There was a boy.
A very strange, enchanted boy.
They say he wandered very far,
Very far,
Over land and sea.
A little shy,
And sad of eye,
But very wise was he.
And then one day,
One magic day he passed my way.
And while we spoke of many things,
Fools and kings,
This he said to me:
The greatest thing
You'll ever learn
Is just to love
And be loved
In return.


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    General CommentGood song, simple song made for Moulin Rouge! It's just like the opening song that tells of what the movie's about.
    nullseton May 19, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song was a great way to start off the movie it gave a kind of fairy tale feel to it.
    moondust7uson June 29, 2002   Link
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    General CommentBOWIE RULES!!! But anyway, yeah, it was completely perfect for the movie (as were all the others). I love how it seems the whole movie was based on it, when it probably wasn't added til the end. And it's about what it says it's about so I'm not gonna bother typing it out.
    thinkitbeiton June 30, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song was NOT made for this movie. Just to let you know. It's a very old song, and sung by lots of different artist, but I think it was originally done by Nat King Cole.
    Nichole222on March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentThis song was not made for the movie. It is a very old song, and many artist have done it, but I beleive it was done originally by Nat King Cole
    Nichole222on March 25, 2003   Link
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    General CommentIn case you haven't heard any music that came out before 1995 almost none of the music in Moulin Rouge was written for the movie...lyrics at least.
    myhotelyearon October 21, 2004   Link
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    General Commenti havnt even seen the movie but ive herd the song and it reli gets 2 me.....
    The greatest thing
    You'll ever learn
    Is just to love
    And be loved
    In return.
    they r sum ov the nicest truest lyrics ive ever herd!
    Dc eyes xxon October 22, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOnly one of the songs in Moulin Rouge was an original piece, byt the way. I'm think it's Come What May, but I'm not entirely sure.
    MAKEWARon April 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIdk if you've noticed this song is based off the book The Little Prince (Le Petite Prince) and is a really known book in France... Great read and perfect song. Loved Moulin Rouge and the song although written for something different is perfect for the movie...
    AdanaCon June 30, 2006   Link

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