FANDOM


"When Everything Falls Apart" is a deleted song from the Broadway adaption of Frozen sung by Olaf (Greg Hildreth), with Kristoff (Jelani Alladin) and Anna (Patti Murin). While the song was performed during the Denver tryouts in 2017, it was ultimately cut before the show's debut on Broadway in 2018, replaced by a reprise of "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?".

The song took place shortly after the trio leave Elsa's Ice Palace and fall off a cliff, resulting in Olaf landing in pieces. During the song, Kristoff notices that Anna's hair is turning white (as result of being struck by Elsa's ice magic) and suggests that the Hidden Folk might be able to help.

Despite being cut before the show's Broadway debut, the song was recorded and released as part of the Original Broadway cast album.

The song had an immediate encore, which was sung by the characters as they shuffled from one wing to the other, insinuating that they originally left stage in the wrong direction. This encore does not feature on the cast album.

Lyrics

Olaf:
There are times in my life
When I am neither here nor there
And I'm a little in a muddle
Cause my middle's rolled somewhere

Sometimes one arm has flown off
And another's in the grass
And I've one foot in my mouth
And another in my a...bdomen

When everything falls apart
And I'm as broken as can be
I don't get devastated when decapitated
No, it just helps me see differently

Yes, when everything falls apart
And the winds of fate seem cruel
What I'm most afraid of shows me what I'm made of
Which turn out to be pretty cool

When I'm scattered 'cause I'm shattered
And I'm good for who knows what
I know I'll always catch a break
As sure as I can catch my butt

Kristoff: Whoops!
Anna: There it goes!

Olaf:
Throw me!

When everything falls apart
And it's an awful, awful day
To sum up my thesis: when I fall to pieces
It's a chance to look around and say
I'm gonna pull myself together in a better way!

Anna: That's great, Olaf. But what about Arendelle? I can't go back there with the weather like this. How do I defend Elsa to them? I can't let my people down, but-

Kristoff:
Hey, hey, hey...

When everything falls apart
And all your wits are at their end
Yes, in the midst of stressing, there's a hidden blessing

Olaf: You can be depressing with a friend

Kristoff:
When a reindeer herder finds a reindeer
Left behind to die
The herder saves the reindeer's life
And the deer makes him a better guy

Anna: Aww.
Olaf: I'm gonna cry.

Kristoff:
When everything falls apart
It's just the world reshuffling

(Olaf: Shuffling!)
Kristoff: It can lead to more, friends
Olaf: Maybe three or four friends
Anna: And all the good that can bring
All: When things fall apart
Anna: Don't worry about a thing

Kristoff: Except, maybe worry about your hair?
Anna: What? I just fell off a cliff. You should see your hair.
Kristoff: No, yours is turning white!
Anna: White? It's what?! Does it look bad?
[pause]
Kristoff: No.
Olaf: You hesitated.
Kristoff: No, I didn't!
Olaf: You did hesitate.

Kristoff:
Not in that way. It's because your sister struck you, isn't it?
Wait, I have an idea:

There's some friends out in the woods I know
They'll tell us what to do

Anna: Why would you stay out here and risk your life?
Olaf: Because we care about you.

Anna: You do?
Olaf & Kristoff: We do!
Anna: Huh, that's new.

Kristoff: When everything's going bad
(Olaf: Oh, so bad!)
Anna: And you don't know where to start

All:
It's looking grim, it's true. But I've got you and you
And that's enough to warm my heart

Anna: 'Till the next time...
Kristoff: 'Till the next time...
Olaf: 'Till the next time...
All: When everything falls apart!

When everything falls apart
And you’re going the wrong way
Give yourself a break, correct your dumb mistake
Carry on, hip hip hooray!

Olaf:
There are times in my life
When I am neither here nor there
And I'm a little in a muddle
Cause my middle's rolled somewhere

Sometimes one arm has flown off
And another's in the grass
And I've one foot in my mouth
And another in my a...bdomen

When everything falls apart
And I'm as broken as can be
I don't get devastated when decapitated
No, it just helps me see differently

Yes, when everything falls apart
And the winds of fate seem cruel
What I'm most afraid of shows me what I'm made of
Which turn out to be pretty cool

When I'm scattered 'cause I'm shattered
And I'm good for who knows what
I know I'll always catch a break
As sure as I can catch my butt

Kristoff: Whoops!
Anna: There it goes!

Olaf:
Throw me!

When everything falls apart
And it's an awful, awful day
To sum up my thesis: when I fall to pieces
It's a chance to look around and say
I'm gonna pull myself together in a better way!

