Nightfall

by GuyWithAmp

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Edit: Oh god, how did I think this was good. I'm not going to remove this, as that's kind of a shitty thing to do, but I would like to warn you before you listen to this, it's really bad. This is by no means an accurate measure of my current musical talent, and I would strongly suggest against listening to this.

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Once upon a time, in the magical land of equestria…
A mare by the name of Nightmare Moon had just been banished to the moon, after her attempted usurping of the Equestrian throne.
With no Luna to conspire with, she is truly alone.
Over time, she begins to think:
“Could it really be that bad?”
She returns from the moon and makes some friends.
Celestia, however, is afraid that she is just attempt to trick her into thinking that she had changed.
Celestia locks her up until she can find proof that she truly has changed.
“I have changed, but have you?”
Angered by Celestia’s actions, she unleashes a storm of magic and breaks out of prison.



“What have I done?”

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This album was started February 16th, 2016. Production was finished May 8th, 2016. The three months that I was working on this was fun, stressful, and full of procrastination, but hey, we're here now, and I think it sounds pretty okay! I should be taking voice lessons soon, so look forward to the next album to not have as horrible of singing!

Also, if you think you have deciphered the story, let me know! I find feedback really interesting and if there are any places where you are confused, let me know so that I can make the next album have better storytelling! You can contact me at guywithamp@hotmail.com.

If you want, please support me on Patreon, at www.patreon.com/guywithamp, it really helps! Plus, you get stuff out of it too!

If you come across any weirdness or errors, please let me know so I can fix them! I know that I came across one or two just posting this, so I don't doubt that there might be a few more in there.

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released May 8, 2016

Composition, Instrumentation, Lyric and Story Writing, Cover Art, and Pretty Much Everything To Do With The Album In General: GuyWithAmp

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Special Thanks:
Family and Friends - For encouraging me on that my music, in fact, does not suck as bad as I think it does.
My Sister - For letting me borrow her Acoustic Electric guitar. Who knows, I might be able to get my own soon.
AcousticBrony and MandoPony - For writing "Loyalty", the first brony music that I ever listened or sang to. Without it, I might never would've been inspired to write music.
HeyLasFas - For being a huge inspiration to me, and my music writing.

You - For putting up with my bad music long enough to read all the way down here. Thank you for listening!

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GuyWithAmp Bothell, Washington

I am an independent musician that uses Pro Tools 12. I know how to play all the instruments that I own, and I use them to write the albums that you see here. I tend to make Conceptual Albums, but I also do work in creating video game soundtracks and other cool things that you may see in the future! ... more

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Track Name: Once Upon a Time
Once upon a time, in the magical land of Equestria,
there were two regal sisters who ruled together and created harmony for all the land.
To do this, the eldest used her unicorn powers to raise the sun at dawn;
the younger brought out the moon to begin the night.
Thus, the two sisters maintained balance for their kingdom and their subjects, all the different types of ponies.

But as time went on, the younger sister became resentful.
The ponies relished and played in the day her elder sister brought forth,
but shunned and slept through her beautiful night.
One fateful day, the younger unicorn refused to lower the moon to make way for the dawn. The elder sister tried to reason with her, but the bitterness in the young one's heart had transformed her into a wicked mare of darkness: Nightmare Moon.

Trapped
for a thousands years
I’m back
All alone

Meanwhile they
cheer and laugh
I just sit here
and watch

Princess is back
Fade to black
all is well in world

But I don’t
understand
why didn’t this go as planned?

Now I’m trapped
All alone
Back on this mass of rock

Set me free
I will be
exactly what you want


Once Upon a Time
Subjects knew who ruled them
Knew who they hailed from

Once Upon a Time
I was free to reign
Somehow I’m to blame?
And now i’m forced to
face my crimes


Once Upon a Time
Subjects knew who ruled them
Knew who they hailed from

Once Upon a Time
I was free to reign
Somehow I’m to blame?

Once Upon a Time
I crossed the line
Too many have died

Once Upon a Time
I lost my reign
I am to blame
And now i will
Pay my time
Track Name: Bad Dreams
I see the sun rise and it fills me with despair
Sometimes I just sit and think how life isn’t fair
A lone nightmare alone
Sometimes all it takes is a
bad dream to wake you up

SO I SIT HERE
Trapped on this lunar mass of rock
AND I WAIT HERE
Until their guard drops
and yet I don’t know why
I’m crying

I feel like I have known this all before, something more in my life
Something I had been neglecting, unsuspecting that it’s

More than a mundane task.
It’s time to take off the mask.

Show what I really was
And what I might become.

Could it really BE THAT BAD?

Because I’ve been having bad dreams
about what i’ll become.
If I give in and
Maybe belong?
I might maybe…
Become nice?

Could it really be that bad?
- I don’t know how long I will last.
Could it really be that bad?
- Out here, alone.
Could it really be that bad!
- They all look so happy.
Could it really be that bad!
- Maybe… just maybe...
Could it really be that bad!
- I could give it a chance?
Could it really be that bad!
To have somepony that I can call…
My friend?

