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Complete Remix May-June 2017 by CB at BreetWorld Studios, West Orange, NJ. Sonic upgrade to 96kHz sample rate/ 24bit depth high-resolution sound/ the 10th Breetles album (if anyone gives half a tug):

S O U N D R E C O R D I N G S

All music & lyrics by Chris Breetveld {except where noted}
Performed by The Breetles

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released June 30, 2017

***AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRODUCER: These tracks are programmed to closely follow or connect with each other. For best results, please burn a GAPLESS cd! Happy motoring!

All instruments & vocals by Chris Breetveld - except:
R. Stevie Moore-guitars, tambourine on “I Don’t Care”
and guitars on “In Deep Ocean”
Phil Long-drums – "Boyfriends” and "Saviour"
David Biglin-guitars on "JJJazz +Grasshoppers" “In Deep
Ocean” and “Bury That Grape” courtesy AtomicPeachBoy
Steve Szymanski-didgeridoo on “Loch Ness”
Chuck Manka-announcer on “The World Is Fucked Up”
Al DiGiacomo-voice, percussion on “Harness The Wind”

(p)2008 The Breetles Remix version ©2017 NoFault Records
Arranged, produced, engineered, mixed, bartender, all transportation provided by Chris Breetveld


All-Digital recording / SoundCheck Studios, 31A Roseland Ave, Caldwell, NJ 973-226-9300 (ask for Matt)
DigitalPerformer4 software on a MacG4 computer
Executive Engineer: Steven Szymanski, MBE
Re-mixed and Re-mastered Jan-Mar2011 at BreetWorld Studio, West Orange, NJ by Breet
-thanks to Squiggy for showing me the right way to do it


The Breetles are Chris Breetveld and anyone who plays breetles songs, with or without him

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The Breetles, an American power-pop band, are Chris Breetveld and anyone who plays Breetles songs, with or without him. They became one of the founding rocks of the "Kendall Park (New Jersey) Sound" starting around 1982. They have been described as the illegitimate flower-child of The Who, The Beatles, XTC, The Kinks, Mrs. Miller and Cheap Trick. Power-pop, cleverly-stupid, quiet is the new loud. ... more

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Track Name: I DON'T CARE (breetveld)
I DON’T CARE
1-If you leave me for that guy
Please wait until you’re outside
Leaving me all alone,
confusing my telephone
Please don’t you bring him ‘round
I’ll flatten him in the ground
If I see him with you, I’ll not be too amused

2-I don’t mind you steal my car
Or throw my tape deck in the street
I don’t care you piss in my pool
Or tie me up at the high school
Don’t hang around or else
They’ll put me away on the shelf
If the romance is over, please move out to Dover

3-You don’t understand what I say
You take things the worst possible way
The stresses of life gave a push, drag
As you opted out for that douche-bag
If you’re gonna leave my life
Don’t stab at my heart with a knife
Don’t come back home,
they’re packing me into boxes
©1978 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: NEW JERSEY CONDO BLUES (breetveld)
NEW JERSEY CONDO BLUES
North Village apartment
On the Eastern side
Built over a landfill and lined up side-by-side
We’ll spend the day in the sun on my roof
in elegant coaches
We’ll spend the night on the floor of my room
and we can hunt roaches
I feel so wrong paying rent when there’s no heat on
This is the life
A life you cannot expect to come cheaply
That’s what you get
When you sign that lease, you count the least

This once was New Jersey,
we called the Garden State
Where flowers and farmland grew,
now condos in their place
You spend your life in a job and invest
in corporate ventures
You’re so obsessed with your need to succeed
your life is indentured
Greed must have won
No space between malls on route #1
This ain’t no life
My parents worked hard to escape from the city
That’s what you want
That farm has some room,
soon it’s: “Shops Coming Soon!”

