Upstaging Myself

by Nico Raimont

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A cover album by the emotionally broken yet whimsical Nico Raimont! This is your chance to hear some of Nicos favorite songs...sung by Nico!

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released October 30, 2015

Produced by Nico Raimont and Tyler Short

Original Artists (In track order):

Childish Gambino
Stephen Trask/ John Cameron Mitchell
the Weeknd
Lin-Manuel Miranda
Das Racist
Bob Marley
Trey Parker/ Robert Lopez/ Matt Stone
Steely Dan
Bobby Goldsboro/ Mac Davis
the Mountain Goats
Pink Floyd
Tenacious D
Green Day


Track 10 features intstrumentation by Yotam Perel

Track 13 features Guitar work by Cameron Gatian

Track 14 features Guitar work by Tyler Short, Vocals by Tyler
Short, and Claps by Cameron Gatian and Tyler Short


Special thanks to

Tyler Short
Karina Raimont
Yotam Perel
Cameron Gatian
Karafun(dot)com
& Everyone who bought the album <3

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Nico Raimont Miami, Florida

Nico Raimont is an 18 year old musician/rapper just trying to entertain!

Nico's a trained singer, rapper, actor and drummer. He plays Guitar, drums and piano. Nico has garageband and a big heart.......but much bigger hair ... more

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Track Name: Outside
I used to dream every night, now I never dream at all
Hopin' that it's cause I'm livin' everything I want
Used to wake up in a bed between my dad and mom
Playing with this Land Before Time toy from Pizza Hut
Mom works nights
Putting on a stone face
She's saving up so we can get our own place
In miami, man that sounds fancy to me
They called me fat head, my mom say you handsome to me
Mrs. Raimont ma'am, your son is so advanced
But he's acting up in class and keeps peeing in his pants
And I just wanna fit in, but nobody was helping me out
They talking "mexican" and I ain't know what that was about
Cause mexican and latin shit is super different
So I'm talking mexican and cool it now like New Edition
Mom and dad wouldn't listen
They left their homes so I wouldn't be that
All their friends in the south deal crack
It's weird, you think that they'd be proud of 'em
But when you leave the hood they think that you look down on 'em
The truth is we still struggle on a different plane
7 dollars an hour, WIC vouchers, it's all the same
Facebook messaging hopin' that could patch up
But all they get now is, "Can your son read this script?"

[Chorus]
There's a world we can visit if we go outside
Outside, outside
We can follow the road
There's a world we can visit if we go outside
Outside, outside
No one knows
There's a world we can visit if we go outside
Outside, outside
We can follow the road
There's a world we can visit if we go outside
Outside, outside
No one knows

Yeah
Dad lost his job
Mama worked at Mrs. Winner's
Gun pulled in their face
They still made dinner
“Nico watch the meter
So they don't turn the lights off"
Workin' two jobs so I can get into that Nice school
And I hate it there
They all make fun of my clothes and wanna touch my hair
And my grandpa on that stuff that got my Grandma shook
Mob men roughed him up and stole his address book
He's supposed to pay ‘em back
He owe 'em money but his bank account is zero
So my momma made us sleep with Phillips heads under the pillow
Like that would do somethin'
But she's got kids, she's gotta do somethin'
She don't want me in a lifestyle like my cousin
And he mad cause his father isnt proud
He lookin' at me now, like
"Why you so fuckin' lucky?
my father loved me too
But he hates me now so I'mma take it out on you"
We used to say "I love you"
Now we only think that
It feels weird that you're the person I took sink baths with
Street took you over
I want my cousin back
The world sayin' what you are because you're young and latin
Don't believe ‘em
You're still that kid that kept the older boys from teasin'
For some reason

[Chorus]

Can you hear me now?
Can you hear me now?
Oh, help us Lord
Oh, baby baby baby
Track Name: Wicked Little Town
You know, the sun is in your eyes
And hurricanes and rains
and black and cloudy skies.

You're running up and down that hill.
You turn it on and off at will.
There's nothing here to thrill
or bring you down.
And if you've got no other choice
You know you can follow my voice
through the dark turns and noise
of this wicked little town.

Oh Lady, luck has led you here
and they're so twisted up
they'll twist you up. I fear.

the pious, hateful and devout,
you're turning tricks til you're turned out,
the wind so cold it burns,
you're burning out and blowing round.
And if you've got no other choice
you know you can follow my voice
through the dark turns and noise
of this wicked little town.

