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UNSTABLE

by the garages

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1.
INCINERATE 02:57
let’s bring it back to nothing (woah-oh, woah-oh.) let’s take it to the lion’s den show me what i’m missing (woah-oh, woah-oh.) i just wanna see my friends gettin better bring it back to basics (woah-oh, woah-oh.) take me out, the morning star you’ll crash on my sofa (woah-oh, woah-oh.) i just wanna see my enemies eat this DECIMATE (YEAH) ELIMINATE (YEAH) THE FLOODING GATES (YEAH) AND ASPHYXIATE (YEAH) IN AN ELSEWHERE STATE (YEAH) AND DISINTEGRATE (YEAH) AND INCINERATE (YEAH) AND INCINERATE!!! let’s take it to the home plate (woah-oh, woah-oh.) it’s easy, just ignore the new change i just wanna fight gods (woah-oh, woah-oh.) kick me in the teeth and kiss me again i know how to win this (woah-oh, woah-oh.) i don’t need to play your games i’m just gonna dance now (woah-oh, woah-oh.) i’ll show you how to deal with pain, as i make you DECIMATE (YEAH) ELIMINATE (YEAH) THE FLOODING GATES (YEAH) AND ASPHYXIATE (YEAH) IN AN ELSEWHERE STATE (YEAH) AND DISINTEGRATE (YEAH) AND INCINERATE (YEAH) AND INCINERATE!!! i’ve been feeling let down by all the shit going on i’ve been tryna dress up, while everyone dresses down everyone’s lost track of the stars in the sky cause they’re counting the weeds that are growing nearby every day’s getting worse and we’re starting to choke because the water in the air is getting stuck in my throat the temperature is rising and i’m hit with the laser beam if i go outside(outside) then the sun(sun) will kill me and i’ve been feeling let down by all the shit going on i’ve been tryna dress up, while everyone dresses down everyone’s lost track of the stars in the sky cause they’re counting the weeds that are growing nearby every day’s getting worse and we’re starting to choke because the water in the air is getting stuck in my throat the temperature is rising and i’m hit with the laser beam if i go outside(outside) then the sun(sun) will kill me AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA
2.
so mediocre 03:46
My father taught me to swing a bat With high sights and years of grueling work He said, I could be the best of them yet But his patience was waning My training couldn’t make up for The fact I’d never be Jessica Just so Mediocre, no team would ever take me in But I found a home with the garages and made some friends But now we’re infested by predators tearing up our stars Turns out that my soul is too large and the team paid the cost His words stick, Branded He once said, that You play, with everything that you’ve got But Still it ain’t much Miles away from runner up You’ll drag, a winning team through the mud Break all their trust Lose all the ones you love, how sad… York buys Sunny D, I’d say that’s too sweet for me Then after a loss we’d go home and track for his CD Then One Sunny Day, he struts up cooly to the plate Then in a single blink he’s gone to the vault without leaving a trace You’re just cursed, the worst You live to, hurt His words stick, Branded He once said, that Chorus: You play, with everything that you’ve got But Still it ain’t much Miles away from runner up You’ll drag, a winning team through the mud Break all their trust Lose all the ones you love, how sad… Then there’s Alison Abbot, Oh the moments regretted I guess there’s quite a few of them We were running the bases, Oh the look on her face when The Ump missed me, but, not her You play, with everything that you’ve got But Still it ain’t much Miles away from runner up You’ll drag, a winning team through the mud Break all their trust Lose all the ones you love, how sad… Outro: Why couldn’t, you just take me? Why couldn’t you just take me?
3.
sidelined 05:21
I guess I'm used to moving on It's not the first time I can ask politely But despite me It won’t be the last I guess I shouldn’t be surprised I guess I've seen a few Revivals in my time And you don’t choose whether You're in or out of your prime But I thought I was fine Just thought you Liked me better Up to bat and Standing in the light You can lead a team to water But you can't control the strike And then you’re sidelined You're on the sidelines Can I embrace a brand new era? Say my rituals in time before I'm sidelined? You still get sidelined I’d ask you not to waste your time Betting on a batter Always sitting on deck Waiting for a sign ‘Cause I, I’m just sidelined I guess a lot is on the line I guess it isn’t always Personal or purposeful The call is fair The lottery is blind I guess it comes and goes in waves And though the universe is Aimless and unstable I see patterns I need something not to change But I thought I was fine I only like me when I'm Up to bat or Standing in the light You can lead a team to water But you can't control the strike And then you’re sidelined You're on the sidelines Can I embrace a brand new era? Say my rituals in time before I'm sidelined? You still get sidelined I’d ask you not to waste your time Betting on a batter Always sitting on deck Waiting for a sign ‘Cause I, I’m just sidelined Someone, please forgive me I've been heading for the plate But if I cannot take the stands Then I do not deserve the stage And I don't want to be forgotten If my luck cannot avail me If I come out of the shadows Will my legacy prevail? Or am I just another wash-up? Am I damned to go out swinging? I can’t hear you from the dugout Is there anyone else singing for me? You can lead a team to water But you can't control a strike You're on the sidelines But you're not sidelined Can we embrace a brand new era While remembering the ride? You're on the sidelines We all get sidelined I’d ask you not to waste your time Betting on a batter Always sitting on deck Waiting for a sign 'Cause I– You can lead a team to water But you can't control a strike And then you’re sidelined You're on the sidelines Can I embrace a brand new era? Say my rituals in time before I'm sidelined? You still get sidelined I’d ask you not to waste your time Betting on a batter Always sitting on deck Waiting for a sign ‘Cause I, I’m just sidelined
4.
drowning in seas of numbers that everyone but me determines raised up and taught to believe that i’m only worth what i can help them achieve boiled down into some data and i’m not sure that i remember who i am outside their lines been running round the bases they tell me to but i’m not sure that i remember who i am outside their lines felt nice at first to think that i was wanted that i was needed but now i’m no longer fooled by the lies they fed and the way we’ve all been bled the fire’s burning hot the floods have all come down after this much rain we’re due for a drought boiled down into some data and i’m not sure that i remember who i am outside their lines been running round the bases they tell me to but i’m not sure that i remember who i am outside their lines i’m more than some algorithm i’m somebody and i won’t let myself forget that boiled down into some data and i’m not sure that i remember who i am outside their lines been running round the bases they tell me to but i’m not sure that i remember who i am outside their lines
5.
