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"Sonic - You Can Do Anything", also known as "Toot Toot Sonic Warrior", is the opening theme from the Japanese and PAL versions of Sonic the Hedgehog CD.

Background

"Sonic - You Can Do Anything" was composed and produced by Masafumi Ogata and performed by Keiko Utoku with additional vocals by Casey Rankin (who also wrote the song's lyrics). It was replaced by the song "Sonic Boom" when Sonic the Hedgehog CD was released in America and parts of Europe. In the 2011 re-release of Sonic CD, the instrumental version of the song was included in all versions while using the Japanese soundtrack option.

It was remixed from Green Hills Zone's theme in the Sega Master System/Sega Game Gear version of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, and was remixed again into the theme for Mecha Green Hill Zone from Sonic Chaos, as well as a faster variation used as the Invincibility theme for Sonic Drift. A portion of this song also was used in the music for Invincibility in Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2. This song was remixed for the stage Ocean View in Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.

Lyrics

Due to the strong accent of the lead singer and the quiet vocals during the rap portion of the song, there's a debate on what the true lyrics are. To complicate matters further, there are 2 different versions of this song, in which the female vocals vary slightly, affecting the way one line in particular is interpreted. The following is the most commonly accepted set of lyrics

10 - 10 Here we 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 ya make? - Give & Take
Goin' home - Time Zone
Check out Egg - He's never alone
Leather'n Lace - Kickin' 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
You 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 save the planet 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!

Discrepant lines:

  • "10-10 Here we go again" is often misheard as "10-10 you can go again"
  • "8-8 Say, don't be late" is misheard as "8-8 say don't delay"
  • Many disagree on the line "Leather 'n Lace. Kickin' Booty", and believe it to be "Leather 'n Lace. Getting in Place", which would make more sense according to the rhyme scheme, but oddly does not appear to be what is said in the actual song.
  • Depending on which version of the song is listened to, it may sound as though the line "To save the planet and conquer time" is actually "To shake the planet and conquer time", however this is most likely a result of the lead singer's accent. Humorously, some believe the line to be "To shave the planet and conquer time".

Connection to game

  • To save the planet and conquer time - Sonic has the ability to travel through time in the game.
  • Cause if you try, you can do anything - Sonic can do anything he sets his mind to.
  • Always takes a chance - Sonic's attitude to live life to the fullest.
  • Never says he can't - Sonic's optimistic nature, never lets anything get him down.
  • Check out egg - He's never alone - Eggman having Metal Sonic and his other Badniks on his side.

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