Anna: What about Arendelle? I can't go back there with the weather like this. I can't let my people down, but-

Olaf: Hey, hey, hey! Calm down my friend. Listen, I’ve existed for... twenty-seven hours. So take it from me:

When everything falls apart
And all your wits are at their end
Yes, in the midst of stressing, there’s a hidden blessing
You can be depressing with a friend

Kristoff:
When a herder finds a reindeer
Who is struggling and hurt
That hurt leads to a friendship
And that deer moves into the herder’s yurt!

Olaf and Kristoff: When everything falls apart
Kristoff: It's just the world reshuffling
(Olaf: Shuffling!)
Kristoff: It can lead to more, friends
Olaf: Maybe three or four friends
Anna: And all the good that can bring
All: When things fall apart
Anna: Don't worry about a thing

Kristoff: Except, maybe worry about your hair?
Anna: What? I just fell off a cliff. You should see your hair.
Kristoff: No, yours is turning white!
Anna: White? It's what?! Does it look bad?
[pause]
Kristoff: No.
Olaf: You hesitated.
Kristoff: No, I didn't!
Olaf: You did hesitate.

Kristoff:
Not in that way. It's because your sister struck you, isn't it?
Wait, I have an idea:

There's some friends out in the woods I know
They'll tell us what to do

Anna: Why would you stay out here and risk your life?
Olaf: Because we care about you.

Anna: You do?
Olaf & Kristoff: We do!
Anna: Huh, that's new.

Kristoff: When everything's going bad
(Olaf: Oh, so bad!)
Anna: And you don't know where to start

All:
It's looking grim, it's true. But I've got you and you
And that's enough to warm my heart

Anna: 'Till the next time...
Kristoff: 'Till the next time...
Olaf: 'Till the next time...
All: When everything falls apart!

v - e - d
Frozen Logo
Media
Films: FrozenFrozen FeverOlaf's Frozen AdventureFrozen II

Video games: Frozen: Olaf's QuestFrozen Free FallDisney INFINITYDisney INFINITY: 2.0 EditionDisney INFINITY: 3.0 EditionDisney Enchanted TalesDisney Emoji BlitzKingdom Hearts III
Music: Frozen soundtrackFrozen musical soundtrackDisney Karaoke: Frozen
Books: The Art of FrozenA Sister More Like MeA New Reindeer FriendPhantoms of ArendelleOlaf and Sven On Thin IceAnna Is Our BabysitterA Frozen HeartAnna and Elsa's Secret PlaytimeAcross the SeaFrozen Spring FeverMelting HeartsTime for Bed, Olaf!Comic BooksElsa's Perfect PlanAnna & Elsa: Sisterhood is the Strongest Magic:

Disney Parks
Arendelle: World of FrozenFrozen Summer Fun!Anna and Elsa's Frozen FantasyDisney Animation BuildingFrozen Ever AfterIt's a Small WorldPrincesses CastleRoyal Princess GardenStorybook Land Canal BoatsWandering Oaken's Sliding Sleighs

Entertainment: Disney's Dreams: An Enchanted ClassicFor the First Time in Forever: A Frozen Sing-Along CelebrationFrozen: A Musical InvitationFrozen: Live at the HyperionGolden Fairytale FanfareMickey'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 ParadeMickey's Storybook ExpressPaint The Night ParadeTokyo Disneyland Electrical Parade: DreamLights
Firework: Celebrate the MagicDisney Dreams!Disneyland ForeverFrozen ForeverHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightMickey's Mix MagicOnce Upon a TimeWonderful World of AnimationWorld of Color: Celebrate!
Christmas: A Frozen Holiday WishDisney Christmas StoriesDisney Dreams! of Christmas“Frozen” Christmas Tree Lighting CeremonyWorld of Color: Winter Dreams

Characters
AnnaElsaKristoffHansOlafSvenThe Duke of WeseltonGrand PabbieMarshmallowKing AgnarrQueen IdunaErik and FrancisTrollsBuldaOakenSitronWolvesKaiCastle GuardsHans' BrothersSnowgiesThe Nokk
Locations
ArendelleElsa's Ice PalaceThe Southern IslesWeseltonArendelle CastleValley of the Living RockArendelle ChapelWandering Oaken's Trading Post and SaunaThe North Mountain
Songs
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
Musical: Let the Sun Shine OnA Little Bit of YouHidden FolkHans of the Southern IslesQueen AnointedDangerous to DreamWhat Do You Know About Love?HyggeKristoff LullabyMonsterTrue LoveColder by the Minute
Deleted: Love Can't Be DeniedWe Know BetterMore Than Just the SpareLife's Too ShortSpring PageantYou're YouReindeer(s) RemixWhen Everything Falls ApartResolution

See Also
Kristoff's SledIce HotelMusicalThe Story of Frozen: Making a Disney Animated ClassicFrozen: The Official MagazineDisney On IceAs Told by EmojiFrozen: Northern Lights
Community content is available under CC-BY-SA unless otherwise noted.