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"When We Didn't Get Along"
Agent P putting away his fedora
Perry placing his hat away with Carl looking.
Song by Danny Jacob
Album: Phineas and Ferb
Genre(s): Ballad
Length: 1:11
Danny Jacob chronology
Previous: "Hemoglobin Highway"
Current: "When We Didn't Get Along"
Next: "My Nemesis"
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Phineas and Ferb - When We Didn't Get Along01:16

Phineas and Ferb - When We Didn't Get Along

"When We Didn't Get Along" is the song from the episode "It's About Time!". The song describes Perry the Platypus's feelings after his nemesis, Dr. Doofenshmirtz, stops fighting him in favor of another secret agent. It is revealed how much Perry's nemesis means to him.

Lyrics

Without your schemes my life, it seems, is empty
I spent all my time keeping you from doing wrong
You were my only nemesis
I'd foil your plans, but still I miss
The moments when we didn't get along
So search your heart, please, Doctor D
And I am sure that you will see
That you were always meant to be
My only lifelong enemy
But now you're doing battle with a panda from Seattle
I miss the moments when we didn't get along
Ooh...

Extended Lyrics

"When We Didn't Get Along" (album version)
Soundtrack
Song by Danny Jacob
Length: 1:40
Danny Jacob (album) chronology
Previous: "My Undead Mummy"
Current: "When We Didn't Get Along" (album version)
Next: "Truck Drivin' Girl"
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When We Didn't Get Along From Phineas And Ferb01:41

When We Didn't Get Along From Phineas And Ferb

Without your schemes my life, it seems, is empty
I spent all my time keeping you from doing wrong
You were my only nemesis
I'd foil your plans, but still I miss
The moments when we didn't get along
I fell for you the moment that you pushed me
You captured me and held me for so long
But now you're doing battle with a panda from Seattle
I miss the moments when we didn't get along
So search your heart, please, Doctor D
And I am sure that you will see
That you were always meant to be
My only lifelong enemy
You gave my life heroic cause
Back when my only mission was
The moments when we didn't get along
Ooh...

Background Information

  • This song is likely an allusion to the song "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2, including similar melody, lyrics, and some similar movements (Such as the shot with Perry being swung in circles).
  • This song, as well as Perry's subplot in "It's About Time!", parodies elements of a romance film. The scene in which Doofenshmirtz and Perry run towards each other on a beach in slow motion makes a reference to romance films, except for the fact that while such scenes in a romance film will end up with passionate moments, Perry punches the doctor in the face when he comes into Perry's reach.
  • This is the first song sung from Perry's POV. The second is "I Walk Away" and the third is "Heck of a Day".
  • The song has some clips from other episodes.
  • This song has similar instrumental and lyrics with Kenny Rogers' song "Through the Years".
  • In Spain this song is named "It's About Time" and the "now you're doing better..." is in the place of "back when my heroic mission was..." for unknown reasons.

Songwritters

  • Jon Colton Barry
  • Bobby Gaylor
  • Danny Jacob
  • Jeff Marsh
  • Martin Olson
  • Dan Povenmire

BMI Work #9688153

See Also

Previous:
"Hemoglobin Highway‎"
Songs Next:
"My Nemesis"
Previous:
"Ready For The Bettys" (#13)
Phineas and Ferb (soundtrack) Next:
"He's a Bully" (#15)
Previous:
"Ready for the Bettys" (#17)
Phineas and Ferb-ulous: The Ultimate Album Next:
"He's a Bully" (#19)

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