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"Strange Things" is a song in Toy Story. It was written and performed by Randy Newman, but is lyrically told from the perspective of Woody and how he feels about being replaced shortly after his owner, Andy Davis, gets his new favorite toy: Buzz Lightyear.

The song is listed as Track 2 on the Toy Story Soundtrack.


When the song starts, Andy, wearing his cowboy hat and cowboy pajamas, is jumping on the bed, holding Woody, and plays around with him, but then he sets Woody on a floor next to a box labeled "Bank", brings out Buzz, "fires" his laser at Woody, and smacks Woody on the floor as if he has been blown away by Buzz's laser. Woody then watches as Andy runs into the closet, then emerges out wearing Buzz Lightyear pajamas and homemade spaceman's helmet, declaring "Buzz Lightyear to the rescue!" Woody then watches in horror as posters and drawings of him get replaced by those of Buzz, as well as a Buzz Lightyear blanket now on Andy's bed. Buzz is later seen teaching Rex (who is making a wimpy roar) how to roar better, and when Rex makes a Jurassic Park roar, he blasts Mr. Potato Head's parts out of his potato body.

Woody then spots a portrait of Buzz on Etch, looks across the room to see Buzz combing the Troll doll's head, then he angrily shakes Etch, removing Buzz's image. Buzz is later seen working out on the upside-down Robot (using his feet as a treadmill) as Rocky, Snake, Troll, Rex, and Mr. Potato Head lift tinker-toys as weights, with Mr. Potato Head leaving his arms connected to the barbell as he tumbles backwards. Woody looks for Slinky under the bed to play checkers with him, but sees Slinky and Robot, under Buzz's direction, setting Buzz's "ship" up on top of ABC blocks for repair, then kicks the checkerboard in frustration, causing one of the pieces to ricochet off the dresser and boomerang back into Woody's mouth.

On the bed, Buzz is seen petting Slinky, whose back end is at the other side of the bed where Woody is sitting, with his wagging tail repeatedly whacking Woody's face, which makes Woody shove Slinky's back end off the bed, causing Slinky's front end to fall off as well. Finally, at bedtime, Andy loads his toys into the toy box until just Woody and Buzz are left, making him ponder which to keep and which to toss into the box, then the scene cuts to Andy sleeping in his bed with Buzz, with Woody watching in depression before he sinks back into the box as the song ends.


I was on top of the world, living high
It was right in my pocket
I was living the life
Things were just the way they should be

When from out of the sky like a bomb
Comes some little punk in a rocket
Now all of a sudden
Some strange things are happening to me

I had friends
I had lots of friends
Now all my friends are gone
And I'm doing the best I can to carry on

I had power (power)
I was respected (respected)
But not any more
And I've lost the love to the one whom I adored

Let me tell you about the strange things are happening to me
Strange things
Strange things are happening to me...
Ain't no doubt about it

You got someone you think you know well
It turns out a stranger
The minute you turn your back
You're in it all by yourself

They laugh at your jokes
You think you're doing quite well
But you're in danger, boy
You end up alone, forgotten, way up on the shelf

Strange things are happening to me
Strange things
Strange things are happening to me
Ain't no doubt about it

Strange things are happening to me
Strange things
Strange things are happening to me

Strange things... (x2)

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Animals: Scud | Buster | Mr. Jones


Andy's House | Sid's House | Dinoco | Pizza Planet | Al's Toy Barn | Al's Penthouse | Tri-County International Airport | Sunnyside Daycare | Butterfly Room | Caterpillar Room | Ken's Dream House | The Box | Vending Machine | Bonnie's House | Tri-County Sanitation | Tri-County Landfill | Incinerator | Poultry Palace | Sleep Well


A113 | Pixar Ball | Pizza Planet truck | Eggman Movers van | The Claw


You've Got a Friend in Me | Strange Things | I Will Go Sailing No More | Woody's Roundup | When She Loved Me | We Belong Together | Dream Weaver | Le Freak

See Also

Black Friday reel | Toy Story 2 (original storyline) | Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)


The Science Behind Pixar | Pixar in a Box

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