"For the First Time in Forever" is a song written by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, and sung by Anna (Kristen Bell) and Elsa (Idina Menzel) in the 2013 Disney animated film, Frozen.

During the song, Anna wakes up in order to prepare for Elsa's Coronation Day. After being isolated inside the walls of Arendelle castle for so long, Anna finds herself excited to meet new people and has the hope of finding true love. Meanwhile, Elsa is worried about her powers being revealed during the coronation. She prepares herself in the library in front of a picture of her father at his own coronation.


Anna: It's coronation day! The window is open!
So's that door!
I didn't know they did that anymore!
Who knew we owned eight-thousand salad plates...?

For years I've roamed these empty halls
Why have a ballroom with no balls?
Finally they're opening up the gates!

There'll be actual real live people
It'll be totally strange
But wow! Am I so ready for this change!

'Cause for the first time in forever
There'll be music, there'll be light!
For the first time in forever
I'll be dancing through the night...
Don't know if I'm elated or gassy
But I'm somewhere in that zone!
'Cause for the first time in forever
I won’t be alone

I can't wait to meet everyone!
What if I meet THE ONE?

Tonight, imagine me, gown and all
Fetchingly draped against the wall
The picture of sophisticated grace...

I suddenly see him standing there
A beautiful stranger, tall and fair
I wanna stuff some chocolate in my face!

But then we laugh and talk all evening
Which is totally bizarre
Nothing like the life I've led so far!

For the first time in forever
There'll be magic, there'll be fun!
For the first time in forever
I could be noticed by someone...
And I know it is totally crazy
To dream I'd find romance…
But for the first time in forever
At least I've got a chance!

Elsa: Don't let them in
Don't let them see
Be the good girl
You always have to be
Don't feel
Put on a show...
Make one wrong move
And everyone will know

But it's only for today

Anna: It's only for today!

Elsa: It's agony to wait

Anna: It's agony to wait!

Elsa: Tell the guards to open up the gate!

Anna: The gate!
For the first time in forever

Elsa: Don't let them in, don't let them see

Anna: I'm getting what I'm dreaming of!

Elsa: Be the good girl you always have to be

Anna: A chance to change my lonely world

Elsa: Conceal

Anna: A chance to find true love!

Elsa: Conceal, don't feel
Don't let them know

Anna: I know it all ends tomorrow
So it has to be today!
'Cause for the first time in forever...
For the first time in forever
Nothing's in my way!


  • There is also an instrumental version of "For the First Time in Forever".
  • The chocolate that Anna is similar to the type of chocolate that is present in the game Sugar Rush from Wreck-It Ralph.
  • The line, "Conceal, don't feel, don't let them know" was what the king said to Elsa. She says it again in "Let It Go".
  • When Anna is steps outside of the castle, Rapunzel and Eugene (Flynn Rider) from the film Tangled are seen attending the coronation. Rapunzel is seen with her brunette hair.
  • There is a reprise for the song.
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