"Colder by the Minute" is a song from the Broadway adaption of Frozen. The song takes place in the final climactic scenes of the show, with Hans sentencing Elsa to death, whilst Anna and Kristoff struggle through the blizzard to find each another and cure Anna's frozen heart.


Born of cold and winter air
The storm insider her grew
The skies closed in, the wind picked up
Her mind grew dark, the cold wind blew

Hans: I charge Queen Elsa of Arendelle with treason, and sentence her to death.
Elsa: What?! No!

Nothing could contain
The tempest in her brain

And the storm raged on
And they were ravaged by the wrath of snow
And the wind blew fear
And the storm would grow

Colder by the minute
Colder by the minute

Keep walking, Anna, don't stop, don't rest
He's out here somewhere
I can feel the ice in my chest
In my heart, I don't care

I've got to reach you through the storm somehow
Because the one thing that can save me now
Is your love

Kristoff: Anna...
Anna: True love
Kristoff: Where are you?

Colder by the minute
Colder by the minute

Elsa: Can't run, can't stop, can't breathe, can't live, and I can't die
Hans: Elsa, listen!
Elsa: Can't hope to fix this mess, yet somehow still I have to try
Hans: Please surrender!
Elsa: Conceal, don't feel. Don't feel. Get back into the cage
Hans: End this winter!
Elsa: I've unleashed a monster. I cannot stop the monster!
Hans: And no harm will come to you

And the north wind howled
And they were trapped within the walls of white

Don't give into the ice
(Kristoff: Anna...)
Don't give into the cold

Kristoff: If you can hear my voice, hold on Anna
Anna: True love

Elsa: I can't!
Hans: Elsa!

And the storm raged on
And nature tore the world apart
And all was lost
To the frozen heart

Anna: Kristoff...
Kristoff: Anna...
Elsa: Monster...
Hans: Elsa...

Colder by the minute
Colder by the minute

Hans: Elsa! You can't run from this.
Elsa: Where is my sister? Where is Anna?
Hans: Anna? She returned from the mountain weak and cold. You froze her heart.
Elsa: No.
Hans: I tried to save her, but it was too late. Her skin was ice, her hair turned white. Your sister is dead, because of you.

And the wind blew soft
And in her grief the storm stood still

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ArendelleElsa's Ice PalaceThe Southern IslesWeseltonArendelle CastleValley of the Living RockArendelle ChapelWandering Oaken's Trading Post and SaunaThe North Mountain
Frozen: VuelieFrozen HeartDo You Want to Build a Snowman?For the First Time in ForeverLove is an Open DoorLet It GoReindeer(s) Are Better Than PeopleIn SummerFixer Upper

Frozen Fever: Making Today a Perfect Day
Olaf's Frozen Adventure: Ring in the SeasonThe Ballad of FlemmingradThat Time of YearWhen We're Together
Musical: Let the Sun Shine OnA Little Bit of YouHidden FolkHans of the Southern IslesQueen AnointedDangerous to DreamWhat Do You Know About Love?HyggeKristoff LullabyMonsterTrue LoveColder by the Minute
Deleted: Love Can't Be DeniedWe Know BetterMore Than Just The SpareLife's Too ShortSpring PageantYou're YouReindeer(s) RemixWhen Everything Falls ApartResolution

See Also
Kristoff's SledIce HotelMusicalThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated ClassicFrozen: The Official MagazineDisney On IceAs Told by EmojiFrozen: Northern Lights