Backlash

by MathematicPony

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about

The inspiration for this song has been done to death, but I thought I'd take my own crack at it. It's from Celestia's point of view and is based off of the popular fanon that Celestia getting sucked up into ruling a kingdom caused her to start neglecting Luna, contributing/causing the rise of Nightmare Moon. This song is basically about the regret she'd feel in having to send away the one pony that truly understands her, simply because she made mistakes.

lyrics

(Verse 1)
Hearts stay broken,
wounds won't mend
My neglect
lost my only friend
Shadows cast
I thought wouldn't last
But I realized
at the end

(Prechorus 1)
That the time I spent without you here
was worthless
Oh, If I'd just tried to face my fears,
maybe this would hurt less

(Chorus 1)
But now,
for a thousand years,
I'll be dealing with results of
my actions – my actions
If I'd just looked
beyond myself
I'd avoid all of
this backlash, this backlash

If I'd just tried
once in my life
to help you through
the nightmare, the nightmare
maybe I'd still hear your laugh
maybe I'd avoid this backlash
this backlash

(Verse 2)
Dark times here
I hope you'll be back soon
I can barely stand to
see the moon
Outward peace
is what my people see
but my throne
is my own tomb

(Prechorus 2):
Because the time I spent without you here
was worthless
oh, If I'd just tried to face my fears
maybe this would hurt less

(Chorus 2)
But now
for a thousand years
I'll be dealing with results of
my actions – my actions
If I'd just looked
beyond myself
I'd avoid all of
this backlash – this backlash

If I'd just tried
once in my life
to help you through
the nightmare – the nightmare
maybe I'd still hear your laugh
maybe I'd avoid this backlash
this backlash

(Bridge)
My only hope
rests in finding someone to pick me up where I fell down
Because through the smoke
She'll unite the ones we need for you to be free from nightmare's crown

(Chorus 3)
But now
for a thousand years
I'll be dealing with results of
my actions – my actions
If I'd just looked
beyond myself
I'd avoid all of
this backlash – this backlash

If I'd just tried
once in my life
to help you through
the nightmare – the nightmare
maybe I'd still hear your laugh
maybe I'd avoid this backlash
this backlash

credits

released July 21, 2015

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MathematicPony Los Angeles, California

I'm a 17 year old, I'm a computer science major, and I like my fandoms and making music about said fandoms!

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