The fates are vicious and they're cruel.
You learn too late you've used two wishes
like a fool

and then you're someone you are not,
and Junction City ain't the spot,
remember Mrs. Lot
and when she turned around.
And if you've got no other choice
You know you can follow my voice
through the dark turns and noise
of this wicked little town.
Track Name: Can't Feel My Face - Acapella Jazz Version
And I know she'll be the death of me, at least we'll both be numb
And she'll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come
But at least we'll both be beautiful and stay forever young
This I know, (yeah) this I know

She told me, "Don't worry about it."
She told me, "Don't worry no more."
We both knew we can't go without it
She told me you'll never be alone-oh-oh, whoa

I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

And I know she'll be the death of me, at least we'll both be numb
And she'll always get the best of me, the worst is yet to come
All the misery was necessary when we're deep in love
Yes I know (yes I know), yeah, I know

She told me, "Don't worry about it."
She told me, "Don't worry no more."
We both knew we can't go without it
She told me you'll never be alone-oh-oh, whoa

I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

She told me, "Don't worry about it."
She told me, "Don't worry no more."
We both know we can't go without it
She told me you'll never be alone-oh-oh
Whoa

I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh

I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
I can't feel my face when I'm with you
But I love it, but I love it, oh
Track Name: Hurricane
[HAMILTON]
In the eye of a hurricane
There is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

When I was seventeen a hurricane
Destroyed my town
I didn’t drown
I couldn’t seem to die

I wrote my way out
Wrote everything down far as I could see
I wrote my way out
I looked up and the town had its eyes on me

They passed a plate around
Total strangers
Moved to kindness by my story
Raised enough for me to book passage on a
Ship that was New York bound…

I wrote my way out of hell
I wrote my way to revolution
I was louder than the crack in the bell
I wrote Eliza love letters until she fell
I wrote about The Constitution and defended it well
And in the face of ignorance and resistance
I wrote financial systems into existence
And when my prayers to God were met with indifference
I picked up a pen, I wrote my own deliverance

In the eye of a hurricane
There is quiet
For just a moment
A yellow sky

I was twelve when my mother died
She was holding me
We were sick and she was holding me
I couldn’t seem to die

[BURR]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it…

[BURR AND ENSEMBLE]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it…
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait…

[HAMILTON]
I’ll write my way out…

Write ev’rything down, far as I can see…

I’ll write my way out…
Overwhelm them with honesty.

[WASHINTON/
ELIZA/ANGELICA/
MARIA]
History has its eyes on you.

[HAMILTON]
This is the eye of the hurricane, this is the only
Way I can protect my legacy…

[COMPANY (EXCEPT HAMILTON)]
Wait for it, wait for it, wait for it, wait…
Track Name: You Oughta Know
You should never argue with a crazy mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-nd
You oughta know by now, you oughta know by you can pay
You should never argue with a crazy mi-mi-mi-mi-mi-mi
Is that all you get for your money

[Hook]
You should never argue with a
Na-na-na-na-na-na-na-na you oughta know by now
You should never argue with a crazy ma-ma-ma-ma-ma-ma
You oughta knowwwww-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da-da
You na never argue with a crazy na-na-na-na-na-na
You oughta know by now
You should never argue widdo doo-doo-da-da-da-da
Okay, okay

[Kool AD]
Chasin' venture paper, like what Twitter get
Sick of arguing with white dudes on the internet
When I'm gassed on my own black pass, like how a wigger get
I like to slow it down with a marijuana cigarette
Occasionally with powders in it
Yes talcum fresh
Yeah good hair
You could say I'm Malcolm-esque
Like the tresses like the dresses flowy and sexy
Spin-off, blow up, Joanie and Chechny
Ride MARTA to this Georgia Dome
Caucasian wars cream topical like cortisone
Leave a message on my phone
I'm only sort of home
The rest of me is sort of in the zone where the Dodos roam
They're all up on the tube no protostome
Hacksaw, slack-jawed, like they short a chromosome
Leave your boy alone like Michael Latoya Holmes
A rich interior world's a joy to own, cause

[Hook]

[Heems]
I get around like a vinyl
All sales final, Lionel Richie
I'm so gangsta, prissy
Chicks don't wanna fuck with me
Yet me people seem to let me
Get away with wildin' like I won an Emmy
Grammy, Tony, Oscar, rasta impostors
Mangos, Trinidad attorneys
Burning S.N.S. Herning, learning cultures
Culture vultures' sculptures, nature nurture
Public freak-outs, if you got a problem, find me, speak out, speak out
Dead in the middle of Little Italy, Sambar, Dosa
Told ya, find me blowing dolga(?)
No more smoking doja
You should know now
Know how I do what I do
I drink, I think, I chew two blues, one pink
Track Name: Redemption Song
Old pirates, yes, they rob I;
Sold I to the merchant ships,
Minutes after they took I
From the bottomless pit.
But my hand was made strong
By the 'and of the Almighty.
We forward in this generation
Triumphantly.

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our minds.
Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them can stop the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look? Ooh!
Some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfill the book.

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever have:
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs;
Redemption songs.

[Guitar break]

Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery;
None but ourselves can free our mind.
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy,
'Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time.
How long shall they kill our prophets,
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it's just a part of it:
We've got to fulfill the book.

