Thursday, March 27, 2014

"Let It Go" Lyrics & Personal Application #Frozen


While I'm not big on television or movies myself, my seven-year-old daughter loves a good movie. Her first movie obsession - beginning about age two - was "The Little Mermaid". I think she watched that movie at least fifty times. She still loves playing with mermaid dolls in the bath. Then, about a year ago, she discovered "Gnomeo and Juliet" - a movie that I hope will spark her appreciation for Shakespeare one day.


The last few days, she's been watching "Frozen" on repeat mode. It's a well-made movie with some really good songs. One that moved me was, "Let It Go," by Idina Menzel. I'm printing the lyrics to this moving song here, along with my reaction below:


"Let It Go"



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 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'll 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

This song could easily be a symbol of my last years in the FOC - feeling isolated and stuck. My leaving - "no rules for me - I'm free." And, after many long years of working through the past and overcoming the records playing in my brain, this stanza says it all:



It’s funny how some distance
Makes everything seem small
And the fears that once controlled me
Can’t get to me at all


7 comments:

  1. I've been hearing so many great things about this movie. Maybe we check it out!

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  2. We loved Frozen, my girls are OBSESSED with the song, singing it all the time. My youngest also gets stuck on, 'repeat mode' with movies that she falls in love with. The first was Nemo, the Wall-E, more recently RIO, and she can't wait for RIO2 to come out next month. I love the lyrics, and even more that they seem to be empowering many young girls.

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  3. This song had really rang true for me with all the life changes I have made Tha past year.

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  4. I saw Frozen last night (in 3D!) for the first time... excellent film, and I do love the song. Most of all, I was pleased with the message of the film. It is a rare day the villain of a Disney piece is male... and even rarer it does not take a male to save the lady! Not that I am sexist or anti-sexist or any of that. I just thought it was a refreshing change.

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  5. Ironic .. I know the composer. Oscar winner

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  6. If "some distance" makes your past seem so small, why are you still talking about it? It seems that stanza is completely contradictory to your blog.

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  7. I found you on Twitter, I'm an ex-Pentecostal so I can relate. Keep on writing, this is good stuff.

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