Nightfall

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A long time since the peaceful times we know of today, there was conflict between the two royal sisters. A dark aura is looming over Canterlot as Princess Luna cannot be found. The winds of a cold long night are blowing over as everypony can feel the precipice of a dark, dark change.

Now, where were we?

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released 20 May 2012

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HeyLasFas! Renton, Washington

A lone experimental progressive rock musician with an affinity for the magics of sound design and audio engineering. A magician of sorts.

Based in the Seattle metropolitan area, and the writer of Nightfall, and Destiny HeyLasFas! is bringing back storytelling in the conceptual album, one progressive rock track at a time.

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Track Name: Overture
{Narrator}
Now, where were we?
It has been seven years since the fall of Chaos.
Ponies everywhere finally had the ability to enjoy themselves.
Not all was well, however…
For the population unintentionally maintained a blind eye toward the ongoing discrepancies of royal power between their two saviors.
Celestia, The regal guardian of the Sun,
And Luna, The illustrious keeper of the Night
Where their conflict permeates
Our story begins.
Track Name: With Poise; With Anger
…Now, let’s take it from the top, but how should we begin?
To claim that it’s not all your fault proves your problems lie within.

All I hear from you are excuses.
Luna, can’t you see it’s not…
All based on how much we…
Owe you?

With poise, with anger!
You think “Royal” is just a name.
I’m telling you it’s not some game.
With poise, with anger!
Your role enveloped you.
What more else can I do?
There’s no use helping you.

Now, take a look at what you’ve done. Do you truly think it’s right?
Out there, ruining my day; now, who would care for night?

All I hear from you are excuses.
Luna, can’t you see it’s not…
Their fault for their actions?
It’s you.

With poise, with anger!
To think I spent all this time
Teaching you how to toe the line.
With poise, with anger!
It’ll soon be over now.
Don’t bother going out.
‘Cause they’ll just tear you down.

And so it was…
No matter what Luna did.
She always felt she wasn’t appreciated.
For every good thing she’d ever do for the public
There was always something that went terribly wrong.
Regardless if it was truly her fault.
So, she arrived at a difficult decision
Stay here, and continue taking the abuse from all
Or retreat and leave her citizens behind.
She made the decision to run.
How could anyone, god or mortal, handle this much neglect?

I guess I'm not worth your time, your absence makes this clear.
To think that you had anyone who ever hold you dear...

All I heard from you were excuses.
Luna, don’t you see it’s not…
All based on how much we owe you?
Tried so hard to build lies? It’s true.
Just to craft your opus in blue.
TO THINK I HAD EVER TRUSTED YOU!
DAMN YOU!

With poise, with anger!
You thought “Royal” was just a name.
I’m here to tell you it’s not some game.
With poise, with anger!
I can’t take your recklessness
Just leave me here to start over.

With poise! With Anger!
I watched you sit upon my throne
When truly you need time alone.
With poise! With Anger!
You left me without doubt.
I guess I’ll go without…
I’ll be taking… over… now.
Track Name: Tension
{Narrator}
Luna sat in the forgotten castle in the Everfree forest.
For the first time. Alone.
And watched as the sun faded away one more time.
“Sister’s already taken over,” Luna thought.
“They truly never needed me.”

FORGIVE! FORGET!
LEARN TO! REFLECT!
NEVER! FORGET!
NEGLECT! NEGLECT!
NEGLECT!

{Narrator}
Rest. Precious rest.
Her last resort to clear her weary head.
Track Name: Lucid
{Luna}
I can’t remember any insults they would say.
Or at least remember all the games that they would play.
Every night, it’s getting harder to pull through.
I guess I’m broken.
Appreciation for anything I’ve done?
Do they really think this title is just fun?
When no one cares about what you say or do.
It leaves you broken.

Is this how it is?
My visions fading out…
Stifling gazes and distraught peers.
Unshorn fetlocks and streaming tears.
All of them making it impossible to chase away these fears!

