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"Frozen Heart" is the opening song in Frozen. It is sung by a group of burly ice harvesters.

Plot

At the beginning of the movie, the harvesters sing of a legendary "frozen heart" curse that should be feared as they cut ice from a lake and load the blocks onto their sleds to take into town. In during which, a young Kristoff and Sven mimic their actions and obtain their own block of ice.

Lyrics

Ice Harvesters:
Born of cold and winter air
And mountain rain combining
This icy force both foul and fair
Has a frozen heart worth mining

So cut through the heart, cold and clear
Strike for love and strike for fear
See the beauty, sharp and sheer
Split the ice apart!
And break the frozen heart

Hyup! Ho! Watch your step! Let it go!
Hyup! Ho! Watch your step! Let it go!

Beautiful!
Powerful!
Dangerous!
Cold!

Ice has a magic, can't be controlled
Stronger than one! Stronger than ten!
Stronger than a hundred men!

Hyup!

Born of cold and winter air
And mountain rain combining!
This icy force both foul and fair
Has a frozen heart worth mining

Cut through the heart, cold and clear
Strike for love and strike for fear
There's beauty and there's danger here
Split the ice apart!
Beware the frozen heart...

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Trivia

  • Director Jennifer Lee described the song as a tribute to Dumbo's "Roustabouts" song.
  • During the moment when Anna is struck in the heart by Elsa (at the very end of the song "For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)"), an oboe is playing the melody for "Frozen Heart" in the background; specifically matching the lyrics "Cut through the heart, cold and clear! Strike for love and strike for fear! There's beauty and there's danger here."
  • The song is clearly a reference to Elsa and her powers. On another level, it may also allude to Prince Hans in conjunction with Anna's remark at the end of the film, "The only frozen heart around here is yours." The lyrics "Beware the frozen heart!" can be interpreted as a warning of Hans' true nature.
  • The line "And break the frozen heart" is foreshadowing the event where Anna gets fully frozen, but frees herself by choosing to save Elsa from Hans, rather than saving herself by kissing Kristoff.
  • The line "So cut through the heart, cold and clear. Strike for love, and strike for fear" also foreshadows that only true love can break/thaw a frozen heart.
  • The opening song establishes the various themes of the film. For example, the struggle between love and fear, the symbolic nature of ice representing beauty and danger, Elsa's internal battle betweening hiding and freedom. "Watch your step, let it go" have a reference with the scene when Elsa runs away.
  • The closing lyric to this song "Beware the frozen heart..." foreshadows the fatal ice in Anna's heart, put there by Elsa accidentally. Ironically, Anna is the one character without a symbolic frozen heart; she never hides her true feelings, she is the most emotionally open. Kristoff, Elsa, and Hans can all be described as having cold or frozen hearts for concealing their true selves, feelings, or intentions under a tough, refined, or charming exterior, (Kristoff, Elsa, Hans respectively). However, Hans' true self happens to be more sinister than Kristoff and Elsa's true selves as their "frozen hearts" facades was born from lack of contact with the general public, especially Elsa, who does this to make sure that no one got hurt by her powers, while Hans' appears warm-hearted at first, but this was a façade to keep the public unaware of his cold-hearted true self in order to gain their trust and become king of Arendelle. The idea of a "frozen heart" is a recurring motif. Also, the lyrics "This icy force both foul and fair," may be a hint of Grand Pabbie telling Elsa that although her powers are beautiful, they are also dangerous, indicating that Elsa's magic is both beautiful and dangerous.


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Media
Films: FrozenFrozen FeverOlaf's Frozen AdventureFrozen 2

Video games: Frozen: Olaf's QuestFrozen Free FallDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition Disney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzKingdom Hearts III
Music: Frozen soundtrackFrozen musical soundtrackDisney Karaoke: Frozen
Books: Frozen: The Essential GuideThe Art of FrozenBig Golden BookLittle Golden BookFrozen: The Junior NovelizationA Sister More Like MeBig Snowman, Little SnowmanAnna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy MagicElsa's GiftA New Reindeer FriendFrozen Ultimate Sticker BookDisney Read-AlongStorybook DeluxeGraphic NovelPhantoms of ArendelleOlaf and Sven On Thin IceAnna Is Our BabysitterA Frozen HeartFrozen Fever: The Deluxe NovelizationAnna's Birthday SurpriseOlaf's Perfect DayAnna and Elsa's Secret PlaytimeAcross the SeaFrozen Spring FeverMelting HeartsA Year with Elsa & Anna (and Olaf, too!)Journey To The LightsKristoff's Crystal AdventureOaken's InventionTime for Bed, Olaf!Our Adventure NotebookComic BooksElsa's Perfect PlanLet It Glow
Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic: All Hail the QueenMemory and MagicA Warm WelcomeThe Great Ice EngineThe Polar Bear PiperThe Arendelle CupThe Secret AdmirerReturn to the Ice PalaceAnna Takes Charge

Disney Parks
Frozen LandFrozen Summer Fun!Anna and Elsa’s Frozen FantasyDisney Animation BuildingFrozen Ever AfterIt's a Small WorldRoyal Princess GardenStorybook Land Canal BoatsWandering Oaken's Dancing Sleighs

Entertainment: Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationFrozen: Live at the HyperionGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Royal Friendship FaireMickey and the MagicianMickey and the Wondrous BookRoyal Theatre
Shops: Anna & Elsa's Boutique
Parade: Disney Magic on ParadeDisney Stars on ParadeFestival of Fantasy ParadeFrozen Royal Welcome ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverFrozen ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightOnce Upon a TimeRemember... Dreams Come TrueWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Christmas: A Frozen Holiday WishDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of Christmas“Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWorld of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters
AnnaElsaKristoffHansOlafSvenThe Duke of WeseltonGrand PabbieMarshmallowKing Agnarr and Queen IdunaErik and FrancisTrollsBuldaOakenSitronWolvesKaiCastle GuardsHans' BrothersSnowgies
Locations
ArendelleElsa's Ice PalaceThe Southern IslesWeseltonArendelle CastleValley of the Living RockArendelle ChapelWandering Oaken's Trading Post and SaunaThe North Mountain
Songs
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