For a while now, I've been meaning to start a series where I post about my all time favorite songs. And since I've mentioned this song twice in the last week, I figure it was a good one to start with.

Jack Frost was a side project formed by Grant McLennan of The Go-Betweens and Steve Kilbey from The Church. There are several great songs on their debut album, but "Providence" is hands down my favorite. The last verse is one of the most heartbreaking lyrics I've ever heard... it literally gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. I don't think I've ever heard a song that more perfectly captures that melancholy feeling of looking back on a once treasured relationship.

I've seen it played live twice now. The Church did it every night on last year's tour as a tribute to McLennan (he died in his sleep that May), and when I saw them in Atlanta it practically brought me to tears. Last week Matthew Ryan covered it during his set at Next Big Nashville, and even hearing someone else sing it, it still made the hair on the back of my neck stand up.

Jack Frost - "Providence" (mp3) from Jack Frost


Providence is a great song. I feel honoured to have been able to hear it performed live during The Church's US tour last year.
since i'm dumb and can't get an mp3 to play on my computer.....who is the once "treasured relationship" this reminds you of??
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