Skyward

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Heavenbound 04:13
(Verse 1) I'm still holding out my arms to feel your warm embrace (feel your warm embrace) Not a day goes by where I don’t see your face (smiling back at me) Three years? Thought it happened yesterday Your heart, my mind both ripped away This monumental catastrophical bliss Did we deserve this? (Chorus) How can I prove that we could be heavenbound (just to be) safe and sound with you What do I do to reach past the open sky (and finally) reunite with you (Verse 2) I'm still waiting for the day you'll take me far away (take me far away) 'cause this heavy burden's been more than I could take (have to find my way) Mid flight, white light, happened so fast They said you were never coming back To the angels, each day I gave my plea Can they still hear me? (Chorus) Heavenbound with Safe and sound with you
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[INTRO] In the nighttime We run away from what we know What we know When the light shines We find our way back to the glow That's where we go [BUILD] We run away from what we know What we know And we don't know where to go Where to go That's okay [CHORUS] In the darkness When there's no light And we don't know where to go Where to go When you're weary And you're tired Feel like falling But you know you can't give up Don't give up [BRIDGE] Heart break, broken It's hard to focus Focus on what's still to come Believe Believe what I say There's more to this than what you know Keep faith Keep safe Look up Something is waiting for you Believe, believe what I say Something is waiting for you [BUILD] We run away from what we know What we know And we don't know where to go Where to go That's okay [CHORUS] In the darkness When there's no light And we don't know where to go Where to go When you're weary And you're tired Feel like falling But you know you can't give up Don't give up
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Super Fan 04:05
(Intro) La-da-da la-da-da da-da La-da-da la-da-da-da La-da-da la-da-da da-da La-da-da la-da-da-da (v1) What if I followed you around Would you just try to get away You know I'd never let you down Would you need me anyway (pre-chorus) Well, I would move along Hold it in Just get on with my life But I can't help it (chorus) I… will never be no super-man Woah But I… will always be your super-fan Cause you always say you got groupies and creepers and stalkers And who knows what can be found in your locker at school But I'll say it once again I'm your one true super fan La-da-da la-da-da da-da La-da-da Your one true super fan La-da-da la-da-da da-da La- da-da da (v2) Shoulda been on TV by now because your such a super-star Showin' 'em what it's all about But not forgettin' who you are (pre-chorus 2) I know you're still the same as before There's not much of a change But I just can't help it (repeat chorus) (Bridge) When I see you up there shinin' I want to be just like you Wanna fly right with you I'm not holdin' back 'Cause I can't help it (repeat chorus) But you just don't understand So I'll say it once again I'm your one true super-fan
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Hardline 03:43
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Pink Out 04:30
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Dôme 05:34
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Unsung 06:27
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Stasis 03:58
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Ascend 03:49
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Life Box 03:58
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Sneak Horse 02:58
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Sugoi 04:21
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Sun is rising higher Daylight getting brighter There is so much left I must get done Stitching for the canvas Roping for the wing flaps Slowly building up my flight machine So many others only look down on me But one day I will soar above them all All this work confounding Stuck here on the grounding But I have a feeling it will not be that long Finished all the repairs Steady wind and calm air Time to take a path up to the sky Fear of failing again Keeping planted again Will I make it in one piece this time? Why would I want to leave the land I’m made of? Gotta beat the sunset No more time for regret Get up on the mark set Only take a deep breath Ground is getting smaller Eyes are getting wider Now I wish I wasn’t afraid of heights Heart is beating faster Throat is getting drier I don’t think I’ll make it home tonight So this is what it feels like to be flying I never felt so small and so alive Clouds underneath me Fear far behind me I never want to come back down Still climbing higher Sun setting lower Stars make their way to me tonight Celestia knows where I will end up flying Maybe I’ll go see the mare up in the moon Then it won’t be lonely she won’t be the only one to have a magic flight machine
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Never Die 05:56
