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we are the garages (vol 4)

by the garages

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1.
give up now 04:43
i had a dream to achieve greatness so i joined the team it wasn't what i thought how could i be prepared for what i had seen it's too much now seen so much loss and suffering yeah it's got me down i should give up now another goddamn day so sick of my teammates just fading away i wish i was free i sure think that blaseball just wasn't for me i'm too scared now how is it that a game has made me so full of doubt i should give up now it's too hard now don't think i'll ever escape with my life spared anyhow i should give up now it's too late now stuck in this horrendous hell just to appease a crowd i'll get through somehow
2.
I remember the day I blew out my shoulder must of been twenty three and not a day older I threw my weight as I swung to the left then searing pain in the back of my neck broken nose at around the same time head banging too close to some shitty band’s backline a crunch as I hit the PA and I still can’t breath quite the same way (I still can’t breath quite the same way) fractured arm as I slid into home plate set it quick but it still didn’t heal straight and when the rains comes I feel a dull ache that fucking pain often keeps me awake dislocated hip in the outfield must have been six months before it healed my physio’s name is wayne and he still comes out to all of my home games (he still comes out to my home games) I feel the weight of my skin on my bones and the aches and pains that don’t feel like home wonder when my body last felt like my own it must have been in the offseason heavy floods: I got swept away in Chicago an inclipse nearly got me against the Tacos consumers took a bite against ‘Beams but I’m still chasing after my own dreams (I’m still chasing after my own dreams) I feel the weight of my skin on my bones and the aches and pains that don’t feel like home wonder when my body last felt like my own it must have been in the offseason (must have been in the offseason) (must have been in the offseason) we just keep running and running and running every day cos we are all hunting for something and the hits that keep coming won’t keep us away we just keep running and running and running every day cos we are all hunting for something and the hits that keep coming won’t keep us away I feel the weight of my skin on my bones and the aches and pains that don’t feel like home wonder when my body last felt like my own it must have been in the offseason (must have been in the offseason) (must have been in the offseason)
3.
i had to move away from what used to be LA 'cause one of your gods destroyed the world again i'm walking to the corner store smell burning flesh that i just ignore guess an umpire set some guy on fire again got a nine-to-five at your big event but it’s fine, 'cause i gotta pay my rent and i'm tired of peanuts and i'm tired of blood and i'm tired of seeing eclipses and floods and i'm tired of meetings interrupted by gods the rest of us have had enough i know the league is burning, it's all around us but the world keeps turning while you're drowning us you've made a mess, now look who's cleaning up the rest of us have had enough "hey boss, i'm gonna be late again." "yeah, i got caught in traffic." "which dimension am i in? knife angeles." "mhm! i'll be there around 10 instead of 8 if things clear up." what's with all the suns in the sky that tiny one's gonna make me cry, 'cause i'm trying to sleep and it's bright outside again why are all the gods so obnoxious this purple text and that pile of boxes they're holding up the morning news again "moving over to the west, the Infinite Cities are sitting at a comfortable 72 degrees and, uh-" "-supermassive black hole has consumed-" "the suns are gone." "all of the suns are gone." "where is BNN?" "someone get BNN on the phone-" "-making this just one more in a long string of splort-induced cosmic events" "-this could indicate another deep economic recession-" "commissioner Parker MacMillan could not be reached for comment" "-unclear how this will affect the playoffs" and i'm aware that your league went up in flames i don't care, i don’t even watch your games and i'm tired of peanuts and i'm tired of blood and i'm tired of seeing eclipses and floods and i'm tired of meetings interrupted by gods the rest of us have had enough i know the league is burning, it's all around us but the world keeps turning while you're drowning us you've made a mess, now look who's cleaning up the rest of us have had enough oh, and no one cares about your equity or your fraud affairs or your prosperity 'cause no one's paying for my therapy so fuck your splort, and fuck your suns, sincerely, the collateral. ("the Flowers game tonight will not be delayed because play must go on.")
4.
the cellar door is open the house is filled with flies the garden’s all but wilted and still, the rain never dies I walk out to the main road the arterial is clogged the cars choke the roadways curse of a dying god and I stay in my home as the sea turns to blood as the snake swallows everything I await the flood I await the Black Hole, come to swallow us all it creeps in like a sickness coming in from the West Seattle went hours ago Oklahoma’s lookin next all eyes gaze towards the horizon the great black line in the sky the sun is pulled in further we all know we’re gonna die but we all seem to agree we’ll go on with our lives swallowed up when it’s time to go when the suns leave the skies as time slows up I find I’m comfortably numb and I stay in my home as the sea turns to blood as the snake swallows everything I await the flood I await the Black Hole, come to swallow us all
