How Does a Moment Last Forever (Song)

Last Updated on: February 20th, 2023

How Does a Moment Last Forever disney song music“How Does a Moment Last Forever” is a song from the live-action adaptation of the Disney animated movie “Beauty and the Beast“. The song is sung by the character Maurice, who is the father of Belle, and is later reprised by Belle herself.

In the song, Maurice reflects on the memories he has of his wife, who has passed away, and how those memories help him keep her alive in his heart. The lyrics of the song speak to the power of memories and how they can last even after the people and moments they represent have passed.

The lyrics of “How Does a Moment Last Forever” are as follows:

“How does a moment last forever?
How can a story never die?
It is love we must hold onto
Never easy, but we try”

The song was written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Tim Rice and was performed by actor Kevin Kline, who played Maurice in the movie. It was also performed by Celine Dion over the end credits of the movie. The song was well-received and was nominated for a World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film in 2017.

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