There's someone that we knew Before we all grew older And never far from you She's resting on your shoulder She taught us how to fly And to paint the world in colour And to look them in the eye And be good to one another If ever you're in need of help Look up into the sky The magic travels on and on And light will never die You don't need her to save you now As you remember why The elements of shadow pass you by She doesn't want to go Though times are ever changing But she will have you know Her colours are not fading And she always will be there Look up into the sky And if ever you're in need of help The light will never die (The light) Don't lose your light The moon is bright May it light up your night And make you feel alright Don't lose the light Don't be afraid to just be you And don't believe the lies And do the things you do Don't lose the light (on and on and on..) There's someone that we knew Before we all grew older And never far from you She's resting on your shoulder And she always will be there Look up into the sky And if ever you're in need of help The light will never die (The light) Don't lose your light The moon is bright May it light up your night And make you feel alright Don't lose the light Don't be afraid to just be you And don't believe the lies And do the things you do Don't lose the light Look up into the sky The light can never die
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Autumn 05:05
Russian: Мне, будто сны с далёкой планеты, Уходящее чудится лето - Яркие кадры мелькают. Но, каждый день отдаёт силы ночи, Становясь постепенно короче. И всё засыпает... А мне опять не спится. Порхнуть бы лёгкой птицей, Средь пожелтевших листьев в осенний день кружиться. Но днём я утопаю. Мысли все в заботе. Мне теперь остались ночи в Кантерлоте. Нет, не вернуть нам прошедшего лета. Пролетело оно как комета, на ресницах снежинками тает. И вот, морозы повсюду лютуют, с Кристальной Империи дуют, Льдом, серебром пеленают. И долгими ночами, под тусклыми свечами О прошлом вспоминаю и балуюсь мечтами. Шоколад и книги в старинном переплёте, Плед и треск камина в пустынном Кантерлоте. English: To me, like a dream from a far away planet The leaving summer is glancing and the bright frames are flashing But every day is turning to night slightly becoming shorter and everything is falling asleep And I can't fall asleep.. I wish I could flutter (like a bird) among the yellowed leaves in the autumn day But in the daytime I'm sinking in deep thinking The only thing left is the nights in Canterlot... No, we can't return the summer which has flown like a comet It's melting on my eyelashes... And here the cold is freezing, the winds are blowing from silver Crystal Empire And during long nights, under the dim candles I remember my past and fool myself with the dreams. Around me there are silence and the ancient books, the plaid and crackling sound of the fireplace in sleeping Canterlot...
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Liftoff 04:22
They may say I’m just a kid Dreaming too big That life’s just a hole we dig Oh but I I don’t subscribe to that Kind of life They may say My passions are play A joy be they may Still just a waste of a day Look alive And don’t be surprised when I Go and dig my Heels in and Liftoff I’ve left the ground And all my doubts Below Just wait and see How real it’ll be For me They may say It’s ego and pride That soon I will find That luck isn’t on my side Here’s the thing Luck isn’t what I Plan to bring They may say Don’t stray too far Lower the bar What if you’re not up to par? I can see You just want what’s best for me Oh but what if What’s best is to Liftoff I’ve left the ground And all my doubts Below Just wait and see How real it’ll be For me Now go make Every small doubt They threw in your face A step to a brighter place
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How does the time pass me by? So hard to stay the same How does the rain quickly dry as it forgets my name Could I go back And see you once again? As the snow starts to fall and carry you all alone It's been so long Since I knew you Somehow you got through to me It's been so long Someday I could feel it But now I can't see where the days have gone How does the time feel so long? It takes me by surprise I couldn't know that you'd go And leave me in the night Could I go back And see you once again? As the snow starts to fall and carry you all alone It's been so long Since I knew you Somehow you got through to me It's been so long Someday I could feel it But now I can't see where the days have gone
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Warm bodies on the floor Big hotties on the floor Hotty Trotties on the floor DJ won't you give me more
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Take Me Away 03:32
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Sky High 04:48
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Endeavor 04:50
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Blackout 04:04
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Bronycalypse 06:39
Listen mate, you seem just a little upset I know you think the world you know is gonna come to an end You can be proud, we defied all the rules of the logic by forming thousands of people who say now friendship is magic Now break the rules of the stigma, put everything at stake this is not even a bet compared to what you’re going to get for watching cartoons made for little ladies we’re not back into the 80’s now go back and bring your maties uh Post the ponies, the mods are asleep I liked MLP, now watch my posting technique Uploading daily technicolor quadrupeds infecting all the existing pages reaching people from all ages making music, art and videogames We took a cartoon, to make it a tune about the princess and her lovely groom We see how love is starting to bloom The end of the series is not the end of the road Not now that we have activated the great pony mode This is not the abyss There is nothing to dismiss Illustrate to all those bronies and the haters by closing their lips No expiration date No, this is not our fate There is no apocalypse Not even a bronycalypse
