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Thursday, December 3, 2020

Music & Lyrics: "Let It Go" as sung by Connor Engstrom Music (from Frozen [Idina Menzel], 2013)


Connor Engstrom Music
Original lyrics by Kristen Anderson-Lopez
& Robert Lopez;

Originally sung by Idina Menzel,
Frozen, 2013


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 gonna 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
Time 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

I've watched this video a hundred times.
I'm sure to watch it a hundred more.
This cover is, in my humble opinion,
better than the original version.
Connor Engstrom is an excellent musician
and composer;
please take the time to support him.
Take the time, in fact,
to support artists who
superstars, who create with little or no
thanks; who move the world
with their passion and their artistry.