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The Unsinkable Nino Blankenship

by Nino Blankenship

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1.
Laugh 03:17
Everybody laugh at me, and I won't be the slightest bit perturbed When you react, I'm happy, it's silence that leaves me there disturbed Everybody laugh along to the story, I will come across as a fool If you don't ask to keep on exploring, I find that pretty cruel. Comedy through all the methods above Is a gateway to staying glued Even if you think I'm screwing it up It's boredom that I find rude. The audience invited to this here event shouldn't see the program as a script Every single laugh from clumsiness then is success where we all win Everybody laugh along to the evening, let me know what cracks you up Maybe in fact it's all in the meaning of how I patched it up Maybe this's show's not your cup of tea But it's soda we're serving here. Maybe my vocal's a travesty And that's why you lend me an ear Everybody laugh at me, and I won't be the slightest bit perturbed When you react, I'm happy, it's silence that leaves me there disturbed Everybody laugh astride to the curtains, don't you try and hold it back Seems that you all got the best of this bargain, even if you don't want to clap
2.
Don't you realize how cool I am With the straight face that you all demand Let's go spend a week plugged into the screen I'll press pause, we'll talk through every scene Don't you realize how cool I am Everyone in town calls up this man Put the charm out front and watch it fly All the old men yelling checkmate say hi Look at my lineage and show amazement My dad spent a fortnight talking chess in the basement Nothing to laugh at, just beyond your own withdrawal More evidence that I am an impressive individual Don't you realize how cool I am Count up all the friends I possibly have Add a few for Sunday dinner at home And the ones I gained out in Encino Don't you realize how cool I am Nothing fazes me from all that I've had Talked the agent down to 40 days Not much time lost in an ancient place Come to Tommy's oh I must insist After you move your knight from there to D6 The family's gonna join us for a feature or two The show's up at eight and I'll entertain you Don't you realize how cool I am Led the high school revolution in a popular band Now I've hit the local circuit and the all ages clubs Am I getting there on skill or just a whole lot of luck?
3.
I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed with second best... I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed with second best... I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed with second best... I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed, I'm not impressed with second best...
4.
I went to the bakery I thought you would wait for me I thought all my wishes were coming true... But midnight has come and gone This evening has gone so wrong It's three in the morning - and there's no sign of you These donuts are making me cry I wish I could hear you, but you're nowhere in sight I smiled for one sugar high But now it's worn off and I'm in short supply. Tim Hortons was a choice I should've made Couldn't find one anywhere in this state I was hopeful for dessert and this date Instead it's just me here and a paper plate This morning I beat the alarm clock Was happy that you would share breakfast with me Then roaring Because you forgot A moment with you was all that I'd need These donuts are making me cry They're not delicious, they're middling and dry I'd rather have deep toasted rye Covered in honey and left overnight. These donuts are making me cry You tell me, will you make it right? This mood here has stalled appetite Just visit and then everything will be...right...
5.
Forest Hill 03:23
Forest Hill futures are full in their fervor to further their foray abroad Finding it funny to feed off the furor, they feather it forward and scoff Save all your coupons and seek out the flashlights for Forest Hill fame is afoot Show adulation and you'll be rewarded: remember that folly is moot Face every feature and flip through the forest of fashion and filler in print Follow the findings of folks in the fountain of florescent ink and you'll flip Save all your coupons and seek out the flashlights for Forest Hill fame is afoot Show adulation and you'll be rewarded: remember that folly is moot Fear of these fences that fasten unfairly to foil the festering web Finish your file while fidgeting fixes the fallow ferocity sent Save all your coupons and seek out the flashlights for Forest Hill fame is afoot Show adulation and you'll be rewarded: remember that folly is moot
6.
Blind Gerbil 02:38
Blind gerbil It's only what it feels to me So offer up your sympathy Blind gerbil Why have it out to walk away Can't you wait for me today Go pick up that first class boarding pass Say nothing to me, the die is cast Blind gerbil Shouldn't have to wake for now Ocean Park will be around Blind gerbil Family is just a task I'd prioritize them last The mirror is clearly my best friend So knowing it all, why sulk again? Not trying to take your place in line I've got all these needs I must refine Blind gerbil If we are to travel through So much left you gotta do Blind gerbil Tag along my journey, please Don't forget it's all for me
7.
Ride on the T Ride on the T To the Bruce-Mahoney Ride on the T Ride on the T To the Bruce-Mahoney Cue the stringers, along with the fans It's instant success, just open the can Spotlight on the pride of this city Screen time and a permanent listing So here is our hero and his serenade Ride on the T Ride on the T To the Bruce-Mahoney Ride on the T Ride on the T To the Bruce-Mahoney For homecoming, they're wearing their best When they see him, their hearts are a mess Spotlight on the pride of this city Screen time and a permanent listing So here is our hero and his serenade Ride on the T Ride on the T To the Bruce-Mahoney Ride on the T Ride on the T To the Bruce-Mahoney Just like any kid propelled to the top Yes, nostalgia's cheap, as such, it's gone Spotlight on the pride of this city Screen time and a permanent listing So here is our hero and his serenade It's guaranteed What flattery At the gridiron party This stadium Soon will become The Darren Criss Halftime Extravaganza...
8.
Zero down 'til next year Practically free Just sign the dotted line here And put the burden on me That's how it was with the dealer That's how it is at home Could I make it any clearer? No. This gift you saved for your firstborn You've kept it to yourself I know I shouldn't demand more I need a little help It's not the glamour you're seeking Just hear me out for a bit If I'm not allowed to be thinking I'll quit. Let's make a deal Let's make a deal Let's make a deal Let's make a deal What makes it critical to have this? Imperative to none You fear it could become my casket If the engine runs The only thing that'll kill me Is my state of mind It's expensive to keep my sanity? Fine. Let's make a deal Let's make a deal Let's make a deal Let's make a deal Next move now impending This trophy or my health What message are you sending Well?
9.
Shelving like a sloth, she's acting pretty basic Shelving like a sloth, she's acting pretty basic Catty as can be, too aloof to ever face it Friday nights I go and mingle with the kids Friday nights I go and mingle with the kids Single of the pack after all that I did Tell the shadow sternly, we are at my place Tell the shadow sternly, we are at my place Microns measure out my missing personal space (Rock on, anybody?) Spent my whole career reaching out to you Spent my whole career just reaching out to you Checking out 'cause I've got the library blues
10.
Kid: I want a train, mommy I want a train, mommy I want a train, mommy I want the best and brightest you can bring A locomotive that'll sing And if it tells me how to cook All my friends will have to look Mom: Take a minute to consider We lucked out with instant dinner Even if you had some grace We'd be caught in layaway No. No! Kid: I want a train, daddy I want a train, daddy I want a train, daddy I want the latest in technology Other kids feel jealousy Can it dial out to Mars? Laser beams on sleeper cars! Dad: Just a second, little fool Never did that well in school Backing out of every chore The answer's what you heard before... No. No. (No.) Kid: I want a train, mommy I want a train, daddy I want a train, mommy I want a train, daddy I want a train! I want a train! I want a train! I want a train! (MOMMY! DADDY! WHERE'S MY TRAIN!?!?) (Daddy: I said no!!!)

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released November 29, 2013

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