I remember the first time I heard this song was during the break time from my orderly duty in the army camp. Then the soldiers will all bring in their own little videos and share it with the other guards to make the long Sunday orderly duty less boring.

I have to say, I love the Movie Moulin Rouge (2001)  a lot..  I was serving the army during the period

Recently, I have been hearing about how a friend of mine had a group of friends. They were talking about how a guys love is measured by whether they can afford a diamond ring.

As I hear about it.. The Lyrics of the this song keep floating back to my mind.

“ Cause we are living in a material world
  And I am a material girl”

Although I know that these lyrics originated from Madonna’s “Material Girl” but the version that float back to me come from that scene when Satine was singing it in Moulin Rouge

Apparently, the song used in Moulin Rouge’s Sparkling Diamond is adapted from Marilyn Monroe’s “Diamond Are The Girls Best Friend” with some of the modern terms  such as “Automat” was replaced as Moulin Rouge was suppose to depict the 1900s. The director also changed the names of the Jewelers are change too to fit the historical context of the show.

Personally, I believe that diamond rings doesn’t guaranty happiness in relationship. Although diamond last forever, but it cannot guarantee that love will stay true all the way to the end.

The true secret of a happy life lies in contentment for Paul once said

Now godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing, with these we shall be content”- Paul (1 Tim 6:6-8)

So to those materials girls out there, perhaps they would also consider what Elder Peter says

Do not let your adornment be merely outward—arranging the hair, wearing gold, or putting on fine apparel— rather let it be the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is very precious in the sight of God.” – Peter (1 Pet 3:4-4)

Finally I would like to dedicate this song to all the Material girls that I have met in my life. Hopefully they will find their boyfriends who drives Lamborghinis, Ferraris and had lots of giant diamond rings in their life. But remember that there are always someone prettier and nicer who gets to receive the Diamond ring.

For just as you are entitled to your standards, “Mr Diamond” is also entitled to his standards. So before setting a standard, make sure you could meet their requirements first.  Winking smile 

 

Title: Sparkling Diamonds

Perform By : Jim Broadbent, Nicole Kidman,
                         Natalie Mendoza, Lara Mulcahy
                         & Caroline O’Connor

[Satine]
The French are glad to die for love

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
A kiss may be grand but it won’t pay the rental
On your humble flats,or help you feed your Pets (most people think its “Pussycat”)

Men grow cold as girls grow old
And we all lose our charms in the end

But square-cut or pear-shaped
These rocks don’t lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

…Tiffanys..Cartiers..

[Satine and the Diamond Dogs]
Cause we are living in a material world
And I am a material girl

[Satine]
Ah
Come and get me, boys
Black Star, Ross Cole
Talk to me, Harry Zilder, tell me all about it!

There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
[Zidler and the Diamond Dogs]
But diamonds are a girl’s best friend
[Satine]
There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer
[Zidler]
Thinks you’re awful nice
[Satine]
But get that ice or else no dice

[Diamond Dogs]
He’s your guy when stocks are high
But beware when they start to descend
Oooo…Diamonds are a girl’s best
Diamonds are a girls best
Diamonds are a girls best friend

[Satine]
Let’s make love
Yes!
Oh, come on
Yes!
[Zilder]
Oh!
[Satine]
Tiger!
Roar! Roar!
[Nini Legs-in-the-air]
Ole!
[Zidler]
Everything’s going so well!

[Satine]
Cause that’s when those louses go back to their spouses.
Diamonds are a girl’s best
Diamonds are a girl’s best
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend

 

In case if anyone wants to hear the original song by Marilyn Monroe, here is the youtube clip

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