Centerpiece

by ART A Reasonable Truth

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This concept album explores sounds in pop, hip-hop, electronic, dance and even theatrics as it takes you on a "trippy" journey of sounds, lyrics and ideas showcasing a range of creative talent from ART A Reasonable Truth on his debut album. Does he rep his hometown Cincinnati? Yes. Does he rep his new home in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Beautifully. From bubblegum pop to trance dance and jams, including a feature from Ayem, "Centerpiece" is sure to take you on an unforgettable sonic ride.

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released February 9, 2018

PRODUCED BY ANTHONY T. TRAN
Music: Aaron Byrd
Recorded At: Trippy Tran Films Studios
Mix Engineer: Wendy Levin
Mixed At: D.M. Gremlin Studios

Written by Anthony T. Tran

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Track Name: Centerpiece
Lyrics:

(Intro)
Trippy Trippy Trippy Tran Man
You don’t know this / You don’t know that
A Trippy Tran Production

(Intro 2)
Standing on the side
Waiting for my friends
For the ride
I know I'm gonna take inside (with my feet up)
Sitting on the fence
But you gotta take the chance
Because you know that it's time to shine
Then I go and I’m.. !

(Hook)
Moving through the people by I know it's my time to shine
Don't you know I'm a centerpiece
Won't you stand up tall with me
Live the best Hey!
Live the - live the best Hey!
We're centered in this crest
Our hearts beating in our chest!
Look now you’re the centerpiece
Saying everybody get like me

(Verse 1)
From the depths of our soul
We know it's up to us to let the truth unfold
And we're told that we're a little special
It's Superficial
But we keep rockin’ on like we the shizzle
Downplay the fizzle
Now you can chisel yourself into a centerpiece
A love that's bright!
You're the one to keep and you mean everything
In this crooked life
Take it all in stride and be the one we all see
‘Cuz we need you to believe..
Now sing! (Let’s go!)

[Hook] - Repeat

(Verse 2)
Octacables
Wrapped around me like a label
When it takes hold
Own the heart and let go (Let go!)
When the time is right
Become that heaven in our eyes
And be like a centerpiece
Be all that we need (trippy)

Inspiration motivation
For the center of disease.. of positivity
Live the truth and be it
You can really see it
When you stand tall for it all
Here's a Smile for your jaw.. and sing (and sing)
And sing

[Hook] - Repeat

(Bridge)
Standing Tall
Because I’m a centerpiece - Yah
You're looking like a centerpiece oh
Because I’m a centerpiece
Stand up tall
You're looking like a centerpiece
You're looking like a centerpiece

Centerpiece!

(Reprise)
Moving through the people by I know it's my time to shine
Don't you know I'm a centerpiece
Won't you stand up tall with me
Stand Up!
Live the best Hey!
Live the - live the best (Yo)
We're centered in this crest
Our hearts beating in our chest!
Look now you’re the centerpiece
Saying everybody get like me

Live the best Hey!
Live the - live the best
We're centered in this crest
Our hearts beating in our chest!
Look now you’re the centerpiece
Saying everybody get like me

(Outro)
Get like me x2
Don’t you know
It’s my time to shine
Get like me x2
Don’t you know
It's my time to shine
Center-Peace!
Track Name: Ready
SPOKEN:
Uh.
Look who’s back!
With another one (with another one)

VERSE:
Jetset it’s ‘bout time we go
Go ride on my lean
Check your back for attack
Whatchu run around for?
Cuz they ain’t ready for it.. you ready?
Full shot by a tank when I’m a teddy
And don’t get in my face, Don’t imitate (yep)
I’m an entertainer Imma gonna get baby (Get it)
And you know that we gonna bring it back
So sit around we’re makin’ the movies (Trippy Trippy!)
Announcing us when the cameras are moving (I’mma tip ya)
Y’all know that I’m the trippy trippy man
What can’t you understand
Time to.. bring it out!
I’m inspired by your feelings of hopefulness
Won’t you take it up, take it up with me
Cuz I’m ready for it!

