Everyone seems to be singing it, many have been recording it themselves, and the rest of us are doomed to having it stuck in our heads. I have heard it many times, and don't like it. Many have tried to explain to me how it is a good song, and perfectly acceptable, but it still doesn't set right with me. Some may think I'm too hard on it, or judging it too much... but I see it as a dangerous song, and herein I shall attempt to explain the reason why.
"The snow glows white on the mountain tonight,
not a footprint to be seen.
A kingdom of isolation and it looks like I'm the queen.
The wind is howling like this swirling storm inside.
Couldn't keep it in, Heaven knows I tried.
Don't let them in, don't let them see.
Be the good girl you always have to be.
Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know.
Well now they know!"
So far not much trouble. She seems to be lamenting a mistake made. Except that last line... that's where the rebellion comes into her voice.
"Let it go, let it go!
Can't hold it back any more.
Let it go, let it go!
Turn away and slam the door.
I don't care what they're going to say.
Let the storm rage on.
The cold never bothered me anyway."
So whatever it was she was supposed to keep in, that got out... she is now yelling out in rebellion, saying she doesn't care. She's going to "turn away and slam the door"... Rather than making right the wrong she was just lamenting - she is now walking out on responsibility.
And, if what she did wasn't wrong, then she made it wrong by walking out instead of standing up and doing what was needed.
Correct me if I'm wrong - but doesn't wrong doing - or at the very least, messing up "slightly"- require repentance and making it right? Would it not be wrong to suddenly blurt out in frustration/anger about something and walk out, shunning responsibility?
"It's funny how some distance,
makes everything seem small.
And the fears that once controlled me, can't get to me at all
It's time to see what I can do,
to test the limits and break through.
No right, no wrong, no rules for me.
Ah, here we go. Being free from fears is not at all wrong... but being free from rules, right and wrong, now there's the problem.
Wrong is defined as sin, and sin is defined as lawlessness, the law being the law of God.
1 John 3:4
Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law.
As for being free... freedom is not found in rebellion. Never has been.
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.
"Let it go, let it go.
I am one with the wind and sky.
Let it go, let it go.
You'll never see me cry.
Here I'll stand, and here I'll stay.
Let the storm rage on."
So now, after openly declaring her rebellion, she is stubbornly "standing her ground" in rebellion.
An evil man seeketh only rebellion: therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him.
"My power flurries through the air into the ground.
My soul is spiraling in frozen fractals all around
And one thought crystallizes like an icy blast
I'm never going back; the past is in the past!"
Here's another problem with the song that I have yet to see anyone even attempt to explain away... "My power" and she's building a castle of ice without a single tool... it's all with the waving of her arms. That my friends, no matter how you want to view it, is witchcraft.
Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
"Let it go, let it go.
And I'll rise like the break of dawn.
Let it go, let it go
That perfect girl is gone
Here I stand, in the light of day.
Let the storm rage on!
The cold never bothered me anyway...."
The whole song is about her or, for the others who are picking up on the song, it's about "me" what "I" can do, what "I" think is best, what "I" want. It's not about helping others, it's not about serving the Almighty Creator. It's about "me".
Now I know what some are going to say. "The song is out of context. It's not about rebellion if you have it in context" Alright, I'll grant that. But if you need context to understand that it isn't rebellious or selfish, then why is the song being taken out of context and sung all around the world? Why are there video clips, and recordings of the song by itself?
Rebellion is something sinful human nature gravitates to. If this song is only good in context, but not alone, then it shouldn't be listened to, and especially shouldn't be being endorsed by Christians, or those who profess to be Christians.
Our culture is a shambles already, and this song is only drawing people deeper into rebellion which isn't doing anything toward cultural reform.
This song may be alright in context (which I find hard to believe, but will grant it for sake of argument having never seen the movie) but it is being taken out of context, and being endorsed, when lyrically, it encourages sin in all who hear it. This is not pleasing to God, and least of all, when coming from His children.
Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.
There is no virtue expressed, or even mentioned in this song. In which case I say - Let it go.