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"Life's Too Short" is a deleted song from Frozen. The song is about Anna trying to bring Elsa back to Arendelle, and the two sisters finally being friends now that Elsa's secret is revealed. Their opposite personalities keep them away from one another, though.

This song was replaced by the reprise of "For the First Time in Forever" at a later stage in production, because it was originally going to go with an earlier version of the story Disney was going to make, in which Elsa was the supposed fulfilling of the trolls' prophecy. The song is available as performed by the songwriters on the Deluxe edition of the soundtrack, although the song did last long enough that a version of it with Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel's voices was recorded.

The reprise was meant to be used during Elsa's imprisonment in Arendelle, and whilst Anna is beginning to freeze to death.

Lyrics

These lyrics are based on the recording made with Kristen Bell and Idina Menzel.

Anna:
I came all this way today to give us a fresh start
And now you’re all like "Wow!" , you're all like warming my heart
(The demo recording has, "But now that you're like "Wow!", it's all like warm in my heart )

Elsa:
Well this is who I am, welcome to the real me
(Demo version: "I'm sure glad you like it sis, 'cause this is the real me")
You have no idea how great it feels to be free

Anna:
We've been falling out for way too long, so let’s forget who’s right

Elsa:
And forget who’s wrong

Both:
Okay!

Elsa:
Why don’t you stay, there’s room for family in my court

Both:
Cause life’s too short!

Anna:
To always feel shut out and unloved by the sister I long to know

Both:
Life’s too short!

Elsa:
To never let you see who I am, the true queen of the ice and snow (Demo version: "To never let you celebrate me...")

Anna:
Whoa, whoa, whoa!

Both:
I never understood, but now I do
Life’s too short to miss out on a sister like you

Anna:
So you’ll come back, then.

Elsa:
Back?

Anna:
To thaw the fjord. It’s frozen over, no one can get in or out?

Elsa:
Oh.

Anna:
Sooo....

Elsa:
What? I don’t believe you!

Anna:
I just assumed that you'd have to...

Elsa:
That I'd shove on the gloves, that’s how your story ends!

Anna:
It does! It's just like it was, except for we’ll be best friends

Elsa:
So that’s been your plan ? To force me back in a cage!

Anna:
Whoa, whoa!
Don’t get upset let’s get back on the same page!

Elsa:
Gee, thanks for coming up to see the place
And showing off your mastery of tact and grace
Okay! Run down the hill and spill my secrets, make a full report!
Bye-bye!

Anna:
Wait!

Elsa:
Cause life’s too short!

Anna:
There it is!
The door you’d love to slam in my face!
You did well there, for a spell, but now you’re back in the same place
Kick me out if you want, but I’m the only one who
Is not one hundred percent convinced the prophecy’s you!

Elsa:
You can think whatever you want 'cause I don’t care
You’re a fool who married a stranger!

Anna:
That is so unfair!

Both:
I swear I’m through with taking your unshaking sisterly support!
HAH! Life’s too short!

Anna:
To let you treat the people down there just as coldly as you always treated me

Elsa:
La la lalala laaaa!

Both:
Life’s too short!

Elsa:
To listen to a reckless fool who only ever sees the things she wants to see!

Anna:
You don’t know...

Elsa:
You have no idea...

Both:
What I've been through!
Because of you
Life’s too short to waste another minute!
Life’s too short to even have you in it!
Life’s too short!

Elsa:
Sadness swirls within me like the snow
I've frozen out the only friend I’ll ever know
There’s no way I can win
But I wish that I had been there for her long ago

Both:
Life’s too short

Anna:
To be such an oblivious fool
So reckless that I couldn't see
Life’s too short to be so desperate to be loved
That I only ever thought of me
I wish I saw things clearly
I guess I'm just not the sort
Now all I know is life’s too short

Trivia

v - e - d
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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 Tales
Music: 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 WorldStorybook 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 Fantasy ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisneyland ForeverFrozen ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightOnce Upon a Time: Special Winter Edition
Christmas: A Frozen Holiday WishDisney Dreams! of Christmas“Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWorld of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters
Frozen: AnnaElsa the Snow QueenKristoffHansOlafSvenThe Duke of WeseltonGrand PabbieMarshmallowKing Agnarr and Queen IdunaErik and FrancisTrollsBuldaOakenSitronWolvesKaiCastle GuardsHans' Brothers

Frozen Fever: Snowgies

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 SeasonThat Time of YearWhen We’re Together
Deleted songs: Love Can't Be DeniedWe Know BetterMore Than Just The SpareLife's Too ShortSpring PageantYou're YouReindeer(s) Remix

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