That's All

Album: Genesis (1983)
Charted: 16 6
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  • Just as I thought it was goin' alright
    I found out I'm wrong, when I thought I was right
    It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all
    I could say day and you'd say night
    Tell it's black when I know that it's white
    Always the same, it's just a shame and that's all

    I could leave but I won't go
    Though my heart might tell me so
    I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes
    But why does it always seem to be
    Me lookin' at you with you lookin' at me
    It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

    Turnin' me on, turnin' me off
    Makin' me feel like I want too much
    Livin' with you's just a-puttin' me through it all of the time
    Runnin' around, stayin' out all night
    Takin' it all 'stead of takin' one bite
    Livin' with you's just a-puttin' me through it all of the time

    Well, I could leave but I won't go
    Well, it'd be easier I know
    I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes
    But why does it always seem to be
    Me lookin' at you, you lookin' at me
    It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

    Truth is I love you, more than I wanted to
    There's no point in tryin' to pretend
    There's been no one who makes me feel like you do
    Say we'll be together 'til the end

    Yeah

    Where I could leave but I won't go
    It'd be easier I know
    I can't feel a thing from my head down to my toes
    So why does it always seem to be
    Me lookin' at you, you lookin' at me
    It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

    But I love you, more than I wanted to
    There's no point in trying to pretend
    There's been no one who makes me feel like you do
    Say we'll be together 'til the end

    But just as I thought it was goin' alright
    I found out I'm wrong when I thought I was right
    It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all
    Well, I could say day and you say night
    Tell me it's black when I know that it's white
    It's always the same, it's just a shame, that's all

    That's all Writer/s: Michael Rutherford, Phil Collins, Tony Banks
    Publisher: CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 18

  • Shane0 from Western AustraliaCouldn't remember who sang the song. I had to whistle to Google's music finder. Spot on whistling. Lol.
  • Cheesehead8 from WisconsinThat’s All sounds like it’s about a person with a narcissistic personality disorder.
  • WokeIt has to be about addiction. Think about it.
  • Seventhmist from 7th HeavenEnduring thanks to Collins for leading the group out of its "progressive" (ha!) era and into the light.
  • Ivan from Hong KongSurprised that a lot of folks hated the song. The melody is just so catchy, making one hard to not listerning to the song repeatedly. Good tune and funny (and real!) lyrics for man.
  • Camille from Toronto, OhI never could get in to the beat and sound of this song. It's too sluggish sounding.
  • Drew from B\'ham, AlOooohh... imagine at a sporting event someone plays this song at least 20 times. Someone could then actually say "always the same song at the game, and that's all!" LOL.
  • Drew from B\'ham, AlThis song and "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" are two of a kind -- both about a situational rut that's next to impossible to escape. Could "Tonight, Tonight, Tonight" be a sequel to "That's All" by any chance?
  • Jennifer Harris from Grand Blanc, MiI remember the video,good song,too.
  • Steve from New York, NyI am a HUGE Genesis fan, and this is one of only two songs of theirs I can't stand (the other being Who Dunnit)
  • Al from New York, NyPhil Collins is a hack because he had commercial success? Nonsense. This is one of Genesis' best...not performing it live? Strange
  • Benjamin from Monroe, Wathis song completely describes my past relationship with my ex gf amber. we argued all the time and she thought she was always right. she acted like i wanted too much from her and any small request i had would turn into a big fight. i loved her very much though and still do. there were many times when i wanted to leave her but i couldn't because i loved her so much. i love this song because it explains my feelings perfectlly.
  • Sally from South Orange, NjThis is absolutely my favorite Genesis song. I've heard they're not doing in on their current tour. Wonder why?
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, CaDon Henley does it
  • Nathaniel from Pittsburgh, PaGreat song! Phil collins is great. To sing and play the drums is amazing.
  • Spencer from Mcbride, Canadaa, phil collins is amazing how can you say hes a hack when hes an amazing drummer and singer too
  • A from Canada, CanadaI agree johnny. usually phil collins is a hack but this song is amazing
  • Johnny from Los Angeles, Cathis is a good song. I could hardly believe it was Genesis.
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