The End of the World

by Forest Rain

supported by
mrmohaw13
mrmohaw13 thumbnail
mrmohaw13 I love this album. It hits me right inthe feels. It gave me PTSD for a war I was never in.
Adilord
Adilord thumbnail
Adilord This album was a real surprise :
I quickly found myself immersed in this universe, at the heart of a war in which ponies are indoctrinated by propaganda and the death of everything that Equestria was : Friendship and tolerance, replaced by hatred and intolerance.

It is a story to follow along the tracks, putting us in the thoughts of ponies at the battlefront.

And the instrumental brilliantly accompanying the universe (The first notes of "In Memoriam"...).

A great album I would recommend ! Favorite track: In Memoriam.
deden_kryospida
deden_kryospida thumbnail
deden_kryospida <3 Thank you for last time at the Everfree Encore. You''ll be forever one of my favourite pillar of the brony music community and this album is a proof
more...
/
  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    Purchasable with gift card

      $7 USD  or more

    You own this

     

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Get a limited-run physical CD of "The End of the World"!

    Ships directly from manufacturer.

    Includes unlimited streaming of The End of the World via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
    ships out within 3 days

      $10 USD or more 

    You own this  

     

  • Full Digital Discography Full Digital Discography

    Get all 15 Forest Rain releases available on Bandcamp and save 20%.

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality downloads of The End of the World, Colony, CHRISSY, Discovery, The Acousti-Mando Medley, Something Special, Fluttershy, Cycle of Love, and 7 more. , and , .

    Purchasable with gift card

      $33.20 USD or more (20% OFF)

    You own this

     

