BANDSTAND - Donny Novitski Lyrics

The New American Musical 2017
Bandstand the Musical - Donny Novitski Lyrics

"Donny Novitski" is a song from Bandstand the musical performed by Corey Cott (Donny).

That’s me, to a T.
You might as well have said,
“Hey Donny, come get your prize.”
I could write it in my sleep
But the trick is the delivery
And the difference that I have is
I was there, made it through.
And now my number one priority
Is to put a band together that did too.
Every horn and clarinet will be a
Military vet, and he played with authority.

Donny Novitski, accordion genius,
Plays weddings at seven-years-old.
Then the piano, like fish take to water,
By nine it’s Fats Waller down cold.
Tunes of my own start to work themselves out,
I’m a twelve-year-old Irving Berlin.
All of that promise and none of the payoff,
I’m still playing weddings and taking my day off
From bumming around drinking gin.

They say cream rises but what if nobody tastes it?
If that cream rises and spoils, it’s gonna be wasted.

But Donny Novitski could be Frank Sinatra,
If someone would give him a break.
In fact, I’d be better, cause I play piano
And he can’t read music, the fake.
Donny Novitski spent four years in battle,
And I carry the scars when I croon.
Frankie Sinatra skipped out on the army and
Half the time sings out of tune, he is so flat.

They say cream rises, but what if nobody knew it?
If that cream rises and rots, and somebody blew it.

Donny Novitski is finally looking
At one little crack in the door.
And get it to open and right there
Behind it, is everything I’m working for.
Picture Donny Novitski, the Polish-Italian,
Crooning his tunes, smoking his stogies.
Genuine vet of an army battalion,
Thin-tailored suits, if I cut out pierogis.

Bobby Soxers swooned at my charms,
Backed up by my brothers in arms.
Donny Novitski knows this is a lifeline,
A once in a millennium shot.
And I’m gonna take it, take aim at my target,
And hit it with all that I got.
Donny Novitski has strong ammunition,
Plenty of talent, and burning ambition.
His songs are authentic as well,
From living through four years of hell.
Donny needs something to block out the memory
And break this insomnious spell.

They say cream rises, but what if nobody tastes it?
If that cream rises and spoils, it’s gonna be wasted.
So make it all worth it and give it a meaning,
Going from Cleveland to Hollywood screening.
Donny Novitski is gonna win first prize
Donny Novitski is ready to rise!

[Thanks to Andrew L, Katherine, Mya for corrections]

Other Album Songs: Bandstand the Musical Lyrics
Donny Novitski lyrics from Bandstand the musical

Bandstand the Musical Lyrics

Just Like It Was Before
Donny Novitski
I Know A Guy
Ain't We Proud
Who I Was
Just Like It Was Before (reprise)
First Steps First
You Deserve It
Love Will Come And Find Me Again
Right This Way
I Got a Theory
Everything Happens
Welcome Home
A Band in New York City
This is Life
This is Life (Reprise)
Welcome Home (Finale)