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They say time stands still When eyes land one something true My Tastes are mine and they are fickle But that saying's not undue Do I really come off as one for longing Or cause I don't do I seem strange? All of us want some belonging But I don't think I can change They all assume I'm left wanting more But it's not a better future we're all climbing for Some things just need to stay the way they are Who does it hurt if I'm just a bore Who reads the books that I adore We're not all heroic TV stars And I'm just happy being me I'm just happy I'm just happy I'm just happy Being free What is this place I've come to be What's this feeling inside me What did I do while asleep Is there something haunting me Am I my own soul to keep Am I free? AM I FREE!? They say time stands still When you have deeds to fulfil When it feels like an aeon Since you've been awake Let me in my lusts partake And give me this young soul to take An easy vessel for the hunger inside me And I'm just happy being me I'm just happy I'm just happy I'm just happy Being free And I'm just happy being free? I'm just happy being me
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(VERSE) Fucked up, yeah I know But the spotlight is something that I (something that I) need, yeah Sit back, enjoy the show Don't blink, better keep your eyes on (keep your eyes on) me, yeah It's a drug that I know I can't live without Instead of swallowing my pride, I'll open wide and let it out Yeah it hurt me at first, but now I just can't get enough My mane is down, my lucky number's coming up (CHORUS) Come on gimme a shot I wanna feel alive! I wanna feel somebody, be somebody That's why I gotta rock I gotta feel alive! I gotta feel somebody, be somebody
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Reformation 03:34
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Updraft 04:09
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I know you love it here, here where we grew up, Take me out on the hillside, remember how we used to play, Summer afternoons, and friends chasing us, Seasons changed, and I lost your trust. Wisdom says that time heals all wounds, So I'll just pray that that is true, I messed up. When I look up there, I see the starlight play for me, A song that reaches in and pulls me out of misery, As there's hope for a new day, now united, So I can choose a new path, time to go beyond. Time to go beyond. The shadows of my past can't hold me back no more, So I will make a new path, time to go beyond. Everything is fine, suddenly you're reminded, 'Cause when you're older, it's that much harder, to forgive, Even now by your side, might as well be on the moon, For all I lost, the greatest price was you. On the balcony I see Luna, If she can change then so can I, I messed up.
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Shy Beat 05:45
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Skysurfer 04:03
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Kindling 03:59
Peer upon the night As it fills the endless sky Without inhibition I see myself High above these clouds My part in this welkin A new halcyon Rises to a newer sun This old horizon Takes me to where I belong In the end there's not But stories of the dreams And works of the bold I will do my part To cast my shadow down For those who look up For I once was a dreamer Standing in a silhouette Bouded by this desire To be the light among A kindling flame To be the light among A kindling flame
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Wrath 04:24
I've had it up to here You've pushed me once again And I won't deal anymore It's time I took a stand All the time I've spent Building an unbreakable bond This won't be for nothing You won't take me down No more mercy I will not hold back At last the time has come To take you down myself For the good of Equestria This will be your end Now feel my wrath At last We're face to face once again Just like the times gone by I know what I'm capable of With my friends by my side But now I'm strong enough To end your reign myself No more mercy I will not hold back At last the time has come To take you down myself For the good of Equestria This will be your end It's time to face your demise once again You'll never overpower me For all the damage you have dealt, I will repay And in Celestia's name, you'll never take another breath If I can't stop you now I'll never know how NO It's time to face your demise once again You'll never overpower me For all the damage you have dealt, I will repay And in Celestia's name, you'll never take another... You may have brought us strife but you will never end our way of life
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The grand damnation of our kind Elimination Old nations crumbled with the fire The all-cleansing green flame Countless souls perished one by one Spared from a future putrid life When there’s nor jollity or faith And violence rules king Traitors! With their devices of death Killing away Chaos! 
