I Said

by Beer and Pretzels

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"I Said" is the culmination of 7 years of shows, personnel changes, hiatuses, reunions, and song writing. Consider it a "soundtrack to a mid-life crisis". Beer and Pretzels is back with a bang.

We are online: www.beerandpretzels.com
Facebook: www.facebook.com/beerandpretzels
Instagram: @ihatebeerandpretzels
Email: beerandpretzels@gmail.com

For a downloadable/printable lyric booklet and full CD artwork, download the full album from HERE!

We are here to create, not merely survive.

Thank you.


released October 21, 2015

Most instruments recorded live in eight hours on January 11, 2015 at Casa de Jaja, Mechanicsburg, PA by Jon Kashetta and Eric Pugh. Additional recording from January to August 2015 by Jon Kashetta and Eric Pugh at Casa de Jaja, Mechanicsburg, PA. Horns recorded by Jon Kashetta at Trinity Lutheran Church, Valley View, PA. Mixed and mastered by Jon Kashetta in Lancaster, PA. Produced by Jon Kashetta, Jon Wertman, and Eric Pugh.

Cover art by Jon Wertman. Sleeve art illustration by Chad Wright. Sleeve art coloring by Jon Kashetta. Speaker photo by Jon Kashetta. All artwork scanning and cleanup by Jon Kashetta. Catering by Catherine N. Jackson

All songs written and performed by Beer and Pretzels:
Jon Kashetta - guitars (electric and classical acoustic), vocals
Eric Pugh - drums, percussion, vocals
Jon Wertman - bass guitar, vocals, upright bass, keyboards, iPad
Chad Wright - vocals, guitars (electric and steel-string acoustic)

All members contribute a guitar solo to “Every Thing is a Camera". A Whirlpool 50-pint dehumidifier provides harmony vocals on “Six West Forever”. Trumpet and horn arrangements on “I Said”, “Every Thing is a Camera”, and “Honeychugger” by Brian Beissel. Group shouts by Beer and Pretzels.


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Track Name: Carbon Footprint
The scene is dead
It needs a shot in the arm
Through social networking
We've forgotten how to be ourselves

I've got an acoustic
and a case of PBR
I'll put all my faith in a beat-up ride
and hope it gets me far

And it'll drive all the noiseheads fucking crazy
I can play anywhere I want
And they'll all think I'm fucking lazy
Reduce your carbon footprint, asshole
Track Name: Enemataco
One man
one man alone
One man
one man at arms
When your eyes go astray
You can read my thoughts
Think before I speak?
I never will!

Feed me trash
and keep me awake
I'll say anything
if the pizza never stops
When your lungs go ashtray
The addiction never stops
If you're so smart
Why aren't you rich?

Oh there he is!
That sixth guy
He turned the corner and ran away
He ran away
Just give me the knife
So I can read your thoughts
I'm scanning you
I want to hear it
Track Name: Enough To Send Your Eardrums to Japan (You Know It?)
She's out among the competition
and the stakes are high
Do you want to go for a ride?
Do you want to leave this town?
There are no pitstops
on the road ahead
We'll cross the Mason-Dixon line

Be you real, or be you pixel?
Because an image like this is too good to be true
Provided not the slightest clue

And you will do the things you wish you wouldn't
And you will drink from the fountain of pudding
Track Name: I Said
I saw a car on fire on my way home through gridlock, yesterday
The flames were black and rising
I dreamt I was waling the streets of a city, a city which I've never been
It was fifty-five degrees and snowing

If I'm awake, tell me what is left
There's a lot of money invested in death

Well, I said, and I said, whoa, I said
It takes a man to do this shit
To make a lot of noise that no one hears

If I'm alive, please tell me
Well, I said
"How can anyone understand you when no one hears a word that you say?"
Track Name: Every Thing is a Camera
Be safe and hide in your own mind
The world could slip between your lips
and bash your face against its hips
Take a picture
If we all became psychic,
weirdness would not exist
But for now they have to pry
Take a picture
If they had your thoughts
it would blow their minds
Dropping dead from the shock to the system

Nice time for a bike ride
Dog food
Mountain range
Fire hall
I'm a spaceman
In my mind
How high can bugs fly?
Get out of the way!
Reach out and touch no one
You are all alone

I put the sea shell up to my ear
Ocean sounds are not all that I hear
"I wish that I could be with you every day"
Some creatures have a lot to say
Track Name: Honeychugger
Cue the melody
Life's not a sweet as you thought it could be
Lather, rinse, and repeat
Drowning in greed, a man on the street is handed a receipt

It's in the oil that you eat
Sludge-thick and closer to the heart
Isn't it strange how we vote for change?
Then we're out in the streets begging for it

Cold hard cash speaks volumes
Merit will get you nothing
Trust fund
Who do you think you are?
This is not a joke!
Track Name: The Child Evaporator
Time's up!
What's that burning smell?
My life is an empty page
So, why don't you scribble something on it?
Soundtrack to a midlife crisis
Locks into the groove

It's not fair!
Have I died and gone to hell?
My life is an empty page
So, why don't you scribble something on it?
Display it on the fridge with magnets
Or throw it in the trash

Do you remember me?

Hand me a stack of papers
Written in a language
That I don't understand
Wake up every morning
Trudging through cans

It's strange to change from
One water to another
Track Name: Six West Forever
Do you have people
That you trust completely?
I only trust ugly people
I only trust ugly
In my head, I am a ghost
I am a Gothic teenager

It wasn't always this way
But I have learned
That all men live for revenge
They want your life

Have you even thought about
The repercussions of your actions
No! That's what's great about being a maniac!
Will the fan above me fall and
Chop me into a million pieces
No! You'll drop dead of a massive heart attack!
Just like that.
I live a möbius strip of adventure
I need more fireworks in my life

25 years of channel surfin'
All this time working toward nothing

So, I'll spin around in circles until I fall down
And smash my compass on the ground

Whenever I'm at work
I have to say, "Thank you"
It's not out of gratitude
I'm thanking myself
For not...

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Start the surveillance
They are watching
Please help me!

Even though we haven't talked in so long
It feels like we haven't missed a beat

Get in the car and drive far away
What ever happened to waking up and facing the day?

Another box fan summer has come and gone
We police the streets although the crime has won
There is no cure at the bottom of the bottle
But under the cap, it reads, "Please try again."

We are here to create, not merely survive.