"All Or Nothing" as written by Steve Marriott...
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 yeah, all or nothing
Oh yeah, all or nothing
You'll hear my children say, all or nothing, for me

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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    General Commentno comments yet? this is the best song of the 1960's!
    Ted Maulon November 23, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwritten by Steve in a railway hotel in Leeds - this song is about, well, sex. Wanting to make it with his then girlfriend Susan
    iainmcgon August 18, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's about more than sex. I believe it was actually written for Jenny Rylance, his "girlfriend" who was flicking between him and Rod Stewart, and the nature of the song is "You have to *love* me, not be halfway between."
    smallfacesfanon March 09, 2012   Link
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    Song FactInteresting that although Steve wrote it, others werecredited as the songwriters when it was published.
    Bigblue1894on December 30, 2017   Link

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