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You Can Only Be You
Writer(s)

Andrew Brenner

Singer(s)

Tina Desai
John Hasler (UK)
Joseph May (US)

Composer(s)

Chris Renshaw

You Can Only Be You is a song featured in The Big 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

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: 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

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