IS THIS HOW IT ENDS?!
I knew them well, and I can’t tell
If I can stay awake much longer
Eventually, I’ll see this through
Still I’m biding, I’m still trying
To live life like a broken lucid dream.

It’s their decision; your final word’s the top
Just want to find a way to make these voices stop.
I lost the trial without putting up a fight.
It left me broken.
A simple image that everyone would fear.
A broken soul who’s mind just became clear.
To think that nothing you would ever do was right.
To know you’re broken.

Is this how it is?
My visions coming clear…
I build it all up and they’ll tear it apart.
Go all this way to arrive at the start
Throw her away with nothing left to mend a broken heart!

THIS IS HOW IT ENDS!
I knew you well, and I can’t tell
If I will be asleep much longer
Eventually, yeah, You’ll see it through
I beseech you, even as it kills me.
I’m done living broken lucid dreams.

I was just your little burden.

THIS IS HOW IT ENDS!
I knew her well, and I can tell
That She won’t be awake much longer.
Eventually, they’ll see this through
I’m through biding.
And I’m done trying.
Rectifying.
The decision’s made, as clear as day.
I’ll just take their precious sun away.

Pathetic… and worthless. You stood back, and bided.
Can’t help with (what) I’ve dealt with. This is my last regret.
Can’t hide it. Can’t fight it. Don’t try to… deny it.
Can’t do this. Can’t do shit. It’s over. I’m coming back.
Track Name: Rise
{Narrative}
First to go were the eyes.

Pupils condensed to dark slits
As she put on her royal armor.
With every step that she took
Dark magic corrupted more and more of her body.

She took off from the abandoned castle
Electricity falling from her hooves.
Hell-bent on taking her moon back.
Her pride back.

Racing on, bits and pieces of her mane fell out along the trail
Until all was replaced with a dark aura.
What marched from that castle wasn’t Luna.
But black.
Track Name: Bitterness
{Instrumental}
Track Name: Nightfall
{Luna?}
The great sun god
She had her way
Too bright, too long
Just not today.

It’s all they had done for me.
To her they’d never let the sun fall.
The night shall last forever.

{Town}
(They called it Nightfall) Into the night
(Nightfall) Guess who snuffed out the light?
(Nightfall) What did we ever do…
To bring over the horizon…

{Luna?}
Sister turned her head
And begged her, “Why?”
The thunder roared as She screamed
“You were the one who let me die!

This time it’s over, now that you’re through.
Just look what I’ve become all because you.
Watch as your world bows.
I’m taking… over… now…”

{Town}
(They called it Nightfall) Into the night
(Nightfall) Guess who snuffed out the light?
(Nightfall) What did we ever do…
To bring over the horizon…

This Nightmare Moon?
Track Name: Reign (At the Top of the World)
{Luna?}
Let’s take it from the top, but where do we begin?
To claim it’s not your fault proves your problems lie within.
As the guards gathered around the monarch known to all
They knew they came in time just to watch it fall
Is that what I wanted?
To see it fall?

You can’t stop this. You’ve gone too far now.
I am the top, this time it’s what you made me.
You can’t stop change. I’ll reclaim my crown.
I am the top, and that’s what they all renamed me.

Take a look at what you’ve done. Do you truly think it’s right?
With what you had them do, who would care for my night?
A story they would say. Simple tale told to all.
Soon enough they would claim, they had watched you fall.
Is that what I wanted?
To see you fall?

You can’t stop this. You’ve gone too far now.
I am the top, this time it’s what you made me.
You can’t stop change. I’ll reclaim my crown.
I am the top, and that’s what they all renamed me.

{Chorus}
Ah, we wanted more. She took out the light.
And brought forth eternal night.
We begged for more. It’s such a sad sight.
To watch our Luna lose her inner light.

{Luna?}
Guess I’m not worth your time; your absence makes it clear.
To think that you had everyone else hold you dear.
A simple lie that spread. A foalish girl they broke.
That simple lie would haunt you, come back and watch you choke?
Is that what I wanted?
To see you choke?

You can’t stop this. You’ve gone too far now.
I am the top, this time it’s what you made me.
You can’t stop change. I’ll reclaim my crown.
I am the top, and that’s what they all renamed me.

