Past. Present. Future.

by Backyard Fence

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released April 15, 2016

Produced, Mixed, & Mastered by Andres Carpio
Album cover by Jennifer Villanueva
Additional input by Eric Favot & Maria Panaligan

I want to thank all of my friends and family for always supporting me and for encouraging me to make this album.
To my mom, who has supported me since the day I decided to become a musician, who never stopped believing in me, and for being proud of everything I have done so far.
To my best friends Mark Dasayon, Maria Panaligan, Jon Lacanlale, and Amalia Encalada, for always being supportive in every way imaginable and for being there when I need someone to talk to.
To my band mates and brothers Eric Favot, Johnny Mele, and Troy Ray from "The Curse Within" for taking me in, supporting me, and for believing in me and my musical abilities.
To Carolina Delgado, who despite our long past, history, and differences, continues to support me and my music to this day.
To my music teachers Michael Giroux, Troy Milliker and Julia Bowkun, who have all have helped, inspired, and turned me into the musician I am today.
And a final thank you to all my ex girlfriends... you guys gave me lyrical inspiration for some of the songs so thanks.

Special thanks to Eric-Kyle De Guzman, Eric Favot, and Maria Panaligan for their contributions to this project.

Enjoy my debut solo album, under the moniker "Backyard Fence", this is "Past. Present. Future." a concept record.

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Track Name: Sick of it All
Look at what I have become
I am now a man with nothing to his name
I'm gonna pack my bags and go
To a place where I can start a new life

I'm sick of this town and the
Job that I have and the
People who want me to change
Dear Mother, dear Brother,
Dear Sister, dear lover,
I'm sorry, I'm leaving this town

I've become a bit homesick
And I'll admit I miss the love that I once had
Should I say or should I go
Back to the place where all my friends and family are?

But i'm sick of that town and the
Job that I had and the
People who want me to change
Dear Mother, dear Brother,
Dear Sister, dead lover,
I'm sorry, I'm not coming back

Sick of it all

Now, It's been so long
Since I've been back in this town
But, I will be back in my home
Where all of my friends and family are

But i'm sick of this town and the
Job that I have and the
People who want me to change
Dear Mother, dear Brother,
Dear Sister, dear lover,
I'm sorry, I'm that I left this town
Track Name: Can't Hide the Truth
I finally see the truth, you're just another dead end
I really thought that you and I could just be friends
But as the time ticked on and we grew apart
I had to make a plan that you're no longer of
And I guess its time I told you all the truth
I thought I loved a girl but it was infatuation
And I was such a fool to fall under her grasp
But now I learned my lesson, don't let anyone in

I can't take anymore of this
You're just a memory from the past
I tried to reason with you but
You just cant hide the truth
Don't make a promise you cant keep
Cus I can see right through all your lies
I tried to reason with you but
You just cant hide the truth

And its been a couple of years and I don't miss you at all
If you ever thought I would well then you thought wrong
And me being with you was definitely one
Of the worst mistakes that I could've ever done
So don't you dare come back and ask me to
Forgive for all the bullshit you put me through
Cus you should know by now that I never would
Give another fucking chance to somebody like you

I can't take anymore of this
You're just a memory from the past
I tried to reason with you but
You just cant hide the truth
Don't make a promise you cant keep
Cus I can see right through all your lies
I tried to reason with you but
You just cant hide the truth
Track Name: The Fallen Soldier (feat. Eric Favot of The Curse Within)
Why did you have to go to fight for our rights and freedom?
And sacrifice your life so that we could live in peace?
You cross my mind each day
I should've stopped you from walking out of our door
Now I live with the regret
As the years go by, I get lonelier each day
I walk to your tomb, so I could be with you

I just want to know, why did you have to go?

I gave you all my love, and I gave you all my life
I gave it all for you, but you're no longer here
The countless memories of the days I spent with you
Those were the best days of my life

I tried to live my life, to find somebody new
But no one could compare to the person that you were
I look at our photograph so I don't forget your face
You're the only one I loved, but it just wasn't enough
It's been 10 years to the day and I still miss you, dear
I hope that you're in heaven With the angels by your side

I just want to know, why did you have to go?

