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"That's Why We're Here" is a song from Toy Story: The Musical. It takes place in a familiar scene where the toys got worried about being replaced. In this song, Woody tries to reassure every toy that being there for Andy is what really matters. It also has reprises that takes place when Woody tells Buzz how better it is be a toy than a space ranger and when Woody and Buzz reunite with other toys.

Lyrics

Woody:
This is Andy we're talking about here. It doesn't matter how much we're played with. What matters is that we're here when Andy needs us, and he needs us now!

Just because you've been
Just because you've been sitting 'round inside the box or under the bed
You think you're only gathering dust

Doesn't mean a thing
Doesn't mean a thing, wipe off that frown, don't worry your plastic head
We all got to have some trust

'Cause every time that boy comes walking through that door
He needs to know we'll be right where we were before

That's why we're here!
We are the all-star cast we're just listenin' for our cues
That why we're here!
We all got parts to play now we all got nothing to lose

Anything Andy can imagine, it's our job to make appear
That's what we're made for
That's why we're here

Slinky:
If Woody said it's alright, well darn it! That's good enough for me!

'Bo Peep:
Slinky's right, we should listen to Woody.

Rex:
But if he gets those new toys, he's going to forget about all of us!

Hamm:
We're next month's garage sale fodder for sure!

Bo Peep:
That's not going to happen.

Woody:
Of course, it isn't!

Mr. Potato Head
Well sure, Woody ain't worried. He's been Andy's favorite since Kindergarten.

Bo Peep:
Hey Potato Head!
Hey Potato Head! Why be without your eyes, your mouth, or your nose?
You're just another faceless smug

Mr. Potato Head:
What?! You wish you had these lips.

Woody and Bo Peep:
They belong to you
We belong to him
No matter what we do
We go where Andy goes!

Bo Peep:
So don't such a stick in the mud

Mr. Potato Head:
You ain't no joyride either, sister!

Woody and Bo Peep:
So you're a smaller toy but you play no small part
You're on the stage of Andy's room and his heart
That's why we're here!

Rex:
We are the all-star cast just waiting in the wings!

Woody:
That's why we're here!

Slinky:
And when the time is right, somebody's gonna pull our strings

Woody's voice box:
Reach for the skies!

Woody:
So if you've been inside a closet or up on a shelf all year
You gotta believe me when I tell you toys
"You've got no reason to fear."

All:
There is a boy who loves us all and let me make it very clear!

Woody:
That what we're made for! That's why we're here!

Chorus:
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Woody:
That's why we're here!

Chorus:
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Woody: Yeah, yeah, yeah! That's why we're here!

Chorus:
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Rex:
That's why we're here!

Chorus:
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Hamm:
That's why we're here!

Chorus:
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Slinky:
That's why we're here!

Chorus
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

All:
That's why we're here!

Buzz:

You were right all along. I'm not a space ranger, I'm just a toy. A stupid, little insignificant toy.

Woody:

Ah, Buzz...
Just because you've been
Just because you've been dead wrong 'bout most everything that you thought that you knew
You're acting like it's over and done

Well, being Andy's toy
Bein' Andy's toy beats the heck out of anything the greatest space ranger could do
Plus you know it's really more fun.

And if you're still unsure, here's what I recommend
Check out the bottom of your shoe right now, my friend

Buzz:

Why would Andy want to play with me?

Woody

Why would Andy want to play with you?!

You got the super-duper L.E.D. that lets loose laser light
You got the carbon alloy blaster C that glows all through the night
You got the helmet and those nifty wings, though they're not so good for flight

You're the coolest toy Andy's ever had and your future looks real bright
In fact, you're so much cooler than I can ever hope to be
And when we get you back to Andy, there won't be any room for me

I mean, what chance does a toy like me have against a Buzz Lightyear action figure? All I can do is...

Woody's Voice Box

There's a snake in my boot!

Woody:

Why would Andy ever want to play with me when he's got you?

Buzz:

Because...
You belong to him
We belong to him
No matter what we do, we go where Andy goes
I never really got it til now

Woody:

I'm the one who should be strapped to that rocket.

Buzz

That's why we're here!

Woody

You're the one Andy needs!

Buzz

That's why we're here!

Woody

Forget about me! Get out while you still can!

Buzz

You got to buck up, cowboy! Steady on!
We just need to persevere!
Pull up your boot strap, son! That's Andy's name
You got no reason to fear

There is a boy who needs us both!
We must go while the coast is clear!

Woody

There is a boy who needs us both.

Buzz

That's what we're made for!

Both

That's why we're here!

Woody

That's why we're here!

Both

That's why we're here!

Buzz

There is a boy who loves us all! (or "needs us both!")

Woody

There is a boy who loves us all!

All

There is a boy who loves us all and let me make it very clear!

Woody and Buzz

That's what we're made for!

Rex

That why we're here!

Chorus

That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Woody

That's why we're here!

Chorus

That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Buzz

That's why we're here!

Chorus:

That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!
That's why we're here!

Woody, Buzz, and Rex:

That's why we're here!

