A Star is Born


Learn It Town Cinema presents songs and trailers from A Star is Born with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. (Make sure your quicktime is updated when you watch it at the English City Cinema.)

Have you watched the movie? What is your favorite song? What does the song "Shallow" mean?

Before we listen to the song "Shallow" from the movie. Let's examine the language.

fill that void - an empty feeling inside a person

keeping it so hardcore - when a musician tries to express themselves with music and life intensive and very honest.

longing for change - wanting something different in your life.

off the deep in watch as I dive in - an idiom - to dive in at the deep end/be thrown in at the deep end' can mean to be facing/be faced with an unfamiliar or difficult task, and if you decide to just 'jump right in' and get on with it. It is based on the idea that a swimming pool/ocean/sea/lake has a deep end and a shallow end. When a person can't touch the bottom, then they are in the deep end. It can be dangerous. Another idiom "sink or swim" refers to the deep end. The dictionaries definition is - to enter upon a course of action with heedless or irresponsible indifference to consequences.

far from the shallow now - this is an idiom meaning far from safety. In shallow water, most people feel safe. When a person is far from the shallow, they are no longer in the safe area.

Now listen to the song. Below the video are the lyrics.

[Bradley Cooper:] 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 [Lady Gaga:] Tell me something boy Aren't you tired tryin' to 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 longing 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 [Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper:] 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 [Lady Gaga:] Wooaaaah Woaaaaaaaaaaah 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 [Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper:] 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

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