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"More Than Just the Spare" is a deleted song from the animated film Frozen in the deluxe edition of the OST. The song was part of an earlier story version, where there was an heir and a spare; Elsa being the heir, while Anna was just the useless spare.

Since it ends with what is supposed to be the sound of Anna crashing into Hans's horse, it's implied that this is the song that originally would have been used in place of "For the First Time in Forever". Some elements of the song do get retained in "For the First Time In Forever," such as the song starting in F major and going up a half-step on each verse.

Lyrics

Spare...? Am I really just the spare?

I'm not part of the town, not born to be queen
Just somebody hopelessly in-between
She's the scholar, athlete, poet
I'm the screw up, don't I know it
But then who could ever compare?
Of course they're gonna think I'm just the spare
Well, I won't care

So I'm the extra button on a coat
In case another one comes loose
But if I have to be a button
Why can't I be a button that's of use? (Oops!)
I may lack style and I may lack grace
And once in a while I fall on my face
But this little button deserves a place in the sky
This button wants to fly

Wait, buttons can't fly, it doesn't make any sense!

So I'm a rusty horseshoe hanging up
Over somebody's old barn door
And I'll be hanging there forever
Just wishing the horse had one leg more
And maybe I can't be the perfect one
And maybe I err on the side of fun
But horseshoes need a chance to run somewhere
This horseshoe is more than just a spare

Someday I'll find my thing
A thing that's all my own
That thing that makes me part of something
Not just all alone
If only all this feeling I have in my heart
Could mean something to someone, how I'd love to play that part

So I'm just the second-born sister
Who most of the town ignores
Like a button, like a horseshoe
Like a girl who's bad at metaphors

Maybe I don't have a magic touch
And maybe I don't have a talent as such
Just this heart with much too much to share
So I'll never be the heir
But I'm more than just the spare (Sorry!)

Trivia

  • Anna's voice actress, Kristen Bell, sang an excerpt of this song at the 2015 D23 Expo. Noticeably, the line "Once in a while, I fall on my face", became, "Every so often, I fall on my face." Whether Kristen or the Lopezes changed it remains unknown.


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Media

Films: Frozen | Frozen Fever | Frozen 2
Television: Once Upon a Time | Untitled holiday special
Video games: Frozen: Olaf's Quest | Frozen Free Fall | Disney INFINITY | Disney INFINITY: 2.0 Edition | Disney INFINITY: 3.0 Edition | Disney Enchanted Tales
Music: Soundtrack | Disney Karaoke: Frozen
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 and Elsa's Secret Playtime | 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! | Our Adventure Notebook | Comic Books | Elsa's Perfect Plan | Let It Glow
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 | Anna Takes Charge

Disney Parks

Frozen Land | Frozen Summer Fun! | Anna and Elsa’s Frozen Fantasy | Disney Animation Building | Frozen Ever After | It's a Small World | Storybook Land Canal Boats | Wandering Oaken's Dancing Sleighs
Entertainment: Celebrate the Magic | Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted Classic | Disney Illuminations | Disneyland Forever | For the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along Celebration | Frozen: Live at the Hyperion | 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 | Royal Theatre
Shops: Anna & Elsa's Boutique
Parade: Disney Magic on Parade | Frozen Fantasy Parade | Mickey's Storybook Express | Paint The Night Parade | Tokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Christmas: A Frozen Holiday Wish | Disney Dreams! of Christmas | “Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony | World of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters

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

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

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

Objects

Kristoff's Sled

See Also

Ice Hotel | Musical | The Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated Classic | Frozen: The Official Magazine | Disney On Ice | As Told by Emoji | Frozen: Northern Lights

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