There was actually a double meaning in the song. The song is in the key of Db Major (just like winter wrap up!) . That means that the root chord is a Db major chord. Usually, a Ab major chord will lead into a Db major. This is the V-I chord progression and it is also known as the Authentic Cadence (stick with me here). Now, it seems to resolve to a sadder chord at the end of the phrase. Instead of ending on Db major around 1:16, it lands on Bb minor: the relative minor of Db major. Now, when a chord progression seems to be heading to the root chord but lands on the relative minor instead, that is called a…
Also worth noting, listen to how Twilight sings the last “forever” in the song. Her little cadenza (I am seriously not making these words up) quotes the opening notes of the theme song
holy shit this overanalysis is canon
Screenshot for the future generations
This is beyond me but
holy fucking shit
one of the best things ever
No wonder this show only got BETTER with the second season instead of the first just being a weird-ass fluke. If the people writing the MUSIC are just as into the whole plot and the characters even if they’re just making music for “a silly show for little girls” to do sneaky little jokes/tributes/whatever like that, it just shows that if everybody on the whole damn production team cares about what they’re working on, it can just be fucking AWESOME.
Even if it’s ponies.
Seriously, whoever thought this much dedication and love would be put into the making of a toy line based cartoon? (Hell, there may be dedication to the job at hand involved with the making the Michael Bay Transformers films, but it’s probably more dedication to getting a paycheck; and MLPFIM probably has more people that care about the actual content and quality of the show, easily.)