In Your Eyes

by Koa

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1.
When I woke up this morning, the sky was all gray And so I asked the clouds what made them that way They said, “We feel so heavy, and we don’t know why” Before a bright blue pony kicked them out of the sky What a shame I’m sure they had much more to say ああ、雲さん、残念だよね/出れも聞いていない 多分、五日、誰かは「君の目には せかいはどう?」という I bought a muffin from my favorite bakery And thought to ask it what it wanted to be It said, “I want to make the world sweeter for my whole life” Before a rumble in my tummy said the end was nigh R.I.P. But you sure taste sweet to me ああ、マフィンちゃん、残念だよね/出れも聞いていない 多分、五日、誰かは「君の目には せかいはどう?」という So many ways to see the world surrounding me How could you ever choose just one? Maybe someday I’ll hear somepony say 「ねえ、ばぶるずちゃん、僕は あなたに聞こう 教えてね!君の目には 世界はきれいなか?」 ああ、みんなさん、聞くことを 忘れないでね 多分、誰かの目には、世界は 素晴らしいでしょう English translations: Ah, Mr. Cloud, it's a shame Nobody ever listens Maybe, someday, someone will ask, "What's the world like in your eyes?" Ah, Ms. Muffin, it's a shame Nobody ever listens Maybe, someday, someone will ask, "What's the world like in your eyes?" "Hey, Bubbles, I'll listen to you, okay? Tell me! In your eyes, Is the world beautiful?" Ah, everyone, Don't forget to listen Maybe, in someone else's eyes, The world is truly wonderful
2.
Life’s too short To spend it following every trend And you’re… too gold To keep yourself buried in Strike a pose Let all that inner color out Just strut your stuff Give ‘em something to stare about Fashion is the front of shop Your fashion is the real shop front No harm in showing what you love No harm in loving what you got Your fashion is the shop you front You’re real when you set your stage Your fashion is your fashion, is your fashion And it’s all the rage The runway is waiting for you C’mon, let’s take it over Let’s do it like we do Work it just the way you know how No one can stop you now Why hide all those colors inside? Loud ‘n proud, show it everywhere, all the time The runway is waiting for you So walk. [Break] Hear them talking Take their every word in your stride ‘Cause they can’t touch you Not a soul can kill your vibe Make your art pop Wear your heart upon your sleeve Repeat after me A well-dressed bitch will always make history
3.
You don’t know what I did last night No, you don’t know what I did last night Was I dressed in my Sunday best on a Friday night? Was I loose from the juice, wearing my ripped jeans too tight? Was I talking with my hips, making bedroom eyes? Gimme every dirty little detail, surely you know better than I How do the rumors taste in your mouth? I bet it’s so sweet to spit them out I bet your friends eat it up, I bet they can’t get enough Never mind that all you’ve seen is just a supercut Were my words all slurred, was I weak in the knees? Was I all over whatever girl or guy would dare to let me? I must’ve drunk every drop that the bartender had to sell At least I’d bet my last bit that’s a story you’d like to tell
4.
Just a stranger… just a passerby Never the focus… never in the light Working my ass off… just to move with the current The nonstop motions… turn my stomach I’m so sick of… being ignored Tired of the notion that I can’t be something more No, I won’t stay inside - tonight I’m breaking out Taking this in my own hands, I’ll give them something to talk about I’m no big deal to you But I’m a big deal to me I’m the protag in my life Not just an extra behind the scenes If I’m no one to you, Then you’re no one to me Fuck being stuck in the crowd I ain’t a background pony Are you content… to stay this way? Just a blur in the peripheral, nothing more to say? I’ve wasted too much time dulling myself out I’ll shine so bright I’m blinding, give you something to talk about A little shift in perspective Flips the whole narrative A little shift in perspective… mmm A little shift in perspective Flips the whole damn narrative Just a little bit Just give me a little bit
5.
Another night in the depths, Another day in the dark It’s always the same It’s always the same So long since I’ve seen the light, I could swear that I’m going blind And nothing will change And nothing will change These days, I don’t see much point in trying It’s always the same It’s always the same I know the rest of my life will be spent dying And nothing will change And nothing will change How can I cry when the ocean’s already far too deep and wide? I wouldn’t even feel my tears fall And if there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, I’m sure it leads to a maw that will swallow me whole Oh, I know, now This is how a sea creature can drown 深海サーカスのピエロだ リングマスターから隠された 無駄なパフォーマンスをしているが、 一つのミスをするから、 彼が僕たちを見るから、 僕たちの終わりでしょう How can I cry when the ocean’s already far too deep and wide? I wouldn’t even feel my tears fall Biding our time in hiding and sighing, with no concept of time, isn’t living at all Oh, I know, now This is how a sea creature can drown English translation: We're clowns in an underwater circus Hiding from the ringmaster We're putting on a futile performance, But if we make one mistake, If he so much as sees us, It'll be our end, won't it?
