Why the lyric change for "Your Song" in Moulin Rouge?

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  1. Patrick G

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    Instead of How wonderful life is while you're in the world, it's How wonderful life is NOW you're in the world
     
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    Now you can tell everybody
     
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    probably just a slip-up somewhere down the line.
     
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    Probably to reflect the fact that Christian had just met her, where the original lyrics implied a standing relationship.
     
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    Chad is absolutely correct - WHILE you're in the world cannot be used with a relationship that is not even there yet, so, for Christian, she is NOW in the world, and life just got wonderful that very moment.
    Not a slipup, just correctness.
    Sebastian. [​IMG]
     
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    They did the same thing with Like a Virgin.

    "Feel your heart beat next to mine" is changed to "feel your hearts beat close in time," because the former wouldn't make sense for Zidler to sing to the Duke.
     
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    I guess it all falls under the realm of "artistic license." They also changed the arrangement and instrumentation of all the songs as well.
     

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