December 26, 2013

"Frozen" tells us to "Let It Go"

My two sisters Lani and Lynn have been raving about this movie, but I only saw the movie yesterday.

Of course, I ended up liking "Let It Go". Turns out Elsa just wanted a makeover of her outfit and a castle of her own design. Just kidding! But seriously, girl's got serious creative design skills! Did you see her makeover gown and the ice castle? Gorgeous. Add to that her lovely braided hair complete with snowflakes! Did I mention the sassy walk? And the foot stomp as she sings "here I stand" strong enough to create a snowflake design on the floor?

Nevertheless, kudos to Disney for coming up with this. They're continuing what's been going on in their other movies - true love isn't just about romantic love. BUT that's the extent of what you'll get from me. If you haven't seen the movie, I'm not saying anything more.

Oh yeah, one more word - Olaf. Oh man. Hilarious.

Now here's the video of that inspiring song "Let It Go" with the lyrics below. Any girl who's constantly told to be a good girl and derided if she doesn't live up to society's expectations of how a good girl should be can totally relate to the song.

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 had 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 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 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
When 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