Act 1: Mare In The Moon
Just as she promised, Luna stood her ground and refused to lower the moon. Faced with the collapse of the delicate order they had worked so hard to build, Celestia was forced to do the unthinkable. Unable to fully utilize of the elements of harmony by herself, she used a fraction of their power to imprison her sister in the moon, saving the world, but at a terrible cost. The harmonic bond between sun and moon was broken forever; now, the elements lie dormant, awaiting new bearers. In time, the darkness in Luna's heart will begin to wane, but with it, so will the sealing spell that holds her in the moon. In a thousand years, she will escape, weakened but still powerful, and the world can only hope that new ponies will be found who can wield the elements and save Luna from herself.
But Celestia's thoughts turn again to the present. It will be centuries before she can see her sister again, and for that, she blames herself. Surely she had seen the signs? She thinks over and over of the things she might have said and done differently. But despite her own sadness, she also longs to reach out and comfort Luna, and in this mix of bitterness, tenderness, and very distant hope, she looks to the moon and begins to sing.
Scene: Canterlot Castle
- Celestia sings and walks through the castle as she has flashbacks of her and Luna in addition to Luna's transformation into Nightmare Moon and Celestia trapping her in the moon*
Lullaby for A Princess (1/2)
Fate has been cruel and order unkind How can I have sent you away? The blame was my own; the punishment, yours The harmony's silent today
But into the stillness I'll bring you a song And I will your company keep Till your tired eyes and my lullabies Have carried you softly to sleep
Once did a pony who shone like the sun Look out on her kingdom and sigh She smiled and said, "Surely, there is no pony So lovely and so well beloved as I"
So great was her reign and so brilliant her glory That long was the shadow she cast Which fell dark upon the young sister she loved And grew only darker as days and nights passed
Lullay moon princess, goodnight sister mine And rest now in moonlight's embrace Bear up my lullaby, winds of the earth Through cloud, and through sky, and through space
Carry the peace and the coolness of night And carry my sorrow in kind Luna, you're loved so much more than you know Forgive me for being so blind
Soon did that pony take notice that others Did not give her sister her due And neither had she loved her as she deserved She watched as her sister's unhappiness grew
But such is the way of the limelight, it sweetly Takes hold of the mind of its host And that foolish pony did nothing to stop The destruction of one who had needed her most Lullay moon princess, goodnight sister mine And rest now in moonlight's embrace Bear up my lullaby, winds of the earth Through cloud, and through sky, and through space
Carry the peace and the coolness of night And carry my sorrow in kind Luna, you're loved so much more than you know May troubles be far from your mind And forgive me for being so blind
Cut to: The Moon Rises
- Luna takes center stage and sings as she is transformed into Nightmare Moon.*
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 (the moon is in shadow)
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
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 at this, The final setting of the sun Tomorrow dawns in darkness The nighttime has begun!
Lullaby For A Princess (2/2)
*back to Celestia, see previous description*
The years now before us Fearful and unknown I never imagined I'd face them on my own
May these thousand winters Swiftly pass, I pray I love you; I miss you All these miles away
May all your dreams be sweet tonight Safe upon your bed of moonlight And know not of sadness, pain, or care And when I dream, I'll fly away and meet you there.
1000 years later...
Scene: Surface of The Moon
- Nightmare Moon, now freed, sings and flies down to Equestria*
Ask not the sun why she sets Why she shrouds her light away Or why she hides her glowing gaze When night turns crimson gold to grey
For silent falls the guilty sun As day to dark does turn One simple truth she dare not speak: Her light can only blind and burn
No mercy for the guilty Bring down their lying sun Blood so silver black by night Upon their faces pale white
Cruel moon, bring the end The dawn will never rise again.
Act 3: The Grand Galloping Gala
Pinkie's Gala Fantasy Song
The Ticket Song
At The Gala
I'm At The Grand Galloping Gala
Act 4: A Canterlot Wedding
Have You Met This Pony Yet?
This Day Aria
This Day Aria Reprise
Love Is In Bloom
Act 5: The Crystal Empire
Act 6: Princess Twilight Sparkle
Morning In Ponyville
What My Cutie Mark Is Telling Me
I've Got To Find A Way
A True, True Friend
Behold, Princess Twilight Sparkle
Life In Equestria