Music Monday: “How Far I’ll Go” Or Rather, I’m a Kid at Heart

Hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

Yeah, I know. Most people know this song. It’s super popular. It’s from a Disney movie…but whatever, I love it.

I’m a huge Disney girl. I went to Disney World when I was seven, worked at Disney World during and after college, and watch Disney movies pretty regularly, despite not having children. For the longest time, Beauty and the Beast was my favorite Disney movie. I loved Belle because she could read, and she wasn’t set on finding love.

But then Moana came along and I found a new favorite Disney movie and princess. I love that Moana doesn’t have a romantic interest. I love that she goes on an adventure completely on her own and fights her own battles. She’s independent, strong, and the princess I wish I had as a kid. Basically, Moana is awesome.

Besides that, “How Far I’ll Go” is a beautiful song. It’s inspiring. It’s about chasing your dreams, taking chances, and discovering who you are. I connect so well to it. But Auli’i also just has a beautiful voice, and I’m a little jealous.

 

  • Song: “How Far I’ll Go”
  • Performed by: Auli’i Cravalho
  • Album: Moana Soundtrack (2016)
I’ve been staring at the edge of the water
‘Long as I can remember, never really knowing why
I wish I could be the perfect daughter
But I come back to the water, no matter how hard I try
Every turn I take, every trail I track
Every path I make, every road leads back
To the place I know, where I can not go, where I long to be
See the line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, if I go there’s just no telling how far I’ll go
I know everybody on this island, seems so happy on this island
Everything is by design
I know everybody on this island has a role on this island
So maybe I can roll with mine
I can lead with pride, I can make us strong
I’ll be satisfied if I play along
But the voice inside sings a different song
What is wrong with me?
See the light as it shines on the sea? It’s blinding
But no one knows, how deep it goes
And it seems like it’s calling out to me, so come find me
And let me know, what’s beyond that line, will I cross that line?
The line where the sky meets the sea? It calls me
And no one knows, how far it goes
If the wind in my sail on the sea stays behind me
One day I’ll know, how far I’ll go

 

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