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"Worthless" is the last song of the movie The Brave Little Toaster sung by the Junkyard Cars. Each car sings about his/her life story before he/she gets killed by Crusher. Because of this, it is frequently considered as one of the darkest songs in Disney films, alongside "Hellfire" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.

Despite its sad and depressing lyrics, it is somewhat fast-paced, giving it a feeling of anticipation for nine of the Junkyard Cars as they face their deaths. It also sets the scene for Toaster and his gang's final tribulation.

Lyrics

I can't take this kind of pressure
I must confess one more dusty road
Would be just a road too long

Worthless

I just can't, I just can't,
I just can't seem to get started
Don't have the heart to live in the fast lane
All that has passed and gone

Worthless

(And there ain't nothing you can do about it)

Worthless

(Pardon me while I panic!)

Worthless, worthless, worthless

I come from KC Missouri
And I got my kicks out on Route 66
Every truck stop from Butte to MO

Motown to Old Alabama
From Texarkana and east of Savannah
From Tampa to old Kokomo

Worthless

I once ran the Indy 500
I must confess I'm impressed how I did it
I wonder how close that I came

Now I get a sinking sensation
I was the top of the line, out of sight; out of mind,
So much for fortune and fame

Once took a Texan to a wedding
Once took a Texan to a wedding
He kept forgetting, his loneliness letting
His thoughts turn to home and we turned

I took a man to a graveyard
I beg your pardon, it's quite hard enough
Just living with the stuff I have learned.

Worthless

Once drove a surfer to sunset
There were bikinis and buns there were weenies
Fellini just couldn't forget

Pico, let's go up to Zuma
Pico, let's go up to Zuma
From Zuma to Yuma the rumor was
I had a hand in the lay of the land

Get up and go hit the highway

(Oo-wooh...)

I worked on a reservation

(Ooh...ooh...)

Who would believe they would love me and leave
On a bus back to old Santa Fe?

Once in an Indian Nation,
I took the kids on the skids where the Hopi
Was happy 'til I heard 'em say...

"You're worthless."

Trivia

  • Originally, this song was going to be cut out because according to the producer, one of the Junkyard Cars was shown committing a sacrifice by driving towards Crusher. However, for unknown reasons, the song remained in the movie. Although, from one point of view, the pickup might've been trying to escape but wound up on Crusher's conveyer anyway, given himself that he was originally facing it, but was then facing the viewers and singing to them towards the end of his story and the song.
  • In the Serbian dub, the song is instrumental and has few spoken vocal lines from the cars.
  • Interestingly enough, the song mentions Walt Disney's hometown, Kansas City, Missouri.

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Media
The Brave Little ToasterThe Brave Little Toaster Goes to MarsThe Brave Little Toaster to the RescueVideo
Characters
Appliances: ToasterBlankyLampyRadioKirbyAir ConditionerT.V.Hanging LampJunkshop AppliancesBlenderCutting-Edge AppliancesPlugsyGiant MagnetCrusherJunkyard CarsComputer and MouseWittgensteinLab ComputerModemMicrowaveFaucetSquirtFannyCalculatorHearing AidSupreme CommanderWonder Luxe AppliancesFreezerMixerIronViking 1

Humans: Rob McGroartyChris McGroartyRobbie McGroartyEvil ClownElmo St. PetersZekeCharlieMack McCroJim Bob
Animals: QuadrupedRatsoMaisieAlbertoMurgatroidSebastianDobermans
Other: TinselinaThe MissileViruses

Songs
April ShowersTutti FruttiCity of LightMammyIt's a 'B' MovieCutting EdgeWorthlessBread and ButterI See New YorkFloatingFlight RightHoe AgainI'm Into Something GoodRemember That DayCocktails for TwoSuper HighwayChomp and MunchHang in There, Kid
Locations
CottageThe Parts ShopErnie's DisposalRob and Chris's houseMarsThe Science Museum