"Into the Woods" tells of fairy tale characters meeting in the woods and exploring what happens after "happily ever after." This haunting ballad, which examines themes of maturity and learning to cope with misfortune, comes in Act II just before the Finale. "Mother cannot guide you. Now you're on your own. Only me beside you. Still, you're not alone. No one is alone..." A touching, memorable song for any concert occasion, including graduation.