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The Shooting Star is Coming Through is a song featured in The Great Race. The song is sung by Gordon, who is portrayed by Keith Wickham in the UK dub and Kerry Shale in the US dub. It is a reprise of Thomas' Streamlining.


Thomas: (spoken) You could overheat! Your boiler could blow up!
Gordon: Oh Thomas, will you stop your whining?
There’s no other engine I won’t be outshining
Too late,
I’ve got a date!
The Shooting Star is coming through!
Give up, there’s nothing you can do!
Cause all you’ll ever see of me
Will be a shining streak of racing blue!
My clouds today all have a silver lining
I’ll see my bossy brother get some undermining
Cause I’m the cream,
The best in steam,
Announcer: Etienne and Spencer are still holding the lead, but after a late start, the Shooting Star is coming up from behind! He's already overtaken the Flying Scotsman and Axel...
Flying Scotsman: Gordon? Gordon!
Gordon: That's NOT my name!
Flying Scotsman: You have to stop! Listen to me, Gordon! There's something wrong!
Gordon: I can't stop! I WON'T stop!
Announcer: I don't know what's happening, looks like the Shooting Star is having some kind of trouble!
Gordon: Whoosh!
The Shooting Star is coming through...!
Give up, there’s nothing you can do...!
Announcer: (spoken) I think it's all over!
Gordon: Cause all you’ll see of me...
Will be-!
Hot! Hot! Hot! Hot!
Owwwwww, oh!!!
Announcer: It is now - his boiler has burst! He's slowing down! And the Shooting Star is out of the race! What a tragedy!
Gordon: Oh, the indignity...

Other Languages lyrics

Latin American Spanish

Thomas: (spoken) ¡Te sobrecalentarás! ¡tu caldera también!
Gordon: Oh Thomas, no te desesperes
No hay locomotora la que no supere
Aquí me ves!
Tan rápido lo has visto tu!
Y quieren competirme aún!
Y todo lo que van a ver
Será un rayo de color azul!
Mis nubes tienen este día pisos de plata
Mi hermano su derrota venderá barata
Vapor así
No hay otro aquí,
Announcer: Etienne y Spencer siguen adelante, pero tras un mal comienzo, Estrella Fugaz se adelanta, ya superó a Axel y al Escocés Volador...
Flying Scotsman: Gordon? Gordon!
Gordon: Ese NO es mi nombre!
Flying Scotsman: Debes parar! Escúchame, Gordon! Algo está mal!
Gordon: No puedo parar! No QUIERO parar!
Announcer: No se lo que está sucediendo, pero al parecer Estrella Fugaz tiene algún problema!
Gordon: Whoosh!
Tan rapido lo has visto tu...!
Y quieren competirme aún...!
Announcer: (spoken) Creo que se acabó!
Gordon: Whoosh!
Y todo lo que van a ver...
Ho, ho, ho, ho!
Owwwwww, oh!!!
Announcer: Se acabó su caldera estalló! Pierde velocidad!Y Estrella Fugaz está fuera de la carrera! Que tragedia!
Gordon: Oh, la indignidad...



UK and AUS

US and CAN


  • In the same special, Gordon is humming and singing this song whilst being streamlined at the Steamworks.

In Other Languages

Language Title
German Der Blitzstern ist ein Superstar
Japanese りゅうせんけいになりたい
Portuguese A Maior Corrida de Sodor