Chasing Light

by Built for the Future

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about

Chasing Light

This theme was inspired by true events in my life, and each song actually represents real feeling and escapism from that experience. Change in life is a big ordeal, looking for truths, looking for a better place, looking for light is all we can do when we are faced with such a turn.
---Patric

Special thanks:

Dave Peña and Chris Benjamin for their guitar work.
Imaya Farrell for being a one person string section.
Roland Perez for insights, guidance and support.
Phillip Franckowiak for graphic creativity and guidance.
JHimm, Pete Jones and Fractal Mirror for the support of the brotherhood of prog.
Billy Sherwood for inspired additional mixing.
Dave Kerzner at Sonic Reality for amazingly inspiring products.
and a special thanks to
Todd Skeie for amazing enthusiasm and support throughout the making of the album.

Dedicated to Chris Squire 'The Fish'

credits

released July 28, 2015

Built for the Future:

Patric: backing vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, drums, programming, production

Kenny: Lead vocals

Featuring:

Dave Pena on guitar
-Arrive/Speed of the Climb/Running Man/The Siren Will/The Great Escape

Chris Benjamin on guitar
-Speed of the Climb/Burning Daylight/Running Man/Samsara

Imaya Farrell on Cello/Violin/Viola
-The Great Escape(Flight)

All songs (Farrell) except:
Walls/Arrive (Farrell/Bissett)
Speed of the Climb/Samsara(Bissett)

Recorded/Mixed/Produced by Patric Farrell
at Newspeak Studio SATX
a TFK Production

Mastered by Roland Perez
Solaris Mastering SATX

Graphic work by Patric Farrell and Philip Franckowiak
Photography by Rey Lopez
'Fisher' played by Ruben Lopez

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Built for the Future San Antonio, Texas

B4tF are crossover prog/alternative band from San Antonio Texas.
Patric Farrell and Kenny Bissett met back in the 80's in their respective bands and finally connected to create music together.

The sound is a blend of progressive rock and alternative styles. Accessible but still a bit adventurous.

Rush meets Tears for Fears! As it was described.

We are honored that anyone is even listening.
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Track Name: Arrive
i've been around the sun
and i'm not the only one
i haven't seen the ground
i take a look around

The force of gravity
so deep inside of me
i can't escape myself
there's no one here to tell

If only the light
could live through the night
I could see where I've been

The more that you need love
the more that you bleed love
keep on chasing light

When the moment arrives
gotta reach for the sky
keep on chasing light

Been around the sun
and I'm not the only one
I haven't seen the ground
take a look around

Look around, look around, look around

Look around
I'm moving and I'm falling to the ground
I'm fading and I'm fighting with the sound
Look around

Somebody let me go
Somebody tell me no

Somebody get me home
Somebody get me home

I'm moving
I'm falling
I'm fading
i'm fighting
Somebody get me home

If only the light
could live through the night
I could see where I've been

If only the light
could live through the night
i could see where I'm going

If only the light
could live through the night
I'm moving, I'm falling
I'm fading, I'm fighting
I could see where I'm going

(Farrell/Bissett)
Track Name: Radiowave
Love's immaterial
anything can change the tide
look in the mirror
what you fear is deep inside

Everything is relative
everything you need is now
look for your answers
you won't rest til you find
peace of mind

GOING TO CHANGE MY LIFE WITH A RADIOWAVE
GOING TO CHANGE MY LIFE WITH A RADIOWAVE
GOING TO CHANGE MY LIFE WITH A RADIOWAVE
Can you feel the sun?

Fear is imperial
reaching for the things you hide
makes you surrender
breaks the will of love and pride

But everything is relative
when everything you need is gone
go look for your answers
you won't rest til you find
peace of mind

(Farrell)
Track Name: Lightchaser
Look in my eyes
and you see that i am ready
waiting for tomorrow 
as the sun goes down

Nothing is left and
the world is unsteady
everything around me
on uneven ground

CHANGE MY LIFE
THE SKY IS FALLING
CLOSE MY EYES
THE SUN IS CALLING
I'LL JUST SET MY COURSE
AND PLAN MY FLIGHT
I'M JUST CHASING LIGHT
CHASING LIGHT

In to the light
with the hope for my being
running from a future
that is fading fast

Follow my heart
as it reaches for meaning
just to give me solace
while i bide my time
while i bide my time   

(Farrell)
Track Name: Speed of the Climb
In close ties
your heart speaks
with fashion
of all kinds

Though mortal
your eyes weep
with passion
on our minds

Kept in democracy
soon starts to fade
the winner is losing
to others persuade?

