The Old Mare And The Sea

by Francis Vace

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released April 6, 2017

Album art by Alumx
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All songs arranged and performed by Francis Vace

23 Step Plan, Cold Feet Part II, Generic Club Hit #362, Bad Luck, My Favourite Thing About Horses and What You Made Me Do written by Francis Vace


Addition vocals on:
Generic Club Hit #362 by Spectra
So Long by 4EverfreeBrony
Bad Luck by ForeverFreest


No Children written by Mountain Goats

More Time written by Jeff Burgess

So Long written by Prince Whateverer

Just Waiting written by MathematicPony

Shelter written by Porter Robinson and Madeon


What You Made Me Do based on the Wanting/Knowing alt universe, developed in collaboration with CxDr and EnsionD

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Track Name: 23 Step Plan
I’m gonna stand by my locker, and nod as you skate past,
And if it works out well I might do it again,
I’m gonna stand by my locker, and smile as you nod back,
Not on my face just in my head.

It has always been this way, if the sky is blue or grey,
Once a day since we were three years old
And I’m making progress, even if you can’t see it yet,
I’ll keep believing that no matter what I’m told.



I can’t wait, to have the courage to finally say,
All the things that my nods have meant
I’m not great, at expressing my feelings this way,
But you just mean so much to me Jackie Lynn



I’m gonna stand by my locker, and say hi as you skate past,
And what happens next I don’t know yet,
I’m gonna stand by my locker and smile as you skate away,
I guess it all worked out fine in the end.

It had always been that way, if the sky is blue or grey,
Once a day since we were three years old
And I’m making progress, even if I don’t know what’s next,
I guess I’ll I wait and see how it will unfold.
Track Name: Cold Feet Part II
They say a mark won’t change you, no matter what you get,
So don’t you fuss or worry, do away with that mindset,
But that change might not be obvious and it might not be in me,
Although I’m still the same inside, will that be what they see?



Oh why am I thinking twice
About the thing I’ve wanted all my life?
Oh why am I now unsure,
Of the thing I’ve spent my whole life searching for?
Oh woah, Oh woah oh oh, woah oh oh


They might say I’m crazy, say I’m jumping at shadows,
But who knows what hidden feelings envy could expose?
A chance encounter and a single purpose brought us here,
But throw an apple in the works and future is unclear.
Track Name: Generic Club Hit #362 feat. Spectra
Caught in a trap, a magic spell,
I’ve got an urge that I cannot quell,
I am a prisoner to the beat,

I’m a slave and it’s absurd,
I simply cannot fight the words,
Rhythmically moving my feet


That pulsing beat, it carries on,
I could be here until the dawn,
Back and forth and back I sway,

That pulsing beat comes from above,
A gentle hand turned to a shove,
And I might never get away,

You sweep and sweep and sweep that floor,
You sweep and sweep until you can’t sweep no more,
You sweep and sweep and sweep until you’re sore,
Dust is the enemy and you’re at war,
You sweep and sweep and sweep that room,
You sweep and sweep until you’ve worn down the entire broom,
You keep on sweeping and I assume,
You’ll keep sweeping until your doom.
Track Name: The Mountain Goats - No Children
I hope that our few remaining friends
Give up on trying to save us.
I hope we come out with a fail-safe plot
To piss off the dumb few that forgave us.

I hope the fences we mended
Fall down beneath their own weight.
And I hope we hang on past the last exit,
I hope it's already too late.

And I hope the junkyard a few blocks from here
Someday burns down.
And I hope the rising black smoke carries me far away,
And I never come back to this town again.

In my life, I hope I lie,
And tell everyone you were a good wife.
And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.

I hope I cut myself shaving tomorrow;
I hope it bleeds all day long.
Our friends say it's darkest before the sun rises;
We're pretty sure they're all wrong.

I hope it stays dark forever,
I hope the worst isn't over.
And I hope you blink before I do,
And I hope I never get sober.

And I hope when you think of me years down the line,
You can't find one good thing to say.
And I'd hope that if I found the strength to walk out,
You'd stay the hell out of my way.

I am drowning.
There is no sign of land.
You are coming down with me,
Hand in unlovable hand.
And I hope you die,
I hope we both die.
Track Name: Jeff Burgess - More Time
I need a bit, a little bit more time to explore you,
I need a bit, a little bit more time ‘cause I adore you,
I need a bit, a little bit more time my heart’s torn through,
Oh, oh oh, oh

I need a bit, a little bit to find what I am after,
I wanna quit, leaving you it feels like a disaster,
I need a bit, need a bit more time it’s moving faster,
Oh, oh, oh, oh.


I’ve watched the sunrise from a bus,
Heading east away like me from us,
Try to catch the wifi it’s a bust,
Going back I’ll have to readjust,

I can’t explain what you mean to me in text,
I guess I’ll just press delete,
When will we meet again I’ll have to see,
More time with you is what I need,

Forget it all, I wanna stay,
I can’t throw it all away
Track Name: PrinceWhateverer - So Long feat. 4EverfreeBrony
When a close friend was all I'd need
You were the one, and you told me

It's okay, it's okay

Then you weren't there, I needed help
I'll keep my cool, I'll tell myself

It's okay, it's okay
---

Where did you go?
I’m on my own
Where did you go?
Where are you?

---

I was mistaken to believe that I could trust you
The faith that I just gave away
The bond we had began to fray

You were the only friend I had who i could turn to
We'd stay up reading 'til the dawn
But when it mattered you were gone

---

You were gone, you were gone
It’s been so long, it’s been so-

You showed me a new life
I didn't have to be alone
You gave me something to believe
Where did my best friend go?

