Alpha​-​Omega Man

by Napier's Bones

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A fractured man, a man alone save for ghosts of all I lack.
Locked out of inner space, exiled from all I am.
Pages blank, an empty book, the Alpha-Omega Man.

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released January 20, 2017

Gordon Midgley : Music, Lyrics, Vocals and Production
Nathan Jon Tillett : Vocals and Artwork

Selena Jay : Vocal samples on tracks 1, 4 & 8
Andrew Stawarz : Operating theatre photo used in front cover design

Special thanks to Shaun Geraghty, Emma Roebuck, Diane Fasching, James Turner, Esther Kessel-Tamerus, Steven C. Davis, Peter O’Neill, Aloys Martens, Ron Marquiss, Jim Lawson, Phil McIntyre, Guy Bellamy, Jan Bracke, Paul Grunill, Jorge Rittatore, Brian Watson, Dirk Radloff, Markwin Meeuws and all our friends from Soundcloud, Internet Radio land and Social Media for their warm and valued support and encouragement.


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Napier's Bones UK

Napier's Bones are a UK band taking the Classic Prog sound and building upon it to create their own challenging, extended form of progressive rock music.

Their focus is firmly on dramatic storytelling with subjects capable of resonating with the listener today. Music that references the past but is very much of the here and now.
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Track Name: Awakening
Newly opened eyes strain beneath fluorescent light
Feeling tubes & wires, machines are keeping me alive
Don't know where or when or how or why this came to be
Suspended, I'm caught between
safe havens for time's refugee

All I amounted to is frozen in history
I can't express, can't find the words, articulate this fear
Wild and whirling states, prophetic dreams a-blur
I need to heal, no longer feel the past is another world

Searching for a door, to let me in and take me back
A fractured man, a man alone save for ghosts of all I lack
Locked out of inner space, exiled from all I am
Pages blank, an empty book, the Alpha-Omega Man

Take me home, make the picture whole,
Can't recognise, these hollow eyes, that nameless ghost
Can't recognise, these hollow eyes, that nameless ghost

Can I make sense of this? Frame a world beyond this place
Without my yesterdays how can I support today?
Is it me myself I miss the most? Tears well in my eyes
Is there the faintest hope, will someone hear my desperate cry?

Searching for a door, to let me in and take me back
A fractured man, a man alone save for ghosts of all I lack
Locked out of inner space, exiled from all I am
Pages blank, an empty book, the Alpha-Omega Man

The first, the last, the Alpha-Omega Man.
Track Name: The Messengers
Welcome Back to Messengers News
Broadcasting Live 24-7

From first to last we have the answers

Making your priorities our priorities
Where there is discord, we bring harmony
Where there is error, we bring truth

We are the Messengers
Day or night, we're looking out for you

Coming up in our entertainment section we've got a great movie for you, as well as another trip down memory lane with a popular personality

But first, here are some important messages
We'll be right back...
Track Name: Citizen
"Does he realise who he is? Does he know?
Is he.....self-aware?
I see.
He's obviously not ready for his new way of life
We'll have to proceed very carefully indeed"

"Citizen we're pleased to see you
Pulling through the dark traumatic times
Cautiously I'd say we're optimistic
Recovery can be a state of mind

Our medication will help you
We'll never, ever leave you on your own
Unlimited resources to protect you
Until it's safe to be alone"

"You know it's not safe to be alone"

Make me well again,
End this Hell and then
Let me feel again

Without a past, a life in limbo
All I've seen and done and loved to call my own
A desperate cry pleading for perspective
Is absent isolation all I'll know?

In my solitude
Please end this Hell
Take me back, make me well again
Be myself again

Let me live again, let me feel again, let me, let me be myself again
Track Name: HypnoSapiens
"Concentrate on my voice, concentrate on my voice
That's better,
Let's begin
Relax, concentrate on my voice, a new of life's about to begin
Relax, you will submit to our control"


"Listen to me, listen to me
Who will miss you if you never return?
Who will shed a tear for you, when you're gone?"

