Final Episode (Let's Change the Channel)

Album: Stand Up and Scream (2007)

Songfacts®:

  • The first single from Asking Alexandria's debut album, the LP title was chosen from a lyric within the chorus, which reads "Just stand up and scream, the tainted clock is counting down."
  • Danny Worsnop told Kerrang! magazine the story of this song: "'Final Episode' was me and Ben (Bruce, guitar) when we started writing together and we were jamming. We had the lyrics, but I was actually the guitarist at this point. So we had these lyrics and I went into the vocal booth to just do a rough take of them, so we could send it to singers, to try out for the band."

    "I went in, and when I walked out, they instantly fired me on guitar and told me I was a singer," he continued." "I think it took literally about 30 or 40 minutes. It was pretty much just jammed out there and then, and it hasn't changed since that very incarnation of it."
  • Worsnop explained the song's meaning to Kerrang!: "For me, this song is just about bulls--t people. People who are not good to deal with and who you just want to get the hell away from. Which somehow we still haven't managed to do!"

Comments: 1

  • Branden from Orange Park, FlBack when Danny had screams man.. I got the chance to meet the guy with weareharlot in Rockville awesome guy man I even saw him before he left asking Alexandria the first time he was so awesome! so glad Danny is back man!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Mike Campbell

Mike CampbellSongwriter Interviews

Mike is lead guitarist with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers, and co-writer of classic songs like "Boys Of Summer," "Refugee" and "The Heart Of The Matter."

Sarah Brightman

Sarah BrightmanSongwriter Interviews

One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.

Kip Winger

Kip WingerSongwriter Interviews

The Winger frontman reveals the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for "Seventeen," and explains how his passion for orchestra music informs his songwriting.

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New York

Janis Ian: Married in London, but not in New YorkSong Writing

Can you be married in one country but not another? Only if you're part of a gay couple. One of the first famous singers to come out as a lesbian, Janis wrote a song about it.

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)

Jason Newsted (ex-Metallica)Songwriter Interviews

The former Metallica bassist talks about his first time writing a song with James Hetfield, and how a hand-me-down iPad has changed his songwriting.

Janet Jackson

Janet JacksonFact or Fiction

Was Janet secretly married at 18? Did she gain 60 pounds for a movie role that went to Mariah Carey? See what you know about Ms. Jackson.