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"Always There"
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Written by:
Sung by: Ducky (Aria Noelle Curzon)
Cera (Anndi McAfee)
Littlefoot (Thomas Dekker)
Petrie (Jeff Bennett)
Music by:
Released: 12-9-1997
Format:
Genre:
Length: 2 min. 50 sec.

"Always There" is a song from The Land Before Time V: The Mysterious Island. It is the second song sung in the film, and is sung by Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, and Spike on their first night alone on the island, as they are thinking about their families.

Description

In the movie, The Mysterious Island, when Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie and Spike are on the island, and the land path from the mainland, across the sea (called "Big Water" in the TLBT universe) has been washed away by an earthquake (known to the characters as an "earthshake"), they spend the night trying unsuccessfully to sleep.

After a while, they give up, and begin to miss their families, during which Ducky sings about how her mother would comfort her if she was scared at night, while Cera sings about how her father would give her reassurance when she was afraid of the storms.

Finally, Littlefoot sings about how his mother told him she would never leave him, no matter what state she was in. Littlefoot then looks out at a star in the sky which twinkles at him; it can be presumed that this is his mother, watching over him. As the song ends, the children finally go to sleep, reassured that wherever their parents are, they are watching over them.

Lyrics

Ducky
When the sun went down
And everyone was sleeping
If I heard a sound
Like things around me creeping
She would wrap her tail around me
And tell me "Don't be scared"
And I knew that I was safe because
She's always there


Cera

When the storms would come
And things would seem so bad
And I'd wanna cry

Almost
I'd listen to my dad
He promised that the rain would pass
The day would soon be fair
And I never was afraid because
He's always there


Together
Always there
Someone you can count on
To comfort you
Always there
Like a green, green valley
You can come home to


Littlefoot
I remember now
Like it was yesterday
She would hold me close
And then I'd hear her say
"You know I'll never leave you...
You can find me everywhere
In the morning light, the evening star
I'm always there"


Together
Always there
Someone you can count on
To comfort you
Always there
Like a green, green valley
You can come home to


Littlefoot
Always there

Track listings

Releases of The Mysterious Island:

  • December 9, 1997 (VHS and laserdisc)
  • December 1, 1998 (VHS and laserdisc, the last laserdisc release - Universal Family Features)
  • December 4, 2001 (VHS)
  • April 1, 2003 (DVD)
  • December 2, 2003 (VHS and DVD - 4 Movie Dino Pack (Volume 2) and 9 Movie Dino Pack)
  • February 1, 2005 (DVD - 2 Great Movies Featuring Chomper)

Production

The original version of "Always There" was notably entirely orchestral and in the key of E-flat major. However, this resulted in it being seen as too heavy for a song in a children's movie, so in all the films re-releases (and in most TV airings, aside from ones on cartoon network) it was changed to have a piano/guitar arrangement and was transposed to D-sharp major.[Citation Needed]

Reception

This song has been well received by both fans and critics. It stands out in the film, marking the first reference of Littlefoot's mother since the original film.

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