The Unsinkable Nino Blankenship

by Nino Blankenship

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released November 29, 2013

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Nino Blankenship San Francisco, California

I guess those piano lessons paid off after all

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Track Name: Laugh
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
Track Name: Don't You Realize How Cool I Am
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?
Track Name: McKayla Is Not Impressed
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...
Track Name: These Donuts (Are Making Me Cry)
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...
Track Name: Forest Hill
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
Track Name: Blind Gerbil
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
Track Name: The Darren Criss Halftime Extravaganza
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...
Track Name: Let's Make A Deal
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?
Track Name: Library Blues
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
Track Name: I Want A Train
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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