A couple days ago I wanted to read for an hour, so I asked Alexa to shuffle music by Ennio Morricone, who has become my favorite composer. The first offering Alexa presented was the one embedded above. I had to interrupt her to ask her to identify the song. It sounded familiar, and I wondered if Morricone had written for Broadway or a movie I hadn't seen.
Identifying the piece took a while. Searching the lyrics kept yielding links to an Australian group called Savage Garden. Adding Celine Dion to the search finally led me to a tribute album. And then I discovered that the lyrics had been added on to Morricone's well-known Deborah's Theme from Once Upon a Time in America.
Reposted from 2017 in memoriam.