Give us what we’re owed And we might just let you leave If you insist on talking We’re gonna make you scream I’m sick of letting questions go unanswered And you thinking we’re a team You’re gonna wish this whole thing was a dream I hope your day is well And your life is filled with ease It’ll make you nice and soft For my dull guillotine The 99 have spoken And the 1 is good to go We’re coming for you now I hope you’re not too slow You think I’m giving up this easy You think I’m gonna let you go This era where you let us fight for scraps When there’s so much to eat Consumerists lay dead at my fucking feet I’m gonna take the coins in your pocket And lay them on your tongue You won’t need them where you’re headed But it might be a bit of fun I think you’ll agree this transaction Went off with out a hitch Now you’re the one who’s hiding How’s that for fucking rich No more chances No more fear The era is over The new one is here
6.
golden 03:09
rotating golden figure in the sky you make sure she don't see you cry just keep that head down and don't make a peep just work all day then go home and sleep melt the metal melt the coin prove your mettle and make some noise melt the metal melt the coin prove your mettle and make some the boss is up there in ivory castles by our very nature we are in an endless battle no i don't trust you as far as i can throw you weapons at the ready folks were gonna break through melt the metal melt the coin prove your mettle and make some noise melt the metal melt the coin prove your mettle and make some noise
7.
It’s not a cage when it’s for your own good I’m sorry, i didn’t mean to kill the mood But at least i won’t burn(kill) you, like i did the others I’ve been playing at, I’ve been playing at Self-worth again Ain’t it fun to play pretend? I’ve been pulling for, i’ve been pulling for Something different, but the same is all we get Chorus: Don’t get near me I’ll only sear your skin In the state i’m in Don’t you free me I know it’ll happen again My friends… Don’t get near me I’ll only sear your skin In the state i’m in Don’t you free me I know it’ll happen again My friends…… Heart’s been beating for, heart’s been beating for Decades at least what i’d do to be at peace I’ve been ripping out, i’ve been tearing up Sutures lately it’s only fair that i should bleed I’ve been staring at, i’ve been staring at These four walls Dwelling on lost possibilities I’ve been burning up I’ve been burning out Instability is such a silly thing I’m locked in here for your own good I’m locked in here for your own personhood Don’t get near me I’ll only sear your skin In the state i’m in Don’t you free me I know it’ll happen again My friends Don’t get near me I’ll only sear your skin In the state i’m in Don’t you free me I know it’ll happen again My friends My friends My friends…..
8.
they say you can't go home again, it's true especially when your home burns down around you i lit the match with a flick of the cleat from the league that hexed me yeah i'll see you in hell cuz it's hell that sent me as i walk out the door singing "next team, next team" first you do it for the money then you do it for the fame then you do it for your teammates then you do it for the flame, for the flame firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me it's just a game, it's just a game nobody deserves to be called a curse but if you're gonna insist, i'm happy to make it worse i'll start again with a slate as blank as the stares in the crowd when i'm the last one standing will you still be proud as i brush off the ashes screaming "next team, next team" first you're done in by the money then you're done in by the fame then you're done in by your teammates then you're done in by the flame, by the flame firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me it's just a game, it's just a game it's almost over now i think i know how this all ends what's left of the money? of my friends? there's a darkness closing in no more games, no more regrets oh god, why can't i forget? firewalker with me if you ever felt alone in the crowd that screams your name firewalker with me when you're tired of the shadows and the shame firewalker, firewalker with me if you've ever felt the rush of the fire, of the flame, of the flame firewalker, firewalker with me if you've ever felt the brutal chill of charred remains it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game, it's just a game.
9.
It’s funny the stories we tell ourselves between the numbers. We’re always running around, running after each other. No matter the words we tell ourselves We’re just repeating an endless cycle. Trading my heart for a force field. Never asking how I feel. I hate the way you say “Baby you’re a paradox”, Like it’s not some kind of way to put me in a box. Contain me, but don’t you dare try to shame me. I try to keep my words in check. I know I shouldn’t blame you for this mess. But you’re so cagey, I just wanna be free. I just wanna be free, you contain me Baby after this, we are History. I like the way you kiss, we got history. You’re just too big a risk, we are history. Maybe one last tryst, we got history.
10.
Call me an alternate, it's time for me to go Even for a moment, everywhere is better than Hear me cry, I'm tired without a doubt A worn down shoe with the soul ripped out My mind's so scattered, memories washed away The black hole steals any inkling of the light of Daybreak comes, the dawning second sun The moon blocks out and we all burn one by one Why must I stay? When I step up to the plate I'd rather be forgotten I'd rather be replaced by someone better (x2) Every day I wonder, where did Malik go? Is he doing well, and can I visit him some Time feels fractured, and space no longer whole Death is just a waiting room to come back home Swept to the elsewhere, years went by Aging in the cellar like a fine red Why not peel back the curtain and let me step inside Travel to realities much kinder in design Why must I stay? When I step up to the plate I'd rather be forgotten I'd rather be replaced by someone better (x2) How do we even lift the ball? You feel it coming like a wave This sad whiny song makes me sad There's no sure way forward here I don't know I'd get you back There's a coldness in my blood We may not look like much Face the sun There is no second chair Can we win it for them? All I wanna do is go A new leaf, a clean slate Is there something missing? A chance to breathe 'Cause nothing ever gets better 'round here Is it time yet? An opening wormhole Will I be all alone again? No loss no disappointment (Why must I stay?) But I guess I'm here So better make the most of it Back on the field So might as well toast to it (x2) (Can you say thank you to Coach Ollie?) (Thank you, Coach Ollie!)
11.
i've made a grave mistake, i knew that from the onset but petty traitors like me have no room for any regret with me and you there, singing what will be our last duet echoes of embers wail an ode to instantly forget oh, remembrance, do you think this matters? have you checked the rule book yet? do you really think that this will ward off any looming threat? what will be different once the cosmos stop and time resets? no gods, no masters, no receivers of prayers to forget oh, remembrance, i, did you enjoy that last walk in the park? did you send mother your kindest regards? relay your message, you bright rising star they are the audience and this is our art this is the ending where everyone dies of billowing flame to be erased by time lit from the matchstick of pure greed and spite i fled the scene, it's out of my sight