---

It's over now, let's take a bow
It's over now, it's over!

---

I was mistaken to believe that I could trust you
The faith that I just gave away
The bond we had began to fray

You were the only friend I had who i could turn to
We'd stay up reading 'til the dawn
But when it mattered you were gone

--

It's been so long since you went away
But here you are, you said "I'm here to stay"

"I'm sorry I should not have left you here"
"But here I am, it's all okay my dear~"

---

Will things go back to a time before you left
To a place where I can say all the things I meant

For years I've lingered

My heart's left injured

Can I forget the years? You left me here

I'ts all my fault you're not to blame
I should've said, but it's too late

Can I look past the time? My mind is so unclear

We can build memories again
If you could give me one more chance
Track Name: MathematicPony - Just Waiting
(Verse 1)
We're getting closer to finding our destinies
I won't falter as long as they're with me
The lessons we live will continue to give
to everyone as we make history

So to my mom and my dad,
I'll come back safe
to my town and my life
Just you wait
I'll return safe and sound one day

(Chorus)
But until then, I guess I'm just waiting
just waiting
I promise I'll always come home to you
but right now I have something I need to do

So though I take more steps from Ponyville,
I know I will,
I promise I'll always come right back home
but I have my friends, I swear I'm not alone

(Verse 2)
We're getting closer to finding our destinies
With laughter, we're moving on cheerfully
So though we don't know, somehow we'll show it
to everyone as we spread harmony

So to my dragon and my Princess,
I'll come back safe
I'll put my all in this
I'll try not to make you wait

I'll return safe and sound one day
to spread a message of harmony – everywhere and always

(Chorus 2)
But until then, I guess I'm just waiting,
just waiting
I promise I'll always come home to you
but right now I have something I need to do

So though I take more steps from Ponyville,
I know I will,
I promise I'll always come right back home
but I have my friends, I swear I'm not alone

(Chorus 3)
But until then, I guess I'm just waiting,
just waiting
I promise I'll always come home to you
but right now I have something I need to do

So though I take more steps from Ponyville,
I know we will,
I promise I'll always come right back home
but I have my friends, I swear I'm not alone

(Bridge/Verse 3)
We're on the road to fulfilling our destinies
With friendship, we'll overcome adversities
So though we're not there, I swear we'll share
our magic at every opportunity

So to my friends by my side,
We'll do our best,
We're along for this ride,
but I passed that test

We're on a journey
We're stuck here in transit
But as we make our way farther
Friendship is Magic

(Chorus 4)
But until then, I guess I'm just waiting,
just waiting
I promise I'll always come home to you
but right now I have something I need to do

So though I take more steps from Ponyville,
I know I will,
I promise I'll always come right back home
but I have my friends, I swear I'm not alone
Track Name: Bad Luck feat. ForeverFreest
All I’ve ever wanted was to stand inside that ring,
To feel the coarseness on my hooves of the rope that I swing
With enough hard work and dedication I might have made it there one day,
But a horseshoe painted green is standing in my way.
In my way


Sometimes luck is unkind,
But sometimes, it’s all you have,
And if bad luck’s on your mind,
That’s what will get added
To your tab


Now all that I want is to get rid of these kids,
These reminders of the past and the bad things that I did,
But as they listen to the story of my plight,
They’ve got a different view and I think it might be right
Might be right
Track Name: Porter Robinson and Madeon - Shelter
Lyrics:

I could never find the right way to tell you
Have you noticed I've been gone?
Cause I left behind the home that you made me
But I will carry it along

And it's a long way forward, so trust in me
I'll give them shelter, like you've done for me
And I know, I'm not alone, you'll be watching over us
Until you're gone

When I'm older, I'll be silent beside you
I know words won't be enough
And they won't need to know the names or our faces
But they will carry on for us

And it's a long way forward, so trust in me
I'll give them shelter like you've done for me
And I know, I'm not alone, you'll be watching over us
Until you're gone
Track Name: My Favourite Thing About Horses
My favourite thing about horses, is that they have hooves.
No my actual favourite thing about horses, is that they have manes,
My favourite thing about horses, is the way their body moves,
No my actual favourite thing about horses, is the way they wear those reins.

This is literally just a song about horses, fuck the actual show.
This is literally just a song about horses, fuck the actual show.

My favourite thing about horses, is that they have snouts.
No my actual favourite thing about horses, is that they use furlongs,
No my actual favourite thing about horses, is when they trot about,
No my actual favourite thing about horses, is all these fucking pony songs

And then in the bridge, I'll just list the characters' names.
And the whole goddamn crowd will go insane.
Track Name: What You Made Me Do
A second sister unwanted,
Unwanted by me, unplanned by them
You leeched the magic as you grew,
Of the parents you barely knew.

And as they faded they made me swear,
Treat your sister with love and care,
If you ever need us we’re in her,
Which just makes looking at you hurt.



I hate what you’ve made me do,
I hate what you’ve turned me into,
A part of me is now locked away,
And I hate that it’s all because of you.



The years pass it sets in,
The forced smiles and fake grins,
I raise the sun, you ask me why,
Without you they’d still be alive.

This rebellion of yours could never win,
You don’t know the tide I’m holding in,
You plead to me but it’s no use,
I’ve been waiting for an excuse,



And they will ask where you have gone,
And I’ll tell stories of nightmare moon,
That you were jealous of the light I shone,
That the villain here was you