CHORUS:
Yeah I’m ready for it
And I’m ready for it
Shoulda known what I know
‘Cuz I’m ready for it
Aross the country overseas and
Gonna bring.. all my journey go boy
And I’m ready for it
Yeah and I’m ready for it (work!)
When I bring on the change know I’m ready for it
Ready for it don’t pass me
I know that you want another way

VERSE:
Yeah I’m ready
And everybody’s looking at me
What’s the dealio? Then I show them love! (Hey)
I’m ready for it
When I shake it all the time
And I break out the code
I found out the truth and the connections unfold
A unilaty where we’ll soon be beamin’ (Duality, Obliquity) Yeah we beamin’ (My movie!)

Check your back for attack
Yeah I’m ready for it
From the bottom to the top
Yeah I’m ready for it
When you know what you do
Yeah I’m ready for it
Yeah cuz I’m ready for it
Overseas in my dreams
Living life gonna chill
Yeah I’m ready for it
Ready for this time
Yeah I’m ready for it x4

Ughhin’ hataz

Don’t you know that I’m ready for it
Yeah I’m ready for it Yeah you ready?
For something bigger than you can see
Don’t you know
Won’t you open up your mind and see that it’s time to
Go shine this is your life (journey)
Be all the things you will find
I can do it all in time (yeah it’s my time)
‘Cuz you know that I’m ready for it

Ready for it

“Cuz’ I’m the recipe”
Track Name: The Recipe (feat. Ayem)
SPOKEN:
513
Cincinnati
Livin’ my dream

VERSE:
Takin’ my journey on the coastline
Cuz I’m the recipe!
Takin’ my journey on the coastline
You want a sample of me? Ha yeah
You know I’m the finest Ha yeah
Takin’ my journey on the coastline

Motherfucker I’m the recipe
I’m created
With infinite flavors
I come with peace
But I’m still a rager
Listen to my words
And the taste will save ya

PRE-CHORUS:
I’m reaching out
I’m going big
Explosion of flavor
Intense in the senses
Long-lasting effects
Will make you come back
For another round
Tell me what have you found? / Just let that sit with you now

A little bit of everything
Full throttle with passion
A lot of ambition
Simply respected
And yea I’ll take initiative
A mix of lots of energy
Tell them I’m the recipe
You know that I’m the recipe (oh!)

CHORUS:
I’m the recipe code
I’m the recipe know it
I’m the recipe …go for it
(I’m well molded)
I’m the recipe code
I’m the recipe know it
I’m the recipe …go for it

VERSE:
Trying me out
‘Cause I’m so many different flavors
So wild and out
That style where you go and to tell all your neighbors
No need to be a waitor
This taste will save ya
The man upstairs - could it be a savior?
Listen to your heart
Peeling love In many layers
Call it a cultural dish
Will you need to sign a waiver?

AYEM:
I don’t care if you don’t like me
And I’m really glad you ain’t like me (woo!)
‘Cause you’re lame and you wish that everyone acted the same
That’s the case more than likely
Focus on yourself
Don’t worry about me
Guarantee I’m cool as I.C.E.
And I don’t roll deep, so I ain’t hard to find
In a mid-size town called the 513
I got the recipe
The weed we smoking on is heavenly
Music is medicine
You could say I run a pharmacy
No time for drama
Live in perfect harmony
Words are weapons
There’s no way you’re disarming me
Allstar team gonna get it by any means
The road to success ain’t all what it seems
I wanna live the dream, give me the blue pill
They had to make a new vaccine
‘Cause I’m so ill

PRE-CHORUS

CHORUS X2

‘You’ve been served’

©2018 Trippy Tran Films
Track Name: SoCal Waves
SPOKEN:
My Vacation In LA!
Trippy Trippy
Trippy Tran Man
My Vacation In LA
Trippy T
Rory Man (ART!)
Feel the energy!

