"All Or Nothing" as written by Richard Guard and Philip James Rice....
When I first saw you standing there
You know it was a little hard not to stare
So nervous when I drove you home
I know being apart is a little hard to bare.

Send some flowers to your work and home
So that I will have you in my arms again
We kissed that night before I left
Still now that's something
I could never forget

You've got all that I need
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
With you I know that
I am good for something
So let's go give it a try
We've got our backs against the ocean
It's just us against the world
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I

Let's take a chance go far away today
And never look back again
Since I said I loved you in Las Vegas
It's never been the same since then

You've got all that I need
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
With you I know that
I am good for something
So let's go give it a try
We've got our backs against the ocean
It's just us against the world
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I

This is it nothing to hide
One more kiss never say goodbye
This is it babe your all mine
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
I know that I am good for something
So lets go give it a try
We've got our backs against the ocean
It's just us against the world
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
With you I know that
I am good for something
So lets go give it a try

We got our backs against the ocean
It's just us against the world
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
Looking at all or nothing
Babe it's you and I
Babe it's you and I


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"All or Nothing" as written by David Brenner Tyler Connolly

Lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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  • +4
    General CommentThis song is such a great love song. I play in a band, and our lead singer and I have known each other for years...but it was not until the summer of 2010 when she and I ran into each other again, and got to talking about how we both wanted to be in a new band, that she and I really started spending a LOT of time with each other...our band mates were all asking us, "are y'all dating", to which she and I always played coy about the question. They finally caught us one night after practice...they caught us kissing...so we had to tell them. She knows how to make a bad day good for me with just a smile. She just really seems to get me, and I get her. The song just really fits my relationship.
    CKF929on December 14, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI'd definitely support fragile's view. Regardless of what the music video has, it sounds like they're having problems with a long distance relationship, or facing another hardship against them. ("We've got our backs against the ocean, It's just us against the world" - No one is there for them but themselves, and the world is fighting against them.) He tells her that they can have "All or Nothing," no halfway doing that kind of relationship, but he really feels that they have something together.

    They aren't sure that they can weather the distance from each other, but they try anyway ("Being apart's a little hard to bear" / "With you, I know that I'm good for something So let's go give it a try"). For this couple, it works out.

    Beautiful song, however interpreted.
    greatertyleron November 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI kinda have a different interpretation of the song...I think that when he says "you can have all or nothing" he's telling her that those are her only options in regards to him. Either they've everything or nothing, but there's no in-between. He wants her and only her, and needs to know she feels the same way...my opinion at least.
    jmb06010on June 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant beleive no ones commented this dude

    with her he feels like hes worth something. and its no one but him and her. thats all he cares about. fuck everyone else the only one he needs is her to get by in life. all hands down.

    its a pretty song :] theory of a deadman did a damn good job on this CD
    Cooperloveon April 24, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song,
    obviously it's about a boy whose in love with a girl who makes him feel worth while, and he just wants to be with her forever.

    i really hate how theory of a deadman is so underrated.
    stacilovesmetallicaon April 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this is one of their best!
    rockerpoeton June 25, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgreat song
    he falls in love with a girl and they get married
    goreman769on July 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is just beautiful. Honestly, when I first heard it, with the solo piano and a somewhat sad tone, I assumed this song was going to be something about being heartbroken or depression, or something of the sort.

    But, this song is the complete opposite. The meaning is as clear as the background of this website: True Love. A boy simply falls in love with a girl, courts her with flowers and travel together and such, then eventually they get married (This is it Nothing to hide One more kiss Never say goodbye).

    All in all, beautiful song and reminds me of my "friend" Maggie. I hope this song will be our future too, but college has me so swamped and stuff I don't have time to think. But I do have time to spend, and that's with her. =)
    urasaisaruon September 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentok this song is totally amazing!!! its almost better than bad girlfriend!! almost.
    nickel09on October 03, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentamazing song i love it!

    to me yeah its about a guy thats in love with some girl and they tie the knot. marrage -

    This is it - the last thing to do
    Nothing to hide - no secrets
    One more kiss - untill they are properly together
    Never say goodbye - stick with eachother
    This is it - finially got there
    Babe, you're all mine - married, nobody can take her away.
    lukewoodon October 10, 2008   Link

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