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How Far I’ll Go Lyrics

Moana at the edge of her raft in the sand singing

Disney’s animated film Moana (2016) has many memorable songs. How Far I’ll Go features the main character, Moana, who runs from the beach to the island mountain top and back to the beach while singing about being called to explore the ocean.

How Far I’ll Go won a Grammy for Best Song Written for Visual Media and was nominated for an Academy Award. 

The songs singing voices include the talented Auli’i Cravalho with lyrics by Mark Mancina and Lin-Manuel Miranda.

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How Far I’ll Go Lyrics

Moana: 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 cannot 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?

And 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

List of Moana Songs

Check Billboards article about the record-breaking song. If you want to see more fun videos and lyrics, then jump back to the Disney Song Lyrics list of movies.

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