We’ll spend less time in the sun on my roof
without respirators
Between the smoke and the fog and the soot
and corporate raiders
I can’t believe
that no one stands for their right to breathe
This is the life
A life you’ve got to protect from bulldozers - ahh
That’s what you want
Don’t give up so fast, relax on the grass
©1992 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: LOCH NESS (breetveld)
LOCH NESS
Here in Loch Ness there’s an author starting a poem
Crying aloud for the child-man fully grown
Deporting innocence clusters staring aloud
Here in Loch Ness
It is home but it feels far away
The imaginary choir he plays here in Loch Ness

Transcripted effigies gather, a need to rehearse
Summoning Moe-Larry-Curley for the meaning: COERCE
Lopsided visions of logic, the essence of fax
Clutching at straws
It is there, in the tomb of despite,
Intelligence like burned-out lights
They’re in a mess; here in Loch Ness

{bridge}
There’s something to say for the way
That it’s opening long closed-up doors
And the way that we lose track of time
Caught in a vice, it’s so hard to be nice - what a bore
Squeezing the head for the many brain-dead
And nobody knows what it’s for

Here in Loch Ness
there’s a Norman missing his Presh
Wanting for her to be nearer, lighting the nest
It’s hard just to say it in song
of the love he alluded so long
Love for his best
Here in Loch Ness
©1992 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: SAVIOUR (breetveld)
SAVIOUR
1-Moving all day, tryin’ to get away / unexciting life
The road is grey,
knowing all the while I just waste my time
What shall we do?
The only thing I know is to get my friend
I call him Dave
he’s the only one that can keep us all saved
One thing that I have got to say,
don’t ever go out without Dave

2-Workin’ all night, chopping up ice and watching TV
Don’t think it’s right,
nothing in this line is amusing me
What have you got?
Only enough to get me to my bed
Go there a lot?
Every time I want to free my head
One thing that I have got to say,
don’t ever come back without Dave
don’t ever try - oh yeah

3-Driving all night, picking up pennies on the highway
Don’t think it’s right,
every now and then we do it my way
One thing that I have got to say,
don’t go out driving without Dave
give the money back
One thing as I pick up my pay,
I’ll never, never go back without Dave
Gotta gotta gotta get back
ah-ha,
oh-yeah
©1971 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: BURY THAT GRAPE (breetveld)
BURY THAT GRAPE
Did your dog attack the nearest caravan?
Mine went after someone with a bigger picture
Did you see him lying on the road?
Was he very old?

Did your girl go out and not come home again?
Something in her heart told her she must look further
Did you see her picture in the news?
Was it cheerful news?

Has your dog destroyed the local chowkidar?
Yours was last seen buried ‘neath a smoking go-cart
Has his mind cracked or does he love India?
Life can rarely be what we would have for dinner

Did the taxi driver rip you off again?
Somewhere close to ACSA we shall burn his taxi
If you see him lying on the road, call the man…..
©1973 The Breetles (written in New Delhi India) pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: ROBERT COBB (breetveld)
ROBERT COBB
1-Robert Cobb he was so strange
He was my friend
I knew him when he was a writer
I knew him when he died

2-Robert Cobb learned to live inside a lie
He wrote his things on marriage, ducks and honey pie
He wrote about the people who he never saw
He never wrote any bad, he never wrote of war,
as long as he was alive
(chorus)
Robert Cobb come again and teach your people to lie
Robert Cobb we need your love to survive
(bridge)
Ah, look at all your people
They come here all the time
I think they want a signal that you’re still alive

3-Nancy young, the girl next door, taught him to smile
They used to joke about the trees and the river Nile
He soon forgot the people
He locked them in his drawer
He never did any good, or kept us out of war
He towed the party line
Robert Cobb please come again
And keep your people alive
Robert Cobb we need your words to revive
Robert Cobb please come again tell us it was a ride
Robert Cobb we need your love to survive
(repeat bridge)
©1969 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: JUMPIN JACK JAZZ THEME (breetveld)
JUMPIN’ JACK JAZZ+The FABULOUS GRASSHOPPERS
I heard the Union Crap on my radio
I keep waiting but the clock keeps going slow
I’m in the mood to hear some great new band
Look, look it’s Jumpin’ Jack Jazz and his
fabulous Grasshopper Band!
We’ll be the band
known as the great Grasshopper Band
We’re gonna keep you satisfied
We’ll be the band
known as the great Grasshopper Band
We got our psychedelic lights

I read in the Daily Fish about miss Porky Lee
It seems that she broke up
to go and keep Miss AnnaLee company
So I think that someone, somewhere
is looking for a band with some fame
So I think we’ll advertise to give ourselves a name
We’ll be the band
known as the great Grasshopper Band
One song can brighten many lives
We’ll be the band
known as the great Grasshopper Band
We’re gonna play shit you don’t like
(backing chorus)
…band, be the band,
you be the band
©1969 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: IN DEEP OCEAN (breetveld)
IN DEEP OCEAN
Save your money or save your time
It’s getting hard to feel so brave
Being in love and trying to save
Actually for me, it’s like trying to ski in deep ocean

