Mike’s Favorite Original Songs of the Decade: #49 – “Too Far Gone,” from A Star Is Born
49. “Too Far Gone,” from A Star Is Born
One of the underrated great Star Is Born songs. I know “Maybe It’s Time” gets all the notice as the one that underscores the arc of Bradley Cooper’s character, but this one… jesus. This one’s like a plea from his character to stay alive. “Please don’t let me be too fucked up to have a happy ending,” disguised as a love song. It’s beautiful. I’d probably have it higher if it were more than a minute and a half long. But man, do I love it, especially that “set me free” refrain. This might be the best singing Cooper does in the entire movie.