soul of the USA and i’ll throw till i’m put in the ground two outs bottom of twelve runner on second lefty from hell so send me up so sound the alarm a ball in my glove and hate in my arm grip my weapon between the seams i don’t have long left on this team never yield leave it on the field i’m playing angry let fly like a gun they don’t move a muscle ump calls ball one if this were five years ago i’d be up there in his face i grind my heel into the dirt he knows i know my place every face in the dugout a mask of death i curse them all with my dying breath never yield leave it on the field ball two ball three and my shoulder starts to crack fire down my arm vision fades to black in the dark i am a rookie all limber and strong good god above where did i go wrong wind up for my final stand hear something pop as it leaves my hand never yield leave it on the field like a sinker my heart breaks fast and low she strides to first and down i go never yield leave it on the field
6.
"godspeed, you beautiful bastards send me a postcard whilst you're up there godspeed, without you we're disasters if it were up to me, i wouldn't let you go i cant say i thought that this would ever happen why cant we just continue to be happy ooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh godspeed, you beautiful bastards send me a postcard whilst you're up there godspeed, without you we're disasters if it were up to me, i wouldn't let you go i'm lost, in this black hole you sent us to i'm lost, without all our fans to view i'm lost, it's dark in here and i know i've lost, that they'll never let us go without you you you you godspeed, you beautiful bastards send me a postcard whilst you're up there godspeed, without you we're disasters if it were up to me, i wouldn't let you go wouldn't let you go (godspeed, you beautiful bastards send me a postcard whilst you're up there) wouldn't let you go (godspeed, without you we're disasters if it were up to me, i wouldn't let you go)"
7.
lang and ollie on first and second and i’m feeling quite upset ‘cause kichiro just messaged me and she’s playing hard to get i’ve got a bad hangover and bloodshot eyes and so i strike out looking under pitch-dark skies know we need a hit, but i can’t deal with it with my bad vibes, my bad vibes, my bad bad bad bad bad now i’m in the outfield and i’m looking quite perplexed ‘cause avila’s in miami and she doesn’t even text it’s like we had a breakup and i’m feeling the fatigue and suddenly my team is ranked the lowest in the league and if we had the playoffs, i’d tell the gods to [REDACTED] with my bad, my bad bad bad bad bad bad vibes good night seattle
8.
blessings aren't what they seem just like every time before you could party with a losing team but I bet you're wanting more and more and more does it bring you joy to min-max? learn the excel syntax? i think you lost yourself in all those spreadsheets from each as we are able no guillotines at the table though we may eat you every week the 99 just want to speak the more you have, the less it's worth win or lose, it's all the same you get richer and you just feel worse this isn't how to play the game aren't you sick of trying to control an endless string of dice rolls? don’t let the coin decide the way that you feel from each as we are able no guillotines at the table though we may eat you every week the 99 just want to speak cause if we sow the seed we can harvest all we need but we could feed everyone today from your all-i-can-eat buffet and I know you've got a good heart it's not too late to restart and find the passion that you can't remember from each as we are able no guillotines at the table though we may eat you every week the 99 just want to speak cause if we sow the seed we can harvest all we need but we could feed everyone today from your all-i-can-eat buffet
9.
i cant say i thought that this would ever happen why cant we just continue to be happy oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo godspeed, you beautiful bastards send me a postcard while you're up there godspeed, without you we're disasters if it were up to me, i wouldn't let you go i'm lost i'm lost i'm lost i'm lost without you oooooooooooooooooooooooooooo godspeed, you beautiful bastards send me a postcard while you're up there godspeed, without you we're disasters if it were up to me, i wouldn't let you go i wouldn't let you go
10.
HELLO WORLD (RAIN MIX) 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 you're not there and i ask you why cant we just continue to be happy cause godspeed without you i'd be a disaster and if it were up to me i wouldn't let you go but 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 you're not there
11.