From who’s side
will I stand
from your side
will you run?

I’ve often
looked after
remember
that laughter?

And weak are the times
when we left you behind
and closer the ties
when your heart speaks your mind
when your heart speaks your mind
when your heart speaks you're mine

THE SPEED OF THE CLIMB
WE REACH FROM BEHIND
IN TROUBLES WE'VE SEEN
AT LEAST TRY TO LEAN

And all those times you helped me
held me
and all those times

THE SPEED OF THE CLIMB
WE REACH FROM BEHIND
IN TROUBLES WE'VE SEEN
AT LEAST TRY TO LEAN

And all those times you helped me
held me
and all those times

WEAK ARE THE TIMES WHEN WE LEFT YOU BEHIND
CLOSER THE TIES WHEN YOUR HEART SPEAKS YOUR MIND

THE SPEED OF THE CLIMB
THE SPEED OF THE CLIMB
AND ALL THOSE TIMES YOU HELPED ME

(Bissett)
Track Name: Build for the Future
In to the ether
days pass us by
is time killing us or are we killing time

Heart feels the rhythm
head in the sky
you try to believe that you’ve tried to decide

BUILD FOR THE FUTURE
BREAK WITH THE PAST
EVERYTHING’S CHANGING SO FAST
IT’S YOUR DECISION
IT’S WHAT YOU BELIEVE
YOU JUST WANT TO BE FREE

Crash the horizon
over the line
signal the end
if you think you have time

In to the abstract
taking your flight
look for the truth in
available light

ONE SUN SHINES IN THE DISTANCE
FEEDS YOUR RESISTANCE
CHANGES YOUR INNER PHILOSOPHY
-build for the future
-break with the past
RISING FOR THE HOPE OF A NEW DAY

YOU JUST WANT TO BE FREE

(Farrell)
Track Name: Burning Daylight
Looking ahead to the place you began
now is the time to believe in your own secret plan

Perimeter falls to the shadow of day
perception is sharp in no particular way
but fades to gray

CLOSE YOUR EYES
YOU KNOW YOU’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT
TURN YOUR HEAD
YOU KNOW YOU’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT
-Eventide
-Evenfall
YOU’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT
-Eventide
-Evenfall

Into the dark with intrepid resolve
believe in the hope that the fear is about to dissolve

The deeper the courage the deeper the skin
the future is where you decide that you want to begin
again

CLEAR YOUR EYES
YOU KNOW YOU’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT
CHASE THE SKY
YOU KNOW YOU’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT
PROMISE THAT YOU’LL ALWAYS
FIGHT THE GOOD FIGHT
THE END OF DAYS
YOU KNOW YOU’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT
-Eventide
-Evenfall
YOU’RE BURNING DAYLIGHT

(Farrell)
Track Name: Walls
Catch the new semantic
the truth will set you free
take the time to believe again
feel the force of gravity

Watch the bleak horizon
the dark will intervene
then you will never know
you will never see

The sun
that shines
behind
these walls
inside

BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS

Chase the light fantastic
the fear is the past
Like the time that you ran away
fleeting dreams that never last

Trapped inside a fortress
nowhere to recede
So you will never know
you will never see
the light
that shines
inside
these walls
Divide

BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS

You will never know
You will never see
You will never know
You will never see
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS
You will never know
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS
You will never see
BREAKING DOWN THE WALLS

(Farrell/Bissett)
Track Name: Running Man
Looking for the key
to breaking the code
thought inside your eyes
about to explode

Moving to the void
of nothing ahead
rushing to the wave
of infrared

Pushing toward the sun
with panic and pain
strength is flowing thin
like the blood in your veins

Everything you know
and all that you see
breaking in to possibility

OPEN UP YOUR EYES
AND REACH TO THE SKY
YOU’RE BREATHING WITH THE FEAR OF
A RUNNING MAN

FALLING TO YOUR KNEES
YOU SHAKE THE DISEASE
YOU’RE REACHING FOR THE SOUND OF CONTACT

Knowing that the right
is all that you own
fleeting is the sight
of the world you called home

Nothing to connect
the future and past
standing at the point of contrast

CAN YOU HELP ME?
CAN YOU HELP ME?
REACHING FOR THE SOUND OF CONTACT

(Farrell)
Track Name: The Siren Will
Inside the light
is a burning sun
looking for a moment in time
something lingers on the edge of the eye

