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You Can Only Be You - UK - HD02:37

You Can Only Be You - UK - HD

You Can Only Be You is a song featured in The Great Race. The song is performed by Tina Desai and John Hasler in the UK dub, and the US dub is performed by Desai and Joseph May. The alternate version of the song, performed at the end of the special, is called Be Who You Are, And Go Far.

Lyrics

Original:

Ashima: Every engine that I ever knew
Was at least a little different from the others
And some of were very, very different too
Even from their sisters and their brothers
You can only be you
There's nothing else you can possibly do
It's plain to me that you're trying too hard
So instead, just be who you are
Thomas: (spoken) I don't wanna be me.
Ashima: You wish you could be faster, bigger, stronger
You wish you could have more than six small wheels
You think if you were just a little longer
You'd have more Railway Show appeal
Thomas: Of course!
Every bit of me is short and stumpy
My funnel and my boiler and my dome
Can't you see my paintwork's old and frumpy?
That's why I'll be the one who's left at home
Why do I have to be me?
Is this what I'm really meant to be?
Break me, shake me, take me all apart
There has to be a better place to start
Ashima: Every bit of you is neat and tidy
There's nothing that you need to rearrange
If you ask me, you're completely bona-fide
What makes you think there's anything to change?
Thomas: Why do I have to be me?
Is this what I'm really meant to be?
Ashima: Calm down, be quiet
You know in your heart
There isn't any other place to start
Thomas: Why do I have to be me?
Ashima: You can only be you
Thomas: Is this what I'm really meant to be?
Ashima: There's nothing else you can do
Thomas: Shake me, break me, take me all apart
And find a better place to start
Ashima: You don't have to try, just be who you are
And trust your six small wheels to take you far

Thomas' version (Thomas' Adventures of Transformers: Robots In Diguise (2015))

Thomas: Every hero that I ever knew
Was at least a little different from the others
And some of were very, very different too
Even from their sisters and their brothers
You can only be you
There's nothing else you can possibly do
It's plain to me that you're trying too hard
So instead, just be who you are
Bumblebee: (spoken) I don't wanna be me.
Thomas: You wish you could be faster, bigger, stronger
You wish you could have more than a cunning mind
You think if you were just a little longer
You'd have more Autobot team appeal
Bumblebee: Of course!
Every bit of me is big and bulky
My wings and my chest and my legs
Can't you see I'm old and frumpy?
That's why I'll be the one who can the team
Why do I have to be me?
Is this what I'm really meant to be?
Break me, shake me, take me all apart
There has to be a better place to start
Thomas: Every bit of you is neat and tidy
There's nothing that you need to rearrange
If you ask me, you're completely bona-fide
What makes you think there's anything to change?
Bumblebee: Why do I have to be me?
Is this what I'm really meant to be?
Thomas: Calm down, be quiet
You know in your heart
There isn't any other place to start
Bumblebee: Why do I have to be me?
Thomas: You can only be you
Bumblebee: Is this what I'm really meant to be?
Thomas: There's nothing else you can do
Bumblebee: Shake me, break me, take me all apart
And find a better place to start
Thomas: You don't have to try, just be who you are
And trust your cunning mind to take you far

Crash, Thomas and Ryan Meet the Swan Princess

[Odette]
Every friend that I ever knew
Was at least a little different from the others
And some of were very, very different too
Even from their sisters and their brothers
You can only be you
There's nothing else you can possibly do
It's plain to me that you're trying too hard
So instead, just be who you are
[Ryan F-Freeman (spoken)]
I don't wanna be me.
[Odette]
You wish you could be faster, bigger, stronger
You wish you could have more then Morro's deal
You think if you were just a little longer
You'd have more Swan Prince appeal
[Ryan F-Freeman]
Every bit of me is white and fluffy
My feathers and my wings and my beak
Can't you see that I'm not old and frumpy?
That's why I'm the one who's under a spell
Why do I have to be me?
Is this what I'm really meant to be?
Break me, shake me
Take me all apart
There have to be a better place to start!
[Odette]
Every bit of you is neat and tidy
There's nothing that you need to rearrange
If you ask me, you're completely bona-fide
What makes you think there's anything to change?
[Ryan F-Freeman]
Why do I have to be me?
Is this what I'm really meant to be?
[Odette]
Calm down, be quiet
You know in your heart
There isn't any other place to start
[Ryan F-Freeman]
Why do I have to be me?
[Odette]
You can only be you
[Ryan F-Freeman]
Is this what I'm really meant to be?
[Odette]
There's nothing else you can do
[Ryan F-Freeman]
Shake me, break me
Take me all apart
And find a better place to start
[Odette]
You don't have to try
Just be who you are
And trust your swan wings
To take you far

Crash's, Thomas' and Ryan's Adventures of Monsters Vs. Aliens

[Sci-Ryan]

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