It’s everlasting influence Mantles the days The weight of past sins hangs on to our lives Threats to break our sanity We have to do our best to survive Our eclipsed land For better times Forgotten secrets yet lie still Dormant, as they should be There will be no respite from What the inciters seek to wake Traitors! With their devices of death Killing away Chaos!
 It’s everlasting influence Mantles the days The weight of past sins hangs on to our lives Threats to break solidarity We have to do our best to survive Our eclipsed land For better times One cannot fathom What has been done, what’s been devised Atrocities, of flesh and steel Shall soon arise Dread, Agony Incarnate fear Immortalized Dread, Agony Incarnate fear Immortalized The weight of past sins hangs on to our lives Threats to destroy our loyalties (Loyalty is tougher than betrayal) We have to do our best to survive Our eclipsed land For better times Immortalized!
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Words from my dreams I carry quietly Somewhere where you can hear my call When sky falls down, your soul comes darker My dreams will make it bright and warm So farewell my perfect autumn Black-winged one, oh please stay near There in the dust we're fading slowly We are the rain, night us will hear! Now throw the mask, be real you You can afford youfself it here! But dream will come to dawn, night's ending I'll fly away... Please wait, my dear When morning comes, the curtain's falling The light scares me and makes me blind It's rising down, into the coldness I have no wings... I cannot fly... I'll leave for you my precious secret, A fallen stone in my world of glass I'll hide my tears and sorrow deeper Tears of my dreams will wait for us Then hear my call, be by my side, And let me see this ugly thuth The night will cover us with silence And in her heart I'll wait for you At midnight I will reach your mind I'll bring my words into your dream This night I will be by your side, But with the dawn I have to leave When morning comes the curtain's falling I'm fading but I still stay here When sky will fall you can forget But promise to believe in me
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Growing Up 03:03
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Dear old friends say can you hear me I know it has been a long long time Since our homes have gone to fire We can rebuild all that we lost But to you that’s just a waste of time So we kiss our mouths goodbye So will you listen to the words I say At least to let me hope one day That things will change for the better They tried to shut me up this time But I know that they see the signs Communication is so crucial Why did they have to be so blind You think emotions can be drowned Well that is false and I’ll tell you how If anger burns you then I have bad news That the world ain’t fireproof Dear old friends say can you hear me With the rain I know things seem so low But there’s something you should know What is fear and paranoia We just need to filter out our flames To bring back all the fun and games So will you listen to the words I say When I know you can’t do the same I know things will get better They tried to shut me up this time But I know that they see the signs Communication is so crucial Why did they have to be so blind You think emotions can be drowned Well that is false and I’ll tell you how If anger burns you then I have bad news That the world ain’t fireproof Just like your words Will you let them burn Will you let them burn Let me in I’m wallowing Wallowing inside For just a little bit of light You kick me out just cause I’m not like you Can you not see what you’re gonna do The silence will drive us all insane So what is there to gain They tried to shut me up this time But I know that they see the signs Communication is so crucial Why did they have to be so blind You think emotions can be drowned Well that is false and I’ll tell you how If anger burns you then I have bad news That the world ain’t fireproof
