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Sonic - You Can Do Anything

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" Sonic - You Can Do Anything "
Arrangement by: Masafumi Ogata
Lyrics by: Casey Rankin
Vocals: Keiko Utoku

Sonic - You Can Do Anything is the opening theme in Sonic the Hedgehog CD in the Japanese and European versions of the game. It is also known as Toot Toot Sonic Warrior to many Sonic fans.

This song also plays in Green Hills Zone in the 8-bit version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, in Mecha Green Hill Zone in Sonic Chaos, when invincibility is active in Sonic Drift, is referenced in Sonic Adventure's Invincible ...No Fear!, and remixed for Ocean View in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Releases

This song can be found on these albums:

The "Alternate Version" has exactly the same lyrics, but Keiko Utoku seems to be have redubbed her singing as her inflection on certain vocals are different.

This song can also be located on the Japanese and European Sonic CD game disc. It is track number 34 on the CD.

Licensing Issues

In recent years, it has been speculated that licensing issues have arisen with the estate of the late Casey Rankin, which has impacted various rereleases of Sonic CD outside of Japan. In the Sonic Gems Collection rerelease, the European version was given the US soundtrack despite having the Japanese soundtrack in the original Mega-CD release, and in the 2011 remake, the lyrics in this song and Cosmic Eternity - Believe in Yourself were removed and the songs replaced with instrumentals to the disappointment of fans.

These licensing issues may have also resulted in the song's exclusion from Super Smash Bros. Brawl, as evidenced by the leftover filename "snd_bgm_U05_UCANDO" in the game's data.[1]

Lyrics

10-10 Y' can go again
9-9 Don't fall behind
8-8 Say, don't be late
7-7 Destination heaven
6-5 Stay alive
4-3 Now it's you and me
2-1 We're gonna have fun
Say "blast off!" - Hey!!

Excalibar - It's not that far
What do y'make - Give and take
Goin' home - Time zone - Check out Egg
He's never alone
Leather 'n' Lace - Kickin' his booty
What do y'get - Say - Fast jet!
Doom room - Cosmic zoom - Heads up, Jake
It's Sonic Boom!

Toot-toot, Sonic Warrior - toot-toot, Sonic Warrior
Your hour is near at hand
You've got the power to save the land

Take a little chance - slip on through
Y'gotta survive no matter what you do
You gotta do for you

Toot-toot, Sonic Warrior - Toot-toot, Sonic Warrior
The power is in your mind
To shake the planets and conquer time

Toot-toot, Sonic Warrior - deep in space and time
Toot-toot, Sonic Warrior - forever in your mind
Nothing can survive the will to stay alive
'Cause if you try, you can do anything!

Toot-toot, Sonic Warrior - always takes a chance
Toot-toot, Sonic Warrior - never says he can't
Nothing can survive the will to stay alive
'Cause if you try, you can do anything!

20th Anniversary Edition lyrics

The lyrics in the booklet which accompanies this CD album are innacurate, and differ from the song in the following ways (marked by italics):

  • 2-1 We're gonna have fun - Say Blast Off Blast Hey!! (Added word)
  • What do y'make - Hey! Give & take (Added word)
  • Toot Toot Sonic Warrior - Toot Toot Sonic Warrior, Your hour is never at hand (Wrong word)
  • Y'gotta survive no matter what you do, You gotta do for you (Missing line)

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