To take a leap
to make the jump
ready to believe in a sign
something calling in back of your mind

YOU CAN FIND AN ANSWER
YOU RUN OR YOU STAND STILL
ONE THING MATTERS IN THE MEANING OF LIFE
YOU CAN NEVER SAY
IT’S OVERKILL

Outside the night
a darkened sky
hoping that your will is resigned
something calling for a blistering light

You look ahead
you look around
feeling for the future design
something telling you to put up a fight

YOU CAN FIND AN ANSWER
YOU RUN OR YOU STAND STILL
ONE THING MATTERS IN THE MEANING OF LIFE
YOU CAN NEVER SAY
IT’S OVERKILL

YOU CAN BUILD A FUTURE
WITH SPIRIT AND WITH SKILL
ONE THING MATTERS IN THE MEANING OF LIFE
YOU CAN NEVER BREAK
THE SIREN WILL

There was a time when all around your life
the reasons were the reasons you chase light
and if there's no design to what you find the
answer is the fear is burning bright

(Farrell)
Track Name: Staring at the Sun
Long ago I tried to find
a mystery that hadn’t yet
begun

Has to be
a better path
as history is only for the young

Wandering into the future
feel alive
I’m staring at the sun

YOU CAN TELL YOURSELF THAT YOU WILL
BE THE ONE
WHO WILL LEARN IN TIME THAT LIFE
HAS JUST BEGUN
STARING AT THE SUN

YOU CAN TELL YOURSELF THAT LIFE
HAS COME UNDONE
YOU MAY FIND THAT TIME IS KIND
TO ANYONE
STARING AT THE SUN

Waking for a new beginning
feel the air
the world is spinning fast

So much is in front of me
I take a breath and reach ahead
at last

Inside of my new strategy
a new resolve
a future for my past

WHEREVER YOU GO
WHERE EVER YOU ARE
YOU'RE ALWAYS CHASING LIGHT

YOU REACH FOR THE SUN
YOU FOLLOW THE STARS
YOU'RE ALWAYS CHASING LIGHT

EXTRAORDINARY LIGHT
EXTRAORDINARY LIGHT

(Farrell)
Track Name: Samsara
Circles rolling in my mind
days returning to the find
a changing member of the only kind
no one shall be left behind

Playing the role of worthless part
believing the worth of a worthless heart
we're stuck in the wood as an aimless dart
we're destined to relive another start

I'll lose my arms to win this fight
I'll lose my eyes to gain the sight
there's nothing left or kept on tight
won't waste my breath on you tonight

Walking limb from limb
I'm moving
no distractions
I'm not grooving
Where is the light
there is no pathway
why don't we meet halfway?

SAMSARA
Walking limb from limb
I'm moving
Where's the light
there is no pathway

WAITING FOR THE BIG DECISION
WHEN WILL ANYBODY LISTEN?
WAITING FOR THE BIG DECISION
WHEN WILL ANYBODY LISTEN?

(Bissett)
Track Name: The Great Escape
1. Rise

When the moment arrives
keep on chasing light

Waiting for the big decision

And when the moment arrives
keep on chasing light

2. The Moment Arrives

Find the reason
for the fear
tell yourself to get away from here
there’s a moment
wide awake
reaching for the dream you make

Disappearing
through the sky
find a way to tell yourself its right
feel the system
start to break
running from the big mistake

Hope for love
Hope for light
Hope to have the strength to make the flight
Hope’s the freedom hope creates
So hope to make the great escape

THE MORE THAT YOU BLEED LOVE
THE MORE THAT YOU NEED LOVE
IT’S ALREADY BEGUN
AND WHEN THE MOMENT ARRIVES
YOU’VE GOT TO REACH FOR THE SUN

KEEP ON CHASING
KEEP ON CHASING LIGHT

Build a future
in your eyes
tell yourself it’s time to say goodbye
Big decisions
you decide
Time is never on our side

Hope for love
Hope for light
Hope to have the strength to make the flight
Hope’s the freedom hope creates
So hope to make the great escape

THE MORE THAT YOU BLEED LOVE
THE MORE THAT YOU NEED LOVE
IT’S ALREADY BEGUN
AND WHEN THE MOMENT ARRIVES
YOU’VE GOT TO REACH FOR THE SUN

KEEP ON CHASING
KEEP ON CHASING LIGHT

3. Flight

When the moment arrives
keep on chasing light

(Farrell)