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Surprises is a song from the eighth series. Like Accidents Will Happen, it focused on accidents that occurred during the series portrayed in the music video. 

Lyrics

Surprises, Surprises
They come all shapes and sizes.
You never know
What's round the bend.
It might delight, it might offend.
That's why there's surprises
With all their highs and lows.
D'you come out top
Or come full stop?
Who knows, who knows, who knows!
You're half way up a hillside
And all is going fine
When all at once a snow slide
Comes right across the line.
You think you're really done for
But help is on its way.
You'd be surprised how often
That someone saves the day.
Surprises, Surprises
They come all shapes and sizes.
You never know
What's round the bend.
It might delight, it might offend.
That's why there's surprises
With all their highs and lows.
D'you come out top
Or come full stop?
Who knows, who knows, who knows!
A day of no surprises
May be dull and flat.
Cause no one knows
What's down the line.
You can be sure of that.
Surprises, Surprises
They come all shapes and sizes.
You never know
What's round the bend.
It might delight, it might offend.
That's why there's surprises
With all their highs and lows.
D'you come out top
Or come full stop?
Who knows, who knows, who knows!
That's why there's surprises
With all their highs and lows.
D'you come out top
Or come full stop?
Who knows, who knows, who knows!
Surprises, Surprises
They come all shapes and sizes.
You never know
What's round the bend.
It might delight, it might offend.
That's why there's surprises
With all their highs and lows.
D'you come out top
Come full stop?
Shine and gleam
Need a clean?
Take the mail
Come off the rail?
Who knows, who knows, who knows!

Characters

Locations

Footage Used

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Snow Engine:
    • An extended faded beginning of Oliver going past the church.
    • An extended ending of Oliver and Toad passing the level crossing.
    • An extended beginning of Oliver applying his brakes.
  • Not so Hasty Puddings - An edited scene of Elizabeth in the snow without any snow falling.
  • Thomas and the Tuba - An extended scene of Thomas passing Trevor.
  • Percy's New Whistle:
    • A deleted scene of the snowball rolling (short version).
    • A deleted scene of the snowslide.
    • An extended shot of the snowball about to hit Percy.

Trivia

  • A full lyric-less version of the original video was uploaded on the official YouTube channel on June 4th, 2015.
  • The full version was not released in the UK until it came on the UK official YouTube page on April 23, 2015.
  • An alternate cut of the shortened version with lyrics aired on television during the Series 11 airing, Unexpected.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Brazilian Portuguese Surpresas
Korean 가슴이 두근두근 (DVD)
비밀놀이 (Musical/CD)
Spanish Sorpresas

Home Video Releases

CDs

Music Video

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