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Trying, or Trying to do things Better, is a song from Calling All Engines!

Extended Lyrics

Anything that Diesels do
Steamies know that they can too
Diesels! Steamies! Engines who
Try to do things better
They both have a different role
"We need oil!", "We need coal!"
All of us have just one goal
Trying to do things better!
Who can shunt the most trucks of bricks
On trains that are much longer?
Steamies may get up to tricks
But Diesels are much stronger
Who has gleaming piston rods
and paintwork bright and shiny?
Who can pull the longest train
and still keep perfect timing?
Anything that Diesels do
Steamies know that they can too
Diesels! Steamies! Engines who
Try to do things better
They both have a different role
"We need oil!", "We need coal!"
All of us have just one goal
Trying to do things better!
(instrumental solo)
Who goes bumping into trucks
causing so much trouble
Who can lift those heavy loads
and clear the lines of rubble
Who can only honk their horns
while Steamies whistle loudly
Who's that straining up the hill
while Gordon steams by proudly?
Anything that Diesels do
Steamies know that they can too
Diesels! Steamies! Engines who
Try to do things better
They both have a different role
"We need oil!", "We need coal!"
All of us have just one goal
Trying to do things better!
Who can shunt the most trucks of bricks
On trains that are much longer
Steamies may get up to tricks
But Diesels are much stronger
Who has gleaming piston rods
and paintwork bright and shiny?
Who can pull the longest train
and still keep perfect timing?
Anything that Diesels do
Steamies know that they can too
Diesels! Steamies! Engines who
Try to do things better
They both have a different role
"We need oil!", "We need coal!"
All of us have just one goal
Trying to do things better!
All of us have just one goal
Trying to do things better!

Characters

Episodes

Learning Segments

Sodor's Special Places

Deleted Scenes

  • Thomas to the Rescue:
  1. An extended scene of Salty arriving at Centre Island Quarry.
  2. A deleted scene of Mavis, Bill and Ben working at Centre Island Quarry.
  • James Gets a New Coat - A deleted scene of James leaving the Coaling Plant.
  • Percy's Big Mistake - An extended scene of Percy pulling trucks of stone at Centre Island Quarry.
  • Emily's New Route - A deleted scene of Salty at Brendam Docks.
  • Spic and Span - A deleted scene of Percy and Thomas leaving Centre Island Quarry.
  • Squeak, Rattle and Roll - A deleted scene of Gordon and the express.
  • Calling All Engines! - A deleted scene of Thomas and Percy shooting forward at Tidmouth Sheds.

Trivia

  • An extended version of this song can be seen on the Songs from Sodor DVD.
  • An expert of the music video was used on an episode of the Japanese game show, IQ Mirror Machigai 9, where the contestants have to point out the difference between the real and mirrored footage. This includes:
    1. Thomas and Percy staying in the sheds, rather than moving out.
    2. A closeup of Thomas not mirrored.
    3. No shadow on Pinchy.
    4. Thomas having a "2" when pushing the oil drums.
    5. The steam from Gordon's funnel has CGI effects.
    6. 'Arry/Bert winking.
    7. Percy's cab windows are red.
    8. Diesel's mirror footage not synching with the real one.
    9. The white ring on the ship's smokestack is bigger.
  • This is the only music video to feature a scene from the Season 10 segment, Sodor's Special Places that were on PBS and Nick Jr. airings, as it shows a scene of James at the cement works from Sodor's Special Places: The Quarry.

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese がんばるんだ I Do My Best
Norwegian Sammen Vi er bedre Together We're Better
Finnish Yritetään tehdä asiat paremmin Trying to do things Better
German Wir geben unser Bestes We give our best
Dutch Like keer weer beter Pay Once Again Better

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JPN

THA

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