CHORUS:
The sun is bright
The time is right
We’re gonna shine
With my heart on the coast
I won’t let it pass me by
I want to see you make a move
Like the waves of the ocean
We can take another trip, yeah, let’s go knee deep
Let’s go far
No one can tell us we can’t make it
It happens inside me these rolling waves
The waves of the SoCal ocean

VERSE:
Never have I ever been more sure of this
path
Grabbing life by the waist
Asking him or her to dance with me
All these people talking ‘bout community
But litters our beautiful Colorfornia coast
With nothing but the most
Distaste for those people living without
shame
They sell themselves
Like an aquarium tank
Putting in stank
That makes or breaks you
But I will find this peace of mind
On the beach that’s right in front of me
(take it)
We’ll take our boards like we’re traveling
This new life
On the SoCal waves of the ocean
Take a journey with me
Grab your heart! x4
The waves of the SoCal Ocean
Stay here with me!
Let’s go!

CHORUS

VERSE:
Yeah you wanna cruise with me?
Wanna chill by the ocean
On the beach
Palm Springs
Let’s go California
Let’s go to LA
Let’s SoCal Santa Monica
Venice Beach (Hey!)
Let’s take a journey to Long Beach
Let’s take a trip to a theme park
Like Knott’s Berry Farm or Disneyland
Let’s go to Universal and make
amends
We all have the spark
And the Palladium in
Hollywood
Yeah we’re gonna
make a lot of moves
San Diego and OC too!

ALICIA SPOKEN:
My Vacation In LA!

Stay here with me

CHORUS 2:
The sun is bright
The time is right we’re gonna shine –
Let’s go higher and higher
Flying high in the sky all day long above
the waves of the ocean
You can take another trip
Yeah let’s go knee deep
Let’s bring SoCal all the way from LA
New York to Cincinnati
Take a trip with me, are you ready?
Do you feel me?

CHORUS X2

OUTRO:
On the ocean
Again
I’m waving
I’m waving to you
SoCal Waves x4

©2018 Trippy Tran Films
Track Name: Get Down With It!
(Verse 1)
I hold my breath
So much to take
It's taken its courses
When I feel it getting in my brain (in my brain)
I go insane x2

(Hook)
Get down with an altered feeling
It comes and goes on
Get down with a "won't-stop" feeling
I know I can lose control
Get down with a monster feeling
Get down and let it go
When we begin the chain
Gotta get down on the dance floor!

(Hook 2)
Get down with an altered feeling
It comes and goes on
Get down with a "won't-stop" feeling
I know I can lose control (Go!)
Get down and let it go
When we begin to change
Go down on the dance floor
On the dance floor - go down with it!

Go down with it for me (Dance floor!) x3
GO!
Go down with it for me (Dance floor!) x3
GO!

(Verse 2)
Get down with it!
There's something in my heart that calls me here
I know I gotta let it go
Gotta let this all go away
All my life I find myself
Dancing all night with you (there's something about it..)
Something's gonna take it's toll (bring it)
But I know that I wanna get down with you
'Cause you're getting in my brain
I go insane
I go

[Hook] - Repeat

(Bridge)
(Go) Get down with it! x2
Rock steady rock with me
It's time for us to party!
Get down with me x3
Go!

Go down with it for me (Dance floor!) x3

(Verse 3)
I may call you on the phone
You can bring me back to life (it's time for us to party!)
You will be the one
Follow my heart into the sound
Follow my heart into the whole of what I love
Get down with an altered feeling
Move - Get down with it! x3

I'm not dominoes
But I'm gonna keep going down with it
I'm gonna keep getting down with it
Turn the other cheek
Yes, I'm just another person in a crowd oh wow
Get down with it (go down with it for me!) x2
Get down with it!
Dance floor

(Outro)
Go with it and take my piece of mind
Get down (get get get down)
I need you to get down with it
I'm losing my mind
With your monstrous feelings
Losing my mind
Open your mind and open up your heart
We just need you to get down with it
Positive vibes
I get down with it!

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