Music video for Provision from the sixth studio album by American heavy metal band August Burns Red. The record was released in June 2013 via Solid State Records and made a good showing on the various charts, reaching a peak of number 9 on the US Billboard 200 and number 2 on the US Christian Album Chart after strong first week sales of 26,000 copies sold.
August Burns Red Guitarist JB Brubaker said about the album “We set out to write a record where every song stands out from the last. There is a lot of ground covered here and a ton of meat to this album. It’s full of odd metered rhythms and breakdowns, unexpected twists and turns, and some of our most technical riffing to date. Each of us have parts that make our heads spin and we have had to practice like crazy to get some of this stuff together. I know we always say this, but this will be our most ambitious album yet.”
You give us dreams to wake us up, You say, Take pride in the provision. When all we see is the face of defeat you say, Take pride in the provision. My future’s finally found me, figured me out. It’s painful. It’s tough. I never saw it coming. Come as it may, because all of this life is a lesson I’d rather learn then end up in a cold covered up dark grave. These are the words of a man who finally let go. These are the goals of a man who’s laid it all down. Losing it all made me realize I am the victim, the culprit, the casualty, and the cause. Losing it all led me to you. I’m sick. I need sight. I need help. I need you, and I’m not getting any better. I am the deceiver. I’m not getting any better. I’m the thief, the whore, the murderer. It’s times like these you forget who you are. The way up is down. Truth is found when life throws you out and kicks you to the curb. I’m just as much the problem as the man behind bars. He did with his business what I do in my heart. You wronged me. You crossed me. I’ll never let it ruin me. Lessons are learned deep down within my heart. The worst men make the best stories come true. The past is a part of me, but not who I am. I realize my identity is not in what I’ve seen but in what I believe to be true. I know what I need now. All that was lost is not lost. Even the worst of mankind can’t disrupt sovereignty. You’ve given me the nightmare to wake me up. You say, Take pride in the provision. You’ve given me more than enough. You say, Take pride in the provision.