Allen Centeno | Dark Water

allen centeno dark water

Dark Water is a declaration of war against racism, homophobia, and discrimination.

This track is about discrimination, homophobia, and racism that I experienced directly on my skin. In the video, there are several “masks” that represent all of the above: the black veil, the nose piercing with the chain as an accessory to alter my appearance, my head cut from the view from the shot and my back turned to the camera. These “masks” are the metaphors to what I have to “wear” before I face the society. Being an Asian with dark skin, gay and even being a musician has brought me to undergo unpleasant situation at job interviews, at dating, and in everyday life. But writing this song made me realize to not care about all these useless things and be who I am and also not be afraid of my imperfections.

Here’s the lyrics!

“Dark Water”

1.

You will never see what’s my worth

‘Cause I drink dark water

To darken up my heart and my thoughts

And I’ve been waiting for, for you to clean me, oh

Once upon a time I had thought

That colors didn’t matter

Then I opened up my eyes and I saw

The better that you get the more they’ll drag you down

Chorus:

You make me sick

Let’s make it quick No talking shit

My brain’s got glitch

And you’re a bitch

And I’m just drinking Dark water

Oh you keep telling me I’m not gonna go high

I can’t help thinking you’re the one pulling me down

2.

You don’t even seem to partake

On the conversations in your head

To comprehend the thoughts that you make

And I’m afraid of dispersions of your shit

Chorus

Bridge:

Down, you make me

Frown, ain’t got no

Time for your fucking

Sound…

You will never see what’s my worth

‘Cause I drink dark water

To darken up my heart and my thoughts

‘Cause I’ve been waiting for, for you to clean me, oh

Chorus

 

(C) 2017 Allen Edward Centeno

Written and produced by Allen Centeno

 

Stream and download: https://ffm.to/darkwater

 

Allen Centeno | Bravery

Allen Centeno - Bravery

Allen Centeno – Bravery

Humans have a funny way of living.

We get our hearts broken, shattered, stepped on and the list can go on forever but still, we still manage to get up and start again.

Bravery is about giving in to love again after a heart break.  It is a declaration of courage and of hope on people despite the hardships in life.

The video was shot in an ex-asylum in Milan, Italy by Paolo Montemurro and featuring Jennifer Radano as the beautiful fairy and the mean bitch.  The glass heart represents Allen’s heart.  It was shattered but became whole again.

Bravery

Look at me and listen
I would bleed if you left me here

Suddenly, you have reached
The deepest feeling I kept in heed

Oh, my heart’s been broken many times now
But it’s whole again for you
Though my hands are dirty with blood and tears
You didn’t keep your distance from me

I cannot breathe without you
But I still deny this truth to myself
‘Cause in the end I’ll be hurt
The fuck who cares, it’ll be worth a wound

Oh, my heart’s been broken many times now
But it’s whole again for you
Though my hands are dirty with blood and tears
You didn’t keep your distance from me

So afraid to be hurt
But you just washed away all my fears
Your bravery pushed me to
Forget this shit and live life again

Oh, my heart’s been broken many times now
But it’s whole again for you
Though my hands are dirty with blood and tears
You didn’t keep your distance from me
Oh, my heart’s been broken many times now
But it’s whole again for you
Though my hands are dirty with blood and tears
You didn’t keep your distance from me

You can also check out my whole album on iTunes, GooglePlay and Spotify.

Allen Centeno | Touch Ground

Allen Centeno - Touch Ground

Allen Centeno – Touch Ground

“I got 99 problems and bitch ain’t one.”

Touch Ground is the second single released as the album presentation. It’s actually the same title of the record.

This track is written based on life problems and frustrations. Allen absorbed his best friend’s period of emotional suffering and combined it with his. The final result is this devastatinly emotional but at the same time catchy tune perfect for your sad moments.

The background music on this page is entitled Dreams which is an interlude in the album and an intro to the song.

 

Touch Ground

I’d turn the lights out
I’d pull the trigger in my mouth
So fucked up until now
I’d go away but I’m happy here somehow
Running away won’t stop this hurt
Why do you keep on coming
When all you do is burn me down
I cannot keep on falling
‘Cause all I do is touch the ground
I’d face my demons
But I’m scared they would hurt me so bad
So caught in the darkness
But the light will overpower somehow
Running away won’t cease the pain
Why do you keep on coming
When all you do is burn me down
I cannot keep on falling
‘Cause all I do is touch the ground
It’s time to give up
But I know I’m stronger than this shit
Why do you keep on coming
When all you do is burn me down
I cannot keep on falling
‘Cause all I do is touch the ground
Why do you keep on coming
When all you do is burn me down
I cannot keep on falling
‘Cause all I do is touch the ground
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Allen Centeno | Who Are You?

Allen Centeno - Who Are You?

Allen Centeno – Who Are You?

Who Are You? Allen’s very first single released in January 2015.

This was his introduction to world and the title was on point for presenting or just anticipating people if ever they asked who he is.


The song was also released on YouTube as a some sort of a lyric video. He and his team chose to include the lyrics also to cover up the weird shit happening in the video. Yes, it is weird.  But it was fun shooting it and it turns out be a simple weird video.  It’s also the first song in his debut album Touch Ground that came out three months later that year.

This song is basically about a one night stand that became a 2 year long relationship.  It’s a relationship that he regrets having because it was full of lies but it was an experience that he won’t forget.

Here are the lyrics:

Who Are You?

I am the one
To desire you
To be with me

But you were the one
Who made me
Feel so damn good

But who are you
Touching me like this
As if I’m yours

Who are you
Owning my body
I feel so damn good

This doesn’t feel
The right thing
I should be doing

But your blue eyes
Are like a trap
Swallow me down

But who are you
Touching me like this
As if I’m yours

Who are you
Owning my body
I feel so damn good

Is there a way
To get me out
From this madness
I am playing

But who are you
Touching me like this
As if I’m yours

Who are you
Owning my body
I feel so damn good

Who are you
Owning my body
I feel so damn good

You can download this track for free here!
You can also check out my whole album on iTunes, GooglePlay and Spotify.

Lana Del Rey gives some lust to The Weeknd

Oooh, Lana Del Rey dropped a good shit 3 weeks ago featuring The Weeknd!

I know, I know. I’m a bit too late on the trend since Lana‘s new single Lust For Life feat. The Weeknd. But hey, I’ve just created this blog! My tardiness aside, Lana is always on point on her personal styling video, music, and fashion wise.  Ohh, and that swinging dance makes me feel like I’m taken back in time when white bitches were the ones famous instead of the incredible black women singers who could belt the shit out of those white screeching.  Ok, that was supposed to be a compliment when I started typing but looking back to the past doesn’t really make me show praise to the white people treating black people like they were more talented than them.

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Mother Earth – Banks

So, I’m currently in the digital marketing class but I keep hearing Banks’ track “Mother Earth.”

Don’t get me wrong, the lesson is not shitty.  Actually, the teacher is explaining some good shits (haha) about Photoshop which are really useful and I am just the best multitasker in this sad world (I’m typing while looking at the teacher who is talking in Italian and I’m writing in English.  All on you, Banks.

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