Parting Ways is a song from the 2020 Disney/Pixar film, Soul.


The song is heard during the part where Mr. Mittens and Joe Gardner (whose bodies are being controlled by the soul version of Joe Gardner and 22 respectively) are at the subway just as Joe (being controlled by 22) encounters a street musician singing and later sees a commuter kindly giving the musician some change, followed by Joe dropping a piece of bagel on the musician's guitar case just before the two enter the subway train.


One, two three...

Though we are parting ways
We shall come around to touch our eyes again
If love is the foundation
If the purpose be to recycle life
I promise I'll bring us to one
Beating heart in the end, now

Though we are parting ways
We shall come around to touch eyes again
If love is the foundation
Purpose be to recycle life
Promise I'll bring us to one
Beating heart in the end

And may you be blessed with good drink and food
And may your tongue be covered with a garment of good news
Love is the foundation
Purpose is to recycle life
This is how livin', how it really began, oh
How it all began, oh
How true lovin' began
How true lovin' began,
(Oh, hmm-mm)

Now, love
Love, love, love
Talkin' 'bout love

Love, oh, love
God-given love
Talkin' 'bout love
God-given love
God-given love, yeah


  • Not all the lyrics are included in the film version and are only present in the soundtrack, because in the film, the song ends when Mr. Mittens (controlled by Joe Gardner himself) and Joe (controlled by 22) board the subway train.
  • It is the only song to be physically sung by a character (in this case, the street musician at the subway station).

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