credits

released July 30, 2021

INCINERATE by rain ( no-risk.bandcamp.com ), with gang vocals by mother love blone, shmucku, JT, riley, rosie, BONES, and yana

so mediocre by Shmucku / Perfected Automation ( perfected-automation.bandcamp.com )

sidelined by house phone (@worsterman, phonehouse.bandcamp.com), guitar & bass by deidra skye (@deidraskye, deidraskye.bandcamp.com ), drums by henry (@honryyy), gang vocals by apha (@apha.music), James Taylorson (@thejeanstv), Levi Squier (VNN) (@SquierVoices), erica, zack.ry, jackson, Monthenor, Astrid D

outside their lines by zack.ry (Zack Eccleston) ( zackry.bandcamp.com )

EMBRACE VIOLENCE by Rosie Drown ( thornsband.bandcamp.com )

golden by seb ( bigredsun.bandcamp.com ) with additional voices provided by jace rose, riley ( rileysroom.bandcamp.com ), BONES, and monthenor golket

needs of the many by yana ( going-nowhere.bandcamp.com | @villainousgoo ), lead guitar by apha (@apha.music), drums, mixing, mastering by Deidra Skye ( deidraskye.bandcamp.com ), extra vox by riley ( rileysroom.bandcamp.com ), Rosie Drown ( thornsband.bandcamp.com ), BONES ( bonesbonesbones.bandcamp.com ), and cwillcwont (@cwillcwont)

firewalker with me by mother love blone ( noise-land.bandcamp.com ) and riley ( rileysroom.bandcamp.com )

we've got history by Bertie (Megan vocals + lyrics, guitars, drums, bass, alto sax) and Rosie (Parker vocals + lyrics, tenor saxophone)

ollie mueller's seen it all:
Written and Performed By: BONES ( bonesbonesbones.bandcamp.com, @jbonechristian ) with additional voices in track credits

traitor's lament by azuretone ( azuret.bandcamp.com )

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Album art by Wraithly ( twitter.com/wraith_ly )

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