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Everypony has someone they look up to. (Even other musicians.) (I'm subtly implying that you can interpret this theme as "style emulation.")

What do you see? what do you strive for?

Is it just outside of your grasp?

This week's theme is: idols.

ALTERNATE THEME: make a song in response to any element from season 2 episode 15 (in the place of ERS15)

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You have ONE WEEK to create UP TO 2 songs (original, remix, or whatever) in response to the theme.
Get your entries in by SATURDAY 2/4/2012 10:00pm EST, then head to irc (or the flash link if you like pony emoticons) for a sync-listen!
Start: 1/29/2012 1:21am|Deadline: 2/4/2012 10:00pm|Voting ends: 2/11/2012 9:00pm


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Just Like You Aviators 2/3/2012 12:04:57pm No.22 - Score: 16
I'm pretty sure everyone else got the same idea from this theme, but I did it anyway. It's a song about Scootaloo's admiration for Rainbow Dash, and her great desire to fly.

The song is also very Owl City-esque. Adam Young is an idol of my own, so I killed two birds with one stone here.




A Pony Like Me replacer 2/3/2012 7:09:55am No.17 - Score: 13
Looks like I finally did another song.
The lyrics aren't specifically about the theme (not sure if they're specifically about anything tbh) but the direction I took with the song has a lot to do with the beach boys, a major source of inspiration for me.



Can you hear me talking
Can you tell me what to say
Do you mind me hovering here
Or am I in your way
I'm not really scared at all
Just a bit confused
Wings don't make you fly or fall
If they're never used
I don't know quite how to show
I think I've found a pony like me

Colours all decay until
Our bluest skies all rain
Do you see no way to save it
Can you please explain
World ablaze in harmony
Village full of friendship
Do you think you fit in here
Do you seek to end it
All this time spent in your mind
I think you need a pony like me

Well a pony like me
Can be tragic to see
When we can't help but flee
From new things that might be
Do you think that we'll find
We're not of the same mind
Take a chance and just be
With a pony like me

Can you hear me speaking
Can you tell me what I said
Can't make out what's happening
It's too dark inside my head
If I flew into the sun
Would it help me see
Would you want to join me there
Would it set you free
If you're shy don't worry I'm
Just glad if there's a pony like me





Vicious Lies d.notive (as Depeche Mode) 2/4/2012 4:24:18am No.38 - Score: 13
My idols? Depeche fucking Mode.

Style emulation? Depeche fucking Mode.

Subject matter of the song? Princess fucking Celestia. (Seriously, she's a bitch according to these lyrics)

Please enjoy my wholehearted attempt at sounding like Depeche Mode.

Lyrics:

You've got no alibi
'cause everything you say is a lie.
You're gunning for half-past twelve
it's deeper into your mind we delve.
The older sister of one makes two,
but you say she's coming after you.
A little lie lets the story unfold
That little lie that keeps the story told.

A tall tale of ambition and power,
Luna's ruse is the one of the hour.
Your sister's mind has been bought and sold.
Now everypony thinks you're made of gold.
.. but what they don't know surely can't do harm.
It's better sounding Nightmare Moon's alarm.
A little lie sends her to the moon.
A little lie that gets discovered soon.

A little story, and you've got all the power.
'gone a thousand years with the tale of the hour!

You're telling vicious lies.
Your power knows no compromise.
You're telling vicious lies,
to be the savior in their eyes!

Nightmare Night descends upon the world.
Your web of lies and deceit unfurl.
With everypony looking to the sky,
never knowing that it's all a lie.
You send the elements to beat her down,
nevermind you're nowhere to be found.
Another lie only seals their fate.
For all time it's Nightmare Moon they hate.

A little story and you've got all the power.
Gone a thousand years with the tale of the hour!

You're telling vicious lies.
Your power knows no compromise.
You're telling vicious lies,
to be the savior in their eyes!
You're telling vicious lies.
Your power knows no compromise.
You're telling vicious lies,
to be the savior in their eyes!





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Scootaloo's Wings Pinkie Guy 2/3/2012 4:47:16am
No.15 - Score: 8
I'm a massive fan of the original by JackleApp, so this is a companion piece (with a bit of hero worship) by the same name.



