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Don't Stop is a song from the twenty-third series episode, Steam Team to the Rescue. It is sung by Caitlin, Annie and Clarabel with both the current and former Steam Team members. The first verse plays as the steam engines perform various jobs on the railway in place of the incapacitated diesels. A reprise sung entirely by the new Steam Team lineup is heard as the Steam Team help sort out the trouble at the docks.

Lyrics

Nia: (spoken) So much to do!
Emily: (spoken) With all this extra work, how will we get anything done?
Thomas: (spoken) Come on, everyone! We have to keep going! We can't let anything get in our way!
Don't stop, keep on moving!
Steam's hot, it keeps us cruising!
Helping each other every day!
With extra loads of cargo
Moving up and down the tracks!
We're grunting and we're shunting
There's no time to relax!
Thomas and Henry: We have to keep on keeping on
Like a well-oiled machine!
Thomas: With the diesels out of action
Thomas and Rebecca: There's no time for daydreams!
Thomas, Nia, Annie and Clarabel: Don't stop! Let's work together!
'Cause our steam's hot! We'll go on forever!
There's nothing standing in our way!
Rebecca: (spoken) It's not even noon and I'm already exhausted!
Thomas: (spoken) Keep going! You're doing great!
James: (spoken) Looks like it's another trip to the washdown for me!
Thomas: We're doing our best!
Thomas and Rebecca: We work as a team!
Thomas, James and Rebecca: We don't stop to rest!
Thomas, James, Emily and Rebecca: We've got the power of steam!
All: Don't stop! Keep on moving!
Steam's hot! It keeps us cruising!
Helping each other every day!
Don't stop! Let's work together!
'Cause our steam's hot! We'll go on forever!
There's nothing standing in our way!
No not today! No not today!
There's nothing in our way!
No not today! And we won't stop!

Reprise

Big Mickey: (spoken) Someone's coming.
Cranky: (spoken) Is it Thomas?
Big Mickey: (spoken) Uhh, there's too much steam. I can't see.
Carly: (spoken) Thomas and Gordon maybe?
Big Mickey: (spoken) There's even more steam than that. I think it's the whole team!
Carly: (spoken) It's the Steam Team!
Harold: (spoken) Steam Team to the rescue!
All: Don't stop! Keep on moving!
The Steam Team! Keeps on cruising!
Helping each other every day!
When a best friend is in trouble
None of us will rest!
Engines helping engines
Using every ounce that's left!
Pushing to the finish line
Yeah, we'll keep on keeping on!
When the Steam Team works together
We're always pulling strong!
Don't stop! Let's work together!
Because our steam's hot! We'll go on forever!
There's nothing standing in our way!
Thomas: (spoken) Percy, I'm so sorry I didn't come to help you sooner like I promised!
Percy: (spoken) No worries, Thomas! I forgive you!
All: We're not giving up!
Gonna see this long day through!
The moon lights our way
Until the end is in view!
Don't stop! Keep on moving!
The Steam Team! Keeps on cruising!
Helping each other every day!
Don't stop! Let's work together!
We're the Steam Team! We'll go on forever!
There's nothing standing in our way!
No not today! No not today!
There's nothing in our way!
No not today! And we won't stop!
Harold: (spoken) Everything back in order once again! All thanks to the Steam Team!
Sir Topham Hatt: (spoken) You did it! Fantastic teamwork! Bravo! You saved the day!

Characters

Reprise

Locations

Reprise

Cast

UK

US

  • Joseph May as Thomas
  • John Hasler as Thomas in the US Netflix only
  • William Hope as Edward and Toby
  • Kerry Shale as Henry and Gordon
  • Rob Rackstraw as James
  • Christopher Ragland as Percy
  • Jules de Jongh as Emily and Caitlin
  • Yvonne Grundy as Nia
  • Rachael Miller as Rebecca
  • Teresa Gallagher as Annie and Clarabel

* indicates not in reprise

Trivia

  • This is the first series-original song to be sung by the characters in a television series episode.
  • Unlike Big World! Big Adventures!, Yvonne Grundy, who performs as Nia's speaking voice, sings in this song, while in Big World! Big Adventures!, Patricia Kihoro performed Nia's singing roles.
  • Caitlin, Annie and Clarabel were the only non-Steam Team members to sing this song.
  • The album splices both the first version and the reprise together with a small instrumental bridge. Big Mickey's gasp was also cut out of the US release.
  • This song shares its name with another song originally performed by Fleetwood Mac in 1977. It was covered in The Official BBC Children in Need Medley, featuring Sir Topham Hatt and original series narrator Ringo Starr as the voice of Thomas.

Goofs

  • In the UK version, a few US voices can be heard:
    • James has his US voice when he starts singing.
    • Henry's US voice can also be heard after he and Gordon sing "Helping each other every day".
  • In the US version on Netflix, Thomas has his UK voice (only in singing bits).
  • James' voice is heard when Thomas collects Annie and Clarabel at Knapford, but he is nowhere to be seen.
  • 'Arry is seen travelling on narrow gauge track at the Blue Mountain Quarry, despite being a standard gauge engine.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Japanese とまるもんか
Polish Nie Stój !
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