Great Provider Lyrics

Barenaked Ladies


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Jim Creeggan
album: Track 12 in album Maybe You Should Drive
release date: 1994-8-16
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length: 4:36
acoustic guitar: Ed Robertson
mandola: Ed Robertson
double bass: Jim Creeggan
drums: Tyler Stewart
keyboard: Andy Creeggan
electric piano: Andy Creeggan
mix: Marc Ramaer
producer: Ben Mink
recording: Marc Ramaer
lead vocals: Ed Robertson
vocal: Steven Page
background vocals: Andy Creeggan
lyricist: Ed Robertson, Steven Page
composer: Steven Page, Ed Robertson, Jim Creeggan

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You and I have been through this before,
I owe you my whole life, nothing more.
I never said that I liked you the most,
You're my father, I'm your son, who's the Holy Ghost?

Where does the time go when it's not around here?

Here we stand at the edge of the drive,
I'm just waiting for my ride to arrive.
I wait to see if you've any last words.
We pulled away, I called your name, I don't think you heard.

Where does the time go when it's not around here?
I don't know
Where does the time go when it's not around here?

You and I never shared all that much,
When I leave I'll be all right, I'll keep in touch.
As your road narrows, so mine grows wider,
As I leave I turn and wave to the Great Provider.

Where does the time go when it's not around here?
I don't know
Where does the time go when it's not around here?

Track Listing

  • 1 Jane
  • 2 Intermittently
  • 3 These Apples
  • 4 You Will Be Waiting
  • 5 A
  • 6 Everything Old Is New Again
  • 7 Alternative Girlfriend
  • 8 Am I the Only One?
  • 9 Little Tiny Song
  • 10 Life, in a Nutshell
  • 11 The Wrong Man Was Convicted
  • 12 Great Provider