Always

by The World Provider

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released May 27, 2016

Malcolm Fraser: vocals, keyboards, guitar
Stacey DeWolfe: drums, vocals
Murray Lightburn: guitar, keyboards, percussion, synth and drum programming
Chilly Gonzales: piano on “Pam Pam”

Produced by Murray Lightburn
Mixed by Adrian Popovich
Mastered by Ryan Morey

All songs by Malcolm Fraser/Stacey DeWolfe/Murray Lightburn, copyright 2014 SOCAN, published by Third Side Music, Inc. except “Always” by Malcolm Fraser/Stacey DeWolfe/Murray Lightburn/Dominic “Mocky” Salole, published by Third Side Music and Heavy Sheet Music/Warner Chappell.

Artwork and layout by Todd Stewart.

Thanks to everyone who worked on the album; all past, present and future members of the band; everyone who supports the WP, and you.

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The World Provider has been providing dirty synth rock, anthemic pop and theatrical spectacle to the masses since 1999.

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Track Name: Hey Joanne
Hey Joanne, you lit the fire under the pan
Hey Joanne, you said “let’s stick it to the man”

I was crushed when I read your letter
Now you say you were only teasing me
Now I so wish I could go you one better
But I give up too easily

Hey Joanne, there’ve been some changes to the plan
Hey Joanne, we only can do what we can

Whoever told you you deserved every little thing you ever wanted?
Whoever said that you were entitled to anything at all?

I was struck by a falling rocket
Hurtling down from a brutal sky
I got this theory, and I beg you don’t knock it
Cause I give up when it hurts to try

Just when the ball gets rolling
That’s when my heart gets stolen, one more time.

Whoever told you you deserved every little thing you ever wanted?
Whoever said that you were entitled to anything at all?
Track Name: Always
I heard a lovely voice today
Singing a song in another tongue
And there was something in the melody
Or in the way that it was sung

I don’t know what she sang about
But something makes me say
That it’s probably about love
Isn’t it always anyway?

Weekends are fleeting, weekdays are beating me down
I know I’m going somewhere, but where it is I haven’t found

I don’t know what they’re on about
The things that my own people say
But it’s probably without love
Sometimes it seems so anyway

Weekends are fleeting, weekdays are beating me down
I know I’m going somewhere, but where it is I haven’t found

So the cities crumble and the oceans rise
And the power players weave their web of lies
But still we only care about our own little lives
They say we’ve come so far, I don’t know who we are.

Weekdays are fleeting, weekends are beating me down
I must be good for something
But I’m in deep and circling round
I’m scared I’m gonna drown

I don’t know what it’s all about
But something makes me say
That it’s probably about love
Isn’t it always anyway?
Track Name: Autumn Wheels
Well I’m gonna tell you something
Maybe I heard it on the radio
And I might sound like a bumpkin
But I believe it in even so

It must have been some kind of performance
The kind that folks put on long ago
And it touched some feeling deep inside of me
But what it is, baby I don’t know

Autumn wheels make it alright
Copping feels by satellite
Make my deals, economize
Autumn wheels make it alright

And if you leave things out in the open
You can’t be shocked if they sprout and grow
And if that growth starts getting out of your control
Well what you do, baby nobody knows

Autumn wheels make it alright
Copping feels by satellite
Make my deals, economize
Autumn wheels make it alright

Autumn wheels make it alright
Frozen meals by candlelight
Perfect fields cut down to size
Autumn wheels make it alright
Track Name: Monsters Please
Sleep with the door wide open
Clutching the blanket tight
Monsters are always creeping the hallways
Safe from the curse of light

Please monsters please
I beg you to leave, oh why would you stay?
Some monsters are good
Well they really should keep bad ones away

Versed in the art of hiding
Keeping your foes in sight
Down in the basement, time goes a-wastin’
Easy to say you’re right

Please children please
Get up off your knees, get into the way
Some folks yell and scream
But that doesn’t mean that you must obey

Deep in the distance
They’re putting up resistance
Oh well, better take it when it comes along

Please honey please
Oh why would you leave, I beg you to stay
Some monsters are bad
But it makes me sad you see me that way.
Track Name: Fools
I can’t obey the law
I can’t obey the system
When the deal is raw
I might have thought that I was a golden son
Life has a way of proving those thoughts wrong

Feeling oh feeling
Why’m I feeling this way again
My imaginary friend, I’m not a lover

I knew it all along
I knew about the questions
But I answered wrong
I never said that anybody owed me one
I only said the world should slow its roll

Meaning oh meaning
What is the meaning of it all?
If I stand or if I fall
Well nobody cares, and why should they?

I divide myself inside
And I swear that I don’t know why
I leave ’em dying on the vine
Another tear, another time.

The meaning in a song
The meaning of an answer
When the question’s wrong
I must have thought that I was the only one
Ever to be the way I was that time
I was unfair, I was unkind

Leaving oh leaving
I’m never leaving, where would I go?
You’re a fool for me I know
And you know I’m a fool for you.