Self Centered

Self Centered

 Davis, California, USA
BandRock

Self Centered combines hard hitting guitars and drums, catchy melodies, intense screams, and mosh worthy breakdowns. Experiencing Self Centered live is just as epic as hearing the CD, if not more so.

Biography

The word self centered is typically used in a negative light. That is not the definition behind these 5 guys, who came together as friends in 2008 and have nothing to hide when it comes to their music. They are centered within themselves and are on a one way track to winning over your hearts and souls with the style they have created. The members of Self Centered include Blake on lead vocals and screams, Ellis on guitar and screams, Jimi on guitar, Ron on bass, and James on drums.

Self Centered is influenced by many well known artists such as; Senses Fail, A Day to Remember, Atreyu, Story of The Year, and Green Day. Combining the talents of brothers James and Blake, the writing process seemed to flow and the lyrics all told a story. The hope of the band is that people can relate to what they sing about, and know they aren’t alone. When it came time to record, Self Centered was ready with 10 original songs. They went into Hollywood North Studios in Roseville, California and begin to make history with producer Colby Wedgeworth. The mastering of producer/engineer Jack Trammel at Fat Cat Studios only helped the CD reach its full potential. Less than a year from their first show, and Self Centered released a CD in October 2009.

In 2009 they were finalists in 98 Rock’s Rockallotapuss, and shared the stages with such artists like Shiny Toy Guns and Korn at Halo’s N Horns. In 2010 they placed 3rd in Your Music Magazine and 2nd at the Sierra College Battle of The Bands. You can hear them played on 98 Rock’s Local Licks with Mark Gilmore and they are always looking to play venues and meet fellow bands. They were chosen as 98 Rock’s Local Artist of the Month for August 2010 and they are honored to be featured.

The band reached a huge turning point in January 2011 when they booked their first national tour with platinum selling artist Hawthorne Heights. After being confirmed for the United Scenes of America Tour, Self Centered hit the studio to record their self titled EP. It was released on March 25, 2011, just days before leaving for the tour.

In the fall of 2011, the band said goodbye to founding member Ellis White as well as Ron Lewis, who both left due to personal reasons. Self Centered wishes them the best of luck in their future endeavors.

It didn't take long for ambitious new members to join the lineup. With Levi Kieny on bass and Jake Lugenbeel on guitar, their new lineup was set and the band was ready for a new adventure.

The guys in this band aren’t looking to become the next millionaires. They just want to make music, and have fun doing it. Over the last few years they have made many strides in the local music scene, and have shown to everyone the power behind their passion.

It is evident Self Centered has no desire to hang up the mic anytime soon. The music not only speaks for itself but it also will speak to you. Keep an eye out for upcoming shows and more music from this promising team of talent.

Lyrics

Don't Give Up Hope

Written By: Self Centered

Every step I’m taking
Seems to be a step away from you
I guess I always knew

Looking back I’m helpless
As I watch this fall apart
Was this over from the start?

I’m so far away tonight
Keep my picture hold it tight
(Woah oh, Woah oh)
Hear me through your stereo
‘Cause when I’m not there by your side
Just know you’re always on my mind
You will always be
With me

We knew this wouldn’t be easy
Time will never keep from moving on
Even when you’re gone

Say goodbye one last time
And wipe away your tears
‘Cause I will give you all my heart

I’m so far away tonight
Keep my picture hold it tight
(Woah oh, Woah oh)
Hear me through your stereo
‘Cause when I’m not there by your side
Just know you’re always on my mind
You will always be
With me

I have to let you go…
This was meant to be
She’s losing faith in me
Don’t give up hope! Don’t give up hope!

