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Don't Judge a Book By Its Cover is a song from the fourth season based on Terence's theme.

Lyrics

Thomas first saw Terence the Tractor

Plowing in a field one day

And he said, "My oh my, you do look funny.

Where are your wheels, are your wheels, are your wheels?

How ever do you move along?

You really do look funny."

"Don't be so rude", said Terence the Tractor

"I don't have wheels like you

Because my caterpillar tracks are so much better.

And I can go anywhere, anywhere, anywhere

I don't need rails like you.

One day I will prove it, show you how I do it

Then you will understand...


(Chorus)


That you don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Things aren't necessarily

Always what they appear to be

Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never

Never judge a book by its cover


Sure enough, one winter's day

When the snow lay deep and hard

Thomas got stuck, he was in trouble

And who do you think came along, came along

And rescued him that day

The snow didn't matter to Terence the Tractor

Now Thomas understands...


(Chorus)


That you don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Things aren't necessarily

Always what they appear to be

Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never

Never judge a book by its cover.


Don't judge a book by its cover

Don't make your mind up too soon

Things aren't necessarily

Always what they appear to be.

Don't judge a book by its cover

Just remember the rule

Never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never, never

Never judge a book....

By its cover!

Characters

Episodes

Deleted and Extended Scenes

  • Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure - A distant shot features Thomas puffing past the windmill in snow.
  • Thomas and the Special Letter - The overhead shot of the engines at the big city has been extended.
  • Time for Trouble - The distant shot of Gordon puffing past the viaduct has been extended.
  • Toad Stands By:
    • A deleted shot of some trucks.
    • A deleted shot of Percy and some trucks.
    • A deleted panning shot to the left of Oliver's trucks before S. C. Ruffey is broken.
  • Sleeping Beauty - Toby rolls his eyes while at Tidmouth Sheds.
  • Special Attraction - Percy rolls his eyes after the trucks land on Bulstrode.
  • Thomas, Terence and the Snow:
    • Two deleted close-ups of Thomas stuck in the snow.
    • A deleted scene of Thomas puffing through the snow.
    • A deleted scene of Terence moving around in the snow.
  • Unknown - A shot from the third season showing Percy, Gordon, and James with their loads puffing through the bridges by the canal river.
  • Unknown - A shot from the fourth season of Thomas crossing a bridge with the post train in front of a full moon.
  • Edward, Trevor, and the Really Useful Party - A deleted scene of Terence pulling Bertie out of the mud.
  • Bowled Out:
    • A deleted scene of Duck coupled up to Stepney.

Trivia

  • The Norwegian version has a slightly different musical arrangement.
  • In Japan, this song is called, "Terence Can't Be Judged By His Appearance"; in Japanese this is "みかけによらないテレンス" (Romanized: Mikakeniyoranai Terensu).

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