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Lady Gaga: Shallow Meaning


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Song Released: 2018

Shallow Lyrics

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



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    May 1st, 5:08pm report

    I think to write these lyrics about mental health then when we wrote with the producer it reminded me, me and Joshua are good songwriters. But I wrote with Nathan Chapman and his wife could write it they have something.


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    Mar 25th, 2020 3:46pm report

    I like the video that made it into shallow it’s so cool I want to do a music video like that, me and josh went to New Mexico and wrote shallow and the director took us to the main stage and then they showed me the dressing room that’s where I kept my clothes and Bradley did the lighting and the sound and then we will start filming at Knoxville at the Tennessee football field and so we’re performing in Knoxville and performed shallow and lady Gaga joined in and Bradley, and he also checked her voice microphone working and so me and her are going to sound alike. Then we can be same clothes and different shoes to wear, and I’m wearing a dress with sparkly red and then a headband that has to do with musicals, josh likes the musical and so he really likes that.


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    Mar 14th, 2020 3:11am report

    I think shallow is a fun song it’s about who we are me and Ben, and Dawson are going to record shallow and Bradley saw me and he played the guitar and he also he had amazing voice and he doesn’t care about the bad names but they’re not good, but I wanted to do a clean version of a star is born, and so me and Ben are performing at England at Princess Diana’s concert and then we will stay friends and do other stuff. But I like Dawson he’s my best friend he did marketing with me and he taught how to do music, and also he wanted to be a music producer, and write my songs. It was so fun but when I saw him at squires I saw Dawson studying and he saw me it was crazy, but I liked that he saw me at squires when he’s around he can do field study with Daniel, and Ben.


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    Feb 1st, 2020 2:06am report

    I want to do this project with my friend Ben, he wrote the lyrics and we’re also found the meaning of shallow in the dictionary, but when god painted the walls he sent it to his friend clay. He’s graduating last year in the high school but me and Ben wrote it with clay and he started singing next Chorus, he sang amazing. He’s my best friend he’s going to hang out with me today, and he can hang out when Ben is busy. Then he can write music everytime when he’s around and sometimes he wants to babysit me and Matthew. He’s so nice and sweet but he is my best friend in high school. But he met me at club he looked me in the eyes and kissed me it’s so cool. Me and him are going out tonight and have fun.


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    Oct 22nd, 2019 10:42pm report

    I think that song came from Bradley but he send it to me and see if I can do a duet with Ben then when he came in the studio and he wrote that song with mark and Anthony and so they both are so good with songwriting I like mark Ronson he’s so talented and so he write it with me and then Anthony write with my friend Ben. So we can be in the project for movies and we can stack them in the pile and I can wait to perform shallow on Ellen. She’s incredible and I’m very lucky to see her. I have her Instagram page so I can see her photos of her cats and dogs, but when she post some cat photos I would show them to my dad.


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    Aug 3rd, 2019 8:38pm report

    I went to Nashville to write this song but it’s nice to work in Nashville, but we went there and write with Bradley cooper and he’s going to ask me something he said would you and Jonas brothers do another movie, star is born. I said yes. But when we set up the tour for Jonas brothers we wrote amazing songs like shallow, and burnin up. But we’re glad that we wrote that together. We stayed at the hotel and spend the night there, but we went swimming at the pool but it’s late.


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    Jun 1st, 2019 6:36pm report

    When I played the song I’m getting those shakes into my emotions and so this song reminds me of my cousin Nathan. It’s very personal song to my cousin who passed away. So, it’s for him and also britta too. But my friends are helping me writing that song for me accept they sang with me to this song it’s pouring our hearts and also we’re so proud of that song and to record it with Bradley cooper. He’s so nice and so, he played a guitar he’s really good. But I sang with him in his movies and really good acting. I wanna do same thing as lady Gaga.


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    May 26th, 2019 5:01am report

    I think to this song is so good it’s about to be in relationship with family and so, when my friend Patrick wrote this song with his brother Shawn. He wrote it with him and I’m in the movie new movie, called star is born 2, then when we have our song coming out. We’re glad to performing with Shawn, and Patrick he’s so nice.


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    Mar 9th, 2019 3:43am report

    The Shallow is this Shallow world. They want to get away from so many shallow people and live life in a more deep meaningful way.


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    Feb 26th, 2019 2:40am report

    Both are searching to fill the emptiest in their life, perhaps it's love there are seeking. But when love appears to be within reach it seems that it's not enough. They fear the emptiness within, there is no way out, but to dive into the shallow water to end it all. Sha-ha-sha-ha meansm what will be will be. The boy dies at the end of the movie, doesn't he?


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    Feb 24th, 2019 2:32pm report

    The movie's meaning is jumping straight into love, whereas the literal meaning is just jumping into anything trust your gut it won't lead you wrong, its safe.


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    Feb 5th, 2019 2:25pm report

    I believe the shallow means, this evil world we are all trapped in and only way to escape from the ways of life on this planet. Expressing her heart.


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    Feb 2nd, 2019 2:22pm report

    First impression of the song is that the couple is diving deep into love.


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    Nov 9th, 2018 11:21pm report

    A lot of people have said that The Shallows in Lady Gaga's song refers to people wanting/needing to be deeper, form deeper relationships.

    While I agree with that meaning (the song refers to being empty/needing more); I think the characters may also be referring to safety. "The Shallows" to sailors are areas where the water is not deep enough for safe navigation. Diving into the deep feels like safety to me -- as opposed to wrecking in the shallow waters.


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    Oct 24th, 2018 10:43am report

    I have no clue, but would like to know what “the shallow” means.

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