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"Monster" is a song performed by Caissie Levy in the Broadway adaption of Frozen. The song takes place during Hans's attack on Elsa's ice palace. In during which, Elsa questions her morality and struggles on the course of action she should take to save her people and kingdom from the eternal winter.

It was first released, publicly, as an exclusive to The New York Times" website on February 22, 2018, to commemorate the show's preview performances.[1]

It is "pre-prised" earlier in the show by the song "Hidden Folk".

Lyrics

Elsa:
It's finally come
Come to knock down the door
I can't hide this time
Like I hid before

The storm is awake
The danger is real
My time's running out
Don't feel, don't feel

"Fear will be your enemy
And death it's consequence"
That's what they once said to me
And it's starting to make sense

All this pain, all this fear
Began because of me,
Is the thing they see
The thing I have to be?

A monster, are they right?
Has the dark in me finally come to light?
Am I a monster, full of rage?
Nowhere to go, but on a rampage?
Or am I just a monster, in a cage?

Ensemble:
End this winter
Bring back summer
Keep your guard up

Hans:
No harm comes to her!

Ensemble:
End this winter
Bring back summer
Keep your guard up!

Elsa:
What do I do?
No time for crying now
I started a storm
Gotta stop it somehow

Do I keep running?
How far do I have to go?
And would that take the storm away
Or only make it grow?

I'm making my world colder
How long can it survive?
Is everyone in danger
As long as I'm alive?

Was I a monster from the start?
How did I end up with this frozen heart?
Bringing destruction to the stage
Caught in a war that I never meant to wage
Do I kill the monster?

Father, you know what's best for me
If I die, will they be free?
Mother, what if after I'm gone
The cold gets colder, and the storm rages on?

No, I have to stay alive
To fix what I've done
Save the world from myself
And bring back the sun

Elsa: (Ensemble:)
If I'm a monster, then it's true
(End this winter, bring back summer)
There's only one thing that's left for me to do
(Keep your guard up)
But before I fade to white
(End this winter, bring back summer)
I'll do all that I can to make things right
(Keep your guard up...)

I cannot be a monster
I will not be a monster
Not tonight!

Ensemble:
Monster!

References


v - e - d
Frozen Logo
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