Alpha Omega

Album: Daybreaker (2012)
  • This was released as the third single from Daybreaker, the fifth full-length studio album by the British metalcore band Architects.
  • Guitarist Tom Searle explained the lyric "No ups, No Downs. I'll find peace buried in the ground" to Kerrang! "It's about atheism," he said, "but I'd say I'm now more open to ideas regarding spirituality than I was. It's not spirituality that grips me, though - it's religion. For me, this is about accepting that there is no Heaven or Hell. There's no 'afterlife' in the mainstream religious sense. There's surely nothing more peaceful than absolute nothingness."
  • 'Alpha' is the first letter of the Greek alphabet and 'omega' the last. The term alpha and omega comes from the phrase "I am the Alpha and the Omega", applied to God in the Book of Revelation (verses 1:8, 21:6, and 22:13). The title was used to demonstrate that He is the eternal Lord and ruler of the past, present and future.
    The words 'alpha' and 'omega' do not feature in the song's lyrics, instead Sam Carter is singing of no eternal Heaven or Hell rather, "One life. One chance. The world in front of me."

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