Shallow
Lady Gaga Lyrics


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Tell me something, girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there somethin' else you're searching 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 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 a 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-hallow
In the sha-ha, sha-la-la-la-low
In the sha-ha, sha-hallow
We're far from the shallow now

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, shallow
In the sha-ha, sha-la-la-la-low




In the sha-ha, shallow
We're far from the shallow now

Overall Meaning

“Shallow” by Lady Gaga is a power ballad that speaks to the struggles of two people who are going through difficult times in their lives. The song is a conversation between two fictional characters - Jackson Maine and Ally - who are brought together by their shared love for music. Jackson, a seasoned musician who is battling addiction, is mesmerized by Ally’s raw talent and they start a romantic relationship. As their union deepens, so do their personal struggles.


The lyrics begin with Ally questioning whether Jackson is happy living in the modern world or whether he is searching for something more. Jackson asks Ally whether she is tired of trying to fill a void or whether she needs more. The lyrics suggest that both characters are struggling with finding happiness and contentment with their lives.


As the song progresses, it becomes clear that the two characters are drawn to each other not just because of their mutual love for music but because together they offer each other a chance for redemption. The chorus lines “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” signify the characters’ willingness to take risks and to be vulnerable with each other in order to move past their fears and emotional pain.


Overall, “Shallow” is a song about two people who find solace in each other amidst the turbulence of life. It speaks to the universal desire to find meaning and happiness, even in the midst of personal struggles and societal pressures.


Line by Line Meaning

Tell me somethin', girl
Asking if the girl is content in the world we live in


Are you happy in this modern world?
Asking if she is happy with how the world is right now


Or do you need more?
Wondering if she needs something more in life


Is there somethin' else you're searchin' for?
Asking if there is something specific she is looking for


I'm falling
Feeling like she is losing control


In all the good times I find myself
Even in happy moments, she feels unsettled


Longin' for change
Desiring something different


And in the bad times I fear myself
Struggling with self-confidence during bad times


Tell me something, boy
Asking the boy if he has found happiness


Aren't you tired tryin' to fill that void?
Asking if he is tired of trying to fill an emptiness inside him


Or do you need more?
Wondering if he needs something different in his life


Ain't it hard keeping it so hardcore?
Acknowledging the difficulty of maintaining a tough facade


I'm off the deep end, watch as I dive in
Taking a risk and going all in


I'll never meet the ground
Not afraid of falling or failing


Crash through the surface, where they can't hurt us
Breaking through the superficial and finding a safe place


We're far from the shallow now
Moved beyond shallow waters to a deeper connection


In the sha-ha, sha-hallow
Repeating the word 'shallow' to emphasize the previous point


In the sha-ha, sha-la-la-la-low
Connecting with someone on a deeper level


In the sha-ha, sha-hallow
Emphasizing the depth of the connection


We're far from the shallow now
Content in the meaningful relationship they have created


Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh
A vocalization expressing emotion


Whoa
An exclamation of surprise or excitement




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: Andrew Wyatt, Stefani J. Germanotta, Anthony Rossomando, Mark D. Ronson

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

@mellik.2232

Tell me something, girl
Are you happy in this modern world?
Or do you need more?
Is there something 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 trying 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

In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow
In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-llow
In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow
We're far from the shallow now

Oh, ha-ah-ah
Ah, ha-ah-ah, oh, ah
Ha-ah-ah-ah

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-llow
In the sha-ha-sha-la-la-la-llow
In the sha-ha, sha-ha-llow
We′re far from the shallow now



@MateusSantos-pj4nb

Obrigado Lady Gaga por essa linda obra de arte. Uma música que toca não só o coração mas também a alma, isso é muito difícil hoje em dia. Quando toca todos os sentimentos vividos ( e não vividos também) desabrocham; sem medo através de lágrimas e um belo sorriso de canto.
Ter uma artista como Gaga hoje, é essencial como uma faísca que ascende a esperança de cada ouvido no mundo. Uma canção com belo arranjo e melodia impecável traduz esse poder mágico de Shallow como uma bela poesia.
Bradley está cirúrgico em cada nota, cada palavra. Esse amor ultrapassou as fronteiras da sétima arte; como se quebrassem a quarta parede, entre a ficção e a o real.Não posso dizer que algo rolou entre os dois. Mas independente disso a arte em sua pura vida grita em nossa imaginação.
Quero poder mostrar essa chama em forma de música, para meus futuros filhos, netos e por aí vai rsrs. Obrigado Lady Gaga e Bradley por entregarem seus corações nesse trabalho. O que vocês fizeram, fará um marco na história que trancenderá por anos.
Vocês jamais atingiram o chão, pois estão longe do raso. Te amo ❤
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We're far from the shallow now😊



All comments from YouTube:

@noextrai

Punch me i'm so excited for this soundtrack.

@gaffawebber

Willam, I am so excited to see you in this! Lurve you girl!!!

@liamdarcy122

Can’t wait to see you playing a drag queen in a drag bar! Talk about a method bitch

@mikedelahanty85

One time I brought 2 pieces of trade home from a bar in NYC..and the one wanted cereal so I got him a bowl of captain crunch and while he was chomping away on those mouth razors he said to the other boy, “eat my ass”

@naterises

I'm excited to see you in the film willam!

@solysiren

👊 This is going to be an amazing film.

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@chicken

Who thinks this is a Certified banger?❤👯👇

@rosehura8649

Always will be❤❤❤

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@kimmomatikainen1843

I ran into a softer version sung by Floor Jansen. Apparently Lady Gaga herself contacted tv channel that showed it and said that it was the most beautiful cover version of this song she has heard.

That was intimate small tv studio live version and softer so it gave different vibes.

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