On the way home from the movie theater after seeing Frozen, we stopped at Walmart and bought the CD. The music is peppy and fun, and most of my Youth Group kids can sing them all by heart by now. Walt Disney would never have allowed lines like, “I don’t know if I’m elated or gassy,” but that’s not my real conundrum.
My actual problem is that my favorite song on the album is “Love is an Open Door.”
I totally love the song! It’s so peppy, romantic and fun! It’s charming to see them growing closer. A little ridiculous to get engaged at the end, but serves its purpose well to turn the standard Disney insta-love process on its ear by the end of the movie.
No my problem is that I’m singing along to the song about how much this guy loves this girl when all of the sudden I realize that he is a lying, two-faced jerk! He completely betrays her and leaves her for dead. And he has no sadness about it whatsoever! I shouldn’t be happily watching Anna think this guy loves her! There’s something wrong with this picture!
So, what does that mean for the song? Is it still romantic? Should we be so happy singing it? Ahhhhh!! My brain is imploding!!!
Here’s the clip in case you’ve forgotten… or don’t have children.
So, help me out! What’s your opinion? Good or bad? Romantic or deceitful? Comment, people!