6.
They put me in boxes They give me a type I think they’re forgetting That this ain’t their life I’ve had enough of the stupid standards I’ve had enough of the lies I’m gonna make something beautiful Of the body that is mine Not a phase Not a fake Just doing it My way I’m not a stencil I’m a masterpiece I’m gonna be the pony I wanna be I’ll shout it out, until I believe I’m not defined by what they see I’m gonna be, I’m gonna be The pony I wanna be Comparison, competition They get the best of the best of u-us But I don’t remember asking anyone To decide if I measure up I don’t need permission Don’t need to be approved I’ve got my own vision And I’m gonna see it through
7.
Personality plethora Panacea lost Darkened by depths of decora Disguise my thoughts The mirror shows me a creature I don’t know So on the mask goes What’s the point in “being anything” When I can’t decide what I wanna be? Stuck in time, I can’t do anything I can’t decide what I wanna be Identity, it evades me Integrity, feel it spiraling I’d give it all just to be something I can’t decide what I wanna be Can’t count the forms I’ve taken Since day one My body’s losing feeling Did I ever have one? Follow the meta or morph it, it doesn’t matter My mind is scattered
8.
Glimmer 04:00
Is your bark as strong as my bite? Who are you to come and tell us who's wrong or right? Showing up here unannounced Throwing your pretty princess weight around I’ll show you, soon you’ll see The dark side to your reality Is your bark as strong as my bite? Who are you to come and tell us who’s wrong or right? You disrupt these ponies’ lives Invade our town with your propagandous lies Look at their smiles, filled with glee Why would you want to take that from them and me? What a disgrace Another liar behind a pretty face I can see it in your eyes Lust for power behind a weak disguise Don't you know you can't hide from me My ancient toy's got you under lock and key Only time will make you see things my way Stay a while and we'll make it all okay Is your bark as strong as my bite? Listen to me and I'll teach you what's wrong or right You can join our way of life All that we ask is that you give it a try You scowl but I'll make it worthwhile Wipe that frown and maybe you too can smile What a disgrace Another liar behind a pretty face I can see it in your eyes Lust for power behind a weak disguise It's not for waste I see some reason behind your pretty face I can see it in your eyes Maybe everything you thought was true is lies? It doesn't matter what you thought I'm taking you down with everything I've got It doesn't matter what you try We grow as one with every second that ticks by See the only way to be happy Is to sacrifice your individuality For the good of all equinity It takes a leader for them to see reality
9.
Jagged shards on the floor Broken reflections Do I wanna know more? Or should I reject this? My head is pounding and my heart feels sick I don’t know where to turn And yet… Despite everything, despite everything Something inside me burns Is it so bad, is it so bad To be different just for a night Is it so bad, is it so bad To bring the dark into the light If it’s so bad, if it’s so bad You could turn it off tonight Is it so bad, is it so bad Or is it alright? Is it alright…? Are you happy? Are you free? I can see inside your dreams I can see what’s underneath Don’t you ever question why, Why you always seem to hide, Why you keep it all inside? I don’t need you telling me What I want and what I need I can’t follow where you lead (Unless…) Tell yourself what you like, But you know as well as I You can’t purge it from your mind, What you’d give to taste it One more time... Is it so bad, is it so bad To be different just for a night Is it so bad, is it so bad To bring the dark into the light If it’s so bad, if it’s so bad You/I could turn it off tonight Is it so bad, is it so bad Or is it alright…? This isn’t me, I should know better (Are you happy? Are you free? Let me sate your fantasies) Than to indulge in twisted pleasures (Follow me into the dark, let me pierce into your heart) But if it’s so bad, if it’s so bad Why can’t I make up my mind? (Why can't you make up your mind?) Is it so bad...? Is it so bad...? Is it so bad, is it so bad To be different just for a night (Is it so bad?) Is it so bad, is it so bad To bring the dark into the light (Is it so bad?) I could turn back - you could turn back But what if you/I just took a bite? Is it so bad, is it so bad Or is it alright…? Is it alright?