You can’t stop this. You’ve gone too far now. I am the top.
You can’t stop this. I’ll reclaim my crown. I am the top.
Look at what you made me!
You better run...

...run.
Track Name: Ride
{Instrumental}
Track Name: The Long Night
{Narrative}
Celestia ran as fast as she could, averting her eyes from the chaos occurring around her.
Ponies everywhere either screaming in terror, or crying in fear.
A dark rendition of her sister overcoming the monarch
All that remained in her head was the voice telling her to run.

An idea.

She would use the Elements again, like they did together for Chaos.
A powerful tool to cleanse her sister of the darkness.
This was her now her main objective. Nothing else.
Reuniting the Elements of Harmony.

The thought of using the Elements again was surely a risky idea
Never before has it been used against an alicorn.
Whether or not it would work to save her sister was still unknown.
All she could do was try.

And she will.
Track Name: Lament
{Celestia}
Sitting in the dark, I was fading.
Gave no respect, left you hating
I will bring you home.
Years went by, I forgot how
I can relate, I do see it now
I will bring you home.

Neglected, I could never see
Tore you apart, all because of me
I will bring you home
Good night, Luna. What have I done?
I can’t bear what you have become.
I will bring you home.

In that long night, did you die?
Learn to forgive, never asked why
I will bring you home.
Times slips by, strived to be me.
Elements of Harmony
I will bring you home.

Rejected, I could never see
Tore you apart, all because of me
I will bring you home.
Good night, Luna. What have I done?
I can’t bear what you have become.
I will bring you home.

I will bring you home.

She walked up quietly.
And stopped outside the grand throne room.

Everything she planned for... It was now the time.

To confront her.
Track Name: Between the Two of Us
{Celestia}
Imagine where we would be
Where did you lose that harmony?
If I had a second chance, I would help you, it’s true.
But after all you’ve done, there’s nothing I can do.

Between the two of us.
You could never get enough.
The whole damn world was not enough.
Between the two of us.

{Narrative}
Their fight prevailed through the castle
Shredding the architecture with their intensity
The blows that were landed by Luna were quite strong
This was the time to deploy her secret weapon.

You could never get enough.
The whole damn world was not enough.
Between the two of us.

{Narrative}
Celestia channeled the Elements, in hopes of saving her sister.
However, when deployed, instead of cleansing Luna
The Elements crippled her near death.

{Celestia}
Imagine where we could be
Where did we ever lose that harmony?
As I see you now, there’s only one thing I can do.
After all I’ve done, it was me and never you.

Between the two of us.
I could never get enough.
This whole damn world was not enough.
Between the two...

I’m… so sorry… I will fix this…
I never meant for you to be hurt.
You need to be with your moon.
I never meant for it to end like this…

I promise to bring you back.
Track Name: Dawn
The sun came up after a long night.
Everyone was celebrating Celestia’s victory over the Nightmare.
But she was still distraught with the entrapment of her sister.

I will come back for you.
Just give me a day or two.
After all this neglect
I could never forget you.

She looked towards her citizens
And watched them all enjoy themselves again.
And for the first time in a while,
Celestia felt good.

I will come back for you.
Just give me a week or two.
After all of our neglect
I would never forget you.

The citizens all praised Her name
And celebrated the sun.
But for the first time in a while,
The power felt good.

I will come back for you
Just give me a month or two.
After all my neglect
I should never forget you.

The ponies kneeled before her
As they always did in the past.
For the first time in a while,
The unitary control felt good.

I will come back for you
Just give me a year or two…
After all my regrets
I can’t help but forget
You.

…But you must simply stop reading those dusty old books.
Your new assignment:
Go out there and make some friends.

I had a friend once.
Track Name: The Summer Sun Celebration
…A mare of darkness
Brought about by our own neglect.

And lo, on the longest day
of the thousandth year
The stars will aid in Her escape
And She’ll return to bring about
Nighttime eternal.

NOW, WHERE WERE WE?!