Won't you help to sing
These songs of freedom?
'Cause all I ever had:
Redemption songs
All I ever had:
Redemption songs:
These songs of freedom,
Songs of freedom.
Track Name: Spooky Mormon Hell Dream (ft. Matias De La Flor)
[ELDER PRICE:]
Long ago when I was five
I snuck in the kitchen late at night
And ate a donut with a maple glaze

My father asked who ate the snack
I said that it was my brother Jack
And Jack got grounded for 14 days

I've lived with that guilt
All of my life
And the terrible vision
That I had that night!

No! Please, I dont wanna go baaaaack!!!!

CHORUS:
Ha ha ha ha ha!!!

Down, down thy soul is cast!
From the Earth whenceforth ye fell!
THe path of fire leades thee to
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!

Welcome back to
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!
You are having
A Spooky Mormon Hell Dream now!

[ELDER PRICE:]
And now Ive gone and done it again!

[Chorus:]
Rectus!

[ELDER PRICE:]
I've committed another awful sin!

[Chorus:]
Dominus!

[ELDER PRICE:]
I left my mission companion
All alone

[Chorus:]
Spookytus!

[ELDER PRICE:]
Oh God, how could I have done this to you?!

[Chorus:]
Deus!

[ELDER PRICE:]
How could I break rule seventy-two?

[Chorus:]
Creepyus!

[ELDER PRICE:]
And now my soul hath just been
Thrown
Back into Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!

[Chorus:]
Down, down to Satans realm!
See where you belong!
There is nothing you can do!
No escape from
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!

[JESUS:]
You blamed your brother for eating the donut
And now you walk out on your mission companion?! You're a DICK!

[ELDER PRICE:]
Jesus, Im sorry!

[Chorus:]
Jesus hates you, this we know!
For Jesus just told you so!

[SKELETON 1:]
You remember Lucifer!

[SKELETON 2:]
He is even spookier!

[SATAN:]
Minions of Hades
Have you heard the news?
Kevin was caught playing hooky!
Now hes back
With all you Cathlics and Jews
Its super spooky-wooky!

[ELDER PRICE:]
Im sorry, Lord, it was selfish of me
To break the rules, please I
Dont wanna be in this
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!

[Chorus:]
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!
Genghis Khan
Jeffrey Dahmer
Hitler
Johnnie Cochran!
The spirits all surround you
Spooky spooky spooky!

[ADOLPH HITLER:]
I started a war, and killed millions of Jews!

[GENGHIS KHAN:]
I slaughtered the Chinese!

[JEFFREY DAHMER:]
I stabbed a guy and fucked his corpse!

[JOHNNIE COCHRAN:]
I got O.J. freed!

[ELDER PRICE:]
You think thats bad?
I broke rule seventy-two!

[HITLER, KHAN, DAHMER, COCHRAN:]
Hoh?!?!?

[ELDER PRICE:]
I left my companion!
Im way worse than you!
I hate this Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!

[Chorus:]
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!

[KHAN:]
AHHHH

[ELDER PRICE:]
Please, Heavenly Father! Give me one more chance!
I won't break the rules again!

I can't believe Jesus called me a dick!

[Chorus:]
Welcome, welcome
To Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!
You are never waking up
From Spooky Mormon Hell Dream!

[ELDER PRICE:]
Oh, please help me Father! Please let me wake up!
Give me one more chance! I won't let you down again!

[Chorus:]
Down, down thy soul is cast!
From the Earth whenceforth ye fell!
This must be it, you must be there
You must be in
Spooky Mormon Hell Dream now!
Track Name: Dirty Work
Times are hard
You're afraid to pay the fee
So you find yourself somebody
Who can do the job for free
When you need a bit of lovin'
Cause your man is out of town
That's the time you get me runnin'
And you know I'll be around
I'm a fool to do your dirty work
Oh yeah
I don't want to do your dirty work
No more
I'm a fool to do your dirty work
Oh yeah
Light the candle
Put the lock upon the door
You have sent the maid home early
Like a thousand times before
Like the castle in its corner
In a medieval game
I foresee terrible trouble
And I stay here just the same
I'm a fool to do your dirty work
Oh yeah
I don't want to do your dirty work
No more
I'm a fool to do your dirty work
Oh yeah
Track Name: Watching Scotty Grow
There he sits with a pen and a yellow pad
What a handsome lad
That's my boy
BRLFQ spells mom and dad
But that ain't too bad
That's my boy
You can have your TV and you nightclubs
And you can have your drive in picture show
I'll stay here with my little man near
We'll listen to the radio
Biding my time and
Watching Scotty grow
Making a castle out of building blocks
And a cardboard box
That's my boy
Mickey Mouse says it's thirteen o'clock
Well that's quite a shock!
That's my boy
In four short years
I've gone from rags to riches
And what I did before that I don't know
So let it rain on my windowpane
I got my own rainbow
And we're sitting here shining
Watching Scotty grow
Riding on daddy's shoulders off to bed
Old sleepy head
That's my boy
Got to have a drink of water and a story read
A teddy bear named Fred
That's my boy
What's that you say momma
Come on and keep you feet warm
Well save me a place
I'll be there in a minute or so
I'll think I'll stay right here and
Say a little prayer before I go
Me and God
Watching Scotty grow
Me and God
Watching Scotty grow...
Track Name: Mole
I came to see you up there in intensive care
They had handcuffed you to your bed
There were tubes going into you and out from you
Bright white gauze bandages at your head

