Jim has asked us to pick songs featured in films that made the charts for today’s Song Lyric Sunday. I have picked a song that was part of a film I started watching and then gave up on over the holidays. I will say this, I was fascinated by reading about Bradley Cooper’s work alongside Lady Gaga on this modern retelling of the classic “A Star Is Born”, and I do respect them for their work, their creativity, and I do believe they deserved the many accolades and praise they garnished. For some reason, I just did not enjoy watching the film as much as I had hoped. Perhaps I just wasn’t in the mood for it. This track “Shallow” seemed to top the charts, and I understood this is a turning point in the plot. You may also enjoy the video at the end of this post of the co-stars perfroing this track at the 2019 Oscars.
But I will say this, I could never stomach Lady Gaga until I saw her looking so natural and so authentic in this film. It was such a pleasure to see her stripped of all the make-up and costumes that normally shroud her. I would be pleased to see more of Lady Gaga looking like someone I would pass in town on the way to the sales. But then again, I know I need to be mindful that there are some out there who love changing their natural image with cosmetics and eye-catching styles just to go about everyday tasks, and they are free to do so. I found it very interesting to read about Bradley Cooper. I read that he learnt to sing and play the piano and the guitar for this film, which he directed and starred in. He seems like a well respected talent, and it looks as if much more is anticipated from him.
Despite not enjoying the film as much as I would have liked, I do applaud these two on so many levels. I hope they were satisfied, because it looks like the film and soundtrack were rather a creative masterpiece.
Credits: Lady Gaga (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), Andrew Wyatt, Anthony Rossomando and Mark Ronson
Tell me somethin', girl Are you happy in this modern world? Or do you need more? Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for? I'm falling In all the good times I find myself longin' for change And, in the bad times, I fear myself Tell me something, boy Aren't you tired tryna fill that void? Or do you need more? Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore? I'm falling In all the good times I find myself longin' for change And, in the bad times, I fear myself I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in I'll never meet the ground Crash through the surface where they can't hurt us We're far from the shallow now In the sha-ha-sha-ha-low In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-low In the sha-ha-sha-ha-ha-low We're far from the shallow now Oh, ha, ah, ha Oh-ah, ha Oh, ha, ah, ha I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in I'll never meet the ground Crash through the surface where they can't hurt us We're far from the shallow now In the sha-ha-sha-ha-low In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-low In the sha-ha-sha-ha-ha-low We're far from the shallow now