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For the animals featured in the episode and the episode itself, see Animals#Bat and Bats!.
Bats
Episode Bats!
Character(s) Applejack
Fluttershy
Rarity
Rainbow Dash
Pinkie Pie
Twilight Sparkle
Sung by Ashleigh Ball
Andrea Libman
Kazumi Evans
Music by Daniel Ingram
Steffan Andrews (orchestration)
Lyrics by Merriwether Williams
Daniel Ingram
Length 2:19
Season Season 4
Episode Transcript Bats!
BMI Work No. 17405097
International versions

Bats is the second song of season four of My Little Pony Friendship is Magic, featured in the episode of the same name and sung mainly by Applejack and Fluttershy with the rest of the Mane Six joining in later. According to Meghan McCarthy, Daniel Ingram "tapped into his inner Danny Elfman for [the] episode."[1] Ingram describes the song as "a banter style musical theatre song inspired by Danny Elfman/Nightmare Before Christmas."[2]

Lyrics

Fluttershy and Applejack at Sweet Apple Acres S4E07
[Applejack]
Those vampire bats will give you a fright
Eating apples both day and night
They rest for a minute, maybe three
Then they're eatin' every apple in your apple tree
They don't care about nada, not zilch, no, nothin'
'Cept bringin' about an orchard's destruction
[Fluttershy]
Now wait just a minute, there's another side to this
And if I did not defend them, then I would be remiss
These bats are mamas and papas too
They care for their young just like we ponies do
[Applejack]
Oh, give me a break, you're bein' too kind
These creatures have a one-track mind
The orchard is not their restaurant
But do they ever think what others may want?
No! They don't! And that is just a fact
These bats, they simply don't know how to act
[Fluttershy]
That's where I have to disagree
They're loyal to their family
Spreading seeds both far and wide
[Applejack]
You see one comin', you'd better run and hide!
They're big and ugly and mean as sin
Will ya look at the state my trees are in?
[Fluttershy]
They help your trees, they'll grow stronger faster
[Applejack]
They've turned my life to a total disaster!
[Rarity]
Well, I for one don't have a doubt
These vermin must be stamped right out
[Rainbow Dash]
I second that, they've got to go
These bats, they've got to hit the road
[Applejack]
It comes down to just one simple fact
They've crossed the line, it's time to fight them back!
[All except Fluttershy]
Stop the bats! Stop the bats!
Make them go and not come back!
Stop the bats! Stop the bats!
Make them go and not come back!
Stop the bats! Stop the bats!
Make them go and not come back!
[Applejack]
Yes, it comes down to just one simple fact
They've crossed the line, it's time that we attack!

References

  1. Twitter / MMeghanMcCarthy: @dannyimusic tapped into his .... Twitter (2013-12-27). Retrieved on 2013 December 28.
  2. Daniel Ingram (2013-12-28). MLP S4 Song #2: "Bats!" Aired today on.... Facebook. Retrieved on 2013 December 28.

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