I’ve got to set you free
You free

I’m so far away tonight
Keep my picture hold it tight
(Woah oh, Woah oh)
Hear me through your stereo
‘Cause when I’m not there by your side
Just know you’re always on my mind
You will always be
With me

Take Me Home

Written By: Self Centered

These lies can’t get us through
Anticipated endings
I had to tell her this was something that I had to do
The only honesty
Is the tears in her eyes

I’m feeling so alone (x2)
Now that I’m on my own (x2)
I think I’m losing my grip and getting lost to regret
I just might break this, so
Take me home

I feel shut down inside
Forget your foolish pride
I tell myself I’ll deal with all the lives I’ll change
I’ve packed up all my bags
This is my last goodbye

I’m feeling so alone (x2)
Now that I’m on my own (x2)
I think I’m losing my grip and getting lost to regret
I just might break this, so
Take me home

I’m feeling so alone (x2)
Now that I’m on my own (x2)
I think I’m losing my grip and getting lost to regret
I just might break this, so
Take me home

Over It

Written By: Self Centered

All I know
Is I am
Everything you love to hate
I hear you talk about me
Does it make you feel good?
Do you die inside every time you think of me?

I will never change (I’ll never change)
There’s no hope, you can’t save me (I won’t be saved)
I drink to help me sleep
And blackout so I won’t dream
I am over this

So just know
That I am
Just a product of my own fate
So slice the main artery
And watch me bleed
Anything to end this pain inside of me, ‘cause…

I will never change (I’ll never change)
There’s no hope, you can’t save me (I won’t be saved)
I drink to help me sleep
And blackout so I won’t dream
I am over this

Is this my bad dream?
My sweet misery
It hurts sweetly
And I don’t care what you think of me

I cannot be changed
I am not to blame
I will not be saved
My life is pain

Who Wants To Party?

Written By: Self Centered

Tonight's the night
It's something you can't fight
If this is wrong
I don't wanna be right

She's dressed to kill
I aim to thrill
All the girls love
How we're makin'em feel

I wanna see this place get out of control
So raise your cup
Everybody drink up
Cause we're just getting warmed up

So here we go
Get on the floor
We're gonna rock
Until you beg for more
Fighting onward towards the morning light

So give it up
You can't get enough
You've gotta show some love
We're gonna make this party go
All night long

You wanna party with us?
We gotta see you move!
You've gotta party with us
Like you've got nothing to lose!

The way she moves is irresistible
It's easy to see
What she's doing to me
Cause she knows that I'm a garauntee

So here we go
Get on the floor
We're gonna rock
Until you beg for more
Fighting onward towards the morning light

So give it up
You can't get enough
You've gotta show some love
We're gonna make this party go
All night long

So here we go
Get on the floor
We're gonna rock
Until you beg for more
Fighting onward towards the morning light

So give it up
You can't get enough
You've gotta show some love
We're gonna make this party go
All night long

We R Who We R

Written By: Self Centered (Ke$ha)

Hot and dangerous
If you’re one of us, then roll with us
‘Cause we make the hipsters fall in love
And we've got our hot-pants on and up
And yes of course we does, we running this town just like a club
And no, you don’t wanna mess with us
Got Jesus on my necklace

I’ve got that glitter on my eyes
Stockings ripped all up the side
Looking sick and sexyfied
So let’s go-o-o (Let’s go!)

[Chorus:]
Tonight we’re going har har-har ha-ha-hard
Just like the world is our our-our our-our-ours
We’re tearin’ it apart part-part pa-pa-part
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!
We’re dancing like we’re dum dum-dum dum-dum-dumb
Our bodies go num num-num num-num-numb
We’ll be forever youn youn-youn youn-youn-young
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!

DJ turn it up
It’s about damn time to live it up
I’m so sick of being so serious
It’s making my brain delirious!
I’m just talkin’ truth

I’m telling you ’bout the shit we do
We’re sellin’ our clothes, sleepin’ in cars
Dressin’ it down, hittin’ on dudes (HARD!)

I’ve got that glitter on my eyes
Stockings ripped all up the side
Looking sick and sexyfied
So let’s go-o-o (Let’s go!)

[Chorus:]
Tonight we’re going har har-har ha-ha-hard
Just like the world is our our-our our-our-ours
We’re tearin’ it apart part-part pa-pa-part
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!
We’re dancing like we’re dum dum-dum dum-dum-dumb
Our bodies go num num-num num-num-numb
We’ll be forever youn youn-youn youn-youn-young
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!

