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Demi Lovato: Let It Go Meaning


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Let It Go Lyrics

Let it go, let it go
Can't hold you back anymore
Let it go, let it go
Turn my back and slam the door

The snow blows white on the mountain tonight
Not a footprint to be seen
A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen


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    Jun 20th, 2014 6:25am report

    To me, this song is about being yourself and embracing what makes you unique.


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    Jan 8th, 2014 1:33am report

    this song is Elsa's theme: I think Elsa's powers symbolizes a person's true personality: something to hide or no one will accept you (resulting in "cold"
    the first verse describes the "cold" which represents loneliness as implied by "not a footprint to be seen". The "swirling storm inside" symbolizes how complicated things got when her powers were revealed (which parallels someone's true personality being revealed, the side of someone that the world would rather not see). then she sings "conceal, don't feel, don't let them know" because she was taught to keep it in "but now they know" so there's no point in holding it in and she blossomed with power in solitude, "letting it go", which parallels the people's need to be who they really are (but in the movie, Elsa feels she needs to be in solitude to be free to be herself and not hurt anybody).
    the second verse says "it's funny how some distance makes everything seem small" which actually symbolizes people distancing themselves from something or someone,making whatever they're running from seem less significant.
    The last sentence of the song “the cold never bothered me anyway” relates to Elsa growing up in solitude trying to “perfect” herself. It sort of connects to cold being the absence of heat, therefore the cold symbolizes absence of people. Since she was always alone, it wouldn’t bother her if she were alone again because this time she can be free to do what she wants instead of trying to please everyone “that perfect girl is gone”


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    Apr 19th, 2014 4:27pm report

    This song is just about letting go and moving on. Forgetting all those haters and just being yourself without hiding your true powers, your true self. It's about being yourself and being free and remembering that these people (In the movie, Frozen they used the powers Elsa had) never really bothered them and that they can move past that!


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    Feb 29th, 2020 2:39pm report

    "Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law" alistair Crawley


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    Feb 14th, 2020 2:42pm report

    "Push the limits and set free!" There are are many times in our lives when we don't push ourselves and, as a result, don't get to experience our full potential. LET IT GO, I say!


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    May 18th, 2015 5:02pm report

    This song changed my life forever. I was in the theater that one day in November. When the song came on I could feel my foot start to tap. In the end of the song I was having a full on jam session. The owners had to call the police I didn't care. I just broke their necks


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    Sep 27th, 2014 9:52am report

    This song is about Demi telling her haters to let go of any issues or grudges they hold against her and accept she is Demi Lovato and Demi Lovato won't change for her petty haters and just to go and listen to some other music other than hers some they enjoy preferably and people will be blocked out from the cold for they just were too wrapped up in hater land and the song symbolizes that


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    Jun 15th, 2014 6:02pm report

    sure sounds to me like it's about a girl who wants to be empowered to do whatever she wants with no rules and nobody to answer to. my theory is that this is one of the many things wrong in this country, no respect for rules or for authority or for their elders and morality is absolutely shameful. the girls are as bad as the guys about morals.


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    Apr 18th, 2014 4:03pm report

    This song is about letting go moving on from what your afraid of.It also means accepting who you are because what you are is special


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    Apr 18th, 2014 4:51pm report

    This song is about letting go moving on from what your afraid of


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    Feb 28th, 2014 2:22am report

    The character singing this doesn't have any parents.Anyway, she was told to try not to use her snow powers (hence, the parts about be a good girl,and conceal don't feel) . Now that they found out about her powers , she lets go of the idea of trying to hide them and builds and ice palace.


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    Feb 17th, 2014 2:39am report

    These videos for these songs are so well produced and the musical style and visuals make them feel so victorious in their theme. Victory from what? I took a closer looks at the lyrics at it appears to be freedom from parental belief systems.

    I believe that it is a song about a child who lives with a particular set of religious beliefs.
    They are feeling as though they can't always be themselves because of it.
    Then the time comes that they let it all go and be themselves.
    They grow up, leave home and slam the door on their way out.

    They no longer care about their parent's opinions or what they are going to say.
    The parents are going to be angry, it is going to cause a storm, but the fact that their parents will be angered doesn't bother them anymore.

    They realize that being on their own creates distance between them and the control that the parents had through their religious belief systems no longer has an effect on them.

    Now that they are on their own, they are free to do whatever they want. There is no right or wrong and no rules to to break. They are truly free.

    They have let go of their parent’s values and are now a free spirit at one with the wind and sky.
    Now they are truly happy and you'll never see them cry.

    Regardless of what their family thinks, they will stand on their own, even in the midst of the storm of angry parents.


    The key phrase in this, however subtle it may be, seems to be this.
    "No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free."


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    Nov 6th, 2013 11:54pm report

    Based on the context of the new movie Frozen, the meaning is obvious:
    In the movie, Princess Elsa grows up with magical snow and ice powers that she's had since childhood. She tries her best to keep them hidden, but during one public event, her secret is discovered in front of the kingdom, and the people of Arendelle assume she's a monster and try to capture her. Instead, Elsa escapes and flees to the solitude of the mountains for safety. There, she is free to be herself since she is all alone, so she unleashes her powers to their fullest extent. Having realized the potential of her magic, she assumes her new identity as the "Snow Queen", and forsakes the previous world she once knew behind her.


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    Oct 29th, 2013 10:12pm report

    Frozen is an upcoming American computer animated musical fantasy-comedy film produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures.[2] It is loosely based on Hans Christian Andersen's fairy tale The Snow Queen, and will be the 53rd animated feature in the Walt Disney Animated Classics series. The film will feature the voices of Kristen Bell as Anna, Idina Menzel as Elsa the Snow Queen, Jonathan Groff as Kristoff, and Josh Gad as Olaf the Snowman. The film is currently scheduled to be released on November 27, 2013.

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