Let It Go Lyrics by Idina Menzel

Frozen Soundtrack Lyrics

Idina Menzel - Let It Go Lyrics
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 this swirling storm inside
Couldn't keep it in, heaven knows I've tried

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

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold it back anymore
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 funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can't get to me at all

It's time to see what I can do
To test the limits and break through
No right, no wrong, no rules for me
I'm free

Let it go, let it go
I am one with the wind and sky
Let it go, let it go
You'll never see me cry
Here I stand
And here I stay
Let the storm rage on

My power flurries through the air into the ground
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back,
The past is in the past

Let it go, let it go
And I'll rise like the break of dawn
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand in the light of day
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway
Writer: Lopez, Robert/ Anderson-Lopez, Kristen
Copyright: Lyrics © Universal Music, Walt Disney Records
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Let It Go Info:

• The song was performed in the film by American actress and singer Idina Menzel in her role as Queen Elsa.

• The song appears after an ostracized Elsa abandons her kingdom soon after her cryokinetic powers are discovered by the public. Realizing that she no longer needs to hide her incredibly powerful icy abilities anymore, Elsa declares herself free from the obstacles that she's been faced with since childhood and rejoices in using her powers without fear.

• The song was written and composed by the husband-and-wife songwriting team of multiple Tony Award-winning composer Robert Lopez (Avenue Q and The Book of Mormon) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, both of whom had previously worked with Walt Disney Animation Studios on Winnie the Pooh.

• Let It Go was the first song that Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez wrote for the film. The duo took inspiration from other Disney films such as The Little Mermaid and Beauty and the Beast and contemporary artists including Lady Gaga, Adele and Katy Perry.

• Although unintentional, the song's composition was pivotal in the film's characterization of Elsa. Originally written as a villain, co-directors Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee gradually rewrote Elsa as one of the film's protagonists.

• Let It Go won the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song in a Motion Picture.

• The song also won the 2015 Grammy award for Best Song Written for Visual Media

From the Album:
Frozen (2013)

November 25, 2013

Show tune


Walt Disney

Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Robert Lopez

Music video:
"Let It Go" on YouTube

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