Take your life or take your boots
Staying wild and without roots
It’s a scandal you see
Pulling hairs from a tree
Actually for you, you should know who’s who
It’s a dead line

If it’s only up to me
Then everyone could live for free
But we mustn’t rock the boat
Even though you might as well cut off your throat
And if it’s only up to you
The spanking monkeys do it too
But we aren’t even close
Don’t forget the winded Taylor get your goat

It’s your talent or your looks
Your success story ain’t in books
There’s a method, you see, trying hard to agree
Lucky for you, you won’t have to screw for your supper

Then there’s one thing left to do;
bollocks to the P&Q
They are waiting there in line
Never knowing where the trip leads they are buying
If there’s one thing left to me, seven oceans left to ski
Once upon a midnight rock
We’re running out of places here to dock
©1978/ 2007 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: I REMEMBER EVERYTHING (breetveld)
I REMEMBER EVERYTHING
I remember everything you did to me
I’ll remember stepping on your head
I remember tripping over your brand new dress
And the glass you shattered in my bed
The day you walked into the mirror
Guess who had tied it to the stairs?
The hood and bludgeon that you wanted for spring,
wanted for me
God only knows
what loving shows up in the courtroom
So don’t get me wrong, I’m a fool
Don’t take too long, it’s too cruel

I remember all the lies you said to me
I’ll remember calling in the feds
Your victory garden with all the ganja in little rows
I’ve been reading your hate-mail to my nurse
My arm should be out of cast in two more weeks
I hope you’re in a darkened cell
With piped-in muzak by Cher or Manilow
I miss you so
Next year we’ll cruise
‘Round the tip of Peru or Canada
But don’t get me wrong, I’m a fool
Don’t read this song, it’s too cruel
So don’t get me wrong, I’m a fool
Don’t stay there too long, it’s too cruel
©1978 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: BOYFRIENDS (breetveld/murray/block)
BOYFRIENDS
1-Recently my love affairs, they haven't gone too great
I can't believe sometimes they call and ask me for a date
What's a girl to do? I guess the circus is in town

2-Pretty boys got no heart, they only want to play
Ugly ones feel too much, they give themselves away
What's a girl to do? I guess it's gonna be a while
(chorus)
And who needs boyfriends?
Who needs boyfriends?
Boyfriends really bring you down, they use you up Who needs boyfriends?
Who needs boyfriends?
They come in the night then they leave you uptight,
those boyfriends

3- Yuppie guys think it’s cool to throw their cash around
But talking 'bout the stock exchange brings my interest down
What's a girl to do? I feel depression coming on
(chorus)
And who needs boyfriends? etc.
The older I get, the more I regret boyfriends
(bridge)
I remember how it used to be, when he’s in love with me
It wasn’t such a mess, but I could be wrong
(repeat chorus)
Who needs boyfriends?
©1983 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI/ Frank Murray Music/ WABE Music
Track Name: SILENT HARMONY (breetveld)
SILENT HARMONY
1-You didn’t tell me it was good-bye
It seemed so easy to read me a line
To leave me, darling, was not a good plan
The boy is over, now I’m a man
The world’s full of love tonight in silent harmony
I’ve never seen you look more beautiful,
your silent company
Just look at the world
No more sad dream dances
Just you and me, girl
No more blind romances
I’ll take my chances

2-She’s gone forever, I didn’t cry
Mother’s little Joey came to wish her good-bye
How could she leave me? I’ll never know
Since the day she left me, I let her go
Now the world’s full of love tonight in silent harmony
I’ve never seen you look more beautiful,
your silent company
Just look at the world
Two lone crazy people
Just you and me, girl
Just two cozy people, it’s so complete-ful

