Provider

Songfacts®:

  • In late 2012 Midlake's vocalist and chief songwriter Tom Smith announced that he was leaving the band. This song acts as a farewell. "'Provider' is about Tim, and my feelings towards him," guitarist and new singer Eric Pulido told The Independent. "It basically says to carry on, and that still I'm going to defend you and protect you. Even though I don't necessarily agree, I still love you, and support what you want to do. What I hoped was that it was a loving send-off."

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