All Or Nothing

New Authorised Biography out 18 March 2021

All or Nothing, Simon Spence’s oral history biography, is drawn from over 125 interviews with those who knew Marriott intimately: his wives, children, bandmates and closest friends, managers, record producers, record label bosses and his fellow musicians. Included are scores of people who have never told their story before. From his child star beginnings to his battles with drug addiction and untimely death in a housefire, All or Nothing is a visceral and unflinching account of Steve Marriott’s extraordinary and often troubling life.

Song Facts

Album:Small Faces (1966)

Release Date: 5 August 1966

Chart Position (UK): 1

B-Side: Understanding

Length: 3:04

Writers: Steve Marriott/Ronnie Lane

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Album: From The Beginning

Release Date: 2 June 1967

Credits

Performers:

  • Vocals, Guitar – Steve Marriott
  • Bass, Vocals – Ronnie Lane
  • Drums – Kenney Jones
  • Organ, Vocals – Ian McLagan

  • Producer – Don Arden
Lyrics
I thought you'd listen to my reason 
But now I see, you don't hear a thing

Try to make you see, how it's got to be

Yes it's all, all or nothing
Yeah yeah,
All or nothing
All or nothing, for me

Things could work out just like I want them to, yeah
If I could have the other half of you, yeah

You know I would,
If I only could

Yes it's all, all or nothing
Yeah yeah,
All or nothing
All or nothing, for me

(Instrumental)

I didn't tell you no lies
So don't you sit there and cry girl

Yeah, all or nothing
Oh yeah, all or nothing
Oh yeah, all or nothing

D'you know what I mean
You got to, got to, go to keep on trying, yeah

All or nothing, mm yeah
All or nothing, to keep on working on to me
All or nothing for me, for me, for me
Come on children, yeah
All or nothing, yeah,yeah, yeah, yeah
All or nothing,
I kept on singing to myself
All or nothing, yeah for me, yeah

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