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"I Believe We Can"
It may sound far-fetched, this thing we've got planned
Song by Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan feat. Phineas
Album: Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You! (soundtrack)
Genre(s): Soul, pop, R&B
Length: 1:30
Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan feat. Phineas chronology
Previous: "Space Adventure" (Phineas)
Current: "I Believe We Can"
Next: "Summer Belongs to You" (Phineas)
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Phineas and Ferb - I Believe We Can01:27

Phineas and Ferb - I Believe We Can

Episode Version.
Phineas & Ferb Song Demo -"I Believe We Can"00:54

Phineas & Ferb Song Demo -"I Believe We Can"

Demo Version.

"I Believe We Can" is a song performed in "Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You!" by Clay Aiken with backing vocals by Chaka Khan, acting as musical "stunt doubles" for Phineas and Ferb, with Phineas having a minor role at the end.

Lyrics

Lyrics in parentheses are background vocals sung by Chaka Khan

Clay Aiken: What is a summer really
But a tepid month or three?
Ferb: Clay Aiken?
Phineas: Yeah. I hired a stunt singer, what do you think?
Clay Aiken: If you agree with Buford
That's all it will ever be

And we don't need to break the laws of physics
To make a day that's longer than a day
We can follow that old sun 'round the circumference of the globe
And stop all the naysayers from naysay... ing

'Cause I believe we can
And that's the measure, the measure of a man
It may sound far-fetched, this thing we've got planned
But I believe we can

I believe we can (Ooh, I believe, I believe we can)
And that's the measure, the measure of a man (Oh, that's the measure of a man)
Phineas: (to Ferb) Chaka Khan. Nice.
Clay Aiken: We'll make it back here (We'll make it back here) to where we began...(Oh...)
Phineas (on show), Clay Aiken (on album): Or at least that's the plan!
Chaka Khan: Of course, first you're gonna have to fix this wing, yeah!
Hey where's Perry?

Gallery

Waving hands in the air - SBTY
The image gallery for I Believe We Can may be viewed here.

Background information

  • On the soundtrack album, the line "or at least that's the plan" is sung by Clay Aiken.
  • This song is not translated to any other language (but subtitled in some broadcasts), as any other song sung by a guest star that appears phisically in an episode.
  • This song originally was to have been a more satirical and self-aware inspirational song, This is Our Inspirational Song, with which this song shares only an intro (slightly rewritten).
  • Clay Aiken and Chaka Khan are wearing Phineas and Ferb's "Summer All The Time" collection. ("Run Away Runway")

Errors

  • When Clay Aiken sings "And that's the measure, the measure of a man," for the second time, Ferb's bigger eye was in front of his little eye.
  • When the camera zooms in on the kids after the wing breaks, the neighborhood kids and Ginger, Adyson and Holly are missing. Also, part of Gretchen's shirt turns red, but turns back to orange in the next shot. In the next shot as well, Katie disappears.
  • When the wing breaks and everyone falls, Katie suddenly gets Adyson's hairstyle but returns to her normal hairstyle when the camera zooms in on the kids. Also, Adyson herself is gone in the same scene.

Songwriters

BMI Work #11885883

Continuity

  • This is the first time a guest star says, "Hey, where's Perry?".

References

See Also

Previous:
"Agent W Theme"
Songs Next:
"J-Pop (Welcome to Tokyo)"
Previous:
None
Phineas and Ferb Summer Belongs to You! soundtrack Next:
"J-Pop (Welcome to Tokyo)" (#2)

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