It is listed as Track 2 on the Toy Story 2 Soundtrack. When somebody loved me Everything was beautiful Every hour we spent together Lives within my heart And when she was sad I was there to dry her tears And when she was happy, so was I When she loved me Through the summer and the fall We've had each other, that was all Just she and I together Like it was meant to be And when she was lonely I was there to comfort her And I knew that she loved me So the years went by I stayed the same But she began to drift away I was left alone Still I waited for the day When she'd say, "I will always love you. Shake It! Dance and Play It! Sign In Don't have an account?
Sarah McLachlan - When She Loved Me Toy Story 2 Lyrics
Sarah McLachlan - When She Loved Me Toy Story 2 Lyrics | MetroLyrics
In the Toy Story films, the primary personal relationship on display is friendship. And yet, although the films are not romances, there are more realistic representations of romantic love threaded through the three movies than you'll find in a multiplex full of romantic comedies. When Toy Story 2 starts, he's still in the same relationship. That's not the way it happens in a typical sequel. Usually, the guy gets the girl at the end of the movie and they live happily ever after The love the hero has for any of the women he's paired off with is trivialized when the producers care more about the "story arc" of him pursuing and winning her than they do about him being with her.
This week, Toy Story 2 is coming back out in cinemas in 3D as a curtain-raiser to the forthcoming release of Toy Story 3. This is the time to return to the endlessly fascinating subject of crying in cinemas, because TS2 contains what for me is the most lethally tear-jerking moment in any film: it is Randy Newman's song When She Loved Me, performed by the cowgirl toy Jessie, remembering how her owner forgot about her as she grew into her girly-teenage years. Recently, I wrote about the experience of taking my five-year-old son Dominic to see Up , to find how my perception of the movie was altered in a child's presence. It gave me what I can only describe as an intense personal epiphany, a sense that I was understanding the terrible truth about that song for the first time.
The song reveals the backstory of Jessie , a toy cowgirl, as she reflects upon her defunct relationship with her original owner, by whom she was outgrown. Heard in the film during a flashback sequence, the filmmakers decided to incorporate a song into the montage during which Jessie details her backstory to Woody after multiple attempts to show the character relaying her experience verbally proved unsuccessful. Newman initially felt that the song was not suitable because he doubted young children would be interested in it. The song was offered to McLachlan after Newman and the filmmakers agreed that the ballad was more appropriate for a female artist.