My dreams all came true tonight in silent harmony
I hope that you do sleep well tonight
your thoughts secure and free
The world’s full of love tonight in silent harmony
I’ll let the world know how love feels
Your warmth surrounding me
Just look at the world
No more sad dream dances
Just you and me, girl
No more blind romances
I’ll take my chances
©1988 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: UNDER LsD (breetveld)
UNDER LsD
1-I was standing on the corner
when this girl came up to me
She said why you standing there
with your feet on fire?
Help somebody please!
She went and called the ambulance
and they came just in time
Cause I was just about to set
the whole darned street on fire
And watch them die, pay them no mind

‘Cause they
Wouldn’t let me make a record
of me playing on my sitar
I could play Sunshine Superman
every way but in colour

2-I was brought to the emergency room
and they gave me a pill
Soon I saw myself and Donovan
playing on Bunker Hill
He played a Beethoven symphony
and the crowd started to hiss
I played my own concerto which was worse
so they threw egg rolls but missed
I don’t know how I wound up
inside of a Mississippi jail
I had been on the phone
with my old friend Uncle Plywood….
(middle 8)
I tried to hide myself from the communists
They make me feel like I’m at war
and lose respect for this:
my right and left hand fists

3-I lifted up a manhole and I spied a waterway
I went and bought myself a sailboat
and floated straight down the straightaway
My mind soon thought of garbage
as my hands plugged up my nose
I soon came to a waterfall
and as you guessed it, down I go’d
I soon ran into the sandman,
while breaking in some brand new shoes
He thought, when no one was looking,
he’d get his harp and play some blues
©1966 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: THE WORLD IS FUCKED UP (breetveld)
THE WORLD IS FUCKED UP
The world is fucked up, my darling
The world is fucked up, my friend
Seems like there’s not much left for the taking
But it’s not how it has to end

1-Three more kidnapped in the Beirut light
By some novice group, didn’t do it right
Three passports and a fax machine is all they had
The next day they walked out of an embassy
News accounts said they had their doubts
That this new group had any clout
The “big boys” have pictures the very next day
But these yo-yos don’t kidnap the professional way
But I say…
The world is fucked up, my darling
The world is fucked up, my friend
Seems like there’s not much left for the taking
But it’s not how it has to end

2-Six priests shot in San Salvador
They didn’t support the government whore
But that Georgie Bush wouldn’t stop the aid
To the murderers who killed that day
The rebels took the American hotel
American advisors in the honeymoon suite
They’re heavily armed, don’t worry about them
Don’t all Americans travel heavy?
Read it and weep as we slide towards the heap
The world is fucked up, my darling
The world is fucked up, my friend
Let’s roll up a number,
we can’t leave but let’s just pretend

3-This Exxon ship on a routine toil
Dumps a zillion thousand gallons of oil
After several months of cleaning rocks
clearing dead birds, fish and docks
Exxon declares “we’ve cleaned enough” – oh yeah?
You are fucked up, Exxon
You are fucked up, my friend
Get your ass back to Prince William Sound again

4-Put yourself in this situation:
Alone, dying, looking like starvation
The dentists they won’t work on you
The supers they won’t rent to you
The friends they won’t look to you
The bosses they won’t hire you,
The only ones to talk to you
are people dying, just like you
The world is fucked up, sweetheart
The world is fucked up, my pet
Let’s roll up a number,
we can’t leave but let’s just pretend

5-Feel yourself getting warm this year,
warmer than the previous year?
It’s not the necks of red or the bowing of deer
It’s the burning of fossil fuels
And spewing factories run by tools
And governments run by fools
Elected by the lazy, docile tools,
the TV and the beer and the hands on their jewels,
lying to their kids at Sunday School
The world is fucked up, angel
The world is fucked up, my pet
Seems like there’s not much left for the living
but it’s not how it has to end

{Read it and weep as we slide towards the heap}

The world is fucked up, General
The world is fucked up, my friend
Let’s roll up a number,
we can’t leave but let’s just pretend
The world is fucked up, angel
The world is fucked up, my friend
Seems like there’s not much left for the living
but it’s not how it has to end
The world is fucked up
©1989 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI
Track Name: * HARNESS THE WIND (digiacomo/breetveld)
HARNESS THE WIND
No need to buy it, we just borrow
we get electricity from the wind
We’re living a greener, cleaner tomorrow
electricity from the wind
Let the rotors spin, let the rotors spin

We’re changing the world for the better
(change change)
changing the world for the better (change change)
we’re changing the world for the better everyday
©2008 The Breetles pub. Breet Music BMI /Al-ternatives Music