“Come What May” is a song composed by David Baerwald and Kevin Gilbert, originally intended for the film William Shakespeare’s Romeo + Juliet. However, it was first heard publicly, and is best known as the romantic love theme from Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 film Moulin Rouge!, where it is sung by Ewan McGregor and Nicole Kidman in their respective roles as Christian and Satine.
The song takes its title from a phrase that originates from Shakespeare’s Macbeth.
The song plays an important role in the film. When the forbidden strong and close romantic relationship between Christian and Satine has been discovered, Christian pens this romance song and includes it in the musical he is currently writing. Each time either of them sings this song, they can secretly declare their equally deep and true romantic love for each other.