Alec Letarte

Alec Letarte

BandRockSinger/Songwriter

My music is acoustic, folk/rock presented in the singer/songwriter style. I write and perform blues based songs that are influenced by Oasis, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty among others.

Biography

A founding member and creative force behind the rock band "Out the Garage" (2005-2011):

http://outthegarage.bandcamp.com/

Once the band broke up I returned to my hometown to record a singer/songwriter album which can be found at:

http://alecletarte.bandcamp.com/

Lyrics

Monday Morning

Written By: Alec Letarte

Walking to the beach
Heading to the shore
Sunday night and I want more
Light a cigarette
Thinking my next move
Nothing left to do
I still can't kill this mood

It's Monday morning 12 a.m.
The weekday looming it's no one's friend
No matter what I try
Or how much I do spend
I just can't let the weekend end

Stroll up to a diner
Open all the time
Think I'll stop
And smoke a dime
Finally inside
Smells of evergreen
Sit down by the window
Order some caffeine

It's Monday morning 1 a.m.
The weekday looming it's no one's friend
No matter what I try
Or how much I do spend
I just can't let the weekend end

Back out on the street
Everything's the same
Hustlers turning tricks
Junkies hit the vein
Pick up a paper
Straight to the classifieds
Always makes me wonder
What there is to try

It's Monday morning 2 a.m.
The weekday looming it's no one's friend
No matter what I try
Or how much I do spend
I just can't let the weekend end

Gaze up to the sky
Stars are out of sight
Listen to a blind man
Coughing in the night

Sounds of sirens fill my mind and fill the air
It's here nor there

It's Monday morning 3 a.m.
The weekday looming it's no one's friend
No matter what I try
Or how much I do spend
I just can't let the weekend end

Birds start chirping
Sunlight still at bay
Try to overhear
What others have to say
On my way back home
Walking to the beat
It's the only thing
That keeps me on my feet

It's Monday morning 4 a.m.
The weekday looming it's no one's friend
No matter what I try
Or how much I do spend
I just can't let the weekend end

Lying in my bed
Morning light is here
I feel renewed
I think I'm in the clear
Off to work
Trying to understand
All the things it takes to be a man

It's Monday morning 5 a.m.
The weekday winning still no one's friend
No matter what I tried
Or how much I did spend
Monday morning was there again
Monday morning was there again

Laughter

Written By: Alec Letarte

You smile at the sunshine
You smile at the rain
And nothing becomes you
And nothing is pain

You sat with the jester
He gave you a thrill
You gave him some laughter
The knowledge to kill

And where were my homies
And where were my kin
It could have been deadly
Where do I begin

Northern Ontario, the capital
Or my voyage over seas

The people around me
All suffer the same
They try to confine me
They thrive on the blame

And when I get older
When my bones are weak
I'll speak to the serpent
He'll suffer defeat

Ingest the chemical
It's magical
It'll bring you to your knees

Sound The Alarms

Written By: Alec Letarte

I'm always trying
I'm always trying
To be a slice of me
So don't remind me
That all my hopes and dreams
Are far behind me

I can't start lying
I can't start lying
Then I would simply be
Like all the others
They say, "It's not just me."
Look at the magazine covers
And I'm talking about all of 'em

Mississippi Morning

Written By: Alec Letarte

Mississippi morning
Down in New Orleans
The rain was snoring
Louder than my dreams
Was a time when I loved you
Was a time when I cared
Mississippi morning
Get out of here

Mississippi morning
Why'd you bring that gloom
The rain was weeping
So I cleaned it's room
Never meant to upset you
But you seemed to persist
Mississippi morning
What's after this?

You know the clouds are getting thinner
Must a fed a mean dinner
I tried telling lies but the bride gave me away
What can I say?

Mississippi morning
Where you taking me
The rain was bleeding
Right above it's knee
There's something in the air
I can see it from here
Mississippi morning
I thought I made it clear

The Butler

Written By: Alec Letarte

Growing up as a child
Thought I would rule the World
Walk the extra mile
High school came and it went
Thought I would become the next president

Little did I know

I hit the great big globe
Thought I would make a dent
I had the soul
Soon things would take a turn
The earth would split, the fires burn

Little did I know
LIttle did I know

I had no means to an end
Can't walk the streets
Don't want to defend
Excuses won't do the trick
It was my choice
It seemed to fit

If someone told me when I was a child
Life can be glorious just put on a smile
Looking back I'd have to respond
Looking back is worse from beyond

Discography

2005 - The Yellow EP -> Out the Garage

- The Ocean
- Carolina
- As A Light
- Two Times The Riches
- You My Today

2009 - Liminoids EP -> Out the Garage

- Whip
- So Pure
- For Us
- Manhattan
-Road To Stardom

2011 - Act Of Will LP -> Out the Garage

- The Ocean
- Me You Everyone
- Carolina
- Exit 83
- Whip
- Redcoats and Madams
- In Our Tea
- Thinkerton
- Beer Commercial
- The Wire

2012 - Louder Than My Dreams LP -> Alec Letarte

- Monday Morning
- Laughter
- Picture Postcards
- Mercury
- Sound The Alarms
- Mississippi Morning
- Mostly
- UnFucking Obvious
- The Butler
- I'll Tear The Blues Right Out Of You