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Frozen Heart
Originally performed by
Lyrics Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Performer(s) Ice Harvesters
Feature films Frozen
Short films
Television programs
Video games
Albums Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Preceded by "Vuelie"
Followed by "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?"
"Frozen Heart" is the opening song in Frozen. It is sung by the ice harvesters as they cut ice from a lake and load the blocks onto their sleds to take into town.


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!


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


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...



  • 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 lyric 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.
  • "Frozen Heart" has a few similarities to "The Roundabout Song" from Dumbo. Both are sung by men hard at work and both have a young character trying to work alongside, but being a little clumsy about it.
  • "Frozen Heart" also has some similarities to "Fathoms Below" from The Little Mermaid.
    • Both are sung at the official start of the film.
    • Both are sung by a men chorus at work.
    • Both songs are about what their film is about.
    • Both have the hero and his animal companion the first main characters to be seen in the film.

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Books: Frozen: The Essential Guide | The Art of Frozen | Big Golden Book | Little Golden Book | Frozen: The Junior Novelization | A Sister More Like Me | Big Snowman, Little Snowman | Anna’s Act of Love/Elsa’s Icy Magic | Elsa's Gift | A New Reindeer Friend | Frozen Ultimate Sticker Book | Disney Read-Along | Storybook Deluxe | Graphic Novel | Phantoms of Arendelle | Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice | Anna Is Our Babysitter | A Frozen Heart | Frozen Fever: The Deluxe Novelization | Anna's Birthday Surprise | Olaf's Perfect Day | Anna & Elsa's Childhood Times | Across the Sea | Frozen Spring Fever | Melting Hearts | A Year with Elsa & Anna (and Olaf, too!) | Journey To The Lights | Kristoff's Crystal Adventure | Oaken's Invention | Time for Bed, Olaf!
Anna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic: All Hail the Queen | Memory and Magic | A Warm Welcome | The Great Ice Engine | The Polar Bear Piper | The Arendelle Cup | The Secret Admirer | Return to the Ice Palace

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Scandinavia | A Frozen Holiday Wish | Anna & Elsa's Boutique | Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy | Anna and Elsa's Winter Greeting | Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney Animation Building | Disney Dreams! of Christmas | Disneyland Forever | For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration | Frozen: Live at the Hyperion | Frozen Ever After | Frozen Fantasy Parade | Frozen Fractal Gifts | Frozen Summer Fun! | Golden Fairytale Fanfare | Ignite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and Light | Mickey's Royal Friendship Faire | Mickey and the Magician | Mickey and the Wondrous Book | Once Upon a Time: Special Winter Edition | Storybook Land Canal Boats | World of Color: Winter Dreams


Frozen: Anna | Elsa the Snow Queen | Kristoff | Hans | Olaf | Sven | The Duke of Weselton | Grand Pabbie | Marshmallow | The Duke of Weselton's Bodyguards | The King and Queen of Arendelle | Trolls | Bulda | Cliff | Oaken | Sitron | Wolves | Kai and Gerda | The Dignitaries | Castle Guards | Hans' Brothers
Frozen Fever: Snowgies


Arendelle | Elsa's Ice Palace | The Southern Isles | Weselton | Arendelle Castle | Valley of the Living Rock | Arendelle Chapel | Wandering Oaken's Trading Post and Sauna | The North Mountain


Frozen: Vuelie | Frozen Heart | Do You Want to Build a Snowman? | For the First Time in Forever | Love is an Open Door | Let It Go | Reindeer(s) Are Better Than People | In Summer | Fixer Upper
Frozen Fever: Making Today a Perfect Day
Deleted songs: Love Can't Be Denied | We Know Better | More Than Just The Spare | Life's Too Short | Spring Pageant | You're You | Reindeer(s) Remix


Kristoff's Sled

See Also

Ice Hotel | Musical | The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic | Frozen: The Official Magazine | It's a Small World: The Animated Series | Disney On Ice | As Told by Emoji

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