5.
every day’s a new ending to cope i just keep pretending say normal is what you feel and if you don’t feel, that’s what’s real last week i thought you were undead this week i think that you’re just dead yeah i’m fine; thanks for asking see you next week, no point relaxing coach says, keep hustlin’ wanna be something? keep playing while your best friends burn around you at some point the horror starts to fade and i don’t really care but this is all i know head down; keep pushing through sometimes i feel like we never change like there’s no escape from the things we used to love i wish the floods would come and wash away my name seasons come and seasons go some static and some just echo say normal is what you feel and if you don’t feel, that’s what’s real last game i tried to be myself this game i’ll try somebody else yeah i’m fine; thanks for asking [MOODY COOKBOOK is inhabiting] and i wish i could leave but this is all i know how would i make it out alive sometimes i feel like we never change like there’s no escape from the things we used to love i wish the floods would come and wash away my name (and i wish i could leave) another year, new trip round a sun but it’s the same old bases that i keep on running, so i pray the floods come and they’ll wash away my name (but this is all i know) and everyone reminds me i’m lucky not many people get this far would it be better if i was never here? [spoken] i don’t know. i guess i just have no sense of what i want? sometimes i feel like we never change like there’s no escape... i wish the floods would come... sometimes i feel like we never change like there’s no escape from the things we used to love i wish the floods would come and wash away my name (and i wish i could leave) another year, new trip round a sun but it’s the same old bases that i keep on running, so i pray the floods come and they’ll wash away my name (but this is all i know) okay, that’s all the time that we have for today. i’ll see you next week
6.
let's go! 03:17
let's go! let's go! there's a message all around as you're heading downtown saying "we will save us!" "we will save us!" running down the isle and the crowd goes wild screaming "we will save us!" "we will save us!" roaring like an engine going fast on the highway a pretty good sign that things will go our way maybe we're middling but that's okay 'cause we will always say let's go mills, baby, come on hit the ball we're the gayest team around and we're gonna do it all! let's go mills, baby, third line in the row set a fire, eat the rich and let's steal home! come on, steal home! by the luck of the draw we're in the wild call chanting "new phone, hu-bris!" "we can do this!" two rounds done and we're running gun screaming "new phone, hu-bris!" "we can do this!" bottom of the ninth, 3-5, its an upset everybody cries, puffy eyes, our cheeks wet and you're tellin' us to end our set but we're not givin' up just yet! let's go mills, baby, come on hit the ball we're the gayest team around and we're gonna do it all! let's go mills, baby, third line in the row set a fire, eat the rich and let's steal home! screw it all, steal home! good morning good mills! While we're all high on collective hubris, I've got a little chant for yall! Repeat after me! not ours we rent! we're gonna make a dent! we're gonna rumble and it's gonna shake the continent! not ours we rent! and if they ask who's home we'll say it's all of us 'cause we do not win alone! not ours we rent! we're gonna make a dent! we're gonna rumble and it's gonna shake the continent! not ours we rent! and if they ask who's home we'll say it's all of us 'cause we do not win alone! alright! not ours we rent! we're gonna make a dent! we're gonna rumble and it's gonna shake the continent! not ours we rent! and if they ask who's home we'll say it's all of us! ONE TWO LET'S GO! let's go mills, baby, come on hit the ball we're the gayest team around and we're gonna do it all! let's go mills, baby, third line in the row set a fire, eat the rich and let's steal home! come on, steal home! screw it all, steal home! come on, steal home! screw it all, steal home! screw it all, steal-!
7.
get wrecked 03:06
made a doll of you sewed it up with patches i’ve been wishing on stars but it seems the stars have catches welcome back again you probably wanna stop don’t you know all rides must end in a gift shop? i want you here alive, and whole, and happy but i got you here plastic and crappy you’re a legend now, you’re the best is that better than getting some rest? oh you don’t smile the way you used to anymore get wrecked at the season’s end get wrecked for us both, my friend get wrecked so we can all be free best of luck to you, baby a twisted dream come true your heart just isn’t in it you’re a shadow of you is this what it takes to win it? you’re a legend now, you’re a star but i’d prefer you far cuz you don’t laugh the way you used to anymore get wrecked at the season’s end get wrecked for us both, my friend get wrecked so we can all be free best of luck to you, baby you’re golden and gleaming that’s great but there’s things that they can’t replicate it hurts even more to have you so close when you’re this oh it sucks that you’re not the same were you changed by this process or fame? oh what i wouldn’t give to have back the you that i miss get wrecked at the season’s end get wrecked for us both, my friend get wrecked so we can all be free best of luck to you and me
