The Polar Express Theme Song

2004

So I’m trying to stick to a Christmas theme here, and since I’m not really much of a Christmas film buff, I’ll stick to those which I actually know. Up next is music from The Polar Express—that Tom Hanks film.

If The Polar Express were to have a theme song, it would be that which helped put the film in the map. “Believe”, composed by Glen Ballard and Alan Silvestri, and performed by Josh Groban, was nominated in 2004 for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Better yet, it won the 2006 Grammy Award for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.

The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack contains a title track (obviously) called “The Polar Express”, which you can hear below, but I believe “Believe” still trumps that song for theme song.

And now for “Believe”, performed by Josh Groban.

The Polar Express theme song lyrics

Children sleeping, snow is softly falling
Dreams are calling like bells in the distance
We were dreamers not so long ago
But one by one we all had to grow up
When it seems the magic’s slipped away
We find it all again on Christmas day

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that’s playing
There’s no time to waste
There’s so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe

Trains move quickly to their journey’s end
Destinations are where we begin again
Ships go sailing far across the sea
Trusting starlight to get where they need to be
When it seems that we have lost our way
We find ourselves again on Christmas day

Believe in what your heart is saying
Hear the melody that’s playing
There’s no time to waste
There’s so much to celebrate
Believe in what you feel inside
And give your dreams the wings to fly
You have everything you need
If you just believe (4x)

Just believe

So there you go. Merry, merry, merry Christmas everybody.

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