I’ve spent ten years sitting on this floor Staring at my note filled door Looking for some way to flip you off And I find that every year “Nothing wrong, all happy here” So why’d you say that our fates are sealed So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins Remember those who died in flame If it’s me next, don’t forget my name Remember those who are washed away Just please make sure it’s not in vain It’s funny how it all goes wrong When nothing’s up, the threat is gone The evil god has had its day Unless of course it’s not that fair Say what are you doing there? Look at how they have their fun So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins Remember those who died in flame If it’s me next, don’t forget my name Remember those who are washed away Just please make sure it’s not in vain Why are we still burning? Why are we still drowning? (x6) So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins So give us some way of finding out What we can do, what it’s all about Cos I’ve heard whispers on the wind That this ain’t real, it’s for our sins Remember those who died in flame If it’s me next, don’t forget my name Remember those who are washed away Just please make sure it’s not in vain
12.
you know i'm humbled for what you see in me but there's nothing much to see beneath the stars you might think that i have so much potential but your expectations will not be met maybe sometimes if i got good vibes maybe can hit the ball between the stars but we all know i'll strike out swinging i'll strike out singing like when we met i'm just a name and some numbers though i try my best i knuckle under i'm just a burden you are encumbered but you still cheer why do you still cheer? because i know the forbidden knowledge of who i am and what i can do and if you revealed the forbidden knowledge of who i am you'd wanna leave me too
13.
i need to email god, i have some issues and i'm placing my bets, cause i know who will lose and i am checking my phone to see who's next batting and i am tapping the button to accept all tracking and i'm waiting in line for a ticket to heaven and i am getting the slush at the seven-eleven and i am manifesting the world that i would like to create and i am checking my smart watch, because my uber is late no gods yeah, we're killing all gods and don't tell me the odds cause we're killing all gods no gods yeah, we're killing all gods and don't tell me the odds cause we're killing all gods and i stay up all night so i can fight the sun and i am buying the tickets so i can get more thumbs and i am waiting in line for a ticket to heaven i am getting the slush at the seven-eleven and i'm going to engage in rational discourse but god will not listen to my rational discourse so now i'm punching god, and i'm punching him with force cause he will not listen to my rational discourse no gods yeah, we're killing all gods and don't tell me the odds cause we're killing all gods no gods yeah, we're killing all gods and don't tell me the odds cause we're killing all gods
14.
season 12, we emerged from the same locker rooms, to the same damn fields got on the same uniform as a decade ago and on the way home, tot and i, we grab coffee and i look out at seattle, how much is different how much is the same there’s a dog barking in the neighbour’s yard that’s been barking for the last ten years nothing has changed, and i want to get over all the nights i spent in houston when i went to the bay and threw in a penny and wished that we could bring her back nothing has changed, and i want to get over all the nights we spent in houston when we went to the top of the bleachers and yelled “tiana, you were gone too soon” my room-mate has this poster up “come to the show, 23rd of July, 1994” no-one remembers that year and i’m trying to remember if i ever enjoyed this my arm’s getting tired, and my back’s getting sore from travelling cross-country a hundred days in a row there’s a dog barking in the neighbour’s yard that’s been barking for the last ten years nothing has changed, and i want to get over all the nights i spent in houston when i went to the bay and threw in a penny and wished that we could bring her back nothing has changed, and i want to get over all the nights we spent in houston when we went to the top of the bleachers and yelled “tiana, you were gone too soon” nothing has changed, and i want to get over all the nights i spent in houston we laid down a bunch of flowers and flew out the following day nothing has changed, and i want to get over all the nights we spent in houston you were trying to pass it off by sayin’ “tiana, you were gone too soon”
15.
When we left the void I must admit I was overjoyed Jaylen had returned with us We just assumed it was worth the fuss But as I looked on A funny feeling began to dawn Maybe she had come back wrong And maybe this isn't where I belong Forever in her shadow I guess it's my time to go I mean, What else can you do When all your best friends look right through you Forever in her shadow I guess it's my time to go I mean, What else can you do When all your best friends look through you
