"Beauty and the Beast(Tale as Old as Time)" as written by and David / Bowie....
Tale as old as time
True as it can be
Barely even friends
Then somebody bends
Unexpectedly.

Just a little change
Small to say the least
Both a little scared
Neither one prepared
Beauty and the Beast

Ever just the same
Ever a surprise
Ever as before
Ever just as sure
As the sun will rise

Tale as old as time
Tune as old as song
Bittersweet and strange
Finding you can change
Learning you were wrong

Certain as the sun
Rising in the east
Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast

Tale as old as time
Song as old as rhyme
Beauty and the Beast


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"Beauty and the Beast" as written by Alan Menken Howard Elliott Ashman

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Beauty and the Beast (Tale as Old as Time) (Beauty and the Beast) song meanings
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    General Commenti think this song is a description of when you first fall in love unexpectedly.especially the lines "barely even friends, then somebody bends, unexpectedly" and "bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong".
    avrilLrox11on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is a description of when you first fall in love unexpectedly.especially the lines "barely even friends, then somebody bends, unexpectedly" and "bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong".
    avrilLrox11on March 09, 2003   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is a description of when you first fall in love unexpectedly.especially the lines "barely even friends, then somebody bends, unexpectedly" and "bittersweet and strange, finding you can change, learning you were wrong".
    avrilLrox11on March 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAgreed :-) lovely song!
    PrincessPaulieon December 14, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfreakin' adorable and will always be.
    Misseveruson April 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentmy daughter says this song is the best and the play was the best at disney world
    purple girlon December 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg! this is reallly making me mad that im not going 2 see him anytime soon. since they canceled school for the week pretty much.grr!

    gosh this is making me think....
    and thats not really a good thing. b/c i think im falling in love.....bad!
    FALLINGforHIM1994on September 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAww. I'm the tea pot in our school production of beauty and the beast :P
    davidlover95on February 26, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationI think this song is about falling in love with someone who you have been an acquaintance with for quite a while and perhaps you did not have positive feelings towards this person originally but everything changes suddenly. The sudden feelings you have towards this person are so strong and sure that you can't believe you didn't see it before. Such a beautiful song.
    MelissaC21on February 04, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe only teapot can make me sad
    Paymaanon May 17, 2016   Link

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