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"Life's Too Short"

Writer

Robert Lopez
Kristen Anderson-Lopez

Released

November 25, 2013

Duration

3:53

Album

Frozen Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (Deluxe Edition), disc 2

Track

7

Preceded by

"You're You"

Followed by

"Life's Too Short (Reprise)"

"Life's Too Short" is a deleted song written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez for the 2013 Disney animated film, Frozen. This song is the only deleted track to be accompanied by a released video, if only in it's drawing board format. It is clear that the song made it further than the others deleted, seen by how Idina Menzel and Kristen Bell themselves sung the song.  

The song was ultimately replaced by "For the First Time in Forever (Reprise)". 

Foreword

Robert Lopez: As we were developing Frozen one of the songs we knew we had to write was the song between Elsa and Anna, at the end of which Elsa had freeze Anna's heart with a blast of magic.

Kristen Anderson-Lopez: This first attempt was more confrontational than what ultimately ended up in the move, but we enjoyed going to that "drama place".

Robert Lopez: In this version Anna's solution to the problem is for Elsa to put the gloves back on and this is the thing that really sets Elsa off. It's called "Life's Too Short".

Lyrics

Anna: I came all this way today to give us a fresh start
But now that you’re like wow it’s all like, warm in my heart

Elsa: I'm so 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 celebrate me, the true queen of the ice and snow

Anna: Woah-ho-ho!

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: So....

Elsa: I don’t believe you!

Anna: What? I just assumed that you would have to...

Elsa: Then I'll 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 in 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 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've 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

Anna: I've been so wrong about you!

Elsa: You?! You've been so wrong about everything.

Anna: Maybe you are the prophecy!

Elsa: I am NOT the prophecy!

Trivia

  • "Life's Too Short" also has its own reprise, which was also cut from the final film.

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