8.
do androids dream of electric sheep? and if they do, do they beep or bleat? do robots ever make friends? or are they all just a means to an end? check maintenance log six for presence of caprines arithmetic dictates that you are now dead weight slowing this rocket bus but not ejected would that not make it “sus”? do we possess a soul? does it exceed the speed of light? can it escape black holes? do we still have a chance to fight? results are still uncertain what follows final curtains so let’s not wait around and abandon this town and head for new horizons is this an exercise in futility? how do you theorize we cheat gravity? is it finally time we accept our fates? say our sayonaras and call it a day? the same as with death, until our last breath chances are non-zero hold on and pull through I don’t understand you please install japanese module do we possess a soul? does it exceed the speed of light? can it escape black holes? do we still have a chance to fight? results are still uncertain what follows final curtains so let’s not wait around and abandon this town and head for new horizons correct pitch by minus zero point zero three one engage dorsal thrusters hold on to your aft ends engage boosters in three, two, one, ignition
9.
I’m just a fish cannon out at sea (I’m just a fish cannon out at sea) a feeling that's close, and that is on me (s feeling that's close, and that is on me) I’m being a little silly and that's alright (I’m being a little silly and that's alright) I don't say a thank you when I fight (I don't say a thank you) I’m going back in streams, falling back in time (swimming in the stream again and again) me and my friends, they say it's alright (it’s alright, it’s alright) I’m helping you out, they say it's okay (everything’s for you and that’s ok) when I’m being shot sixty miles per hour a day (shot again and again and again…) I'm just a salmon on the way go I'm just a salmon on a cannon I'm just a salmon on the run I'm just a salmon going home I'm just a salmon feeling great now I'm just a salmon feeling great I'm just a salmon going away now I'm just a salmon saying, hey- I’m taking notes today, I’m seeing all the runs (I’m taking notes today, I’m seeing all the runs) took another from the Firefighters, winning all those won (firefighters, back again) I’m sorry, is it okay, I’m sorry if this hurts (flew too hard that time) I didn’t mean to slap you on the face that’s where it worked (sorry again and again and again…) I'm just a salmon on the run taking everything out I'm just a salmon on the run taking everything out I'm just a salmon on the run falling back in the stream I'm just a salmon on the run taking everything back I'm just a salmon on the run taking everything back I'm just a salmon on the run taking everything back I didn’t mean to [ELSEWHERE] when I shot them out I didn’t mean to [ELSEWHERE] and I shot them out I just- I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks with me I’m taking sharks I’M TAKING SHARKS WITH ME I’M TAKING SHARKS WITH ME I’M TAKING SHARKS I’M TAKING I’M TAKING SHARKS I’m just a salmon on the run and they say it’s okay they ask me, “Little salmon, are you fine at the end of the day” and I say, “Maybe you should look at those you’re familiar with”
10.
blank slate 03:18
as I sit looking at the stars marvelling at how we got this far thinking how it's just another day before the Black Hole gets us all all we've built it's swallowed whole it's like we never saw this place and all the things we never did they're still standing up ahead but the world is empty the slate is clean it makes no odds that you've joined the dots cause our world is empty the slate is blank yet again I'm looking at the sky but this time I'm wondering why it's dark and cold why do I feel so old? I think it's that I'm where I'd go all those 51 years ago to write you letters on how it could be better and all those things we never did they're still standing up ahead but the world is empty our slate is clean it makes no odds that you've joined the dots cause our world is empty our slate is blank the slate, the slate, the slate is blank and now I know we can't go back our slate, our slate, our slate is blank and now I know we can't go back the slate, the slate, the slate is blank and now I know we can't go back our slate, our slate, our slate is blank and now I know we can't go back (the lights are out and I'm so scared of what I'll do when you're not there the lights are out and I'm so scared of what I'll do when you're not there)
11.
going rogue 04:50
i'm gonna work until i die as long as there's a sun in the sky and even when the day is done there’s always gonna be another sun so i’ve gotta keep going gotta keep up and all of these orders they all just keep building up and i’ve only got so many hands to hold myself up but i can’t let go where else would i go? but i want to get out gotta guard the gates of hell while ringing that dinner bell gotta keep track of all the gold what everybody else is owed i just need to take a break it’s all too much and all these orders they all just keep building up because i feel like i’m going to break i’m breaking up and i can’t hold on any longer i’m worth more than this so i’m going rogue
12.
gravedigger 01:57
gravedigger, make me a shallow grave I’ll be back again, just a couple of days well I’m good enough, loved enough, bad enough to be saved so, gravedigger, make me a shallow grave I’m not one to be left behind I’ll be dead and gone a few more times well I’m good enough, loved enough, bad enough to be saved so, gravedigger, make me a shallow grave