I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth
I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth

And they said "Lights out"
And it was lights out
And they gave you your medication
I know what you want and you know what I want
Information
Information

I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth
I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth

Out in the desert we'll have no worries
Out in the desert just you and me
I came to see you up there in intensive care
Out in the desert we'll live carefree

I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth
I am a mole
Sticking his head above the surface of the earth
Track Name: Wish You Were Here
(From the poem "Feel no guilt in Laughter")

"Feel no guilt in laughter, he'd know how much you care.
Feel no sorrow in a smile that he is not here to share.
You cannot grieve forever; he would not want you to.
He'd hope that you could carry on the way you always do."


So, so you think you can tell Heaven from Hell, blue skies from pain.
Can you tell a green field from a cold steel rail?
A smile from a veil?
Do you think you can tell?

Did they get you to trade your heroes for ghosts?
Hot ashes for trees?
Hot air for a cool breeze?
Cold comfort for change?
Did you exchange a walk on part in the war for a lead role in a cage?

How I wish, how I wish you were here.
We're just two lost souls swimming in a fish bowl, year after year,
Running over the same old ground.
What have we found?
The same old fears.
Wish you were here.


"So, talk about the good times and the way you showed you cared,
The days you spent together, all the happiness you shared.
Let memories surround you, a word someone may say
Will suddenly re-capture a time, an hour a day,
That brings him back so clearly as though he were still here,
And fills you with the feeling that he is always near.
For if you keep those moments, you will never be apart
And he will live forever locked safely in your heart."
Track Name: The Ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage
This is the ballad of Hollywood Jack and the Rage Kage
Nothin' could stop them when Jables and Rage hit the stage
And Hollywood Jack hit the big time and went to make movies
Rage Kage was left far behind in the dust of his dreams

And he grumbled and growled and watched Hollywood Jack on Jay Leno
He bellowed and said he'd be nothing without help from Kage
He burned up the photos of Jables and Kage doin' mushrooms
Fuck him! I don't need no Hollywood Jack, anyway

So Hollywood Jack lived up high on a hill in a bubble
And Rage Kage lived deep in the broiling valley below
Yes the Rage Kage bubbled with rage
He looked at the ground and he looked on the stage
The lava was flowin' and broilin' inside the old Kage

As Hollywood Jack climbed the ladder of stardom before him
He watched as his indie credentials flew right out the door
He'd make millions and then he'd go out and he'd make even more millions
He'd screen KG's calls and snort coke off the ass of a whore

No one respected him, they just rejected him
No one would represent Kage
Left on the streets of his dreams he would cry
And he'd rage, for the stage

Ahahaaa

Then Hollywood Jack got a message that Kage was in trouble
They sent Kage away cause he had gone completely insane
So Hollywood Jack jumped upon a jet plane
And flew all that night through the rain
To be with his friend, and see what remained of his brain

Then Hollywood Jack told the doctors, "You've got to retrieve him
You've got the technology, use the techniques of your trade"
He grabbed their lapels and he screamed, "By God, you must save him!
Because Rage Kage and I, can't you see that we're one and the same?"

Aaaah!

Rage Kage
Oh, Rage Kage
There be magic inside that old name

And you know
That you know
When you're going completely insane

Ah, the Rage Kage
Ah, the Rage Kage
Oh, the lion will roar once again

And you know
Yes, you know
When you're going completely insane

Nothing and no one could harm the old Rage Kage again
Nothing and no one could harm the old Rage Kage again
Nothing and no one could harm the old Rage Kage again
Nothing and no one could harm the old Rage Kage again
Nothing and no one could harm the old Rage Kage again
Hollywood Jack and Rage Kage will ride once again
Track Name: Good Riddance (Time of your Life)
Another turning point, a fork stuck in the road
Time grabs you by the wrist, directs you where to go
So make the best of this test, and don't ask why
It's not a question, but a lesson learned in time

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.

So take the photographs, and still frames in your mind
Hang it on a shelf in good health and good time
Tattoos and memories and dead skin on trial
For what it's worth it was worth all the while

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.

It's something unpredictable, but in the end is right,
I hope you had the time of your life.