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I Will Go Sailing No More
Buzz during I Will Go Sailing No More
Composer Randy Newman


Lyrics Unknown


Performers Randy Newman
Feature Films Toy Story


Television Programs Unknown


Video Games Unknown


Albums Toy Story

Classic Disney - Volume IV The Disney Collection - Volume 4 (2006 edition)


Preceded by Unknown


Followed by Unknown


"I Will Go Sailing No More" is the name of a song in Toy Story. It was written and performed by Randy Newman, but is lyrically told from the perspective of Buzz Lightyear who, after realizing who he really is, concludes that he will never sail again, as it turns out he can't fly.

The song is listed as Track 3 on the Toy Story Soundtrack.

Summary Edit

The song starts just after Buzz has finished watching the commercial for Buzz Lightyear toys being sold at Al's Toy Barn, which makes him crestfallen due to the fact that he is a toy. Dejected, he walks out of the room and down the hallway of Sid's house. Passing the top of the stairs, he pauses to look up through the railing to see an open window, where he spots a bird flying past. Despite Woody's taunting words: "You are a toy! You can't fly!" ringing in his head, he raises his head, determination in face, closes his wrist communicator as to deny its fine print of "MADE IN CHINA" written on it, then climbs up the railing to the banister. In a last desperate attempt to prove he is a real Space Ranger, he pops open his wings, aims himself toward the window chanting his catchphrase: "To infinity and beyond!" then jumps from the railing. Soon, he finds himself falling down the stairs, away from the window, and he crashes onto the stairs and lands on the entryway floor. He recovers from the fall, opens his eyes, and then realizes that his left arm has become dislodged from his body and hangs his head down in defeat as the song ends.

Lyrics Edit

Out among the stars I'd sail,

Way beyond the moon

In my silver ship I sailed

In a dream that ended too soon

Now I know exactly who I am

And what I'm here for

And I will go sailing no more

All the things I thought I'd be

All the brave things I'd done

Vanished like a snowflake

With the rising of the sun

Never more to sail my ship

Where no man has gone before

And I will go sailing no more

But no, it can't be true

I could fly if I wanted to

Like a bird in the sky

If I believed I could fly

Why, I'd fly!

Clearly, I will go sailing, no more...

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