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Love is an Open Door
Originally performed by
Composer
Lyrics Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez
Performer(s) Anna (Kristen Bell)
Hans (Santino Fontana)
Films Frozen
Shows
Attractions
Video games
Albums Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Now That's What I Call Disney! 3
Preceded by "For the First Time in Forever"
Followed by "Let it Go"
Video
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Love is an Open Door

"Love is an Open Door" is a romantic duet and Hans' villain song for the film Frozen, sung by the film's major characters Anna and Hans. The song is sung after Anna explains her loneliness by being shut out from Elsa for years, with Hans promising to never shut Anna out. Unlike most traditional Disney romantic love songs, this one has is a bit goofier and is also considered a villain song in that Hans sings the song, as it subtly gives hints about his true nature.

Lyrics

Anna: Okay, can I just, say something crazy?

Hans: I love crazy!

Anna: All my life has been a series of doors in my face
And then suddenly I bump into you...

Hans: I was thinking the same thing! ‘Cause like...,
I've been searching my whole life to find my own place
And maybe it's the party talking or the chocolate fondue

Anna: But with you...
Hans: But with you

Hans: I found my place...
Anna: I see your face...

Both: And it's nothing like I've ever known before!
Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!

Anna: With you!
Hans: With you!
Anna: With you!
Hans: With you!

Both: Love is an open door...

Hans: I mean it's crazy...
Anna: What?

Hans: We finish each other's—
Anna: Sandwiches!

Hans: That's what I was gonna say!

Anna: I've never met someone--

Both: Who thinks so much like me!
Jinx! Jinx again!
Our mental synchronization
Can have but one explanation

Hans: You--
Anna: And I--
Hans: Were--
Anna: Just--

Both: Meant to be!

Anna: Say goodbye...
Hans: Say goodbye...

Both: To the pain of the past
We don't have to feel it anymore!

Love is an open door!
Love is an open door!
Life can be so much more!

Anna: With you!
Hans: With you!!
Anna: With you!!!
Hans: With you!!!!

Both: Love is an open door...

Hans: Can I say something crazy?
Will you marry me?

Anna: Can I say something even crazier? Yes!

Trivia

  • The song contains hints to Hans's true motives:
    • As Hans sings, "I've been searching my whole life to find my own place," he gestures towards Arendelle. Both the line and the gesture represent his desire to conquer Arendelle.
    • "But with you, I've found my place" and "Love is an open door" reflect how Anna is essentially his "door" into the throne.
    • Hans looks bewildered during the "We finish each other's sandwiches" exchange before saying, "That's what I was gonna say!", meaning that he's actually falsely agreeing with her and hinting at his false love for Anna.
    • The "mental synchronization" line has Anna and Hans dance robotically, hinting at Hans's frozen, cold heart.
    • "You and I" has Hans saying "you" with Anna finishing with "and I," both referring to her. This may be another hint at Hans using Anna in his scheme.
    • "Say goodbye to the pain of the past" and "We don't have to feel it anymore" seem to represent how Hans is using his scheme to rid himself of the humiliation he suffered with his older brothers.
      • However, the Japanese version's lyrics seem to cleverly hide Hans' intentions, and sounds more like a typical Disney love song.[1] Several alterations to the lyrics exist; for instance, the "We finish each other's sandwiches" exchange has Hans ask Anna what she likes and her response is sandwiches, which Hans says in surprise, "That's the same as me!" The EU French version also reworks several lyrics as well.[2]
  • This song also introduces the audience to the constant use of doors as a metaphor in the film. This doubles as a villain song, for it is later revealed that Hans' love for Anna was not real love, and that he was only using her as a tool to marry into the throne.
  • "Love is an Open Door" is the third song in which the protagonist sings with the villain. The first is "Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee" from Pinocchio, and the second is "Out There" from The Hunchback of Notre Dame.
    • This is also the first love song between a villain and a protagonist.
  • The "We finish each other's sandwiches" exchange actually was not meant to be an Arrested Development reference. Kristen Anderson-Lopez was eating a sandwich when she wrote the line, but it wasn't until Robert Lopez's brother pointed the reference out that the two didn't realize the connection. The "sandwiches" line was also replaced on several drafts, but eventually stuck.

References

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Frozen
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Films and Shows: Frozen | It's a Small World: The Animated Series | Once Upon a Time | Frozen Fever

Video games: Frozen: Olaf's Quest | Frozen: Free Fall | Disney INFINITY

Books: Frozen: The Essential Guide | The Art of Frozen | Big Golden Book | Little Golden Book | 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 | Anna and Elsa | Graphic Novel | Phantoms of Arendelle | Olaf and Sven On Thin Ice

Attractions: World of Color | Disney Dreams! | Celebrate the Magic | Disney On Ice

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

Locations: 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

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

Objects: Hans' Sword | Kristoff's Sled

Other: Frozen (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) | Ice Hotel | Disney Karaoke: Frozen | Musical | The Story of Frozen: Making An Animated Classic

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