"Great Provider" as written by and Matt Caughthran Brad Magers....
Children it's time to move on
'Cause our great provider is gone
And soon we'll need something to eat
As sure as the shoes on our feet

Fasten yourself to your seat
Tomorrow will seem out of reach
Don't let it discourage your dream
I promise you'll get what you need

'Cause life isn't tragic, love is just being ignored
And faith isn't magic, but it's keeping my foot in the door

[Repeat: x2]
Children it's time to move on
'Cause our great provider is gone

[Repeat: x2]
Life isn't tragic, love is just being ignored
And faith isn't magic, but it's keeping my foot in the door


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"Great Provider" as written by Joby J. Ford Brad Magers

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    My InterpretationOk, so today on the train this song made profound sense to me. This is purely just what I think, but here are some points:

    This song is to do with the social chain of command.

    Everybody follows someone else's rule, your boss, the media, the government; it eventually ends with religion, divinity, a higher power, the Great Provider.

    The 'Great Provider' is no doubt a reference to god, and for a long time I thought the song was only about that, but it's also symbolises anybody that you depend on.

    A 'provider' is something programmed from birth. As an infant you follow your parent's rule, and in return they provide for you. After that ceases, you look for guidance elsewhere, someone or something else to give you a clue as to what you're supposed to be doing. The truth is, nobody knows what they're doing, and we constantly search for guidance and answers. This happens your whole life. See: Pink Floyd 'Time'.

    'Faith isn't magic' is knowing that religion is probably not the answer, but 'keeping my foot in the door' is accepting that and understanding that it can install self-belief, give you hope and willpower if you ever fall down.

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    So, this song is about growing to understand that you're better off being independent and following your own command, 'children it's time to move on'. 'Our great provider is gone', it's no good relying on someone else, they will leave some day. Keep your faith primarily in yourself, rather than others. That is eternal.

    'Fasten yourself to the seat', be the driver, not the passenger.
    'Tomorrow will seem out of reach', standing on your own two feet you will realise just how great a challenge you face on your own, but don't allow it to stop you from doing what you want. 'Don't let it discourage your dream'.

    'Love is just being ignored', no loved one will ever understand you like you understand yourself.

    People often judge their life decisions against the former experience of others. It makes sense, but sometimes gambling with a new approach pays off.

    Make your own decisions and don't be afraid to take the road less traveled.

    People will call you crazy, but the results can be revolutionary.

    And there lies a segue into the next song on the album.
    1nsomniacon June 28, 2014   Link

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