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"Before I Cry" is a song performed by Lady Gaga from the soundtrack to the 2018 musical A Star Is Born. The track was written and produced by Lady Gaga, Mark Nilan Jr., Nick Monson and DJ White Shadow.

Lyrics

I can’t believe the things you said
Right now I wish that you would try
Try to stay near me
Try to be near me
Before I cry

Cause I am gonna need a well
To catch the pain and lift the spell
That you will hear me
Can you try and hear me?
Before I cry

Hurry up hurry up Before
I lose you Hurry up hurry up
Woah woah
Before you lose me too Hurry up hurry up
Woah woah
Before I change my mind

Cause I’m gonna cry if you say you don’t need me
I’m gonna cry if you act like you don’t care
Promise me baby you know I can’t fake it
Why don’t you hold me
Tell me you love me
Before I cry
Before I cry

Could you please find another way
I start to think that I’m insane
Tryin’ to stay here
Let me just lay here
Before I cry

Hurry up hurry up
Before I lose you
Woah woah
Hurry up hurry up
Before you lose me too
Woah woah
Hurry up hurry up Before
I change my mind
Woah woah

Cause I’m gonna cry if you say you don’t need me
I’m gonna cry if you act like you don’t care

Promise me baby you know I can’t fake it
Why don’t you hold me?
Tell me you love me
Before I cry
Before I cry

I’m ‘bout to lose it
It’s got so confusin’
Am I just repeatin’ myself?
Say somethin’ lovin’ to me before I crumble Tell me
Tell me
Tell me

Cause I’m gonna cry if you say you don’t need me
I’m gonna cry if you act like you don’t care
Promise me baby you know
I can’t fake it
Why don’t you hold me?
Tell me you love me
Before I cry
Before I cry
Before I cry

Have I said what I needed to say
Have you said what you wanted to say
Did you say what you wanted to say
Would you try and stop me
Before I cry

Credits

Written and produced by Lady Gaga, Mark Nilan Jr., Nick Monson and DJ White Shadow
Recorded by Benjamin Rice at Woodrow Wilson Studios, Hollywood, CA and EastWest Studios, Los Angeles, CA Us
Assisted by Tyler Shields and Matt Wolach
Mixed by Tom Elmhirst at Electric Lady Studios, New York, NY Us
Engineer for Mix by Brandon Bost
Mastered by Randy Merrill at Sterling Sound, New York, NY Us
Track Participants Guitars by Nick Monson
Piano by Mark Nilan Jr. and Lady Gaga
Programming by Mark Nilan Jr. and Nick Monson
Violins by Songa Lee, Charlie Bisharat, Serena Mckinney, Marisa Kuney, Ben Jacobson, Grant Garibyan, Lila Hood, and Pablo Mendez
Violas by Alma Fernandez, Andrew Duckles, Kate Reddish, and Shigeru Logan
Celli by Jacob Braun, David Low, Adrienne Woods, and Leah Metzler
String Arrangement by Mark Nilan Jr., Nick Monson, and Lady Gaga
Background Vocals by Benjamin Rice and Nick Monson
String Contractor - Joann Tominaga
String Coordinator - Ivy Skoff
Published by
  • Stefani Germanotta P/K/A Lady Gaga (BMI) Sony/ATV Songs, LLC/ House of Gaga Publishing, LLC / GloJoe Music Inc. (BMI)
  • Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (ASCAP), administered by Universal Music Publishing Group and Maxwell and Carter Publishing, LLC (BMI) administered by Universal Music Publishing Group
  • Artist Publishing Group (BMI)
  • Maxwell & Carter Publishing, LLC Administered by Kobalt (ASCAP)
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