10.
I’m not supposed to feel this way, no Supposed to stay straight and narrow Supposed to be strong and brave, But the world’s so big and scary And I think it’s against me Think it’s tryna test me Find it so depressing, it’s so messy But on the surface I just gotta stay clean, no But when I’m with you I don’t care Honey, let's go there Show me all that we could be, if we were free If I said I loved you and blew my cover I’d lose it all So I just hide it, hide it in the background Do my best to hold it under Don’t wanna blow the world asunder Keep it underneath my skin But I’m bursting when you’re near me And oh, I wanna tell you But I don’t wanna scare you And if you don’t believe me, if you leave me… I don’t know what I’d do When I’m with you I can’t Hold back how I feel Why should I hide from you...? When I’m with you I don’t care Honey, let’s go there Show me all that we could be, if we were free I’m done hiding from the truth, hiding it from you I'm breaking my walls down Coming out of the background
11.
Pinkie Bard 04:18
When I was a little filly A galloping blaze overtook my city So they shipped me off to the orphanage, Said “ditch those roots if you wanna fit in” So I dug a thousand holes And cut a rug with orphan foals Now memories are blurred, and their faces are obscured But I still know the words to this song When you’re rife with devastation, There’s a simple explanation: You’re a toymaker’s creation Trapped inside a crystal ball And whichever way he tilts it, Know that we must be resilient We won’t let them break our spirits As we sing our silly song You live life in such a hurry Snowballing into a slew of worries Simply put, you just can’t slow down No time to smile and no time to frown But if you took a moment more To face your fears and soothe your sores I know it sounds absurd, but to misery, a cure Can be found in the words of this song When you’ve bungled all your bangles And your loved ones have been mangled Listen to the jingle-jangle Of my Pinkie tambourine ‘Cause these chords are hypnotizing And the whole world’s harmonizing So please, children, stop your crying And just sing along with me Don’t let them break your spirit Just sing a silly song
12.
If you won’t say goodbye Promise me you won’t forget me, too If you have to leave Promise me you won’t replace me When you get to where you’re going Drop a line sometime, you know I’ll Always be here, in your corner If you run away I hope you find what you’re looking for If you spread your wings I hope the skies are blue forever When you get to where you’re going Drop a line sometime, you know I’ll Always be here, hoping that you Forget me not, forget me not Forget me not, forget me… If you don’t come back I promise that I’ll understand If you never call I won’t take it personal, but I’ll be hoping for forever That you’ll come and see me one day ‘Cause, deep down, I know that you will Forget me not, forget me not Forget me not, forget me not Forget me not, forget me not Forget me not, forget me...

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Koa Album 2: Chungo Album.

A 12-track wander through multiple perspectives, scored in a variety of styles and accompanied by the loveliest friends.

"Tell me... Is the world beautiful in your eyes?"

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released October 24, 2021

All music by Koa (except for tracks 2 and 4)
All lyrics by Koa (except for tracks 8 and 11)
Additional mixing and mastering by General Mumble

Illustration and design by Koa (twitter.com/KoaPony)

Patreon Top Contributors:
Atlas Moon - Aurela Zayden - Camden Christen - Colt and Calculated - Jacquie Seven - Michael Barløse Hansen - Travis Beard
Berre Vandendorpe - Michael Garbera - Sarah Brown - Austin Robinson - Collin Couch - cybermoogle - Gabe Stilez - Jack Herbert - Kido - Maxwell Thompson - Pelmi

Special thanks to:
GalaxySquid, General Mumble, Luck Rock, Namii, Nevermourn, PegasYs, PurrleaRose, Seventh Element, sockmomo, TCB, TwinDrill, and all the friends who listened to early versions of my tracks, hyped me up, and supported me through an incredibly trying but incredibly fruitful year. I love you all <3

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