1.
Imagine, if you will, an Equestria on the brink of war... A standoff against a faceless enemy that hides behind their threats. Like a dark cloud, a sense of dread blankets the land, and as the doomsday clock ticks towards midnight one fateful act could spiral us towards destruction...
2.
3.
04:22
The time has come for us to stand Protect our loved ones and our land By Luna's grace we march tonight To save our country, we will fight We take up arms and fall in line The drills we ran flood back to mind Celestia's light we'll see again Whether in this life or the next Fight for our homes! (For the thousands they've killed) Never alone! (We'll take a thousand more) Protect the princess! (We can't rest until we) Defeat our foe! We pressed on through 'til daylight broke Celestia's light obscured by smoke And while shells fell throughout the night Our equine flag still flew ahigh Fight for our homes! (For the thousands they've killed) Never alone! (We'll take a thousand more) Protect the princess! (We can't rest until we) Defeat our foe! Fight for our homes! (For the thousands they've killed) Never alone! (We'll take a thousand more) Protect the princess! (We can't rest until we) Defeat our foe!
4.
Out from my window I see fallout from the bombs Through smoke and sadness, our young soldiers still march on But just a month ago when we were more naive Those soldiers were just children with futures they believed They say enlisting is the hardest thing to do But after that first strike I knew that I'd join too They trained us night and day to trample any foe We'll ship out, win the war, then come back to our homes We heed the call The borders fall Protect Equestria We're soldiers now, no backing out We will not stop 'til they fall at our feet! These young bucks coming in, they think they know it all Let's see how sure they are when they see their friends fall I've served too many years to die in distant lands But if my princess calls, I'll serve at her command We heed the call The borders fall Protect Equestria We're soldiers now, no backing out We will not stop 'til they fall at our feet! We heed the call The borders fall Protect Equestria We're soldiers now, no backing out We will not stop 'til they fall at our feet!
5.
03:54
I didn't sign up to be a hero, I just wanted my revenge My very own lesson zero, now I serve at their command And I can't help being a little scared, surrounded by strange things But they say the training prepares us for whatever tomorrow brings I guess I got what I was looking for: I've been through my first fight And my senses buzzed electric when I had him in my sights And though I followed through and watched him fall with cold effective skill Tonight I cried for the missing part of me I left in Ponyville We face the demons in our way (To live our truest life) Keep moving forward every day (Our past we sacrifice) Though doubt and fear is always near Together we'll get through I'll be there by your side We'll win this fight It's been so long, I don't remember who I used to be But I guess that doesn't matter, I'm just a cog in the machine And I won't fight for some greater truth, or a princess on a throne I'll fight because I know I'm good at it, and it sure beats being alone We face the demons in our way (To live our truest life) Keep moving forward every day (Our past we sacrifice) Though doubt and fear is always near Together we'll get through I'll be there by your side We'll win this fight
6.
04:34
They say you gotta stand for something, no matter the cost But what if what we stood for is the reason that we're lost? We've condemned every nation, every faction that isn't us Cuz they feel differently about the things we say we love They say to become a soldier who is worthy 'nuff to lead You sacrifice your morals to advance the greater need But should you ever look back upon the victims that you've shunned You'll find that they surprisingly aren't from a different blood We stand! (For the innocent who can't defend themselves) We fight! (For the things that bring more good into this world) The battle cries with tearful eyes can't mask the pain we cause With every life we take, we lose ourselves So as we climb up this mountain to advance towards our foe I'm left with thoughts I'm wrestling and hoping to ignore So strange it seems, despite my role, there's a truth that I now see How do I fight this enemy when he looks so much like me? We stand! (For the innocent who can't defend themselves) We fight! (For the things that bring more good into this world) The battle cries with tearful eyes can't mask the pain we cause With every life we take, we lose ourselves So sad it took this final fight to discover this hard truth And now it will be lost in time, just like my squandered youth But if you happen to be reading this, whether friend or foe I'm sorry if I mistreated you, please take my words and go We stand! (We fall...)
7.
03:21
It's been eight years, eleven months, and eighteen days And so very much has changed We used to paint the world with love and tolerance But now our palette's full of grey And while I still have faith in ponykind And I still hum the old tunes I've grown so tired of this fight that just drags on It seems the lessons that we've learned have all but gone Long ago a wise mare wrote some humbling words Celebrating differences And if she was here, I'd bet that she'd be ashamed To see what we've become And while the happy thoughts of long lost days Have since faded into black A new day dawns with hope that we may change And maybe learn from all our past mistakes Celestia, I hope that day Isn't too far away
8.
We fought so hard for a concept that's lost A battle that cost so much more than we thought, but not a Single one of us raised a flag, we forgot To ask ourselves to just stop, and assess what we got, and now Empty-handed we stare up at the sun A new day has begun, but we lost all the fun Of imagining a world full of magic and hope We no longer can cope without a show that provoked A movement that turned this harsh world around And built up a crowd that swore to uphold the values of friendship and peace But now without it just falls to pieces Our memories fade away, lessons lost to better days And as the stars each flicker out, it seems our hearts have filled with doubt How did we all divide? You used to stand here by my side How could we still just fall apart when hope's a beacon in the dark? So take the brother who stood by your side Whose songs made you cry Who taught us to try and be the Best versions of ourselves, live or die, and just Turn a blind eye and tell him goodbye because you Can't stand to be around someone who thinks differently He can't be the god you want him to be He's only a man who has flaws Not a pony whose thoughts only include cupcakes and plots. It's flawed You think you don't have secrets inside? Take a look at mirror and try real hard to divide what you see Versus what is hidden inside and tell me you're flawless It's not even worth it to try Our memories fade away, lessons lost to better days And as the stars each flicker out, it seems our hearts have filled with doubt How did we all divide? You used to stand here by my side How could we still just fall apart when hope's a beacon in the dark? So think about what you've lost when the music has stopped And you look at someone without these preconceptions you've got and see They're not so different from you and me They don't gotta be like the fantasy in your head This friendship is dead And not because you scream and shout Until the whole world knows who you are and what you're all about But because you love your voice so much it blinds you from the truth The only person you're fighting is you Cuz I'm done.
9.
01:28
10.
03:42
Through the twisted wreckage of a life that I once knew A vision of Equestria when it still held you And memory of a quiet town when we first had met So full of life and joyous sounds, a place I won't forget Never forget The friends we left Our lost Equestria You found me on a lonely bridge so far away from home The letter that you dropped for me now the only thing I own And melodies of a distant past still ring within my head But no lost words or lullabies will stop you from being dead Never forget The friends we left Our lost Equestria How could this be? It should be me You were too pure to go Into this darkness all alone
11.
They say you gotta stand for something, no matter the cost But what if what we stood for is the reason that we're lost? We've condemned every nation, every faction that isn't us Cuz they feel differently about the things we say we love They say to become a soldier who is worthy 'nuff to lead You sacrifice your morals to advance the greater need But should you ever look back upon the victims that you've shunned You'll find that they surprisingly aren't from a different blood We stand for the innocent who can't defend themselves We fight for the things that bring more good into this world The battle cries with tearful eyes can't mask the pain we cause With every life we take, we lose ourselves So as we climb up this mountain to advance towards our foe I'm left with thoughts I'm wrestling and hoping to ignore So strange it seems, despite my role, there's a truth that I now see How do I fight this enemy when he looks so much like me? We stand for the innocent who can't defend themselves We fight for the things that bring more good into this world The battle cries with tearful eyes can't mask the pain we cause With every life we take, we lose ourselves And though you faced your final fight in a war zone far from home Your words will not be lost in time, they will live on in this song And if you happen to be looking down from the heavens far above You helped us to remember: we're better off with love
12.
After all the bombings, the gunfire, and the smoke After the tepid ceasefire that has settled into hope After the propaganda, the battle cries, and pain We finally get to see our Equestria again And though our nation's capitol has fallen into dust The spiral stairs that once were grand, now just mangled rust The earth beneath our hooves still feels like our own It may be burnt and broken, but this land is still our home And we sing for Equestria A land where we all gather and we all feel right at home Yes, we sing for Equestria For the friends we will remember until long after they're gone And so with heavy hearts burdened by the strife We begin to make amends and start to build a brand new life But for those who hear this story, perhaps you picked up on the clues This tale is less for us, you see, but mostly here for you And we sing for Equestria A land where we all gather and we all feel right at home Yes, we sing for Equestria For the friends we will remember until long after they're gone [Spoken] And though a new dawn promised hope for peace, we stood with respect and reverence for those we had lost... We finally understood the fight. Not for our country, but for ourselves. The struggle to find a purpose that empowers us and those around us rather than destroying those who we don't understand. And we remember. We remember the war. We remember that when we give in to bigoted self-indulgence and let our differences divide us, we destroy who we are. We stood against an enemy with overwhelming force and an unstoppable will... We stood against ourselves. But now we have the opportunity to rebuild. To improve. To become more than what we were... The opportunity to build a better Equestria.

about

Imagine, if you will, an Equestria on the brink of war...

credits

released September 28, 2019

Special thanks to Larscis, Steel Chords, and Cyril the Wolf for your advice while mixing and mastering! And thank you to Grey Sentinel for sharing your firsthand experiences with me.

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Forest Rain Denver, Colorado

Hey! I'm Forest Rain. I produce alternative, pop/punk, and orchestral music, sing, paint, and narrate fanfictions. I love nature, art, music, and the use of technology for good!

contact / help

Contact Forest Rain

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this album or account