"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 eight of the Junkyard Cars as they face their deaths. It also sets the scene for Toaster and his gang's final tribulation.
I can't take this kind of pressure
I must confess one more dusty road
Would be just a road too long
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
(Brown Car: And there ain't nothing you can do about it!)
(Black car: 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
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
Beach station wagon:
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
I worked on a reservation
Who would believe they would love me and (with Chorus) leave
On a bus back to old Santa Fe?
(without Chorus) Once in an Indian Nation
I took the kids on the skids where the Hopi
(with Chorus) Was happy 'til I heard 'em say...
- Originally, this song was intended to be cut from the film because according to the producer Donald Kushner, one of the cars (the pickup) was seemingly committing suicide by driving towards Crusher (although, from the audience's point of view, the pickup might have been trying to escape but wound up on Crusher's conveyer anyway).
- 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.
- It also references song lyrics from Route 66.
- On the official soundtrack, the line "There were bikinis and buns, there were weenies" was edited into "There were 'kinis and hot dogs and weenies". There's a clear skip in the audio where the first syllable of "bikinis" originally was.