The Moon Rises

by ponyphonic

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Shin JaeHo
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Shin JaeHo I'm surprising for so perfectly great harmony of this song. Very high level musical song. It makes me peaceful.
Boris Dineda
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Boris Dineda This is a beautiful song. The beat and tempo are so smooth.
SoanoS Barcoded
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SoanoS Barcoded This song tells the story of the Princess who was always forgotten, ignored, and left in the shadows. Over time the sadness and anger overcame her and broke her heart, leaving behind a bitter, broken and cold husk driven by hatred and jealousy that nearly devoured the light of the sisters' day and enveloped the whole world in eternal darkness.

I, too, have felt like her many times. This is why this song has a such a great impact on me, and I can't listen it without getting a little emotional.
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* Re-equalized on 4/30/16 -- reduced sibilance *

An extended and updated version of the original, featuring singer Kristen Calvin --
Vocals recorded at BrokenWorks --
Art by DarkFlame --
The night - quiet and mysterious - is Luna's responsibility and her one true love, but her years of raising the moon and stars have been met with cold indifference. As pain and jealousy weigh heavily on her mind, it seems that Equestria may have ignored their moon princess for one night too many...


Now the hour has come at last
The soft and fading light
Has crossed the west horizon
And has bidden us goodnight
And what a lovely night it is
To walk a moonlit field
To see the softer shades
That are by starlight now revealed

So why is it that now,
When all is quiet and at rest
When candles glow and all the world
Is at its very best
The ponies of Equestria
Should lock themselves away
To shun the moon and wait instead
For Sister's sunny day?

(In umbra Luna est)

Am I so wrong to wish that they
Would see things like I do?
And am I so wrong to think
That they might love me too?
Why shouldn't they adore me?
Is it not within my right?
I'll not be overshadowed!
Mine is not the lesser light!
I've waited long enough now
For them all to come around
And though the Sun may plead and threaten,
The Moon will stand her ground

It comes to this at last:
I will no longer yield the sky
If they cannot love
But one princess alone
See, the Moon is rising
She has come to claim the heavens for her own

And all will know the wonder
Of my dark and jeweled sky
When all the world is wrapped
In an eternal lullaby
So say goodnight to this,
The final setting of the sun,
Tomorrow dawns in darkness;
The nighttime has begun!



released April 17, 2016
Vocals -- Kristen Calvin
Writing/Orchestration -- Dane Larson
Recording Engineer (Vocals) -- Jim Abdo
Art -- DarkFlame




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