DJ turn it up (up up up up up up)
DJ turn it up (up up up up up up)
DJ turn it up (up up up up up up)
DJ turn it up (up up up up up up uuuup)

[Chorus:]
Tonight we’re going har har-har ha-ha-hard
Just like the world is our our-our our-our-ours
We’re tearin’ it apart part-part pa-pa-part
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!
We’re dancing like we’re dum dum-dum dum-dum-dumb
Our bodies go num num-num num-num-numb
We’ll be forever youn youn-youn youn-youn-young
You know we’re superstars, we are who we are!

Hangover

Written By: Self Centered (Taio Cruz)

I got a hangover, whoa!
I've been drinking too much for sure
I got a hangover, whoa!
I got an empty cup
Pour me some more

So I can go until I blow up, eh
And I can drink until I throw up, eh
And I don't ever ever want to grow up, eh
I wanna keep it going, keep keep,it going, going, going, going....

I got a little bit trashed last night, night
I got a little bit wasted, yeah yeah
I got a little bit mashed last night, night
I got a little shhh faced it, yeah yeah

Oh oh oh oh oh
I'm on a roll
If you don't know
Well now you know

I got a hangover, whoa!
I've been drinking too much for sure
I got a hangover, whoa!
I got an empty cup
Pour me some more

So I can go until I blow up, eh
And I can drink until I throw up, eh
And I don't ever ever want to grow up, eh
I wanna keep it going, keep keep it going, come on!

Drink up, cause a party ain't a party til you ride on through it.
End up on the floor, can't remember you clueless.
Officer like what the hell is you doin'?
Stumblin, fumblin, you wonder what? Come again?
Gimmie Henn, gimmie gin,gimmie liquor, gimmie champagne
Bubbles til' I'm in
What happens after that, if you're inspired tell a friend
Like "Oh, Self Centered, we can all sip again!"
Get it in.
Again and again, leave evidence.
Wasted so what?- Irrelevant.
Get kicked to the head, who's selling it?
I got a hangover, that's my medicine.
Don't mean to brag, I sound too intelligent,
A little jack can't hurt this veteran.
I show up but I never throw up, so let the drinks blow up, blow up!

I got a hangover, whoa!
I've been drinking too much for sure
I got a hangover, whoa!
I got an empty cup
Pour me some more

So I can go until I blow up, eh
And I can drink until I throw up, eh
And I don't ever ever want to grow up, eh
I wanna keep it going, keep keep, keep it going, come on!

Can't Get Away

Written By: Self Centered

You sink into me baby,
I don't know what to do now.
Your body makes me crazy,
It's the only thing I like about you.

I feel like I'm losing my head,
I'm always ending up in your bed.
I wish I could deny you instead,
You've got me doing things I'll regret.

Can't get away,
Can't get away from you.
With every breath I know you feel it too.

(Woah oh oh ohhh) You gotta give it to me
(Woah oh oh ohhh) You know I need this
(Woah oh oh ohhh) Come on and give it to me
(Woah oh oh ohhh) You know I need that

You're nothing but a player.
I think we should be through now.
You keep making an excuses,
for getting down all over this town.

I feel like I'm losing my head,
I'm always ending up in your bed.
I wish I could deny you instead,
You've got me doing things I'll regret.

Can't get away,
Can't get away from you.
With every breath I know you feel it too.

(Woah oh oh ohhh) You gotta give it to me
(Woah oh oh ohhh) You know I need this
(Woah oh oh ohhh) Come on and give it to me
(Woah oh oh ohhh) You know I need that

I'll do this once again,
I know it's not the last time.
I'll do this once again,
You know.

Can't get away,
Can't get away from you.
With every breath I know you feel it too.

(Woah oh oh ohhh) You gotta give it to me
(Woah oh oh ohhh) You know I need this
(Woah oh oh ohhh) Come on and give it to me
(Woah oh oh ohhh) You know I need that

It's Not My Fault

Written By: Self Centered

I see you're acting shady.
When rumors spread how can I not believe,
you make a fool of me.
I tried to shake these feelings,
These midnight calls are getting so old.
Now you're on your own.

Let's go back to when you weren't so cold,
I miss the person that I used to know.

It's not my fault that you're alone.
She's a stealer of hearts and a dealer of lies,
If you get caught in her eyes.
She cries and everybody knows.
It's not my fault that you're all alone.