credits

released September 24, 2021

GIVE UP NOW:
by autumn (@autumnposting, autumnspring.bandcamp.com )
mixing by Bertie (@HeyItsBertie)

THE OFFSEASON (WON'T KEEP US AWAY):
by Bertie (@HeyItsBertie)

SINCERELY, THE COLLATERAL:
by Astrid (@AReblase)
guitar by Agent 39.2 (agent392.bandcamp.com)
bass by Sci-Fi Boyfriend (sciencefictionboyfriend.bandcamp.com)
lead vocals by riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com)
additional vocals by math! (@mathonwys), Joey T Badger (@JoeyTBadger), uwunium, Woosh, Sci-Fi Boyfriend, ras
additional synths by LCS (lordcakespy.bandcamp.com)
knife angeles by ras and uwunium

BLACK HOLE RISING:
by Rosie Drown

NEW YEAR, SAME ME:
by ras
therapist voice by ana t

LET'S GO!:
lyrics and vocals by Woosh
bass and guitars by Bertie (@HeyItsBertie)
drums by Ras
bridge claps by Riley, Shiro, Sci-Fi Boyfriend, Alian
chanting by CPiGuy, Bertie, Louisa
intro yells by Mathonwys, Shiro

GET WRECKED:
by Louisa Blatt
guitar, bass, and vocals by teganeden
produced by Deidra Skye

BEEP OR BLEAT?:
by Agent 39.2 (Alian, agent392.bandcamp.com, twitter.com/Agent3921 )

YOUR FRIEND, SALMON:
by Rana (colrana.bandcamp.com)

BLANK SLATE:
by riley (rileysroom.bandcamp.com)

GOING ROGUE:
by Vigilant Baker (vigilantbaker.bandcamp.com)

GRAVEDIGGER:
by Rosie Drown

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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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