I gave you all my love, and I gave you all my life
I gave it all for you, but you're no longer here
The countless memories of the days I spent with you
Those were the best days of my life

Now the time has come that I see you again
I've waited for so long, now I'll be with you again

I'm finally here with you
An eternity of love, til' death do us part
In heaven or in hell
My days of grief are gone, i'm finally here with you
Thank you, God
For protecting my true love
Track Name: Suck
You pretend like we never were something
You told a lie, and broke down in your face
You said you love me, but all I have to say is
THIS SONG FUCKING SUCKS
Now lets be honest here, this song was about a girl
But halfway through it I decided to change the words
Now I don't even know what the fuck i'm singing

Man, this song really fucking sucks
I'm literally ripping blink-182
Man, this song really fucking sucks
I'm also ripping of Green Day

To be honest, I wrote this song back in grade 9
It makes no fucking sense so i'm just winging the lyrics
You said you love me, but all I have to say is
THIS SONG FUCKING SUCKS
Now lets be honest here, this song was about a girl
But halfway through it I decided to change the words
Now I don't even know what the fuck i'm singing

Man, this song really fucking sucks
I'm literally ripping blink-182
Man, this song really fucking sucks
I'm also ripping of Green Day
Track Name: By Your Side (feat. Eric-Kyle DeGuzman)
I see you from the corner of my eye (x2)

Walking down the street, to see you where we meet
And all that comes to mind are the memories that we keep
See you in the halls surrounded by the walls
And I wish that we could talk, but I just don't have the guts

Days go by
You pass by
Time will fly
Until you're mine

Even though you're gone, I've been through hell and back
And after everything, I'll still be here right by your side
Even though it hurts, time will heal the pain
After everything, I'll still be here right by your side

A day or two ago, I wrote these words to you
"You're the only girl that ever tried and gave a damn"
Maybe its for the best to put us to test
To see if we could last or end up just like the rest

Days go by
You pass by
Time will fly
Until you're mine

After all the fights, regrets and consequence
After everything, I'll still be here right by your side
Maybe it's for the best for us to just be friends
But after everything, I'll still be here right by your side

But then I start to wonder if you're even worth my time
You left me in the dark when I needed you the most
And I still remember the night when I took you on our very first date
And ever since that night I knew
That I loved you

Days go by
You pass by
Time will fly
Until you're mine

I see you from the corner of my eye (x2)
I'll always be standing right by your side (2x)
I'll always be (x3)
Standing by your side
Track Name: The Burden Invested In Me
I can't live my life without you by my side
Day by day as time goes by
I see a bright future in your eyes
And it saddens me how the pain has got the best of you
So i'll pray that one day you'll be whole again

I hope one day you'll be whole again
I will defend you til' the very end
I will do my best to treat you well
You don't have to do this alone

The burden invested in you
Is the burden invested in me
I will carry it til' we grow old
I will carry it til' we grow strong
The burden invested in you
Is the burden invested in me
I will defend you til' the very end
I won't let them break you down

You lust the love that you never had
And I pray to God that you will find
The one who'll show you what true love is
The one who'll defend you til' the day they die
Please don't cry as I let you go
This wont be our final goodbye
Because one day we will meet again
And when that day comes, I wont let you go

I hope one day you'll be whole again
I will defend you til' the very end
I will do my best to treat you well
You don't have to do this alone

The burden invested in you
Is the burden invested in me
I will carry it til' we grow old
I will carry it til' we grow strong
The burden invested in you
Is the burden invested in me
I will defend you til' the very end
I won't let them break you down

You took the blade to numb the pain
You took the drugs to feel okay
But even so, you're perfect to me
You say you're a mess and deserve no one
But I know that is not the truth
You'll be okay

