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"I Will Go Sailing No More" is 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

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 Woody was right, he is a toy after learning the fine print of "MADE IN TAIWAN" for the first time. 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 TAIWAN" 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 before Sid's sister, Hannah is walking from the living room and steps on Buzz's left wing as she asks her mother if she has seen her Sally doll, but she picks up Buzz and thinks that Sid had abused another toy and tells her never mind.

Lyrics

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 been
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...

Trivia

  • The entire song is not played in the movie, as the second verse is cut out for time.
  • The music of this song is heard in Toy Story 3, after Buzz gets crushed by a TV.
  • The song won 3 academy awards at the Oscars.
  • A similar song in Toy Story 2 is called "When She Loved Me" where Jessie outgrowing her owner in a flashback is very similar to when Buzz discovered that he's just a toy and realized that he can't fly.


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Media
Films and Television: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4Buzz Lightyear of Star CommandBuzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure BeginsBuzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story TreatsToy Story ToonsHawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus RexToy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotVideo

Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StorybookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerToy Story Mania!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney INFINITYDisney Crossy Road
Books Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Toy Story Land (Paris, Hong Kong, Florida, Shanghai) • Toy Story HotelAlien Swirling SaucersArt of AnimationBuzz Lightyear Astro BlastersDisney Animation BuildingGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of the BoardwalkIt's a Small WorldRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: Disney's Showtime SpectacularHorseshoe RoundupThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
Restaurants: Hey Howdy Hey! TakeawayToy Story Pizza Planet Arcade
Shops: Andy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parade: Disney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicHappily Ever AfterWorld of Color
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Dreams! of ChristmasMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBo Peep's SheepDolly, Duckie, and TeddyEtch A SketchSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMagic 8-BallMr. Potato HeadMr. SharkMr. SpellR.C.RexRobotRocky GibraltarRoly Poly ClownMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogSnakeToddle TotsTroikasTrollBabyfaceMutant ToysMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus Maximus

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyAmyBonnie AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMason
Animals: ScudBusterMr. Jones

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseThe BoxVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellMason's House
Objects
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet truckEggman Movers vanThe Claw
Songs
You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe Freak
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)
Other
The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box

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