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Come for the Ride is a song from the fifth series.

Lyrics

All your friends on the railway would like you all to see
Just how much fun rockin' on the railway can be
So won't you come along and join them for the ride
Just hang on tight, catch your breath and come for the ride!

CHORUS:

Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway
Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side
They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life
Watch Duncan go, he can really rock 'n' roll
He can slip, he can slide, he can sway from side to side
So when you hear him coming and you hear his whistle blow
You'd better step aside 'cause he can go go go!

CHORUS:

Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway
Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side
They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life


BRIDGE:

Now we're really moving, movin' to an' fro
Everyone around shouting "More! More! More!"
Can't get enough, can't get enough of these thrills
And just when you think you can't take any more
You'd better hang on tight 'cause here we go again
Slip slide come for the ride!

CHORUS:

Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway
Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side
They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life
Now Gordon's in a hurry, 'cause Thomas made him wait
We'll have to go much faster, we really can't be late
Soon the coach was rockin', it swayed from side to side
With the bath water spillin' and a-splashin' inside
Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway
Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side
They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' an' a-reelin' on the railway tonight

CHORUS:

Rockin', rockin' on the railway, Rollin', rollin' on the railway
Movin', movin' down the line, Swingin', sway from side to side
They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life
They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life
They'll be rockin' an' a-rollin' won't you come for the ride of your life
Come for the ride!

Characters

Locations

Footage Used

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Time for Trouble - An alternate scene of Gordon coming through Wellsworth.
  • No Joke for James - A deleted scene of James with the express passing Wellsworth station.
  • Thomas, Percy and the Post Train:
    • An extended shot of Thomas puffing through Knapford.
    • An extended shot of Percy puffing out of Knapford.
  • Trust Thomas - An extended ending of Thomas passing the field of cows.
  • Tender Engines - A deleted scene of Thomas, Percy, Henry and Duck going around the three-arch bridge.
  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure - A forward panning of the line running through Ulfstead, probably from Thomas' viewpoint.
  • Four Little Engines - An extended shot of Rheneas on the bridge.
  • A Bad Day for Sir Handel - An extended ending of Skarloey and Rheneas at Lakeside.
  • Home at Last - A deleted scene of Duncan with a surprised face.
  • Rock 'n' Roll:
    • An extended beginning of Duncan going under the stone bridge.
    • A deleted scene of Duncan crossing the viaduct.
  • Gallant Old Engine - An alternate shot of Duncan.
  • Rusty to the Rescue - An extended shot of Rusty and Stepney going past the moon.
  • Thomas and Stepney - A deleted scene of Stepney pulling the special train.
  • Thomas and the Special Letter - An extended scene of the camera panning back from Gordon, Edward and Percy to Thomas, James and Henry.
  • Fish - A deleted scene of Henry going the other way passing the beach with The Flying Kipper.
  • Cranky Bugs - An alternate take of the crate landing on Percy's head.
  • Gordon and the Gremlin:
    • An extended beginning of Gordon passing the field.
    • An extended ending of Gremlin in Thomas' cab.
  • Bye George! - Two cut frames of Gordon passing through Crosby after hitting one of Duck's trucks.
  • Thomas and the Rumours - An extended shot from Gordon's perspective entering the abandoned tunnel.
  • Oliver's Find - A close-up shot of Oliver and the Mail Vans' wheels sliding.
  • Busy Going Backwards - An extended shot from Toad's perspective.
  • Rusty and the Boulder - A deleted shot of Rheneas turning left while being chased by the Boulder.
  • Unknown:
    • A scene from the fifth series of an engine's point of view running through Tidmouth Hault and into the nearby tunnel.
    • Two close-ups of Thomas' wheels.
    • Deleted scenes from the first series of Thomas running on Toby's Old Tramway.
    • A close-up of Duck's whistle.

Trivia

  • Most of the footage is sped up.
  • The UK VHS, Happy Holidays, the Japanese, Spanish and original versions of this music video show an extended shot of Percy puffing out of Knapford pulling the post train from Thomas, Percy and the Post Train and an extended shot from Tender Engines with Thomas, Percy, Henry and Duck puffing around the three-arched bridge.
  • A version without subtitles can be seen only in the UK VHS, Happy Holidays.
  • Stock footage from Night Train is used.
  • On the Thomas' Train Yard Tracks release of this song, Michael Angelis can be heard saying "What an adventure!" in the introduction. This was because the fifth series songs on this album and Thomas' Songs & Roundhouse Rhythms were reused from Surprise Adventures.
  • In both Japanese and Spanish versions, the Guard's whistle at the beginning is longer.

Goofs

  • The lyrics "and you hear his whistle blow," quickly changes to "and you 'here' his whistle blow," before the lyrics fade. Duncan also has Skarloey's whistle sound following these lyrics.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese レイルロード・ロック (Railroad Rock)
Spanish Rock del Andén

Home Media Releases

UK

US

DVD Boxsets

AUS

DVD Boxsets

NZ

  • Happy Holidays

JPN

CDS

Music Video

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