SO I SIT HERE
Trapped on this lunar mass of rock
AND I WAIT HERE
Until their guard drops
and yet I don’t know why
I’m crying

SO I SIT HERE
I’m getting off this heap of rock
AND I WAIT HERE
Until I break this lock
and now I think I know why
I’m crying

Silent tears fall from my eye…
AS I’M COMING HOME TONIGHT!
Track Name: Anew
So close
yet so far away
I hope
That some day I can say

“That I am a pony that is respected for who she is!
And not for what she had done before, there’s so much more”

But ponies’ thoughts and actions
Can become clouded by the past
I don’t know
How long I can last.

As she keeps me from what I desire.
Says I’m just preaching to the choir
that doesn’t exist.

BUT WAIT!
Don’t you see?
This is who I want to be!
I have changed, but have you?
I just want to start anew!

Anger builds up as I
try to reach out
to my friends.

But she just thinks
i’m using them as a
means to an end

’Cause ponies’ thoughts and actions
Have become clouded by the past
I don’t know
How long we will last.

As she keeps me from what I desire.
Says I’m just preaching to the choir
That doesn't exist

BUT WAIT!
Don’t you see?
This is who I want to be!
I have changed, but have you?
I just want to start anew!

I will break free
You wait and see
This is now me
Don’t you agree?
I am friendly
Why can’t you see?
What I will be
Why don’t you see?
Why don’t you see?
Please let me free
I’m a pony
like you or me
Why won’t you see? (x4, increasing)
I’VE CHANGED!

[sobbing] But… have… you?

No, I suppose I haven’t, either.
Track Name: Silent Tears
Broken
Out of my cage
Broken
No more rage

Shattered
Into pieces
Shattered
Are my new friends

SILENT TEARS FALL FROM THE SKY
AS MY LIFE FLASHES ACROSS MY EYES
A CHOICE TO MAKE AS THE WORLD STANDS STILL
A SHOW OF SHEER FORCE OF WILL

SILENT TEARS FALL FROM MY EYE
AS WE ALL WAIT FOR THE WORLD TO DIE
ONE LAST CHANCE, AT LEAST TO TRY
This is my last goodbye

Broken
Out of my cage
Broken
No more rage

Shattered
Into pieces
Shattered
Are my new friends

SILENT TEARS FALL FROM THE SKY
AS MY LIFE FLASHES ACROSS MY EYES
A CHOICE TO MAKE AS THE WORLD STANDS STILL
A SHOW OF SHEER FORCE OF WILL

SILENT TEARS FALL FROM MY EYE
AS WE ALL WAIT FOR THE WORLD TO DIE
ONE LAST CHANCE, AT LEAST TO TRY


Maybe I can fix this.
Maybe it won’t be so bad.
I can do this.
I can show them that I’ve changed.
I will correct the error that I have caused.
I will fix this the mistake that I’ve made.
After all, it’s not what we do that shapes who we are,
But what we do about it.
I’ll fix the moon.
I’ll fix our friendship.
And Celestia…
I’ll show you...
I’ll show you that I’ve changed.

Silent tears fall from the sky.
Our life still on the line
Nothing more that I can do
I just want to start anew.

Silent tears fall from my eye.
As the world begins to die
I tried my best
I just need a rest.
I just hope… this… isn’t… the… end.
Track Name: Nightfall
We all just sit here
crying
not even trying to
stop this
We all just wait here
just us
before we are
dust

Nothing left
to give us hope
no dreams left to
save
We all just sit here
Sit here
doing nothing to save
what we have left
nothing left

Because the end has come
to our story
looks like the end is
A little bit gory

But we gave it our
best shot
but it turns out to be
all for naught

NIGHTFALL REIGNS DOWN FROM THE SKY
AS THE WORLD BEGINS TO DIE
WE CAN’T BELIEVE OUR EYES
CLOSE THE CURTAIN
IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE

It was fun while it lasted
Sorry I turned drastic
I’m sorry it led to this
It is the end of this

I’m sorry

NIGHTFALL REIGNS DOWN FROM THE SKY
AS THE WORLD BEGINS TO DIE
WE CAN’T BELIEVE OUR EYES
CLOSE THE CURTAIN
IT’S TIME TO SAY GOODBYE
Track Name: Epilogue
[Nightmare]: Once Upon a Time...
I crossed the line
Now everyone will die.

[Nightmare]: We all sit here
as the world comes to an end
and we wait here
side by side we are… were... friends

[Twilight]: Your thoughts and actions
were clouded by the past
You know
you could have just asked.

[Twilight]: Broken
The moon falls down
In pieces
And we drown.

[Nightmare]: Close the curtain.
The show’s over.
Go home.

[Twilight]:
You know this isn’t your fault, right?
You tried your best.
You showed us that you changed.
It’s not your fault that she locked you up.
It’s not your fault that you broke the moon.
It’s not your fault that it’s the end.
Just remember that for me, okay?

It’s not your fault that it’s the end.
It’s not your fault we became--