The Next Right Thing Analysis

This is a heartbreaking song sung by Anna from Frozen II. Musical sequels tend to struggle, but I really enjoyed Frozen II.

I’ve seen dark before
But not like this
This is cold
This is empty
This is numb
The life I knew is over
The lights are out
Hello, darkness
I’m ready to succumb

I follow you around
I always have
But you’ve gone to a place I cannot find
This grief has a gravity
It pulls me down
But a tiny voice whispers in my mind
You are lost, hope is gone
But you must go on
And do the next right thing

Can there be a day beyond this night?
I don’t know anymore what is true
I can’t find my direction, I’m all alone
The only star that guided me was you
How to rise from the floor
When it’s not you I’m rising for?
Just do the next right thing
Take a step, step again
It is all that I can to do
The next right thing

I won’t look too far ahead
It’s too much for me to take
But break it down to this next breath
This next step
This next choice is one that I can make

So I’ll walk through this night
Stumbling blindly toward the light
And do the next right thing
And with the dawn, what comes then?
When it’s clear that everything will never be the same again
Then I’ll make the choice
To hear that voice
And do the next right thing

Frozen II

Anna sings this song after losing Olaf and Elsa. She is totally devastated at the moment, but needs to find a way to move on. In the story, Anna and Elsa were trying to save The Enchanted Forest. In the song, Anna discovers how she can do “the next right thing”, which is destroying the dam, which could possibly damage Arendelle. She has to find that inner strength and determination. Despite being heartbreaking, it still talks about moving on.

3 thoughts on “The Next Right Thing Analysis

  1. Meg, I saw my four year old neighbor with her Dad walking out of Barnes and Noble yesterday. She held up her new “Frozen” puzzle (upside down for me to see) with a large grin and said “frozen” She was so cute. Keith

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