That’s All for Everyone

That’s all for everyone
That’s all for me
Last call for everyone
Must be just exactly what I need
I call for everyone
I cry for more
That’s all for everyone
Must be just exactly what I need
That’s all
I need somewhere to go
That’s all
Must be what I need
That’s all
I need someone to know
Last call
Exactly what I need
I can’t stay
I can’t deceive
That’s all for everyone
Must be just exactly what I need
So that’s all for everyone
That’s all for me
Last call for everyone
Must be just exactly what I need
That’s all
I need somewhere to go
That’s all
Must be what I need
That’s all
I need someone to know
Last call
Exactly what I need
That’s all for everyone
That’s all, that’s all, that’s all, that’s all.

(Lindsey Buckingham) © 1979 Now Sounds Music (ASCAP)

About the Song

Echos of the Beach Boys with layered harmonies and a tempo like waves lapping the shoreline.

Lindsey: “This was influenced by Brian Wilson. What I love about him is not just his music but his choices. He gave me the courage to flout success, showed me that what you need to do as an artist is take risks and find new avenues.

It’s a wisp of a meaning at best, more of an atmosphere piece. I had the idea of being at a function with these people and having to go home, but on a less literal level I think it may also have been about deprogramming from the formulas you need to follow to buy what the corporate world is trying to sell you.”

—Tusk Deluxe Edition (2015) liner notes