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"How Far I'll Go" is a song by Alessia Cara recorded for the Disney film Moana. It was released on November 3, 2016.

Background and Release

The song is initially performed in the movie by actress Auli'i Cravalho. It was later released as a single with vocals by Alessia Cara. The song was released on November 3, 2016.

Critical Reception

Direct Lyrics stated: "“How Far I'll Go” is an empowering ballad, boasting a tropical-R&B production, where Ms. Cara doesn’t only deliver outstanding vocals but also shares a message regarding overcoming adversity in order to each one’s goals." [1]

Chart Performance

The song peaked at #88 on the Billboard Hot 100.

Music Video

The music video features a scene from the movie and shots of Alessia on a beach.

Alessia Cara - How Far I'll Go (Official Video)

Alessia Cara - How Far I'll Go (Official Video)

Lyrics

I've been standing 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
Though 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

Oh oh oh, oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh
Oh oh oh, oh, oh oh oh oh, oh oh oh, oh oh

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?

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, how far I'll go


Audio

Click here to listen to it on Deezer


References

  1. directlyrics.com - Track review
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