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Determination
Composer(s)

Ed Welch
Robert Hartshorne

Director (s)

Greg Tiernan (Season 13 footage)

Air date

12 September 2004 (UK)
17 October 2004 (US)

Determination is an eighth season song. It was later remade using CGI footage.

Lyrics

Don't give up, show determination.
Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation.
Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard.
Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard.
Right on time, you'll reach your destination.
Now's the time to show determination.
Hard work gets it done
Then there's time to have some fun.
Teamwork - work you share.
That's the way to get you there.
When you have the will,
You can climb the highest hill.
Hard work - that's the way.
Here's the words you have to say...
Don't give up, show determination.
Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation.
Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard.
Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard.
Right on time, you'll reach your destination.
Now's the time to show determination.
(Instrumental break)
Don't give up, show determination.
Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation.
Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard.
Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard.
Right on time, you'll reach your destination.
Now's the time to show determination.
(Instrumental break)
Don't give up, show determination.
Don't give up. You'll be a big sensation.
Keep your wheels a-turning your pistons pumping hard.
Keep your boilers burning, don't idle round the yard.
Right on time, you'll reach your destination.
Now's the time to show determination.

Characters

Season 13 version:

Episodes

Season 13 version:

Deleted Scenes

  • James Gets a New Coat - A deleted scene of James puffing through the countryside.
  • You Can Do it, Toby!:
    • An extended shot of Gordon stalling on his hill, wearing his happy face mask.
    • A deleted close-up shot of Toby going up Gordon's Hill.
  • Fish:
    • An extended shot of Thomas waiting.
    • An alternate shot of Thomas leaving the Fishing Village while pushing trucks of fish.
    • A deleted close-up shot of Thomas and the trucks' wheels.
    • A deleted close-up shot of Thomas pushing the fish trucks.
  • Percy and the Magic Carpet - A deleted scene of Percy passing the windmill.

Trivia

  • There are two versions of this song; one with footage from the sixth, seventh, and eighth seasons and one with CGI footage from the thirteenth season and Hero of the Rails.
  • A full lyric-less version of the original video was uploaded May 14, 2015 on the official YouTube channel.
  • An alternate cut of the shortened eighth season version aired on TV and was released on the Wild Water Rescue and Other Engine Adventures DVD removing scenes from the Classic Series episodes and adding scenes from Calling All Engines!

In Other Languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese まえにすすんでいこう Let's Go Ahead

Home Video Releases

US

  • The Lion of Sodor (DVD) (CGI Version)
  • Curious Cargo (CGI Version)
  • Animals Aboard! (CGI Version)
  • Wild Water Rescue and Other Engine Adventures (Model Version | Short Version | Alternate Cut)

UK

  • Thomas and the Runaway Kite (DVD) (CGI Version)

Music Video

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