Now you're gone, and I think of you
You took a piece of me with you back home
Now I've fallen, and I cant let go
I miss you dearly, and it starts to show
That my love for you is bulletproof
And even though you're miles away
I will do my best to wait for the day
The day I hold you in my arms again

I hope one day you'll be whole again
I will defend you til' the very end
I will do my best to treat you well
You don't have to do this alone

The burden invested in you
Is the burden invested in me
I will carry it til' we grow old
I will carry it til' we grow strong
The burden invested in you
Is the burden invested in me
I will defend you til' the very end
I won't let them break you down
Track Name: One & Only
Dear old lover
You were my one and only
My better half
The first girl who was able to show me
That somebody could care
That I have a purpose in life

Now I guess I gotta be honest
I have to say what was left unsaid
I know that I fucked up
I know that I hurt you
and I broke my own promise
Just listen to what I have to say

On that night in November when we first kissed
I felt something that I never felt before
Did you ever feel the same?

Dear old lover
It's been a long time since have talked about our old memories
Both the good and the bad, so now I ask
If there is a chance that we could be
The one thing that we used to be
Back when we were just 17
Back to the good old days

And it's been about a year since we last spoke
You have moved on, and i'm alone
I can't complain, it's all my fault
But I still have hope that we could try
Again just to see how long it lasts
And try to figure out if its meant to be
Is this love? Is it clear to see?
Am I doing the right thing?

On the night of my prom at the end of June
I should have been honest and told you the truth
But now I will live with regret

Dear old lover
It's been a long time since have talked about our old memories
Both the good and the bad, so now I ask
If there is a chance that we could be
The one thing that we used to be
Back when we were just 17
Back to the good old days

But now that you're gone with someone else
Deep down inside, it's killing me
It's killing me
Maybe we should only be friends
But deep down inside, it's killing me
It's killing me

Dear old lover
You were my one and only
You were my better half
The first girl who was able to show me
That somebody could care
That I have a purpose in this life, I do
But now I ask
If there is a chance that we could be
The one thing that we used to be
Back when we were just 17
Back to the good old days
Track Name: Hello (feat. Maria Panaligan) [Adele Cover]
Hello, it's me
I was wondering if after all these years you'd like to meet
To go over everything
They say that time's supposed to heal ya
But I ain't done much healing
Hello, can you hear me?
I'm in California dreaming about who we used to be
When we were younger and free
I've forgotten how it felt before the world fell at our feet

There's such a difference between us
And a million miles

Hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times
To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done
But when I call you never seem to be home
Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I've tried
To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart
But it don't matter. It clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore

Hello, how are you?
It's so typical of me to talk about myself. I'm sorry
I hope that you're well
Did you ever make it out of that town where nothing ever happened?

it's no secret that the both of us
Are running out of time

Hello from the other side
I must have called a thousand times
To tell you I'm sorry for everything that I've done
But when I call you never seem to be home
Hello from the outside
At least I can say that I've tried
To tell you I'm sorry for breaking your heart
But it don't matter. It clearly doesn't tear you apart anymore
Track Name: Past. Present. Future.
Back again to the place where it all began
A journey that turned me into a man
I still tend to miss this place somedays
No turning back, gotta face whats ahead of me
Take the path, do whats right, be a better man
I just don't feel like a grown up yet

But now, I have to live my life and grow
The time has come for me to walk alone

But I dwell on the past
While I live in the present
But it's time to look forward to the future
I am no longer the kid that I was back in high school
I will become the grown up that i'm meant to be

I've learned a lot since I dropped out of college
The real world is not like they make it to be
I wish I could go back to being a kid
I go to work here and there just to make money
WHAT ARE THOSE!?
Fuck Skechers, i'd rather teach
This isn't what I thought my life would be

But now, I have to live my life and grow
The time has come for me to walk alone

But I dwell on the past
While I live in the present
But it's time to look forward to the future
I am no longer the kid that I was back in high school
I will become the grown up that i'm meant to be

Nobody's gonna stop me now
I'll do what I want to do
Everybody's gonna hear me now
I'll take over this world

Take over the world (x2)