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Vessel 04:32
Image Twisted Distorted and excited mind Is this The end Of my story, of my life? You seek Yourself Within this tangled body It feels So weird To use this dead third party Wrap your limbs around yourself and feel the heat of my and your weak vessel until it's done Blue streams flow through tunnels in the blackness of the hell that you possess until I'm gone Mirror Unveiled A circle of reflections Moving So dull Lost connection, found connection Admit Accept Increase the sensitivity We use We breathe And die in unity Wrap your limbs around yourself and feel the heat of my and your weak vessel until it's done Blue streams flow through tunnels in the blackness of the hell that you possess until I'm gone "Wherever one thing reaches into the other Neither of the others can leave Each requires the other" (1) Bend your limbs and walk around this empty room where my and your intentions linger still Gray and yellow mixed with rainbow-coloured blue won't disappear yet but this body will "With every breath I hear The silent whispering of your name" (2) *quotes from: (1) Obscura - Aevum (2) Obscura - Sentiment
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(And representing the home team… the modern-day spitters… the first up to bat is... … ShobieShy) I’m ‘bout to fly, off the handle This box of rando’s caused a scandal Take a gander, it takes no major To understand they’ve made a failure But I can’t blame her skepticism There is division, but it’s our mission To go teach all the fans we’ve risen It’s in the description, you can’t resist it A group of a few, we grew into A movement based around “We hear you!” Don’t need rear view, cause we speed through These breezes, we will see you beat doom Cause even if I decide to stop and leave We got ZD, Dizz, Acarcion, J. Free NickyD, Doodled, Kit, and Arch the MC Omnee just got Starlight deficiency YUH Rebooting the scene and refusing to be A ruse. You can see, just move to the beat. Check the Harmony stage for the proof that you need Cause usually, in the news that we see It’s EDM on EQD But now I see a feature that leads to A pony rap track, take a seat, you’ll need to Teacher please quit your preachin if you keep on Memeing to please the common denominator I’ll feed ya Boxes of red pills, come out of the closet Caution if you talk about the fam again, I’m locked on-target I’ll help make this fantasy, a real one After all these years, I’m glad to see it’s begun Begone thot, you’re gonna owe me fat stacks Because it’s facts, we’ve brought pony rap back [Chorus] Come with me and You will see just How we roll In the deep end Put your feet in Take a stroll If you wonder If we went under Here we go Like the thunder Before the summer Enjoy the show [Verse 2] Sayin’ this thing’s been dead since 2011 - mistaking us rising up as it going to heaven. Take from a coder - this the code of the deaf and blown up, but your CODAs don't get the coda when you blow up and defect to get shown up - Decatur->Dakota. Chroma Key us so you can bump and you can kiss those few grays - the old days - see if we coast; stay open for the new wave: Loot the bouquet; Lose their toupees; ‘fute their crusade; Accrue aim: they don’t shoot their Kool-Aid. They leave, say they gotta - but they got a lot off - gotcha. Our posse's chakras popped off, cocked back and rocked ya, and these shots are not locked up - nobody's stopped ya; our tunes are not blocked off - the fandom's not Arstotzka. Multiple Missus I would've missed if I was missin’ like Dith is with disses - my mission to lit up the kitchen, no missive from pigeons or bitter contingencies. Prodigious enemies fit the finger fully - fitfully fist their digits and figures forward pitifully. Let ‘em be victory spitters ‘til their little bitter figures of speech come back to jitter and kick ‘em for weeks.
