"Let It Go" from Disney's 'Frozen': A Look Behind The Lyrics
Why is the movie track so popular? We took a look behind the so-cold-it's-hot track.
It's been #1 on our Top 100 chart for weeks now, and it's not going away anytime soon: "Let It Go", from Disney's Frozen, is potentially one of the world's biggest songs at the moment! The animated film, which tells the story of the fairytale about the Snow Queen, has not only received a nomination for Best Original Song at the 2014 Academy Awards, it's also topping the box office charts, thanks to that certain Disney magic. But why is the public connecting with "Let It Go" over other songs off the soundtrack? We're breaking down the lyrics to find out the answer to our question.
The snow glows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation, and it looks like I'm the Queen
The wind is howling like the swirling storm inside
Couldn't keep it in; Heaven knows I tried
In the movie, the lead character Queen Elsa, voiced by Idina Menzel, is struggling to embrace her special Snow Queen gift. She compares the feeling to a snow storm inside of her, desperate to get out. Plus, everybody knows that it's lonely at the top, which is another fear she's coming to terms with.
Don't let them in, don't let them see
Be the good girl you always have to be
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know
Well now they know
No matter how hard she tries to hide her powers, she can't conceal them forever. She has to "let them go"!
Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back any more
Let it go, let it go
Turn away and slam the door
I don't care what they're going to say
Let the storm rage on
The cold never bothered me anyway
It's a powerful chorus that Elsa sings, letting everybody (including herself) know that she's finally coming to terms with who she is. We think that when it comes down to it, the overall message of the song, which is letting go of your insecurities in order to reach your full potential, is quite a universal message. It might be tinted with Frozen imagery to fit the movie, but in the end, the song's positive vibe is resonating with just about everybody with a pair of ears.
Watch the music video for Demi Lovato's version of "Let It Go" off VEVO below:
Why do you love Frozen's "Let It Go" lyrics? Let us know in the comments...
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