I Can’t Make It

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.

Small Faces - I Can't Make It
Small Faces – I Can’t Make It

Song Facts

Writers: Steve Marriott/Ronnie Lane

Length: 3:06

Release Date: 3 March 1967

Chart Position (UK): 4

B-Side: Just Passing

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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
Lyrics

I Can’t Make It

I know how you're feeling
I've felt that way too
So don't get hung up
'Cos it's healing
And I'm gonna help you through it all
Listen baby

I can make it if you can
I can take it if you can
I know that your heart's strong
I know that you'll hold on
I can't make it without you
(No,no, no)

I can't make it without you
So open up your mind
As well as your heart
I can't go on knowing you're not near me
No, no no no
I know that I could love you
'Cos you kissed me with your eyes
But if you ain't got the strength to make it with me
Then I can't sympathise
Now listen, baby

I can make it if you can
Hey, yeah
I can take it if you can
My, my, my
I know that your heart's strong
Hey, yeah
I know that you'll hold on
Listen
I can't make it without you
(No,no, no)

I can't make it without you
You know it's true girl
Ha, you know it's true girl
I can't make it without you

So get yourself together and under control
And take me baby before I decide to go
Yeah, yeah, yeah yeah yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, I gotta keep on trying for you

Heah, I can't make it without you
No, no, no, no no, no
No, heah, I gotta sing this song one more time
Heah, I can't, I can't I can't
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