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(Summer of 2012. Had my early obsessions, but no investments. Heard my friends at the time talk and screencap and joke about some weird show. One day I got up and decided - with no real reason why - that I'd give it a try.) Not much to do aside from being asleep. Went through both seasons - took me only two weeks. Get me some Flex Tape - I think my brain formed a leak. Didn't fret the same with laugh lanes so deep. Bo Peep gon' weep - didn't need her sheep to sleep anymore. Rejuvenated - 110% Juice in the morn'. Not stuck in the Backyard - I might be stuck online watching this pone show and missin' my wind-chimes and deadlines and fold-clothes and bed-times - I no-showed and fed lies to those Jones and led life with a smile. I guess I was a child who needed some light in a life rife with cynicism missin' the kind of mysticism and wonders delight from a dumb show about a horse in the night - of course set a course to ripen my mind. Not the kind of guy to find this kinda stuff appealin', 'til I peeled my mind open and reached a new ceiling. For days I was dazed - I was feign-blessed, 'till this thing came around - gave me a rain check. No loud sounds, no cloud I was under - sun's out, it's a wonderful summer. Friends were pinpricks I didn't miss 'till I fell in - I was livin' it. Formed cliques and I learned how to love 'em 'cause I flicked a vid that wonderful summer. Always wanted to make stuff to wow others - never had the means to mean more than a lover. Now I've had a mass of crowds to be in front of. I'm still proud of that wonderful summer. This community planted the seeds in me - the weeds in me, these needs to please in me. Too fond to leave - too much to suffer: the bond I weaved that wonderful summer. Heard the music they were pumpin' out their orifices, or I missed it - too many stolid stories were told in pictures, told in tunes. Born a witness to this mystic- -al addiction formed attuned. Been aboard a burning cruise or two in this cornucopia storm amused. This is my muse to abuse. My flex to reflex. Rode [HORSE] to the vertex - coursed coarse like a Blank Check I could never make set 'cause my words felt worthless. Now I've gone on a limb - take Hoofy to the gym. Not like some Eevee EV or Eevee CP or CP; like ZD's PP, not missin' a smedium - spirit hard with no tedium; pick on a Picard or Picardy - lightspeed when I'm beamin' 'em. The BBs see me be the worst in fandom, but then they be RCT3's first expansion. Buddy boy, I'm blasting love like a cantrip - can't miss - too much ish from this pilgrimage - can't skip. No loud sounds, no cloud I was under - sun's out, it's a wonderful summer. Formed cliques and I learned how to love 'em 'cause I flicked a vid that wonderful summer. Now I've had a mass of crowds to be in front of. I'm still proud of that wonderful summer. Too fond to leave - too much to suffer: the bond I weaved that wonderful summer. (It's been 7 years for me. That's a massive chunk of my life that's set in stone forever. No matter how much I lose interest, no matter how much I may move away, this community and this identity will always have its place in me. P@D. Hoofy. Have a good night.)
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I Am 04:21
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Blindsided 03:10
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Thunderbolt 03:16
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Caught up in their silly game You'd never know it's not the same It's hard to lose if you don't play Can't believe the way they act Never thought that they'd come back I guess the pain is here to stay I wonder what it's like to see through your eyes It's not the same without you here The world beyond the broken hearts and lies No one should live in this much fear War-torn and broken down Empty as the ground Lifetimes waste away Searching for a time Fighting to stay alive Just trying to escape I wonder what it's like to see through your eyes It's not the same without you here The world beyond the broken hearts and lies No one should live in this much fear
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Gak Is Back! 02:30
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Hydia 03:57
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The Pillars 03:11
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Stehekin 03:55
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Can it be? It was you that was hiding in my dreams Reaching out to a time of things unseen Showing me the things that I can't see Breaking through to what's underneath Is it me? I was hiding far and inbetween Going back to a time that's evergreen Finding truths of what we can't believe Breaching out of what's underneath
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Ponies at Dawn presents our 17th album, Skyward! As usual, all donations go towards the artists who helped to make this album come to life. This album was thematically based upon soaring up in the clouds, with all the energy, exploration and enjoyment that entails. Once again our community has come through strongly to help produce this album, and we hope you'll all enjoy the final product!

You can find a full teaser of all of the tracks on the album over on our YouTube channel here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvVQZ3lCo_Y

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released April 28, 2019

Organised and managed by ExplodingPonyToast, Faulty, Dijit, LutariFan, bank pain, PegasYs & John Kenza

Special shout outs to Lycan, PonyvilleFM and Cider Party for their help and support with the release

Credit for the amazing artwork goes to Shamanguli:
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