I can see what's happening
And they don't have a clue
They'll fall in love and here's the bottom line
Our trio's down to two

The sweet caress of twilight
There's magic everywhere
And with all this romantic atmosphere
Disaster's in the air

Can you feel the love tonight
The peace the evening brings
The world for once in perfect harmony
With all its living things

So many things to tell her
But how to make her see
The truth about my past, impossible
She'd turn away from me

He's holding back, he's hiding
But what, I can't decide
Why won't he be the king I know he is?
The king I see inside?

Can you feel the love tonight?
The peace the evening brings
The world, for once, in perfect harmony
With all its living things

Can you feel the love tonight?
You needn't look too far
Stealing through the night's uncertainties
Love is where they are

And if he falls in love tonight
It can be assumed
His carefree days with us are history
In short, our pal is doomed

Lyrics submitted by BrettMoore

Can You Feel the Love Tonight? Lyrics as written by Tim Rice Elton John

Lyrics © Walt Disney Music Company

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    General Comment
    TLK is only the best movie ever made...
    SpydersKysson June 14, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Comment
    I'm surprised. This song is as romantically inclined as A Whole New World, yet nobody is pretending romance is exactly the same as sex. Must be a more mature audience...
    midnightsunrisingon November 02, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    no no no..Alice In Wonderland is the best Disney movie!!
    SnuffieSnifferon July 25, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    nope, lilo and stitch rocks my socks hard core style
    blondechick917on July 30, 2002   Link
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    this song is the best from TLK...which is definitely one of the best disney movies...my faves are little mermaid, beauty and the beast, aladdin, and TLK...but yea this is my fav song from TLK
    Pegasus1288on March 16, 2003   Link
  • 0
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    just put simply one hell of a song
    bornonaugust10thon March 21, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment
    I love TLK and I like this song too. This is one of my fav Disney Movies.
    llamaliciousllamaon August 30, 2005   Link
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    My favorite part of TLK is when they start singing this song. Ah-dor-a-ble and so romantic! ...I love Alice in Wonderland and TLK equally.
    Haiku&Lyricon January 24, 2009   Link
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    this song is SO romantic!. itts so funny when u see lion king 1 1/2, and timon and pumbaa are trying to sabatoge simba and nala, but it just makes it more romantic.
    celticgirl4on July 08, 2009   Link
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    oh gosh i love disney so much :) their music is so pretty. this is one of my favorite songs ever. we played it in orchestra last year and i loved it so much. but yea i love a whole new world too :P BlinkMM182 is right. and midnightsunrising, thats what i love about this song. its about how two 'people' are in love, but not in a sexy perverted way.
    IsabelSparky6756on November 24, 2009   Link

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