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!"
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!
The lyrics for "Mary, Did You Know?" were written by Christian singer and comedian Mark Lowry, after his pastor asked him to write a Christmas musical for their church. Southern gospel musician Buddy Greene later added music to his words.