Bird in a Beehive

by Beer and Pretzels

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This album explores some new influences, new creativity, and just some over-the-top fun. You'll like it.

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released October 25, 2008

Jon Kashetta: guitar, vocals, percussion
Joshua Updegrove: drums, percussion
Jon Wertman: bass guitar, vocals, percussion
Chad Wright: vocals, guitar, keyboards, samples, percussion

Featuring:
Brian Beissel: trumpet
Eric Pugh: percussion
B&P, Eric, Dawn, Georgie: group shouts

Recorded, mixed, mastered (2008) by Jon Kashetta.

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Track Name: 17927
you don't want me on Halloween
if you don't look like me
you're not a human being
I don't want you in my TV
her people bled red, white, and blue
since June of 1962
I will, I can't, I will, I can't, I will, I can't
I'm built to last but designed to fail
I think we made a wrong turn in Albuquerque
a fridge-ful of women and a room full of clues
do you know originality comes with a case of the blues? Her people bled red, white, and blue
don't budge when they relocate you
Track Name: Bird in a Beehive
beginning with the end in mind
as we sing our "yeahs" and "la-la-la"'s
with deafening applause
just because
the painter paints with precision
the rapist lures away inhibition
and finds a penny on the ground
and a face that speaks no sound
paint me a portrait of original sin
and intuition of the lady within
close your eyes and hold on tight
behold! the imagination's tragic plight
a starving artist with nothing to eat
middle age claiming defeat
all the world's a stage tonight
lulled to sleep by fluorescent light
Track Name: Payphone Paralysis
let's get the prom queen pregnant
and drown the children in their own tears
let's hide beneath the bleachers
you fucked my mind
and nine months later I had a thought
I thought I wore protection
always ignore what you don't understand
always ignore what you can't understand
always ignore what you won't understand
always ignore what you'll never understand
a bike with no wheels is called a squirrel
a bike with no wheels cannot fly
I read the Bible
it said God is real
I read a B-B-B-Batman comic
Batman's real. Batman's real!
Track Name: Stars Rain Over Reno
as I put this pen to paper
and piece together these words
you'll know that it's obvious to see
that I'm a shark swimming in a sea of people
and your blood is barking for me
three songs and then we're gone
and then you will never see us again
nicotine and crumpled paper on the floor
and an empty box of Kleenex
sometimes fantasy is all you need
I know who my friends are
the pixels burn my eyes
the pixels burn my eyes and it's no surprise
three songs and then we're gone
and then you will never see us again
and all the days you saved
all the Sundays you took back
I'll ink this deal, break the seal, I'm selling out
three songs and then we're gone
and then you will never see us again.
Track Name: Fake Life
old man got promoted
not more money, just promoted
he quit the following week
titles don't pay the bills
do a good job; you'll be rewarded
early in the morning
begin the daydream
snap out of it
grab 'em by the shorthairs
and don't let go!
do a good job; you'll be rewarded
Track Name: The Sound of Millions of United States Tax Dollars Crackling in a Bonfire
the master plan is not done yet
so what you see is what you get
the blueprints are in disarray
but that's okay, they like it that way
crunching numbers, pushing paper
saving up nuts for the winter
with credit cards and caution tape
we'll all stand around with our mouths agape
silicone to fill the big tit on the hill
the fire's dying down; shovel in another mill'
we're going to pull out all the stops
tappin' to the flappin' of a million flip-flops
communicate, reciprocate
marinate, masticate, masturbate
I'd be punctual, but it's much too late
you're going to meet the pizza man
things are going to be much better, man
you're going to meet the pizza man
Track Name: Cuitlacoche
the message was precise
I read it on the dog's face
thank you, what you want?
thank you, what you want drink?
gotta gotta go, gotta gotta go now
sacrifice your socks
you don't understand
just stay away
fuckin' beer, let's ride
fuckin' beer, let's ride oh!
would you be disturbed if I smacked your God?
prep the patient for reverse circumcision
air America, do you know the secrets of planes?
I can't write words
the bird hits the hive
nothing matters
our lives mean nothing today
Track Name: Bow
audio visual left metaphysical
it's up to us to finish the ritual now
born of fire and funeral pyre
this is the love; this is the life
above all else
for the music we fight
Track Name: Thinkmint
these thoughts you cannot save
the sweetest thoughts can put you in an early grave
these thoughts are not for sale
a preacher's daughter races up the Scoville scale
these thoughts are not for sale
these thighs are not for sale
it's all been put to rest
I've got this lump of coal in my chest
these thoughts are not for sale
these thighs are not for sale
Track Name: Pills'n'er Beer
is this a moment stuck in time
or is it a reason to fall out of line?
bring in the medication
it's an adaptation to what we've become
visualize; dematerialize
based upon the things we've learned
and flags we've burned
watch it all come crashing down and laid to waste
based upon the things we've learned
and flags we've burned
watch it all come crashing down with great haste
but, he'll never relinquish the crown
is this a moment stuck in time
or is it a reason to fall out of line?
empty your mind; sacrifice your socks
these thoughts are not for sale
these thoughts are not for sale
these thighs are not for sale!
open your eyes
try not to swallow
sacrifice your socks
try not to let your head fall out
Track Name: Duckgrinder
hey!
Track Name: Eodium
once I get started I know I'll be fine
I just need like, the first line
all music is sacred; you know that's a lie
it's all regurgitated; looks like pizzer pie
now that I'm started, things could go wrong
and if you don't like it, you can sug that dong
our worlds are empty; they're all filled with shit
if you don't like it just pit
eodium
I need some solace; relief for my brain
I'll have some Fast Lane to constrict my veins
we pretend things are okay; we go out all night
but our world is ending and we don't see the light
someone take me away from here
things in my life just aren't clear
Track Name: Screwdriver and Spears
raised on red meat and hatred
douse it all in Vaseline
lights, camera, penetrate!
gone downhill since age eighteen
is there a foot in my mouth?
open your mouth!
hey, it can happen to you
there's nothing about it you can do
open mouth, insert foot
open mouth; your juices are my paint!
gonna start a revolution
broadcasted from the basement
gonna start a revolution tonight
take the chance of a lifetime
never going to forget it
but in a year you will regret it
she's digging her own grave
she'd sing herself to sleep
but her throat can't take any more
she's digging her own grave
expand your mind; expand your holes
your juices are my paint