Architects – Memento Mori

Architects guitarist and primary songwriter passed away yesterday at the age of 28 after a long battle with cancer. I can’t put into words what this band means to me personally. It absolutely breaks my heart to lose such a talented musician at such a young age. Memento Mori is the closing song on All Our Gods Have Abandoned Us, and it’s clear now that this was Tom’s goodbye. Thank’s Tom, I’m glad your fight is over.

As above, so below
Dismantled piece by piece, what’s left will not decease
As within, so without
The seasons bring relief
Let me live and die in peace


I will be consumed, returned into the earth
Only passing through, nothing left to hold on to
Like the thaw against the snow, into the undertow
Cut the chord and cast me out
Cast me out


It’s a promise that you cannot break
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take
Death is an open door


It’s a promise that you cannot break
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take
Decay is the only law


As above, so below
Dismantled piece by piece, what’s left will not decease
As within, so without
The seasons bring relief
Just let me live and die in peace


It’ll wear you down, through skin and bone
It’s as if my mind has a mind of it’s own


When my heart skips two beats
(I am hidden deep. Fast asleep)
The sea will part, where oceans meet
Finally complete


It’s a promise that you cannot break
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take
Death is an open door


It’s a promise that you cannot break
Was your life worth dying for?
The universe survives on give and take
Decay is the only law


Swan song
A declaration of endlessness
I swear I will not look back, as I return into the black
When the veil lifts, how will I know?
How will I know?
Will I see God?


As above, so below
Dismantled piece by piece, what’s left will not decease
As within, so without
The seasons bring relief
Just let me live and die in peace

 

 

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