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"Colder by the Minute" is a song from the Broadway adaption of Frozen musical. The song takes place in the final climactic scenes of the show, with Hans sentencing Elsa to death, whilst Anna and Kristoff struggle through the blizzard to find each another and cure Anna's frozen heart.


Born of cold and winter air
The storm insider her grew
The skies closed in, the wind picked up
Her mind grew dark, the cold wind blew

Hans: I charge Queen Elsa of Arendelle with treason, and sentence her to death.
Elsa: What?! No!

Nothing could contain
The tempest in her brain

And the storm raged on
And they were ravaged by the wrath of snow
And the wind blew fear
And the storm would grow

Colder by the minute
Colder by the minute

Keep walking, Anna, don't stop, don't rest
He's out here somewhere
I can feel the ice in my chest
In my heart, I don't care

I've got to reach you through the storm somehow
Because the one thing that can save me now
Is your love

Kristoff: Anna...
Anna: True love
Kristoff: Where are you?

Colder by the minute
Colder by the minute

Elsa: Can't run, can't stop, can't breathe, can't live, and I can't die
Hans: Elsa, listen!
Elsa: Can't hope to fix this mess, yet somehow still I have to try
Hans: Please surrender!
Elsa: Conceal, don't feel. Don't feel. Get back into the cage
Hans: End this winter!
Elsa: I've unleashed a monster. I cannot stop the monster!
Hans: And no harm will come to you

And the north wind howled
And they were trapped within the walls of white

Don't give into the ice
(Kristoff: Anna...)
Don't give into the cold

Kristoff: If you can hear my voice, hold on Anna
Anna: True love

Elsa: I can't!
Hans: Elsa!

And the storm raged on
And nature tore the world apart
And all was lost
To the frozen heart

Anna: Kristoff...
Kristoff: Anna...
Elsa: Monster...
Hans: Elsa...

Colder by the minute
Colder by the minute

Hans: Elsa! You can't run from this.
Elsa: Where is my sister? Where is Anna?
Hans: Anna? She returned from the mountain weak and cold. You froze her heart.
Elsa: No.
Hans: I tried to save her, but it was too late. Her skin was ice, her hair turned white. Your sister is dead, because of you.

And the wind blew soft
And in her grief the storm stood still

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Films and Television: Frozen (video) • Frozen FeverOlaf's Frozen AdventureFrozen II (video) • Arendelle Castle Yule LogAt Home With OlafMyth: A Frozen TaleOnce Upon a SnowmanOlaf Presents

Video games: Frozen: Olaf's QuestFrozen Free FallDisney InfinityDisney Infinity: 2.0 EditionDisney Infinity: 3.0 EditionDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzKingdom Hearts IIIFrozen AdventuresDisney Heroes: Battle ModeDisney POP TOWN
Music: Frozen soundtrackFrozen musical soundtrackFrozen Fever soundtrackOlaf's Frozen Adventure soundtrackDisney Karaoke: FrozenFrozen II soundtrackMyth: A Frozen Tale soundtrackOnce Upon a Snowman soundtrack
Books: The Art of FrozenA Sister More Like MePhantoms of ArendelleA Frozen HeartAnna and Elsa's Secret PlaytimeAcross the SeaFrozen Spring FeverComic BooksAnna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic:Disney Princess BeginningsThe Art of Frozen II

Disney Parks
Arendelle: World of FrozenFantasy SpringsAnna and Elsa's Frozen FantasyCastle of Magical DreamsEnchanted Storybook CastleDisney Animation BuildingFrozen Ever AfterIt's a Small WorldPLAY!Storybook Land Canal BoatsWandering Oaken's Sliding Sleighs

Entertainment: Disney Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFantasmic!Follow Your DreamsFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationFrozen: Live at the HyperionGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey's Magical Music WorldMickey'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 ParadeMagic HappensMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint the Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disney EnchantmentDisneyland ForeverFrozen ForeverHappily Ever AfterHarmonioUSILLUMINATE! A Nighttime CelebrationIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMickey's Mix MagicMomentousOnce Upon a TimeWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Summer: Frozen Summer Fun!
Christmas: A Frozen Holiday WishDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of ChristmasMinnie's Wonderful Christmastime Fireworks“Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWorld of Color: Winter Dreams

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Frozen Fever: Snowgies
Frozen II: Lieutenant MattiasNorthuldraYelanaHoneymarenRyderThe NokkBruniGaleEarth GiantsKing RuneardSpirits of the Enchanted Forest

ArendelleElsa's Ice PalaceThe Southern IslesWeseltonArendelle CastleValley of the Living RockArendelle ChapelWandering Oaken's Trading Post and SaunaThe North MountainThe Enchanted ForestAhtohallan
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
Frozen II: All Is FoundSome Things Never ChangeInto the UnknownWhen I Am OlderLost in the WoodsShow YourselfThe Next Right Thing
Musical: Let the Sun Shine OnA Little Bit of YouHidden FolkHans of the Southern IslesQueen AnointedDangerous to DreamWhat Do You Know About Love?HyggeI Can't Lose YouKristoff LullabyMonsterTrue LoveColder by the Minute
At Home with Olaf: I Am With You
Deleted: Love Can't Be DeniedWe Know BetterSpring PageantMore Than Just the SpareYou're YouLife's Too ShortReindeer(s) RemixWhen Everything Falls ApartResolutionHomeI Seek the TruthUnmeltable MeGet This RightSee the Sky

Kristoff's SledRoyal ShipElsa's TiaraYule BellIduna's ScarfRuneard's Dam
See Also
Ice HotelMusicalThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated ClassicFrozen: The Official MagazineDisney On IceAs Told by EmojiFrozen: Northern LightsInto the Unknown: Making Frozen IIFrozen (franchise)