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Streamlining is the second song featured in The Great Race. It is sung by Thomas, who is portrayed by John Hasler in the UK dub and Joseph May in the US dub. Teresa Gallagher also performs some lyrics of the song/is part of the chorus. The song is reprised by Gordon later in the film as The Shooting Star Is Coming Through.

Lyrics

All I want is a bit of redefining
A slinky, slicker, swifter coat that's smooth and shining
To get the speed I really need...
Streamlining!
Whoosh!
You'll wonder who was passing through
Whoosh!
You won't believe it's even true
Whoosh!
But all you'll see of me will be...
A shiny streak of racing blue!
I've come to you, my friend
As I need some redesigning
To be a tank engine is so confining
Give me the curves I deserve...
Streamlining!
(giggles)
Wo-how!
(gasps) Amazing!
Wow!
I love it!
Whoosh!
You'll wonder who was passing through (Passing through)
Whoosh!
You won't believe it's even true (Even true)
Whoosh!
But all you'll see of me will be... (Do, do, do-do)
A shiny streak of racing blue!
(giggles)
(Go, Thomas, go)
(Go, Thomas, go)
All I want is a little redefining (Do, do-do-do)
But certain other engines might be reconsigning (Do, do-do-do)
I'll get a shape that makes 'em gape (Do, do-do-do)
(Go, Thomas, go)
I'll have the curves that I deserve (Do, do-do-do)
(Go, Thomas, go)
I'll get the speed I really need... (Do, do-do-do)
(Go, Thomas, go)
Streamlining!
Whoaaaaaa!!!

Characters

Cast

Locations

Trivia

  • On the DVD, Digital Download, the Nick Jr airing and the theatrical version, Annie and Clarabel's screams before arriving at the Steamworks are absent but are present in the PBS broadcast.

Goofs

  • During the scene when Thomas is being broken apart, his cab door is seen being taken off. In the scene when he is blow-torched, though, his cab door is still there.
  • A Dieselworks Workman spraypaints Thomas, Annie and Clarabel instead of a Steamworks Workman.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Czech A líp žít
German Nichts zu verlieren
Greek καινούριος
Japanese りゅうせんけいになりたい
Portuguese Velocidade
Russian Аэродинамика
Spanish Aerodinámico

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