Chorus:

That's why we're here!
That's why we're here

All:

That's why we're here!


v - e - d
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Media
Films and Television: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4Buzz Lightyear of Star Command (Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins) • Buzz Lightyear: Mission LogsToy Story TreatsToy Story Toons (Hawaiian VacationSmall FryPartysaurus Rex) • Toy Story of Terror!Toy Story That Time ForgotForky Asks a QuestionLamp Life

Music: Toy StoryToy Story 2Toy Story 3Toy Story 4The Legacy Collection: Toy Story
Video Games: Toy Story: The Video GameToy Story 2: The Video GameToy Story 3: The Video GameToy Story: Animated StorybookToy Story: Activity CenterToy Story 2: Activity CenterToy Story RacerToy Story Mania!Kinect Rush: A Disney/Pixar AdventureDisney InfinityDisney Crossy RoadKingdom Hearts IIIDisney Emoji BlitzDisney Heroes: Battle Mode
Books: Classic StorybookDisney's Wonderful World of ReadingLittle Golden Book

Disney Parks
Toy Story LandToy Story HotelBuzz Lightyear's Space Ranger SpinThe Magic of Disney AnimationGarden of the Twelve FriendsGames of Pixar PierIt's a Small WorldJessie's Critter CarouselPixar Pal-A-RoundRC RacerSlinky Dog DashSlinky Dog Zigzag SpinStitch and Friends Summer SurpriseToy Soldier Parachute DropToy Story Midway Mania!Woody's Round-UpWoody's Roundup Village

Entertainment: "A Whole New World" A Magical Disney SongbookDisney's Showtime SpectacularFantasmic!Horseshoe RoundupMickey presents: “Happy Anniversary Disneyland Paris”Once Upon a MousePixar Playtime PalsThe Golden MickeysToy Story: The Musical
Restaurants: Alien Pizza PlanetToy Box CafeToy Story Pizza Planet ArcadeWoody’s Lunch BoxPoultry PalaceRoundup Rodeo BBQ Restaurant
Shops: Al's Toy BarnAndy's EngineAndy's Toy BoxBuzz's Star CommandLittle Green Men Store CommandSlinky Dog's Gift TrolleyToy Story Playland Boutique
Parades: Block Party BashDisney's Dreams On Parade: Moving OnDisney's Easter WonderlandDisney Cinema ParadeDisney Magic on ParadeDisney on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFlights of Fantasy ParadeHappiness is Here ParadeJubilation!Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMove It! Shake It! Dance and Play It! Street PartyMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMickey's WaterWorksPaint The Night ParadePixar Play ParadePixar Water Play Street Party!Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Fireworks: Celebrate the MagicCelebrate! Tokyo DisneylandHappily Ever AfterThe Magic, the Memories and YouTogether Forever: A Pixar Nighttime SpectacularWorld of Color
Halloween: The Nightmare Experiment
Christmas: A Totally Tomorrowland ChristmasDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasDisney Gifts of ChristmasLa Parade de Noël DisneyMickey's Most Merriest Celebration

Characters
Toys: WoodyBuzz LightyearBo PeepBilly, Goat, and GruffSargeGreen Army MenBarrel of MonkeysHamm LennyLittle Green MenMr. Potato HeadRCRexMr. MikeSee 'n SaySlinky DogTroikasBabyfaceMutant ToysZurg BotsMrs. Potato HeadWheezyBullseyeJessieStinky PeteTour Guide BarbieBarbieUtility Belt BuzzEmperor ZurgChatter TelephoneChunkBig BabyMonkeyJack-in-the-BoxLotsoTwitchKenBookwormSparksStretchMr. PricklepantsButtercupPeas-in-a-PodTotoroTrixieChucklesDollyFun Meal Buzz LightyearFun Meal Emperor ZurgDiscarded Fun Meal ToysCombat CarlAngel KittyThe ClericReptillus MaximusForkyDucky and BunnyGabby GabbyThe BensonsDuke CaboomGiggle McDimplesMelephant BrooksChairol BurnettBitey WhiteCarl ReinerocerosTinnyKnifey

Humans: Andy DavisMolly DavisMrs. DavisSid PhillipsHannah PhillipsAl McWhigginGeriEmilyBonnie AndersonMr. AndersonMrs. AndersonDaisyRonald TompkinsMasonHarmonyMargaretCarolMiss WendyKaren BeverlyAxel the Carnie
Animals: ScudBusterMr. JonesDragon the Cat
Deleted characters: ShakesSeñorita Cactus

Locations
Andy's HouseSid's HouseDinocoPizza PlanetAl's Toy BarnAl's PenthouseTri-County International AirportSunnyside DaycareButterfly RoomCaterpillar RoomKen's Dream HouseVending MachineBonnie's HouseTri-County SanitationTri-County LandfillIncineratorPoultry PalaceSleep WellSecond Chance Antiques
Objects
A113Pixar BallPizza Planet TruckEggman Movers VanThe Claw
Songs
Films: You've Got a Friend in MeStrange ThingsI Will Go Sailing No MoreWoody's RoundupWhen She Loved MeWe Belong TogetherDream WeaverLe FreakThe Ballad of the Lonesome CowboyI Can't Let You Throw Yourself Away
Deleted: The FoolPlastic Spaceman
See Also
Black Friday reelToy Story (Original Treatment)Toy Story 2 (original storyline)Toy Story 3 (Circle 7 Screenplay)The Science Behind PixarPixar in a Box

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