16.
And down they came They served us all our heads On a spike We burnt in flame With nothing left to do Except to die That’s when we realised We had an unfair deal Seeing us struggle there She sent her lackey squid Put up a friendly front And shake their tentacles, we did We were alone and scared We signed an unfair deal Break away from the lies They are as bad as he was We said we’d fight the gods And we meant all the gods Punch squids up in the face Tear up the unfair deal
17.
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
18.
[Conner] The sun is setting, there’s a golden glow Sebastian’s here, and he’s ready to go With as much energy as he had When we started this game, five hours ago And he’s got a little sweaty, and his hair’s slicked back With the evening sun, and the swinging bat And he’s got that half smile That half smile that I like And I hope he noticed, I hope he noticed When I brushed his hand when I handed the glove And I brushed his hand when I passed him the water And I brushed his hand while waiting on the bus And I said sorry, but I wasn’t sorry When I brushed his hand when I passed him his bat And he laughed a little bit while I straightened his hat And I put my head on his shoulder while we napped through the 7-hour flight from Seattle to Dallas [Sebastian] The game’s over, getting ready to leave I ask him if he wants to stick around here with me And we lie around on the bleachers Listening to Sidney Gish through my bad phone speakers And he breathes a little heavy from the exercise And the sunset catches a glow in his eyes And he’s got that half smile That half smile that I like And I hope he noticed, I hope he noticed When I brushed his hand when I passed him his bag And I brushed back his hair from in front of his eyes [BOTH] And I brushed his hand while waiting on the bus And I said sorry, but I wasn’t sorry [Sebastian] And I held out my hand, to help him down from the bleachers And I went to tie his lace, before he tripped on his sneakers [BOTH] And I put my head on his shoulder while we napped through the 7-hour flight from Seattle to Dallas
19.
I thought I heard your laughter drifting wild on the wind When I turned around to find you you were gone I thought it would be us forever Together against the world But here I am standing alone Where did you go? I'm cold As the sun sets on the dream we shared Memories are all I have left And all our regrets, all we left unsaid and ashes are all that remains are ashes are all that remains As I walked the halls you used to call home the void you left aches I read your words high in starry constellations: Please, don't leave me behind As the sun sets on the dream we shared Memories are all I have left And all our regrets, all we left unsaid and ashes are all that remains You got swept away on the storm Only memories remain Now my heart beats for both of us and ashes are all that remains As the sun sets on the dream we shared memories are all I have left And all our regrets, all we left unsaid and names are all that remains and names are all that remains
20.
(expressed instrumentally) i'm watching the sky as it starts to go dark and i hear a hush falling over the park i don't know what changes a decade can bring but i know an eclipse can mean only one thing oooooooooh it's just a game and these are just sounds but it's hard when the umpires are staring us down every day is the same it just goes round and round but how can i think when the thoughts are so loud we are all love this game that we've found but how can we play when the sun has gone out oooooooooh we just keep on, keep on, keep on running we just keep on, keep on, keep on fighting we just keep on, keep on, keep on loving when the world is wrong you've still gotta keep on we just keep on, keep on, keep on winning we just keep on, keep on, keep on swinging we just keep on, keep on, keep on living i know it feels wrong but you've gotta keep on oooooooooh i know that the gods don't respond to petitions but we do our jobs in the worst of conditions the moon hides the sun and we all hold our breath and we pitch and we bat and we stare into death i'm tired of wondering how i can manage if my life's just acceptable collateral damage don't want to be forgotten, don't want to forgive is it so bad that i just want to live? we are all love this game that we've found but how can we play when the sun has gone out
21.
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
22.
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 get even with 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

