Tin Soldier

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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 - Tin Soldier
Small Faces – Tin Soldier

Song Facts

Writers: Steve Marriott/Ronnie Lane

Length: 3:06

Recorded: 6 November 1967

Release Date: 2 December 1967

Chart Position (UK): 9

B-Side: I Feel Much Better

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Album: From The Beginning

Release Date: 2 June 1967

Credits

Performers:

  • Vocals, Guitars – Steve Marriott
  • Bass, Vocals – Ronnie Lane
  • Drums – Kenney Jones
  • Hammond Organ, Acoustic and Electric Piano, Vocals – Ian McLagan
  • Backing Vocals – PP Arnold
Lyrics

Tin Soldier

I am a little tin soldier
That wants to jump into your fire
You are a look in your eye
A dream passing by in the sky

I don't understand
All I need is treat me like a man
'Cause I ain't no child
Take me like I am

I got to know that I belong to you
Do anything that you want to do
Sing any song that you want me to 
Sing to you

I don't need no aggravation
I just got to make you
I just got to make you my occupation

I got to know that I belong to you
Do anything that you want to do
Sing any song that you want me to 
Sing to you

All I need is your whispered hello
Smiles melting the snow nothing heard
Your eyes are deeper than time
Say a love that won't rhyme without words

So now I've lost my way
I need help to show me things to say
Give me your love before mine fades away

I got to know that I belong to you
Do anything that you want to do
Sing any song that you want me to 
Sing to you

Oh no no
I just want some reaction
Someone to give me satisfaction
All I want to do is stick with you
'Cause I love you
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