Talk To You
Small Faces Lyrics


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Listen, it's been three months
Since I was last with you
So many people tryin' to
Stop me getting through
The doorman he just laughed
But I don't want no autograph
Now you listen to me baby
All I want to do
Is talk to you
You know I didn't stop you doing
Things you wanted to do
But now it's gone too far
It looks like I'm losing you
But I don't want sympathy
But please don't turn your back on me
Listen baby
All I want to do
Is talk to you
I got to talk to you
I got to try to make you see
Just how very very much
You mean to me
Would it be too much
To try and jog your memory
You remember me baby
I hope that I'm still
Part of your history
Now I don't want to share your car
No no no, or stop you being a star
All I want to, all I wannna do



You know what I've gotta to do
Got to keep on trying

Overall Meaning

The lyrics of Small Faces's song "Talk To You" express the frustration and longing of someone who has been separated from a loved one for three months. The singer is trying to reach out to the person but feels thwarted by the people who are trying to keep them apart. They are pleading with the person to listen to them and just talk, rather than letting the distance between them grow.


The singer is acutely aware of the fact that they may be losing the person and that they need to try and make them see how much they mean to them. They want to be a part of the person's history, to stay in their memory even though they are apart. They do not want to control or restrict the person's life, but simply to have a connection with them.


The lyrics are full of emotion, and the music matches this with a driving beat and a sense of urgency. It is a song about the difficulty of maintaining relationships, particularly when external forces are working against them, and the importance of communication and connection.


Line by Line Meaning

Listen, it's been three months
It has been three months since we last spoke, and I have been wanting to talk to you.


Since I was last with you
It has been three months since I was last with you, and I miss you.


So many people tryin' to Stop me getting through
There were people stopping me from talking to you, but I won't be deterred.


The doorman he just laughed
The doorman made fun of me for wanting to talk to you, but I won't give up.


But I don't want no autograph
I am not asking for your autograph, all I want is to talk to you.


Now you listen to me baby
Please pay attention to what I have to say.


All I want to do
The only thing I want is to talk to you.


Is talk to you
I want to have a conversation with you and tell you how much you mean to me.


You know I didn't stop you doing Things you wanted to do
I have always supported your decisions and never held you back from what you wanted to do.


But now it's gone too far
But now our situation has gone too far and it seems like I am losing you.


It looks like I'm losing you
I feel like I am losing you and I don't want to lose you.


But I don't want sympathy
I don't want your sympathy, I just want you to listen to me.


But please don't turn your back on me
Please don't ignore me or push me away.


You remember me baby
I hope you remember me and how much I care about you.


I hope that I'm still Part of your history
I hope that I am still a part of your life and will always be remembered as such.


Now I don't want to share your car
I don't want to share your fame or success, I just want to talk to you.


No no no, or stop you being a star
I don't want to stop you from being successful or famous, I just want to talk to you.


All I want to, all I wannna do
The only thing I want is to talk to you and let you know how much you mean to me.


You know what I've gotta to do
I know what I have to do, and that is to keep trying to talk to you.


Got to keep on trying
I won't give up on trying to talk to you and let you know how I feel.




Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Peermusic Publishing, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd., Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: MICHAEL KEVIN O'SULLIVAN, RONNIE LANE, STEVE MARRIOTT

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Comments from YouTube:

Urban Flyman

Great rock track! Thanks for putting this up.
What a voice! 👌

The Yaks

Definitely one of the best rock singers ever - Steve sang his heart out with every song

George T

definitely not a rock singer, one of the most soulful voices out there. up there with otis redding and james brown

Paul Frain

What a bloody superb band

Michael Crowley III

Yet another case in point of why The Small Faces can do no wrong!

Gordon Spence

You can see where Paul Weller got some of his moves watching the original master here .. the small faces were 4 great musicians and so damm cool 😎 .. proper 60s mods too who were living the dream

Joe York

🤩

Colin Carroll

Steve Marriott and Ronnie Laine wrote this the other two Kenny Jones and Ian Maclagan

Andrew Fischer

did i read this is about chrissy shrimpton?

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