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we recorded a bunch of covers of our favorite band, the garages

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released May 22, 2021

killer for the pods: original by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) off of Blaseball: The Musical (blaseballmusical.bandcamp.com/album/the-deaths-of-sebastian-telephone); production by Deidra Skye (deidraskye.bandcamp.com), vocals by Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.bandcamp.com), additional vocals by carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com)

flooding/drowning (shmucku ver.): original by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) off of #14 (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/14); cover by Shmucku (perfected-automation.bandcamp.com/releases)

new sparks for old friends (EDM ver.): song by zandterbird off of Encore (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/encore-or-an-incomplete-and-contradictory-history-of-jaylen-hotdogfingers-her-trials-and-tribulations); cover by LCS (lordcakespy.bandcamp.com), vocals by Lex (@LexKrow)

parker macmillan 4.2: original by Jennifer Cat (@CattiferJen) off of We Are the Garages Vol. 2 (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-the-garages-vol-2-2); performed by tegan eden (teganeden.bandcamp.com), additional bass by slavfox (@slavfoxman)

relief pitcher (ben mix): original by Coyote Wall (coyotewall.bandcamp.com, @coyote_wall) off of storm's coming (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/storms-coming); cover by Benjamin Oliver (benjaminoliver.bandcamp.com, @vagueshrug)

godspeed (black hole mix): originally by woodthrush (wood-thrush.bandcamp.com) off of DEICIDE (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/deicide-2); cover by riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com), extra guitars by Devin Nelson

bad vibes (less than ideal ver.): originally by em grace (@undeniableEmG) off of in the feedback (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/in-the-feedback-2); cover by BONES (@jboneschristian)

to the one percent (bertie mix): original by Benjamin Oliver (benjaminoliver.bandcamp.com, @vagueshrug) off of CONSUMED (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/consumed); cover by Bertie (Hadestigers.bandcamp.com, @potentiallyrob), Charlie Chaplin sampled from public domain film The Great Dictator

godspeed (tower of crabylon rework): original by woodthrush (wood-thrush.bandcamp.com) off of DEICIDE (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/deicide-2); cover by ManicVolcanic (soundcloud.com/manavirtualstudio)

HELLO WORLD (front ver.): original by woodthrush (wood-thrush.bandcamp.com) off of ROSTER (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/roster); cover by rain, who didn't send me credits and therefore will not get any links on this album.

REMEMBERTHEM (seb ver.): original by Riley off of #14 (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/14); cover by seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com)

forbidden knowledge (slavfox ver.): original by Vigilant Baker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com) off of We Are the Garages Vol. 2 (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/we-are-the-garages-vol-2-2); cover by slavfox (@slavfoxman), vocals by amadis

and i mean, all gods (house phone ver.): original by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) off of the garages kill the gods (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/the-garages-kill-the-gods); cover by carly house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com)

nothing has changed (Sci-Fi's Swing): original by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) off of the garages suck (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/the-garages-suck); cover by Sci-Fi Boyrfriend (sciencefictionboyfriend.bandcamp.com), saxophones by Rosie Drown

into the shadows (azuretone mix): original by tegan eden (teganeden.bandcamp.com) off of ENCORE (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/encore-or-an-incomplete-and-contradictory-history-of-jaylen-hotdogfingers-her-trials-and-tribulations); cover by azuretone (azuret.bandcamp.com)

unfair deal (dark cabaret ver.): original by riley off of DEICIDE (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/deicide-2); cover by em grace (@undeniableEmG) and Lady Ravenswood

on fatherhood (sadder dadder mix): original and guitars by seb (bigredsun.bandcamp.com) off of ROSTER (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/roster); vocals and piano by Radny (@HeyItsRadny1), mixing by Matthew Marteinsson (@mattesque), mastering by Rooby (@RockodileCroc)

brushed his hand (pastel gay remix): original by rain (rainrain.bandcamp.com) off of Blaseball: The Musical (blaseballmusical.bandcamp.com/album/the-deaths-of-sebastian-telephone); mixing and conner vocals by Jace Rose, instrumentation by Rana (colrana.bandcamp.com), Sebastian vocals by Cliff

ashes (midnight): original by INOM (@LambMower) off of DEICIDE (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/deicide-2); cover by cwill (@cwillcwont). for Henry A., Mary G., and Bill D.

solar eclipse (rosie ver.): original by Jennifer Cat (@cattiferjen) off of #14 (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/14); cover by Rosie Drown

rooting for you (zack mix): original by Jennifer Cat (@cattiferjen) off of ROSTER (thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/roster); cover by zack.ry (zackry.bandcamp.com)

the second time (after the fall ver.): original by Em Grace (@undeniableEmG) off of DEICIDE thegarages.bandcamp.com/album/deicide-2); cover by mother love blone (noise-land.bandcamp.com, @lastyears_model), vocals by Quinne Larsen (eelvalley.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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