So I see you’ve left behind the ground
Caught up here you’re not gravity bound
Do you still know what it’s like down there?
And if you do, do you even care?
One day you became just like her

So I see you soaring through the skies
A fierce gaze to hide those hollows eyes
Do you remember those two friends you had?
Cos deep inside you know you feel regret
You fought and you strained
Through all of the pain
One day you became just like her

Sitting in yours castle on the clouds
Watching as your whole world tumbles down
Do you remember all the sins you’ve made?
Glory forged upon a lonesome grave
One day you became all of this
One day you became just like her





F3nning Emulates Madeon - Fluttershy's Gala F3nning 2/4/2012 3:36:45am No.36 - Score: 8
I Like Madeon. I Like Fluttershy. I Like Gala.

This is the result.




They All Have to Die Jackle App !2Uqe0sHWIk 2/4/2012 11:13:39pm No.70 - Score: 7
The Flashbulb is my favorite artist of all time, ever, now and forever, xInfinity
IDM is fucking brutal to make, but it's really fun though.

I hope enjoy it (Sorry I totally hyped this one up beforehand)

I try to write but the words won't come
of our potent might and massive lungs
hold your breath before you drink your gun
in our constant night and absent sun

Take the air, go and claim the sky
No one cares if you know how to fly
inhale the clouds if you don't know why
all the ones you love all have to die




H8_Seed - Neverending Strife (Silva Hound Remix) Silva Hound 2/4/2012 6:50:30pm No.51 - Score: 6
I may not make it to TB due to some issues and blah blah, so I give you this as an apology for no TB theme entry for the billionth time in a row. XP

Also, congrats Jackle & Mic.




I'm Applejack's biggest fan. Icky 2/1/2012 1:56:32pm No.12 - Score: 5
Best pony.




Nightmare Night - Glaze and Mic (Aviators Remix) Aviators 2/3/2012 11:00:00pm No.30 - Score: 5
Well Glaze and Mic are both two of my idols, so I decided to pay tribute to them with this remix. I wub you guys!




Manchild Tarby !GTaRByqUR2 2/4/2012 3:51:03am No.37 - Score: 5
Style Emulation - Green Day, The Offspring, Blink 182, Foo Fighters

Lyrics:
Nothing's ever good for you, I've come to learn that much is true
Critisize the shows i like - is it really worth the fight, well
If you think that's embarassing, then, bitch, the next line is gonna sting
If you don't like it, the door's right there. It's funny how you think I care

well, stop, baby, stop; give it up; shut the fuck up
'cause I like what I like, and a-nothing's gonna change it
Throw me up, tear me down, go ahead, go to town
'cause nothing you can do will bring this manchild down

Try to smile, then trash my name
Every night I seem deranged
You say I'm weird behind my back,
Why don't you suck it up - embrace the strange!
I'm a man of my own pace, not a rat trapped in this twisted race
Looking for a snack - no, I know my attack.
I was born this way, so fucking cut me some slack!

stop, baby, stop; give it up; shut the fuck up
'cause I like what I like, and a-nothing's gonna change it
Throw me up, tear me down, go ahead, go to town
'cause nothing you can do will bring this manchild down
stop, baby, stop; give it up; shut the fuck up
'cause I like what I like, and a-nothing's gonna change it
Throw me up, tear me down, go ahead, go to town
'cause nothing you can do will bring this manchild down

C'MON, DAVE!



stop, baby, stop; give it up; shut the fuck up
'cause I like what I like, and a-nothing's gonna change it
Throw me up, tear me down, go ahead, go to town
'cause nothing you can do will bring this manchild down

Stop, baby, stop. Stop, baby, stop. Stop, baby, stop and I'll do what!

(Jackle told me to post it)




Defect (v.) Jackle App !2Uqe0sHWIk 2/4/2012 9:55:59pm No.61 - Score: 5
Style Emualtion/Idolization of both Muse and Tarby.
Love ya, tarby~~~~~




Shadow of a Flower (Remix) Stablefree 2/4/2012 9:42:57am No.41 - Score: 4
I've remixed StormWolf's latest single, which coincidentally, is one that idolises Cheerilee! Goodo!




I Tried. Stablefree 2/2/2012 6:51:56am No.13 - Score: 3
Oh gosh, I did some singing and it kind of makes me vomit.

But yeah, here's the TB version. Minor corrections will be made for the final!




Sweetie's Dream (Ft. Whoosh) Nix_Spark & Whoosh 2/3/2012 11:50:28am No.20 - Score: 3
Whoosh is totally my idol..

(USER WAS GIVEN AN EMBED FOR THIS ENTRY)






RAINBOW'S FU*KING BLOOD 2X SUPERSAW HOOVER IDOLIZES SOLRAC BEFRIENDS INTERROBANG PIE 2/3/2012 5:31:03pm No.26 - Score: 3
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA SOLRAC IS STILL THE BEST AT DOING THIS







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