So much for happy endings.
Sorry my dear is a message I can't send.
I won't repeat mistakes again.
You've got no one else to blame.
Do myself a favor and forget your name,
You should do the same.

Let's go back to when you weren't so cold,
I miss the person that I used to know.

It's not my fault that you're alone.
She's a stealer of hearts and a dealer of lies,
If you get caught in her eyes.
She cries and everybody knows.
It's not my fault that you're all alone.

She's got a real bad habit,
of taking of her clothes.
She's got a real bad habit,
She knows, she knows!

It's not my fault that you're alone.
She's a stealer of hearts and a dealer of lies,
If you get caught in her eyes.
She cries and everybody knows.
It's not my fault that you're all alone

Drink Up (Beer Pong Song)

Rack up the cups. It's time to throw.
I'm gonna rock this party.
Fish out the ball, and drink some more
'Cause all my shots are money.

I'm going off tonight. (Winning over here, winning over there)
I'll make this table mine. (Winning)

Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
You're throwing it like you're blind.
Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
I'm gonna finger your ringer tonight.

You can't shut me down, this isn't luck.
You better keep on pouring.
Rinse off the ball, I'm heating up.
Count 3,2,1 it's over.

I'm going off tonight. (Winning over here, winning over there)
I'll make this table mine. (Winning)

Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
You're throwing it like you're blind.
Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
I'm gonna finger your ringer.

I'm going off tonight. (Winning over here, winning over there)
I'll make this table mine. (Winning)

Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
You're throwing it like you're blind.
Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
I'm gonna finger your ringer tonight.

Drink Up (Beer Pong Song)

Written By: Self Centered

Rack up the cups. It's time to throw.
I'm gonna rock this party.
Fish out the ball, and drink some more
'Cause all my shots are money.

I'm going off tonight. (Winning over here, winning over there)
I'll make this table mine. (Winning)

Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
You're throwing it like you're blind.
Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
I'm gonna finger your ringer tonight.

You can't shut me down, this isn't luck.
You better keep on pouring.
Rinse off the ball, I'm heating up.
Count 3,2,1 it's over.

I'm going off tonight. (Winning over here, winning over there)
I'll make this table mine. (Winning)

Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
You're throwing it like you're blind.
Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
I'm gonna finger your ringer.

I'm going off tonight. (Winning over here, winning over there)
I'll make this table mine. (Winning)

Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
You're throwing it like you're blind.
Drink Up, You know you're not good enough.
I'm sinking it every time.
Drink Up, You know if you suck you're drunk.
I'm gonna finger your ringer tonight.

Lighting Up the Sky (Extended Breakdown)

Written By: Self Centered

We're sailing blind across the sea,
Into a vast uncertainty.
Our captain see's no mutiny,
And we fly flags of victory.

We don't look back,
we don't give up.
The stakes are high,
It's all on us.
We'll stay on track,
Our time has come co come come come come.

We see our Dreams lighting up the sky. (lighting up the sky)
Believing we'll see the other side. (see the other side)
OF TOMORROW!

We chart the course of destiny,
Surviving storms of misery
We sink the ships of enemies,
We fight for more than just a scene.

We don't look back,
we don't give up.
The stakes are high,
It's all on us.
We'll stay on track,
Our time has come co come come come come.

We see our Dreams lighting up the sky. (lighting up the sky)
Believing we'll see the other side. (see the other side)
OF TOMORROW!

We see our Dreams lighting up the sky. (lighting up the sky)
Believing we'll see the other side. (see the other side)
We see our Dreams lighting up the sky. (lighting up the sky)
Believing we'll see the other side. (see the other side)
OF TOMORROW!

Discography

2009 LP - Bleeding My Dreams
2010 Cover- "CrushCrushCrush" by Paramore
2011 EP - Self Centered EP
2011 Single- Lighting Up The Sky (Hardcore Version)
2011 Cover- "Hangover" by Taio Cruz ft. Flo Rida

After Eleven Sponsored Band Sampler
Track 5 - Morning Sickness

Set List

Typical 45 minute set list
1. Who Wants To Party?
2. Don't Give Up Hope
3. Morning Sickness
4. Bleeding My Dreams
5. Over It
6. Ten Years Later
7. Take me Home
8. CrushCrushCrush