In this world where no-one sees you
Your opinions have no value
Conversations end with nothing ever said

Still you're longing to be noticed
Follow questionable motives
And all you are's a means to an end
Is there a point in going on? In going on?
Ask yourself if there's a point in going on?

"Tortured by the early hours, cold abandonment
In the vacuum of yourself, impossible to breathe
Your life a conscious slumber, you hope and pray, you long to wake
Before the Lethean waters, when you still had belief"

Certainty so hard to find in the modern world
In the Sea of Relativity we're desperate for dry land

Listen to me, listen to me
Who will miss me if I never return?
Who will shed a tear for me, when I'm gone?
When.
I'm.
Gone.
Track Name: Without Sentiment
Welcome Back to Messengers News

We lead on important developments and a recently issued statement :

"Whilst significant progress has been made, we are consolidating incremental modifications rather than pursuing a more direct approach which always risks overstimulation and a compensatory crash of the subject.
However, if there are adverse developments, rest assured we will act
Swiftly, decisively and without sentiment"

A strongly worded statement there, we wish him well.
More on this story as it happens

And on the eve of publication of his new autobiography, we'll be talking to Jan Tregeagle, addressing childhood trauma and its influence on his choices in life.
Asking how it felt to be cast adrift on the sea of relativity and if his near universal demonisation was deserved.

Lots coming up.
We'll be right back after these important messages
Track Name: Psychic Driving
Rushing headlong, senses overload
I'm helpless now, against the undertow

Who was I? Was it all invention?
Who was I? Nothing more than well rehearsed routines?
Conditioned not to ask, what is truth, anyway?

A thousand different scenes from a hundred different dreams
Countless memories recombined, but who knows what they mean?
Illuminate the darkness between disparate points of light
An infant's faltering steps ahead into the blackest, starless night

Can I find out who I am? End this searching.
Things that make me who I am.
A lifetime returning

Like the weight of air before a storm, I couldn't fight it held me down
This parody was cast adrift, I waved, I drowned.
But I learned to say all the things I knew they had to hear
I learned to act, I learned to lie, I learned to hide my fear

Then I found out who I am. No more uncertainty
All that makes me who I am.
Embracing destiny

Proud to show just who I am, back from infinity
All that makes me who I am, revealing destiny

Returning from the void, a man outside of time
Welcome Back.
Back from the darkness
Bringing hope, bringing light
Behold a brand new way of life.

Welcome Back from oblivion
The Alpha Omega Man
Back where I belong

Listen to me, listen to me
Now I see, no doubt at all as clarity returns
No need to shed a tear for me
I belong

I belong, for the first time I belong
Life beyond the Stygian gloom, I belong

I am free to live my life
"Just the same as everyone"

I am free to voice opinion
"Just the same as everyone"

I am free to keep my secrets
"Just the same as everyone"

I am free to love that special one
"Just the same as everyone"

To. Be. Free
Track Name: Sleep Well
Welcome back, journey's nearly over

Sleeping well, doubting voices quiet

Out of darkness, take the final step

Celebrate,

From discord, harmony
Track Name: Free At Last
Free, for the first time
Free, free at last.

Free.

A fractured man no more, the searching's done, I've found the door
No place for sentiment, no time for doubt
No questioning intent

Roll the stone away,
Revealed today,
Complete again

Free at last from that bleeding heart
The whining bleating voice that held me back
Now I'm able to express myself
Let real life begin

Go to the world and preach the news
Believe in me, you will be saved
See me rise again, don't you be afraid
I will be amongst you evermore

Our great heroic scene, await our place in history
No place for sentiment, no room for doubt
No questioning intent

Intent, no, redemption now
No doubt at all

Brothers, Sisters, Step from the shadows
I am the only way

Back from the wilderness, the end of relativity
Certainty is ours again, I am here for you
Heralding the new way, behold the promised land
Vision and belief and will see us through

This course of action is unavoidable
Sacrifice required from us all at this time
Identify and separate, isolate the heretics
Rejoicing in our greatness once again

Unfolding like the prophecy,
The First becomes the Last
To glory and significance
Present, future, past