Nick Fletcher & The Ballet Academy

Nick Fletcher & The Ballet Academy

 Vancouver, British Columbia, CAN
BandAlternativeAmericana

We play some kinda Urgent Lamp-Lit Country Garage Rock. Maybe..... We shall attempt to seduce you with feeling over form, style over safety, and now over never.....

Biography

Former pharmacy technicians, chocolate-factory workers, ferryboat drivers, & London socialites, these former teenagers of Smiths Falls ON, Barhead AB, & Auckland NZ now play music together in Vancouver BC, Canada.

Lyrics

Broken Tired Fight!

Written By: Nick Fletcher

i dropped my heart into an ocean swell / i turned my head & i swam like hell / the sun burned out & the sky fell

my lungs kept time as the rain fell loud / your ghost sang strong thru the dark of the night / "you used to make me feel alright"

well i'm a fountain of broken tired fight / i've been so wired now for all my life / but i woke that month with such bright eyes

or i'm a lion grown careless & bold / and i won't run now when the vultures swarm / 'cause you know i just don't care no more...

ThisWasNeverGonnaBeEasy

Written By: Nick Fletcher

he call came in & left you speechless
drinking dead air down month-long moments of thought
your plans fly high & crash through your window
and nothing nothing nothing made sense...
and this was never gonna be easy

you caught your breath outside the airport
never so happy to see the rain
you fell asleep beneath the neon
playing hide & seek with all your friends...
and this was never gonna be easy

you sold your name & searched for another
staying up all night for weeks on end
you broke your fall with a fist full of quarters
and nothing nothing nothing made sense...
and this was never gonna be easy

a high-school funeral, a new-age dance,
who the hell's gonna help you stand?
fifteen hours in the goddamn rain,
do you really think she's the one?
murder your future & don't look back,
this is it this is it this is it!
digging out of the same old hole,
this heart's just as young as it's ever been....

and this was never gonna be easy

Songs You've Never Heard

Written By: Nick Fletcher

she drinks her wine from the bottle
when the moon it hangs too low
her eyes get pretty & playful
when the spinning starts to slow...

you hear her voice in the shower
singing songs you've never heard
but she's been gone for an hour
and now you can't remember the words...

she's hiding under the covers
with a hand upon your waist
she says she's not your lover
then she smiles but turns away...

says, "i don't wanna move from this spot,
i don't wanna talk too much..."

i don't know why i come here
i'm so tired of this place
they've got thirty dollar meals but nobody tips
it's all the same old bullshit jokes
and watching all the girls on their way to buying drinks
i hear your voice in their laughter now
and i see your ghost in the curve of their hips
i know you'll pass thompson on your way outta town
they've got a pay-phone there and you can drive right by

again

Hand-Grenade Heart

Written By: Nick Fletcher

i had a hand-grenade heart
it did everything but tear me apart
and now i've got this mess inside
now i've got this mess
sometimes i wish it'd done me in & i'd've died
but now i've got this mess inside

i had a hand-grenade heart
i wish i knew from the start
i woulda never fell in love with you
i woulda never fell in love
i wish i'd known that you'd'a pushed 'cause i'd'a shoved
i woulda never fell in love

it hurts!

Discography

"Songs You've Never Heard - Demo EP" - Mar. '09

Set List

80 minutes of originals - plus the odd cover thrown in now & again....